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2002 PT Cruiser P0720 won't move
Posted to Transmission Forum on 10/7/2014 11 Replies

Ex has a fine 2002 Pt Cruiser. Problem child since She bought it. About 60 days ago it had a slight whine while in gear so I serviced the trans and found some metal on the magnet but nothing major and a bit of brass colored material in pan. Filter looked fair. After the fluid and filter change she drove it problem free until yesterday morning.

Came of highway round the corner at about 35mph and she felt a hesitation and acted like a down shift almost and the MIL came on. Scanned vehicle and found a code P0720 and then found that if car is running it will not move in neutral. When in drive or reverse it acts like a trans brake. Also it bumps forward slightly when placed in reverse.

Any suggestions before I pull transmission for tranny rebuilder? No output speed noted on scanner but did not expect it with this condition.

Alexander Sauter
The Shop
Mitchell, Nebraska, USA

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car Vehicle Data

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L

Engine2.4 L
Trans4-speed Automatic (Electronic)