Q: The vehicle will start and drive, but will not go past 2500 rpm.

asked by on

The vehicle will start and drive, but will not go past 2500 rpm. Replaced the camshaft sensor (multiple times) but it has not made any difference. Cleaned the catalytic converter, but still had made no difference to the limiting of rpm.

Water pump and timing belt were replaced at 110,000 miles; around a year ago.

Any ideas?
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello. I would recommend having the camshaft seal inspected by a qualified professional. This camshaft seal often goes bad on these 2.4 liter engines in the PT Cruiser. When the oil leaks onto the camshaft position sensor, it causes the engine to produce these exact symptoms. If the camshaft seal is leaking I would recommend having the camshaft removed in order to replace the seal. Once this has been done the issue you are experiencing should be resolved. If you need help, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to replace the camshaft seal.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The vehicle will start and drive, but will not go past 2500 rpm.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Green coolant accidentally mixed with red coolant

Hey there. The two coolant chemical compositions are different and may cause corrosive action or gelling of the mixture. If it becomes corrosive, it may damage gaskets and metal components in the engine. If the mixture becomes gelled, then it...

Q: Engine Oil (Not transmission fluid) leak behind the bell housing.

Hi there. The oil pan, oil filter, or the rear main seal (rear crankshaft seal) could be leaking. Check the oil filter and make sure that it is on tight. Then take a socket and wrench and check all of...

Q: My interior rear-view mirror broke off... How can i re-attach it or is it even possible?

Hello, thank you for writing in. The mirror will can be reattached. The main question is if you can remove the part of the clip that is broken from the mirror itself. If you cannot, you may be in a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.