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2001 PT Cruiser quit running driving down highway

My 2001 pt cruiser quit running going down the highway. has not started since. we had some problems with the ignition switch so we replaced it. still did not start. changed coil packs. still will not start. turns over real well. but will not even sputter. all fuses are good. wires all look good. good fuel pressure at the fuel rail. what next?? HELP.

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    about two years ago, my PT didn't start back up after going on a road trip.

    in the end, it was the timing belt and a large bill

  • erwsweetpea Mar 10, 2009

    Same thing happened to my cruise. Its in the shop now, they say its the Crankshaft sensor and it broke off and needs to be replaced. They are charging $425 for it, and they said they aren't sure yet if that's the only thing wrong with it.
    I also had issues with the air bag light coming on and off before it quit completely.


  • blackson Mar 16, 2009

    I will be driving down the road and the car will quit running. I will pull over and sometime the car will start up and sometimes I have to wait about 20-30 before it will start up again. I have put $2,000.00 into repair work new sensor they told me I needed new motor mounts so I changed them now they say its the fuel pump but I've been told once the fuel pump goes the car won't start. The car starts right up I just can't keep it going.

  • xmax522330 Mar 23, 2009

    thanks all. it was the wiring harness above the passenger side drive axle. it had dropped down and cheffed on the axle and worn through the crank sensor wire. and the power wire from the alternator had chef half way through. i fixed both and tied the harness up out of the way so this will not happen again....

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    crank sensor or broken timing belt?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    seat quit working

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, I BROKE A TIMING BELT.   HAD TO REPLACE THE ENGINE.

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Most likely a cam sensor or a crank sensor. The timing belt didn't break did it? They also have an issue with the timing belt tensioner going bad and jumping a tooth.

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