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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:30 pm
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Ok guys ,I'm new here but have been using your information for a while! I 'v got a 01 PT that died and gave me a P0320 code. I read on this forum that it was the Crank position sensor, but someone else claimed it was the cam position sensor! So First I changed the cam sensor (because it was the easiest) and problem is still there! Next I changed the crank position sensor, still nothing. Now I come to you asking what do you suggest I try next?
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:35 pm
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First a little history of your PT Cruiser would be great. Mileage, what has been done to it lately, etc.

Did you replace the camshaft and crankshaft with Mopar brand?

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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:41 pm
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Take cam sensor out, have someone crank engine while you look in hole - see movement? Your timing belt may have broken.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 06:50 pm
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Ok ,as far as history , this car has 85,000 miles , basically stock. It's my daughters car , so I get to work on it! Anyway she called the other day and said it wouldn't start, so ended up having it towed to my place! did the code dance and came up with p0320, a couple misfire codes and of course the battery disconnect code. The battery is very weak now that she kept trying to start it! so I figure that is why I got the battery. When I got it home I reset the codes (disconnected battery) and now I've got the p0320 only. Like I said earlier I've replaced both the cam and crank sensors (both aftermarket)and now I still get the 320! I realize the aftermarkets are taboo, but my daughter cannot afford to buy from Mopar! I figured aftermarket would at least get it running again! while I had the cam sensor out I verified that the cam was turning, so timing belt is OK!
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 07:04 pm
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Has the battery been recharged to 12 volts? PT Cruisers are very sensitive to voltage drops.
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 07:06 pm
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Recharging Battery as we speak! Could the battery cause the P0320? Maybe that was the problem all along?
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 07:21 pm
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Check the cam sensor plug for a burnt wire...follow them down for a bout 8".
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Old 19 Oct 2014, 07:26 pm
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While the battery is charging check the wires next to the crankcase sensor. There has been a few posts saying that the wires sometimes get hot, and short out next to the crankcase sensor connector.
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While the battery is charging check the wires next to the crankcase sensor. There has been a few posts saying that the wires sometimes get hot, and short out next to the crankcase sensor connector.
especially on the 2001
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Old 20 Oct 2014, 04:31 pm
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Ok guys! I've charged the battery, and still no start! Guess I'm down to chasing wires under the car in the dark! Are we sure these are the only possibilities?
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