2005 PT Cruiser fuel gauge sensor

30

Asked by Jun 07, 2016 at 06:54 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have a 2005 PT Cruiser convertible and the gas gauge  goes to 0 or to full for no reason and then the gas tank light turns on and then the check engine light. then after awhile it turns itself off until it does it again. so...today i put the fuel gauge sensor unit in and it is still doing the same thing.  i went and filled the tank and then it dropped to 0 turned on the check engine light and gastank light again and moves to wherever it wants when it wants.  Any ideas h ow to fix it please

2 Answers

115,885

I have never heard of a bad sender turning on the check engine light, you may have something happening with the cluster or possibly the BCM. Have had the codes checked?

10

I have the same issue. 2005 PT with 70,000 miles. Dealership replaced the fuel pump but the same warning light comes on again. Test reads that it is the fuel pump again..... Engine light and gas light comes on, fuel gauge drops to empty even if full. Then later or next day everything reads fine. My guess is some kind of bad sensor but dealer will do full diagnostic on it to try to figure it out. No way I am spending a ton of money on a 12 year old car. Will Fred Flinstone it and just track miles if necessary.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,010
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,630
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR
21 Great Deals out of 1,835 listings starting at $1,300
Used Volkswagen Beetle
115 Great Deals out of 7,301 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chrysler Sebring
8 Great Deals out of 2,027 listings starting at $1,988
Used Chrysler 300
314 Great Deals out of 19,133 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic
352 Great Deals out of 49,260 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
273 Great Deals out of 37,436 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chrysler Pacifica
162 Great Deals out of 32,350 listings starting at $1,995
Used MINI Cooper
161 Great Deals out of 9,763 listings starting at $1,440
Used Ford Focus
390 Great Deals out of 80,630 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Corolla
600 Great Deals out of 66,187 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Escape
1,010 Great Deals out of 111,407 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.