engine light on, ran hot within 2 miles, no heat and coolant would drain. Mechanic fixed water pump. after fixed - overheating and coolant drained stopped and heater works. However, engine light still on and car now runs rough (spark plugs were changed when water pump fixed). Mechanic had diagnostic down and was told the computer module was bad. I drove the car and within two weeks when I was driving down the road I lost power and have not been able to restart the car - not even with a jump. I've gotten different feedback from it sounds like its not getting gas, starter problem, alternator problem or compression issues. Would the bad computer module cause these different types of conditions when trying to start? Is it best to get the computer module replaced before getting anything else done? Thanks for your help
Would bad computer module cause this problem? on 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
by bugsbunny67bs in Columbus, OH on March 13, 2010
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on March 19, 2010
A diagnosis needs to be performed. If the engine light is on, there are trouble codes stored in the engine module, do you know what codes are stored?