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What does this DIAGNOSTIC code P01A4 for pt cruiser mean please help

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  • mcneildrewmc Nov 17, 2009

    I live in great britain, and this has also puzzled the mechanics here. It does have an "A" in it. I will just have to take my car to a chrysler dealer. Thanks for your help. DREW McNeil

  • mcneildrewmc Nov 18, 2009

    I have a pt cruiser 2.2 crd with a fault code of p01A4. I live in great britain and it does have an "A" in it. The management light comes on and the engine cuts out.

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The engine management light comes on to inform you that the engine is not working correctly and it stores a fault code in the ECU with information on what is wrong. You can only access this information via a diagnostic device.
If the DME (engine) ECU keeps on seeing a fault on the engine operation it then goes into limp mode to protect the engine from damage (low power or stops) when you cycle the ignition it can reset the ECU and the process starts again (depending on what the fault is).

I remember something about some codes being in hex or base sixteen so did a hex to decimal conversion and got 420... Car is not strictly obd compliant as I think 03 onwards for diesel but I think the code is hex so should be p0420. If it is, cat below efficency, check what the lambda after cat is showing in live data.

I advise you to take your car to a Chrysler main dealership or specialist to have a real time diagnostic check done so a full diagnose can be given (this will have a set charge of approx 20 mins labour).

It could be a failed part on the engine system or just a software glitch that will require an ECU programme update.

Hope helped.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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You will need to recheck the code, this code is a powertrain (letter P) code but it is not a valid code, a valid code has one letter and four numbers, so a typical code would look like this, P0174, there would be no LETTER "A"

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    yadayada Nov 17, 2009

    go to the ink for a list of chrysler OBD 2 codes, which is what u have here.



    http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/d...

  • yadayada
    yadayada Nov 18, 2009

    Is this a diesel engine?

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    yadayada Nov 18, 2009

    OK from now on please let us know this is an export model, we do not have any Diesel engines here in the USA, the code translates to a problem in the turbocharger waste gate control solenoid, it may be open defective or sticking, the OBD 2 USA eqivilant code is P0243







    DAMAGED WIRING HARNESS OR CONNECTORS

    WASTEGATE SOLENOID

    FUSED IGNITION SWITCH OUTPUT OPEN

    WASTEGATE SOLENOID DRIVER CIRCUIT OPEN

    WASTEGATE SOLENOID CIRCUIT SHORTED TO GROUND

    WASTEGATE SOLENOID DRIVER SHORTED TO VOLTAGE

    WASTEGATE SOLENOID DRIVER CIRCUIT SHORTED TO ANOTHER CIRCUIT





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SOURCE: DIAGNOSTIC code P01A4 for pt cruiser

This doesnt show up for your car and I was wondering if you could either cofirm it with him or get someone else with adifferent brand OBD 2 scanner to pull codes. Is your PT from europe?

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: What does this diagnostic code P01A4 for a PT Cruiser mean?

Have a look at this:

http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/

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