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2004 pt cruiser is stalling and bogging down during

acceleration. And also has p0339...
2004 pt cruiser is stalling and bogging down during acceleration. And also has p0339 code stored on car computer. Replaced both cam and crankshaft sensors
JA: Does the vehicle stall at low speeds? Does it sputter?
Customer: Yes and also at higher speeds around 60 mph it stalls out
JA: Are you fixing your PT Cruiser yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: When you put gas to it . It kinda skips a little bit.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Replaced both camshaft and crankshaft sensors both with aftermarket sensors from eBay.
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P0339 sets when the engine controller sees an intermittent signal from the crank sensor. This could possibly be a damaged tone wheel on the crankshaft but is more likely to be a bad sensor, connection or wiring issue.

It may require some electrical testing to determine what is wrong and determine if the problem is with wiring. If you don't see any visible wiring or connection issues though then the problem is most likely the sensor itself. Aftermarket cam and crank sensors almost always don't create the correct 5v square wave signal that the PCM needs to see to interpret the signal, and are not recommended for use in any Chrysler products. You'll need to replace the sensor with Mopar to proceed.

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