how many miles before all sensors reset?


Asked by Apr 29, 2015 at 03:17 PM about the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just replaced my timing belt. Mechanic said that it had jumped two teeth! Engine had
come on many times before and made the car run awful! Now new belt and O2 sensor,
water pump. It seems fine, but all my sensors haven't set yet. How many miles do you
have to go before this happens

14 Answers


25-50..all are different..even the same make and year one will set quicker than the other.. i drive them 25 miles,park it, let it completely cool down and do the same thing

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Thanks Kelly I thought so.


I think you are talking about the relearn protocol, that usually takes about 20 minutes of normal driving, as Kelly stated some take more others that less, it all depends on how much work was done and how many sensors were replaced. Now if you are talking about a ECM reset, that should have been done by the Tech after the repairs were finished. So you should not have a check engine light on at all now.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

No lights on right now.........just nervous.


As long as there are no lights chances are good that everything is alright, the light usually turns back on within the first 15 minutes if it picks up on something not right. The rest of the time it is learning the vehicle and how you drive.


papassal1, thanks.also not related to you...,say if you have a dead or replace your battery the check engine light may be off when restarted..but it will still need to be driven for it to reset/learn.hi TS..say lets market a backup battery.


They already make one, it plugs into the lighter or power port and matainains the presets.


i know that...if you know your going to diconect or have a dead battery then great.. i know a little bit about everything..but am only a master at 4 things...dont ask..

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.



Light back on after 50 miles ish. Car stalls. Fuel pump works fine, codes say it's the o2 heater hi, ( just replaced ). Multiple misfires, IAC lo, then won't start or worse just stalls. Insane, spent too much money already. Funny thing is that it ran flawlessly for the last two days? ?


Well now is when a "Live Data" scanner would come into play, that way you could watch in real time everything the sensors are reading. I have found a lot of problems that didn't even turn on the check engine light but just didn't run right.


Guess it's dealership time


A good independent shop should have one of these scanners, you don't have too spend the big bucks on a dealer.


5 months 5 shops, 2 sets of new 02 sensors, PCM rebuilt, STILL get the engine light on after 32 miles that has 2 codes : P 0032 and P 0038 which in my book means High heater curcit bank 1 sensor 1 , and High heater curcit bank 1 sensor 2. SOOOOO, I must have a bare or broken wire in the circuit. Anybody have a diagram of this?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 3,186 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $1,990.


Search Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,100
#2 Gypsy Rose
Gypsy Rose
Reputation 1,360
#3 Kelly Little Ashford
Kelly Little Ashford
Reputation 1,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
156 Great Deals out of 8,687 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Sebring
28 Great Deals out of 2,981 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 46,830 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Focus
542 Great Deals out of 56,093 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Accord
717 Great Deals out of 87,000 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Corolla
665 Great Deals out of 71,481 listings starting at $600
Used Honda Civic
491 Great Deals out of 87,957 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chrysler 300
338 Great Deals out of 20,337 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
831 Great Deals out of 89,153 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Escape
1,309 Great Deals out of 94,958 listings starting at $1,400
Used MINI Cooper
202 Great Deals out of 11,025 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT For Sale
5 listings starting at $3,995