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Old 28 Apr 2011, 04:15 am
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I am new to the forum and I am stump. Last week I went out in the morning to start my car and it wants to turn over but does not start. It just hit 100000 miles. I had my buddy who is a tractor trailer mechanic helping me out. We check the plugs and ignition coil and we had no spark. Changed the ignition coil, Crank sensor and cam sensor. Put it all back together and still no spark. He put a test light to the power harness going to the coil and when we turn the car over we have initial power and then dies right away. Got codes from dash and they are p1187 & P0122. I really like my pt but I have had nothing but issues with it. Had my turbo replaced twice and countless other parts. I do not know much about cars and I am clueless to what is wrong. If anybody has any suggestions, please let know I am trying not to have the car towed to the shop f I dont have too. Thanks and any help would be awesome.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 09:06 am
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Default Re: 2004 pt crusier turbo no spark/no start.

Welcome to the forum. 1. Was the car checked to see IF the Timing Belt had broken? 2. Our PT's do not care for aftermarket sensors, use OEM only in them.

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Old 28 Apr 2011, 09:07 am
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Default Re: 2004 pt crusier turbo no spark/no start.

First ... I will assume that the engine has not broken the timing belt .... your buddy did check that. The code P0122 is for the Throttle Position Sensor. Could have failed, could be a shorted or disconnected wire. I have N/A and no PT Turbo experience, but that harness runs down the back of the engine near the exhuast on mine, others with pre 06 models have had a wiring harness contact one of the driveshafts and short. The no spark is probably related as a failsafe to not start the car if it doesn't have some key information like the throttle position.

I googled the P1187 code, sounds like some sort of overboost situation possibly ... then it could be Upstream O2 Sensor ... then it could be a lot of things, that is a Mfg Variable Code ... I will let one of the Turbo guys answer for that since the Mopar sites had Turbo owners asking about that code.

Oh ... and I forgot .... you changed sensors. Do like Hooligan said and get OEM sensors from the dealer. A few dollars more .... a few hundred dollars saved in cab rides and tows.

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Old 28 Apr 2011, 11:21 am
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You checked all the fuses wright? Try another ignition key yours might gone bad.
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