Timing belt?

Asked by May 18, 2017 at 08:35 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Thank you Brian, my nephew said he received a p0340 code which stated cam shaft sensor, when we replaced it, the car will crank but not turn over, is there a test you know of that can be done to determine if it is a timing belt problem?

2 Answers

705

Make sure it is in time, remove a timing belt cover and visually examine it. Cams and gears can cause this issue also. Don't rule out rounded camshafts or worn cam gears.

705

The cam marks line up in the middle (3 o'clock for exhaust cam and 9 o'clock for intake cam.) However, the crank mark may be lined up but 180 degrees out. Cylinder number one must be on top dead center with crank mark lined up (arrows)

Your Answer

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,830
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,570
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR
54 listings starting at $2,980
Used Volkswagen Beetle
25 Great Deals out of 397 listings starting at $1,781
Used Chrysler 300
77 Great Deals out of 827 listings starting at $1,888
Used Ford Focus
81 Great Deals out of 2,462 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Mustang
3 Great Deals out of 987 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chrysler Sebring
215 listings starting at $2,935
Used Honda Accord
46 Great Deals out of 1,200 listings starting at $1,888
Used MINI Cooper
36 Great Deals out of 702 listings starting at $3,495
Used Honda Civic
264 Great Deals out of 4,666 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chrysler Town & Country
31 Great Deals out of 477 listings starting at $3,777
Used Toyota Corolla
142 Great Deals out of 3,458 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chrysler Pacifica
6 Great Deals out of 1,380 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

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.