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2008 pt cruiser - check engine light came on, within minutes it started to "power down" and and died. Won't start. What could cause this? BTW have changed spark plugs, camshaft sensore, cranks

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  • mary jane hughes Dec 06, 2012

    have changed spark plugs, camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor, still won't start. It is getting gas, can hear fuel pump run. working on changing timing belt now. hope this works

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Out of curiosity. Why would you have to replace valves due to a timing belt breaking on a 2.4 chrysler engine? It's a non interference engine.

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My PT did that when my timing belt broke. It cost $500.00 to replace it. If it is broken, be ready to have some motor work done. I had to have to values replaced at a cost of $900.00. If your timing belt is not broken then check the alternator and battery. I was riding down the road and my PT shut all the way down and would not start. I had to leave it beside the road. It was my alternator. It gave me no warning.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

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SOURCE: Crankshaft Position Sensor location 04 PT Cruiser

It is located behind the **** of the starter on the front of the engine starting in '03 the 2.4 lt was changes the repair manual failed to update this..you may sneak it out with small fingers with out pulling out the starter.

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SOURCE: 02 cruiser died today. need help

Change the coil pack if your getting No spark.Or the crankshaft sensor.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 PT cruiser w/ the check engine

It senses when the engine pings and the computer will adjust the timing accordingly. It is located in the block.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 02 PT Cruiser LE w' Code P0340

My thought is to get a refund from the shop that tried to replace parts in order to secure your problem. The job of the shop is to diagnose the problem, not to replace items that may be the problem. Chrysler Master Techs are not trained to just replace parts, they fix the problem by diagnosing it properly.

You need to see a Chrysler dealership so they can attach a DRBIII and tell you exactly what is at stake.

I hope this helps you. I would be mad as heck.

I would not think the plugs and wires would be the problem because they would all have to fail at the same time to provide the symptom you experienced.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2008 pt cruiser. The engine light is on

My PT cruiser is a couple of years older, but I had the same problem. Drove fine, but start-up was erratic for several weeks. By the time  AAA arrived, it usually was working fine. But when it suddenly  started "struggling for power on the freeway and further along on the same trip, lurching (on a city avenue) I drove straight to my mechanic. It WAS the same sensor . . . and car has been driving perfectly ever since he changed it.

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