2003 PT Cruiser won't start?

Asked by Jul 09, 2017 at 12:56 AM about the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Yesterday on the Freeway the car just died...
Thought it might have been the fuel pump or relay
Bought a new relay installed no change ...checked
fuel shader valve at fuel railed plenty of pressure!
So figured timing belt took of inner plastic fenders
Removed 70% belt looks new , timing marked in
correct position starter turned with no issue like
normal not fast
Ran code came up with Cam positions sensor
Replaced that 3 months back
But replaces it again...
Still would not start ?
Pulled code again still cam shaft position sensor?
Pulled spark plugs light smell of gas on them !
Just the one code this vehicle sucks to work on
No room ....
Have a 2 sec shot of Either no rumble no spider
Not as sure on how to check these coils just hoping
It's not the ecm
Any words of advice


1 Answer

10,750

Verify that you don't have a spark .. then disconnect the 2 wires coming from the pickup ... put an Ohm meter (DVM on lowest scale) while someone cranks the car ,,, if you get a solid fluctuation then either the ignition pac is bad or the wiring to the ECU is open. Good Luck

Your Answer

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,660
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,520
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
33 Great Deals out of 303 listings starting at $2,950
Used Chrysler Sebring
8 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $1,292
Used Honda Civic
317 Great Deals out of 3,621 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Mustang
11 Great Deals out of 1,082 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Focus
112 Great Deals out of 2,613 listings starting at $1,095
Used MINI Cooper
62 Great Deals out of 622 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Escape
178 Great Deals out of 5,413 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
104 Great Deals out of 2,317 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Accord
93 Great Deals out of 1,040 listings starting at $750
Used Chrysler Town & Country
43 Great Deals out of 608 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
8 listings starting at $2,999
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
9 listings starting at $6,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.