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p0325 sensor engine light 3 years 8 months ago #81792

Hi

My 2004 pt cruiser has had the engine light on and loses power or hip hops if I try to rev over 2500. Have been trying to get it to change gears by taking off slowly and keeping revs down but it wont go to 100km/hr. Mechanic said ok to keep driving as its a sensor problem but they are taking a long time to get the part in and its going to cost $398 to fit it and cost of part. Have done the whole key in ignition thing 3 times and I got the above code come up.

Am I damaging my engine and could I have fixed this myself or got my husband to do it. Have seen a few things online but want to know if any members have had this problem and if it was an inexpensive and easy fix.

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p0325 sensor engine light 3 years 8 months ago #81794

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The code relates to the knock sensor.
I have not heard of it being a problem with PTs, but that's not to say that it can't be one.

That would maybe explain that the sensor is not readily available.

Before you do anything else, 2 things....

Remove the air filter box cover and disconnect BOTH battery leads.
Now, with the assistance of a jumper lead (or similar) join both leads together,
that is, +ve and -ve LEADS ONLY!!! NO BATTERY connection involved.

Hold them together for 2 minutes and then reconnect the battery as per normal
(this procedure resets the computer to factory settings).

Now drive and see if the engine warning light comes on, and if the "key dance" brings up any codes.

If you still get the code, then call Allan at bleam.com.au, he should have the sensor in stock.

If no warning light or codes, then all good!
Steve & Moni & her Bat-Cruiser
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p0325 sensor engine light 3 years 8 months ago #81798

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Sounds like cam sensor
Had it happen to mine after a northern expert damaged the area the sensor attaches too
Mine happened on M4 near twin servo's one Saturday afternoon
Limped it into the servo, like you said accelerate and no power coughs and splutters
I just let it power itself, got it up to 70 kph very scary
Part was easy too replace 2 bolts and one wire connector
Depending on the year model on how hard it is too replace
Part is under $200 From memory $120 genuine
Common enough that I know of several that carry spare ones

Where are you located and what year model is your PT
Colin & Joan

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p0325 sensor engine light 3 years 8 months ago #81799

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Sorry, sensors mixed up
Knock not cam :whistle:
Colin & Joan

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p0325 sensor engine light 3 years 8 months ago #81800

Wow thanks everybody for the quick replies.

I have a 2004 limited pt cruiser. Absolutely love it but worried things are now starting to go wrong.

I live in Shoalwater Western Australia. There are no clubs here that I know of.

Will get hubby to check if the sensor just needs tightening otherwise will look at getting part from beam. Thankyou for that suggestion. The mechanics are taking forever and we could have had this fixed by now. When you don't know much about cars you pay a lot of money, so am going to be a bit more proactive in taking care of my car as you have all made me realise there are some things we can do ourselves.

Really appreciate the help and advice.

Happy cruising everybody. xxx
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p0325 sensor engine light 3 years 8 months ago #81801

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Forgot to mention (and info for anyone else),
the lack of power in the engine in this case is related to the computer restricting the engine revs.
Certain fault/sensor codes will trigger this, others won't.
That's why a reset and new test is always worth doing.
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