I have a 2005 PT Cruiser 2.4

Asked by Michele Dec 24, 2014 at 03:13 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had the timing belt and water pump and camshaft sensor replaced. Now my car starts
up fine but when it get warm shuts off. Do you think the timing is off?

5 Answers


If you just had all that work done, I would be taking it right back to the shop and let them handle it.

I did he said he have to go back through it and reset the timing :(


I honestly think if you timing was off, you never would have been able to drive it home when you picked it up the first time. If timing is off, they usually run very rough. Don't let them charge you any extra. That should have been running right when you took it home.

1 people found this helpful.

Hi if the timing was off on that engine just one tooth it would set a code (mil light on) seeing a difference between cam and the crank sensor .....and also that engine is a 0 clearance engine meaning that the pistons will hit the valves and ruin it ...if it starts up fine and has plenty of power cold I would think that it might be the new cam sensor they installed if its not a factory one I have seen a lot of after market ones go bad it could also be a bad crank sensor heating up as well ...if the timing belt is off this should not be any charge to you considering he was just in there and was the one that set the belt off in the first place


i change my timing belt an water pump when i put it back to gether runs ruff an dies at idea but when driving it an or i keep my rpm up it runs good an no check engine light any sug

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 1,056 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $995.


Sell Your Car Yourself

With a simple, secure transaction.

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWD

I have a different car

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Kelly Little Ashford
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
  • #3
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM


Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR
19 Great Deals out of 1,033 listings starting at $700
Used Volkswagen Beetle
97 Great Deals out of 3,088 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
1,937 Great Deals out of 177,505 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Mustang
204 Great Deals out of 21,386 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chrysler Sebring
885 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Corolla
814 Great Deals out of 44,982 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Wrangler
110 Great Deals out of 12,006 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chrysler 300
239 Great Deals out of 10,492 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Escape
1,228 Great Deals out of 73,685 listings starting at $1,900
Used MINI Cooper
146 Great Deals out of 8,122 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Camry
966 Great Deals out of 51,345 listings starting at $855
Used Toyota Camry Solara
15 Great Deals out of 641 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
941 Great Deals out of 66,385 listings starting at $1,900

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.