Question about 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Check engine light on
Chrysler vehicles have a "limp in" mode which reverts to a pre-programmed "guessing map" for timing, fuel delivery, etc. when a critical sensor fails. Those who have been in other cars when their oxygen sensor failed can feel grateful for this feature, though it can be confusing - for example, in some (maybe all) models, the automatic transmission is limited to second gear!
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
Take it to any Autozone and have them run a free diagnosis. If it ends up being and input or output sensor than you can do this by yourself. They are located on the drivers side of the transmission and they screw in and out.Just disconnect the wire harness and unscrew it out. You should not lose very much fluid from this operation.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
This could be as simple as a speed sensor if this is automatic, take the car to your transmission specialist and he will carry out a diagnostic test to determine the fault, he will also be able to give you aprice for the work involved, if it is only a sensor it will not be very expensive to repair.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
You need to have the codes pulled off of your computer. Second gear is the "limp mode" for your car to provide driveability during any problem.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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