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Old 11 Oct 2014, 08:18 pm
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Okay. I took the 2002 PT Cruiser to my mechanic and he ran his SNAPON tool and told me rear right. I replaced it. Still have the problem. Any suggestions?
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Okay. I took the 2002 PT Cruiser to my mechanic and he ran his SNAPON tool and told me rear right. I replaced it. Still have the problem. Any suggestions?
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Old 11 Oct 2014, 10:43 pm
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yep. replaced the rear right sensor and no change. is there some where else I should be looking?
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ok so why are we even talking about here a little info might be helpfull
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Old 12 Oct 2014, 10:32 am
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Its funny how a little bit of wine will make me think I gave all the details and very clearly at that...so, that being said...my mechanics scan tool indicated that the right rear wheel speed sensor is bad. Both the ABS and TRAC lights are on. I replaced the sensor and the ABS and TRAC lights are still on. Another car I own, a Honda, after I replaced the sensor, the errors cleared themselves. Does the PT Cruiser clear these errors on its own or do I still have a problem in the wiring between the new sensor connection and the computer?
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I would recommend that your friend clear the DTC;s and go from there.

For all other PT Cruiser owners and members here. I really recommend if you are going to be doing work on your own PT invest in a diagnostic scan tool. Most forums and internet information requires that you continue active use of a diagnostic scanning tool to be effective at trouble shooting and solving issues that are ECU/PCM warned.

If you are going to waste a lot of favors from friends using their Diagnostic scanning tools and spend money by guess replacing parts you might do it the better way buy a scan tool and at least have a better chance at finding the problem with a one time purchase of a single part?


Harbor freight has this scan tool that is within budget of most everybody.


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I would recommend that your friend clear the DTC;s and go from there.

For all other PT Cruiser owners and members here. I really recommend if you are going to be doing work on your own PT invest in a diagnostic scan tool. Most forums and internet information requires that you continue active use of a diagnostic scanning tool to be effective at trouble shooting and solving issues that are ECU/PCM warned.

If you are going to waste a lot of favors from friends using their Diagnostic scanning tools and spend money by guess replacing parts you might do it the better way buy a scan tool and at least have a better chance at finding the problem with a one time purchase of a single part?


Harbor freight has this scan tool that is within budget of most everybody.


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Actually, I paid my mechanic for his diagnosis. That being said, will the scan tool you provided a link for, give the details as to which wheel speed sensor was bad? Some, many, scan tools will only give you the engine error codes and nothing more.
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Actually, I paid my mechanic for his diagnosis. That being said, will the scan tool you provided a link for, give the details as to which wheel speed sensor was bad? Some, many, scan tools will only give you the engine error codes and nothing more.
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If you paid than your "mechanic" should have cleared the DTC's after the replacement of parts.

Your PCM should be re-set as I suggested. Although the PCM will self clear at times on TRAC or ABC I have seen them take days and several engine PCM cycles before they do.

Chrysler PCM/ECU should not really be compared to other ECUs on other make vehicles.
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What NitroPT says about buying OBD II Scanner

When the engine light first came on on my PT Cruiser I went to Harbor Freight soon after and got my OBD II Scan tool at 50% off. Harbor Freight has good discount sales and if you sign up for their emails you can also get free items with your discounted purchases.
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