WON'T START

Asked by Dec 19, 2011 at 02:51 PM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Was driving my 2001 pt cruiser when it started decelotating sputtered and came to a stop. Waited a while tried to start it would turn but would not caught on has a full tank of gas.

3 Answers

585

Has the timing belt ever been replaced? I think on that model you can see if it is broken by watching for rocker movement with the oil fill cap removed from the valve cover while someone tries to start it. No rocker movement while the engine is cranking is a good indication that the timing belt is broken and a good place to start troubleshooting.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
1,175

Sounds like the timing belt broke. If that is what it is, make sure you replace the water pump at the same time. Find a good mechanic who has experience with PT Cruisers as it is quite a deal to replace the belt and if they have no experience, they'll have a booger of a time doing it.

70

sounds like the map sensor is going out or gone. Quick easy repair for under $30

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 3,252 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $1,990.

ZIP:

Search Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,050
#2 Gypsy Rose
Gypsy Rose
Reputation 1,310
#3 Kelly Little Ashford
Kelly Little Ashford
Reputation 1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
168 Great Deals out of 8,445 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chrysler Sebring
21 Great Deals out of 2,937 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford Focus
557 Great Deals out of 55,897 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic
509 Great Deals out of 81,305 listings starting at $558
Used Ford Mustang
313 Great Deals out of 45,688 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Altima
782 Great Deals out of 78,179 listings starting at $470
Used Honda Accord
716 Great Deals out of 82,625 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Corolla
751 Great Deals out of 75,112 listings starting at $1,790
Used Chevrolet Impala
596 Great Deals out of 29,281 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda CR-V
690 Great Deals out of 57,024 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Escape
1,053 Great Deals out of 92,945 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
90 listings starting at $2,995
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
176 listings starting at $5,800
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
379 listings starting at $3,000
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
476 listings starting at $3,200
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
610 listings starting at $2,995