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Old 16 Aug 2015, 08:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Busted_PT View Post
The connector itself on those would be the more than likely culprit with the harness that is.

this is what my crankshaft connector looked like...I guess each part was failing...not bad for 196,000 miles

I replaced the 1 cam sensor

2 crankshaft sensor and connector, 3 camshaft magnet

listen to your car it will tell you what to do...

I replaced each item 1 at a time...

each time it coded me to the part ....
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Old 16 Aug 2015, 08:28 pm
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Originally Posted by ptcruisersteve;580453Thanks for making it clear for this member about the camshaft sensor wires not going near the half shafts on this PT Cruiser.

Hang on a minute. I might have been off by a year on the location of the CRANKshaft sensor but the CAMshaft sensor wiring harness does indeed go around back of the engine and can fall loose to hang low enough to hit the half shaft. Happen to mine near midnight on I95 in South Carolina. When the wires hit the half shaft, my PT came to a sudden halt (actually I could drive it off to the side of the road) and call a tow truck to be worked on the next morning.

On the later blocks the harness isn't down there. The two sensors are part of the same harness. Moving the crank sensor to the front eliminated that risk.

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