2003 PT Cruiser won't start?

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

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

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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

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