Crank senser connection problem

Asked by Jan 28, 2018 at 05:18 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Pt cruiser I replaced cam,and crank sensers  
but found out that there was a brokin wire
on the crank connection , so I fixed it?? . So
it starts up no prob drive it a little bit maybe
half mile and then it just stops any idea what
the heck is going on, maybe connection is
not very good or is there a reset thing that
needs to be done , because the wire is in a
bad spot for me to work on it I can only get
one hand in the area and hemo clamp down
on wire that needs replacing to put a
connection on it's really a bad place , any
ideas what's the problem 2001 pt  I would
appreciate any good advice  : Thank you so
much buddy s.

3 Answers


If you think it is that spliced wire, instead of fixing the break, can you replace the whole wire? Like leave a pug tail wire at the crank sensor connector, proper wire, do the same thing at computer. Splice a new wire, you don't have to run the wire with the wiring harness, as long as the wire doesn't touch anything hot or interfere with moving parts, it should be ok. What is wire color, the signal wire, to computer, is a dedicated wire, doesn't share circuit. The ref voltage and ground wire for sensor may share circuits with other sensors, so that might be an issue? Any applicable trouble codes?

Well what happened Is that the one of three wire's in the loom was rubbing with axel boot and wore out a half moon shape,so I cut it out and put a connection not much room to crinp on , so what I'm thinking is too distconect all on that loom and clamps holding it , and then I will Pole it up over the motor and then I can make sure of connection and then reverse reconnecting , besides that everything is good running order


Yeah sounds good, if we're sure that splice is the problem? Good luck

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