why does my check engine light come on

Asked by May 10, 2014 at 01:41 AM about the Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i am driving and my check engine light comes on and all my dash goes out and then it
stays in 2nd gear and now it sputters...

3 Answers


any number of things, have the car scanned for the code or codes. A local auto parts store will do it for free for you or you can buy one or have a mechanic check it out for you.

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I am drving and mu tranmission light comes on, i have changed belt and tge both sensors. It still stutters

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2nd Gear is "Limp Mode" letting you still move your car without hopefully doing too much more damage to it. Don't over-rev the engine! Just be happy that it is letting you do 30 mph or so and get the car to your home or mechanic. All the dash going out sounds weird... maybe a computer/electronic problem. My daughter's went into limp mode when it slipped a few teeth on the timing belt.

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