What next?


#1

I have a 2005 PT Cruiser convertable. I just had the cam sensor replaced and also the oxygen sensor. The check engine light has come again. The mechanic said the next thing to replace is the computer at $500. Is this normal for Chrysler cars? Is there something else that should be checked out before putting more money into this car? Thanks for the help.


#2

This sounds like I diagnosed the system myself. I hope it’s under warranty. Some cars have a code for a bad computer or a term for an inability to communicate with it, but sometimes they have to guess. Nonsense codes are an indication of the possibility of a bad computer, and sometimes there is no sure way to know. I have not liked the Chrysler computers because their engines wouldn’t start in the cold on two 2.2 engines from 85 and 87. I probably needed an engine hearer.


#3

The ability for the computer to talk with other computers in the car is a good indication of its health,does it? Why does the mechanic say its the computer? because he can’t get the code to go away? Tell him go ahead and put in a computer if it doesn’t fix it, no charge and you want your money back for the 02 sensor and the cam sensor in any case.


#4

What of the 8 year, 80 mile mandatory warranty on certain parts of the emissions system? The dealer has details, and a copy, of this warranty. If you find that it’s not covered by warranty, bring the engine trouble code, and any symptoms, here for advice.


#5

We are having the exact same problem, did you end up getting your problem resolved, if so, what was the result?