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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/15/2014
    Why will my car not start????
    2005 chrysler pt cruiser base 4cyl 2.4L....it does nothing when turn key all lights radio windshid wipers and dashlights work. Also when turn key I noticed the red light in the cluster stays on also?!..tried all the basic things battery cables starter ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 7/15/2014
    Why does all the dash lights come on and all gauges go 0 when I am driving
    The milage is 77040 The problem occurs when I drive for about 2-3 minutes and staring it up .It stated about 3 months ago.I had the knoc sensor and EGR replaced and that did not solve the problem.The code is 132 -02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 PO 300 The chech ...
     
    • jdl
      7/15/2014 jdl
      I saw a service bulletin talking about instrument cluster reset, caused by static electricity. The fix was to use a ground strap from seat cushion support to seat rail support. I don't know if that will fix your problem?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 7/15/2014
    My car sometimes seems like the battery is drained but if I keep trying it , it will start. I think its the starter,
    or could it be the key switch, the car has 101000 miles
     
    • CVO
      7/13/2014 CVO
      Starter ???

      Try this tip.

      First, check the battery and starter cables for their tightness or free of corrosion and physical damaged.

      See this Starting system simplified diagram. Have a help from an assistant to crank the engine, use a 12 volt light tester or a digital voltmeter, apply it to the starter control circuit.
      If there is light or 12 volts and the starter isn't cranking, then the starter is the culprit. Have the starter to bench test for free at the local auto parts stores.
      If there isn't no light or no volts, then the ignition switch is the culprit.
      Check the starter relay and position the Automatic transmission shifter in neutral.

      http://www.samarins.com/glossary/starter.html

      Note: a 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
      A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
      A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.
    • AutoMD Member
      7/15/2014 AutoMD Member
      a lot o minivans from mopar have had ignition switch problems. if starter is getting signal, then switch is most likely cause.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 7/12/2014
    HAVE A 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING 2.4 ENG. HAS STARTING PROPLEM.
    DROVE TO TO GET GAS , WENT TO RESTART AND IT JUST CLICK. BATTERY IS UP FULL 12 VOLTS, TRY TO JUMP START. TOW CAR TO REPAIR SHOP, THEY ARE TELLING ME THE reason it WON'T START is because the a/c compressor went out and needs replace .the cost $1100.00....Can this be ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      7/12/2014 Chevy doctor
      Only if it was seized up. Doubtful. Take off the belt and see if it starts.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/12/2014
    My car is overheating.
    It has @120000 miles. We have changed the thermostat, changed the relay switches on the radiator fan, flushed and cleaned the radiator, and even took the thermostat out altogether. We thought it was fixed after we cleaned and flushed the radiator because my husband ...
     
    • Jimm
      7/12/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 7/9/2014
    What makes the air conditioning quit, power windows wont operate engine stalls starts every
    few minutes later car starts air works power window work everything is fine
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 6/29/2014
    Running hot (see explanation below)
    Sometimes during idling or very slow driving and with the ac on my temp gauge will start running hot and warm air starts coming out of the vents. When speed increases or ac is turned off temp gauge goes back to normal and cool air comes out of the vents. What's ...
     
    • CVO
      6/29/2014 CVO
      Check the radiator fan and the condenser fan ( if equipped ), they must run in order to cool down the engine and the condenser.
      When the speed increases the ram air does help to reduce the overheating.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 6/27/2014
    Why does my car keep shutting off?
    check engine light is on. happens when cold or hot. had it fixed for injectors not the fuel ones thought. happens when I and still on the gas pedal I will floor it and it will not go faster then 10 seconds later it shuts off. first few times it happened it would ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 6/27/2014
    Why does my car shut off at random times.?
    this happens all the time. at random times hot or cold. check engine light is on. when it happens I am usually pushing the gas pedal and it doesn't shut off right away I will push the pedal to the floor and the car will not go any faster then like 10 seconds later ...
     
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  • Lester L
    Lester L - 1997 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 6/23/2014
    What does code p0403 mean
    Check engine light comes on and car runs a little rough.
     
    • CVO
      6/23/2014 CVO
      P0403 . Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Malfunction.

      The EGR control solenoid is stuck open due to debris, etc. the code may be accompanied by misfire under acceleration, rough idle, or engine dying altogether.

