Check engine light.

Manuel Pichardo

Asked by Jun 05, 2016 at 01:23 PM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 2001 pt cruiser just yesterday i was driving
and my check engine light came on. I kept driving it
and didnt see any problem with the car. I did the
whole ignition thing so it can give me the error
codes, i got a p 0551 code which i believ it is power
steering. But car drives fine, can it be just the bad
sensor? Or the actuall pump thats goign out
slowly? I also noticed today in the mornint at cold
start the rpm went a little higher than usual. Slowly
came down. Oncd i tapped the gas it gave me a
higher than usual rev. Then went down slowly. The
other code is p1684 something about the battery.
Any ideas on what would be the easiest fix?

1 Answer


Of course, always make sure your power steering fluid is full, but the o551 code means that the power steering pressure sensor is bad, or the wiring may be disconnected, dirty connection, or a short somewhere. the 1684 code means your battery has been disconnected within the last 50 starts of the vehicle. if this is not the case, check and clean all battery connections, especially the ground. it would also not hurt to have your battery load tested. a weak battery can cause weird check engine lights.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • why does my check engine light come on 2 answers

    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...

    Chrysler PT Cruiser


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Check engine light 13 answers

    I have a 2007 PR Cruiser with 36,000 miles on it. The check engine light came on; I tightened the gas cap, and it went off. This happened more than once, replaced the gas cap, that didn't help. Now...

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser


    Maintenance & Repair

  • check engine light 1 answer

    car is sputtering, check engine light is on, can any one tell me what could be the problem,,,, 58000 miles ?

    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT


    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a PT Cruiser turbo with a check engine light comes on? Why? 1 answer

    Ihave a 2004 PT Cruiser Turbo and the check engine light comes on. Why?

    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Check engine light 9 answers

    How can I get my check engine light to come on so I can pass emissions?

    2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,700
#2 Gypsy Rose
Gypsy Rose
Reputation 1,100
#3 docwade931
Reputation 1,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle"
239 Great Deals out of 9,132 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus"
1,234 Great Deals out of 56,706 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chrysler Sebring"
54 Great Deals out of 4,262 listings starting at $1,795
Used Honda Civic"
1,147 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,265 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Camry"
1,604 Great Deals out of 98,372 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,416 Great Deals out of 67,100 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chrysler Town & Country"
813 Great Deals out of 21,937 listings starting at $1,787
Used Ford Escape"
1,725 Great Deals out of 93,977 listings starting at $788
Used MINI Cooper"
394 Great Deals out of 11,060 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang"
739 Great Deals out of 41,066 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Altima"
1,357 Great Deals out of 87,467 listings starting at $1,095