The car is a 2002 Pt Cruiser, and there was a recall for the instrument cluster microprocessor to be malfunctioning causing the problems described above, however my pt was not covered under that recall. Had the battery checked today and it is good. Got it to curb without getting hit from behind , turned off key, waited a few seconds, restarted, and has not occurred since. They said that once the picked up the car from the Chrysler dealer it ran fine, but the dash was flashing like xmas lights. But the car keeps running and does not decelerate or lose power. They are doing this at their cost and not on my dime, so I said go ahead.
Just in my humble opinion anyway. The contact was informed that debris from the crack could fall on the accelerator pedal and cause a crash. P0032 Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit High Voltage Bank 1, Sensor 1 P0038 Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit High Voltage Bank 1, Sensor 2 U0155? We have fully integrated test rigs and dealer level diagnostic tools on our workbenches to assess the problem with your chrysler pt cruiser speedometer. The wires coming out of the ignition switch are pointed directly at the steel dash frame and can fray and short there or the pins in the plug can get loose. The shop called this morning and updated me. My complaint is that engine light started coming on years ago, and developed into the issue today, without being repaired.
Rick answered 5 years ago Understandable, you should ask them what the deal is! I am considering making an appointment at one of the local computerized car care places as they advertise specializing in electrical system diagnosis and repair. I felt like a complete moron. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the entire instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle hesitated to accelerate when depressing the accelerator pedal. I really like Monk too and Charlie Chan was one of my favorites on Friday night as a kid. Or are you suggesting to replace the cluster? I had activated the cruise control when it did this. It is probably an internal malfunction but check the cable connection first power supply.
Do they have access to dealer information? Mechanic said must have happened before because there was a service bulletin telling how to fix it. Its not in the engine at all but in the instrument cluster or wires feeding it. Then the vehicle dies within seconds. Be careful using an independent shop for this kind of work. Really the only thing that I could have possibly fixed was a potential loose seating of either of the 2 plugs that hook into the cluster. While driving approximately 40 mph the instrument panel warning lights illuminated, began to flash and the reading on the gauges began to fluctuate.
Will continue to update until solved. The manufacturer stated that they would not perform the repair because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. I am prepping an '86 LeBaron 2. Then there's 4 screws that hold the actual instrument cluster in place, remove those and pull the cluster out, unplug the grey plug in the back of the instrument cluster and your done. If I understand your responses correctly, you suggest pulling instrument cluster and inspecting the soldering? Stopped by the repair shop this morning to check on it.
Genuine Chrysler Pt Cruiser Parts from Factory Chrysler Parts in Bartow, Fl. Car restarted fine each time again. When they reconnect it, I begins to work. The gauge needles fall to zero then go back to current reading. Okay, the memory was flashed last year. You can also contact us via website chat, email at or if you are local to us coming into our shop in Leicester.
The unit comes out as one piece. I wouldn't replace anything yet until more diagnosis is done. This shop believes the chrysler dealer may have done something while flashing the computer lol. Once your unit has been booked in, please fill in a order acceptance form found below and send it in with your chosen repair for a swift hassle free service. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. That is, I can not see the speed, tach, fuel gauge, or any safety warnings.
The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice where the technicians were unable to duplicate the failure. I will let you guys know what they find, if it is a part and not a wiring problem, I will most likely pull the vehicle and replace the part myself. Some of these wires had a tendency to rub-through or break. I have the original an can send if wished. The dealer replaced the instrument cluster with a new part and they retained the old part. So I would have it taken to the dealer if you don't know about this stuff! He is insisting that the one he just replaced was good and is concerned a short in a wire may have taken it out again. This evening it would not stay running for more than approx.
I searched the internet and found several possible solutions, wrote them down and I took the car in to the Chrysler dealer in escondido, California. I believe tomorrow I will take the cluster out and see if I find anything with the soldering or connections. Car will restart each time and run fine for just a bit then repeat. The engine light stays on and will not shut off. It bothers me to have a classic and not take care of it. They came on again briefly two more times for no known reason.