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Old 10 Jan 2011, 05:50 am
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Default 2003 Pt Won't Start but has lights n sounds

I have a 2003 Pt Cruiser, auto trans. Drove it to work last night, no problems. Went to leave, put the key in, had lights and sounds, turned the key and nothing, no clicking, no humming, not a thing. The battery is 3 months old. This confuses me, am I looking at a starter or connection issues, it has been running like a top up till now, sucked having it towed home. Any ideas ??? Thanks so much !
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 06:43 am
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Check both ends of your cables, they can corrode internally .
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 04:17 pm
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Did you even try to jump start it from a good source, or just give up and have it towed?
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check the connections on the starter and I think there may be a fuse for the starter
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 04:36 pm
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check the connections on the starter and I think there may be a fuse for the starter
There's no fuse for the starter itself but 2 in the PDC for "Ignition Start" and "Ignition Run".
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Another question. You said you checked and had power to your lights. Were the fog lights on by any chance? Possible the multi-function switch went bad and left your fog lights on which would drain your battery in no time flat.
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