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01 pt cruiser

My car just died at a stop light yesterday .. it will turn over but not fire.. it put off 2 codes p0551 & p1684 .. battery disconnect and power steering switch.. the auto zone guy said he doubted it was the switch.. the transmission place i broke down in front of said he thought it had to do with the security system.. It isnt the battery we replaced it today.. it will turn over but not fire.. today when i tried starting it the gauges went crazy... any ideas ?

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  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    My 'check engine light' is on, and I have the same codes, 0551, and 1684. My car runs fine! I replaced my battery a couple of week ago. The code 1684 means that the battery has been diconnected with in the last 50 starts.

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    My 2001 PT Cruiser is sluggish to start. The engine runs fine but it's getting harder to start the engincodes read 1684 and 0551. What is the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Put new serpentine belt on. Sounds like power steering ....no problem there...went to auto zone and hooked up to computer and codes came up P0700;P0406;

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I had a similar problem with my 2001 Dodge Neon. Car ran perfect one day, the next morning it wouldn't turn over, nor make any sound whatsoever.

Turned out the ECM died and had it replaced with a re-manufactured unit purchased online...best pricing. Between shipping & handling, tax and base price of $295 (purchased in Florida & live in Florida)

Now the car has trouble starting...have to start turnover about 3X's before it finally starts....once it starts, it runs better than ever before.....though back to the mechanic in the next few days. Electrical problems are the worst to deal with for anyone. Even the "Pros" have difficulty.

Hope this helps anyone.

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I would go to autozone or something and have them read the computer in your vehicle.This will tell you what those codes mean.Than go from there.
If I had to guess,there is a short or the computer is bad.
Good Luck

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