Question about 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
I have a 2002 PT Cruiser, non-turbo, 85k miles. When driving (or sometimes after hitting a bump), the engine will shut off suddenly, yet all electronics remain on. Since I'm keeping eyes on road, I find out when I apply the gas and the engine fails to respond, also the rpm gauge in dash will drop to 0. I'll coast to the side of the road and stop. Attempts to restart fail since the engine will not turn over. However, if I pull the air tube that goes from the intake manifold to the engine block, the car will turn turn on. The engine will rev up and down with the air hose off while in park. Once I go into drive, the engine acts and runs normally. Initial research said that the camshaft sensor needed to be replaced, it was, yet engine shut off still occurs. The timing belt was replaced in 2008-2009, new battery cables were installed as well as a new starter in the past 2 years. What could be causing the problem?
Take it to an auto electrician and have all the ground wires checked out
what you describe is a loose /broken wire that moves after the bump and cuts off a circuit
moving what ever you move is moving something and making the circuit good again
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may sneak it out with small fingers with out pulling out the starter.
If starter removal is required,Just unhook the battery cables,Remove the 2 bolts holding the starter on.
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Posted on Feb 08, 2009
Here are my photos what you need to open when replace plugs&wires:
Posted on May 31, 2009
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