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Old 07 Aug 2012, 04:50 pm
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Ok, I cleaned my battery terminals as well as treated them with battery cleaner, electrical connector cleaner, and battery protectant...
I then pulled everything from the steering column and cleaned with electrical cleaner then re-installed. So, it did once from the doctors office to the parts store not want to start when leaving the parts store again before I did the above procedures.

I then did the cluster test, It went from 1-9999999, the needles moved, oddly I think but everything works. after counting up to the 9's it did a reading of something that spelled FLOOOD, the an EE 01, 08 something, then all the warning lights lit up and the test was done. So what does the other crap like FLOOOD, EE 01, 08???? all mean?

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Old 07 Aug 2012, 06:49 pm
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Sounds like you did the instrument cluster self diagnostic test, hold the odometer reset button, and simultaneously turn the ignition switch to on and release the button.

Everything on the cluster will light up, the arrows on the speedo and tach will sweep and you will get all those numeric codes you mention.
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The other letters and numbers you got are just codes that don't mean anything to any of us and means you did the key dance wrong.

Make sure you turn the key three times in 5 seconds. Any shorter length of time and it won't work.
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Old 07 Aug 2012, 10:03 pm
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The other letters and numbers you got are just codes that don't mean anything to any of us and means you did the key dance wrong.

Make sure you turn the key three times in 5 seconds. Any shorter length of time and it won't work.
No key dance, held trip button in and turned key on (without starting) the codes came after the numbers, then swept the arrows....what gives? The damn PT still wont start at times, Im beginning to wonder if it is the starter? Is there a starter relay on the PT's?
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Old 07 Aug 2012, 10:12 pm
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Did you verify all the connections AT the starter? There are at least three you should check. Plus, you can see the ground on the right side of the picture.

I just want to make sure you check all the basics first...plus it costs nothing.




And yes, every starter has a relay.
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Did you verify all the connections AT the starter? There are at least three you should check. Plus, you can see the ground on the right side of the picture.

I just want to make sure you check all the basics first...plus it costs nothing.




And yes, every starter has a relay.
Yes, starter connections are good and clean. I had to recrimp the connector on the main battery wire awhile back. so I dont know whats going on and why all the sudden it started doing this not wanting to start.
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Old 07 Aug 2012, 10:55 pm
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Did you lose a spray tube down there as well...lol
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Old 08 Aug 2012, 01:36 am
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Oh that's where that is!
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Holding the trip button in while turning the key only gives you a test of the numbers and dials. Your not following the instructions on how to retrieve the fault codes. Read this:

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Holding the trip button in while turning the key only gives you a test of the numbers and dials. Your not following the instructions on how to retrieve the fault codes. Read this:

How to retrieve fault codes.
Yes, the only fault code I get is battery was disconnected... thats it. Ill try again later to see if anything else pops up.
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