      Possible causes.

      Bad EGR solenoid

      Excessive resistance in control circuit (PCM controlled ground) due to an open, chafing or damage to the harness

      Poor connection at the EGR solenoid harness (worn or loose pins)

      Water intrusion at the EGR solenoid harness

      Blockage in EGR control solenoid holding solenoid open or closed causing excessive resistance

      Loss of supply voltage to EGR solenoid

      Bad PCM




      CVO
      6/23/2014 Lester L
      Thanks cvo I removed the egr valve and cleaned it out with brake clean and blew it out with air compressor.Car is now running fine with no codes
  • Perry
    Perry - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 6/22/2014
    STARTER WONT ENGAGE. CAR WAS RUNNING FINE AND SUDDENLY NO ACTIVITY WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON.
    THE HEAD LIGHTS ARE GOOD AND BRIGHT. BATTERY IS GOOD, BUT THE DASH LIGHTS DON'T EVEN GO DIM WHEN IGNITION IS ENGAGED.
     
    • CVO
      6/22/2014 CVO
      Try this tip.

      First, check the battery and starter cables for their tightness or free of corrosion and physical damaged.

      See this Starting system simplified diagram. Have a help from an assistant to crank the engine, use a 12 volt light tester or a digital voltmeter, apply it to the starter control circuit.
      If there is light or 12 volts and the starter isn't cranking, then the starter is the culprit. Have the starter to bench test for free at the local auto parts stores.
      If there isn't no light or no volts, then the ignition switch is the culprit.
      Check the starter relay and position the Automatic transmission shifter in neutral.

      http://www.samarins.com/glossary/starter.html

      Note: a 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
      A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
      A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.
      CVO
      6/23/2014 Perry
      no valtage at starter colenoid . the ignition key only seems to turn a fraction past the on position
      CVO
      6/23/2014 CVO
      Not sure if this Chrysler PT has a security system like GM, if the security light is on then the starter won't crank, otherwise the ignition switch may be the culprit. Use the WD-40 to drive out the debris or moisture and re-instate the ignition back to normal.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 6/22/2014
    Where is a temperature switch located at
    what is the easiest way to find and locate the temperature switch
     
    • CVO
      6/22/2014 CVO
      The engine coolant temperature sensor threads into the front of the cylinder head.

      Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
      Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
      Perform this operation only when the engine is cold.

      With the engine cold, drain coolant until level drops below sensor level.
      Disconnect coolant sensor electrical connector.
      Remove coolant sensor.
      To install:

      Apply 3M® AAD part number 8731 or equivalent conductive sealant to threaded portion.
      NOTE
      It is imperative to use a conductive sealant.

      Install coolant sensor and torque to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm)
      Attach electrical connector to sensor.
      Fill cooling system.


      See this Fig. Testing coolant temp sensor
      http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp


  • cisco
    cisco - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 6/17/2014
    Oil consumption through intake manifold.
    using oil but no signs of visible leakage other than oil on intake manifold gasket, plugs look good at this time no signs of fouling, was wondering if this might be a ring problem? thank-you
     
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  • cisco
    cisco - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 6/17/2014
    Noticed oil consumption through intake manifold, is this most likely a ring problem? thank you
    using oil, but no visible signs of leakage except around gasket on intake manifold. plugs look good at this time, no signs of oil or fouling
     
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  • Tiffany
    Tiffany - 2006 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 6/17/2014
    Do I need a new computer to fix injector #5 from dumping fuel in the car?
    I have 213,000 miles on my 2006 Chrysler 300. A couple of days ago, white smoke started to come out of my exhaust pipe. It smelled like gasoline. I couldn't even make it 20miles before my car ate up the gas. Now I'm being told that injector#5 was reading bad. They ...
     
    • alex
      6/17/2014 alex
      i bet there is a short to power in the harness somewhere i would check into it i have never sen an ecu fail like that before.
      alex
      6/17/2014 Tiffany
      Alex,
      AAmco is saying they switched cylinder #5 and it's still doing the same thing. I believe they should be closed and #5 is open and fuel is coming out of it. He said they checked the wiring and that was good so the only thing left is the computer being bad, which is not allowing cylinder 5 to be closed.