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Old 07-16-2009, 05:27 PM
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I have a 2001 pt cruiser 2.4 l. I was driving home car running fine and all of a sudden nothing... like someone just pulled the coil pack off... Turns over fine.. I can hear the fuel pump shut off and after turning it over a few times i can smell some gas.. I think the fuel system it fine.. I am getting code 0340 which I have found out was the cam sensor.. Bought new cam sensor and put it on and still no run... I have read were other people were actually unplugging the cam sensor and their cars would start up and run.. I tried unplugging mine and still have the same issue.. Could it be the crank sensor. And if so where is it located... I check the plug connector on the camshaft sensor with ohm meter and the conncector seems fine... Any other ideas would be appriciated.. I have had no previous issues with the car... thanks
 
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:39 PM
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remove the inspection plug at the top of the timing belt cover and have some one turn it over if the cam is not moving broken timing belt.
 
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:10 PM
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I removed a small rubber plug I could see the cam gears and they are not spinning I guess my belts broke thanks dude for the help I hadn't noticed the plug until u said something and also is this a common thing with pt's
 
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:13 PM
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one more thing is this hard to do.. By the way i not just an average joe with this i have lots of mechanic experience to go with it just never done one on a pt
 
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:18 PM
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what do u mean by normal thing for pt? i bet u have over 105k on it the manual says to change it out that that time so yeah I guess it would be normal for them to brake if U dont change them when needed.
Grab a manual and read it see if its something u want to mess with or not.
 
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:58 PM
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yea its close to 150 but not that far yet.. anyway thanks for the help
 
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:41 AM
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120,000 Miles (192 000 km) or at 96 months
Change the engine oil.
Replace the engine oil filter.
Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Check the PCV valve and replace, if necessary. See note #1 at end of schedule.
Replace the drive belts if necessary.
Replace the engine timing belt.
Replace the engine air cleaner element (filter)
Replace the ignition cables.
Replace the engine spark plugs
 
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:32 PM
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one quick question. I just changed the head on my daughter-in-law's 02 PT cruiser and I've got a 0340 code so I changed the cam sensor and with local crysler advice I also changed the crank sensor and I still have the 0340. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:00 PM
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timing is off
 
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:13 PM
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is that all it is?
 

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