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Old 08 Feb 2008, 11:43 pm
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Default Dead PT/ Won't start...HELP

Hi my 03 PT GT was running fine . I live in Edmonton AB CAnada and it is -30 Celcius today and FREEZING COLD!!! I was on empty so I filled up with premium fuel and parked at Costco. When I came out the PT would not start. The battery was OK . I put a jug of gas antifreeze but no luck. It would start for a bit but die. The towtruck towed my PT home to my garage. Still won't start. The battery now needs charging. If it is a fuel pump problem will Chrysler cover it on the 7yr powertrain warranty or if its a frozen fuel line or bad fuel pump will this not be covered.???Thanx Phil
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Old 09 Feb 2008, 10:36 am
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Hi my 03 PT GT was running fine
Phil that's a little odd, I know that it's cold there as well as here. I haven't had mine out for over 2 weeks.

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Old 05 Jul 2008, 10:27 pm
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Hi! I need some help PLEASE! I just got my 01 PT and it won't start. It is not the battery because I checked it today! I dont know what to do. All I hear when I put the key in is a click. Everything works inside the car but I still can not start it.
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 10:28 pm
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One more thing...my car is not under warranty
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 11:15 pm
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carmen yours could be the starter if you know where it is tap it with a hammer
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Old 06 Jul 2008, 09:18 am
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Hi! I need some help PLEASE! I just got my 01 PT and it won't start. It is not the battery because I checked it today! I dont know what to do. All I hear when I put the key in is a click. Everything works inside the car but I still can not start it.
Is your PT a stick shift? If so you could try bump-starting it. Just have a friend (or three) push the PT untill you get to a decent speed (maybe 5-7 mph) then with the transmission in second gear, pop the clutch. That should turn the engine over and get the car started.
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Old 06 Jul 2008, 09:28 am
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Carmen,

How did you check the battery? A click or clicking usually means the battery is not charged enough to turn over the starter. Did you try jump starting it using the correct attachments from a good battery?
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Old 06 Jul 2008, 09:37 am
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careyk, i doubt that the fuel pump will be covered let us know if you get it started sounds like the fuel pump went bad on you
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Old 06 Jul 2008, 10:06 am
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careyk, i doubt that the fuel pump will be covered let us know if you get it started sounds like the fuel pump went bad on you
Bob,

careyk/Phil asked his question 6 months ago. I'm sure he got it all sorted out by now. Carmen2tennis tacked on his/her question yesterday to Phil's old thread.
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Old 06 Jul 2008, 01:17 pm
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Thank u so much everyone for replying to my message. I tryed to jump start it and it still not working. I went to a auto place and they told me the battery is 90% good and I should take my car somewhere else to get it checked. My PT is automatic.. I want to take it to a mecanic is just that I am scared he will charge me so much for something that is not even the problem.
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