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Old 18 Mar 2013, 04:11 am
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Hi, I have a 2002 PT Cruiser that I love very much, but it is starting to be a problem.
Back last summer it failed to start. I turned the ignition and the starter just clicked. I tried hitting the starter, jumping the car and in the end I bumped it to get it going. For 4 months I had no problems and then out of the blue it happened again. This time i changed the starter and it was fine for about 2 weeks then the same happened again. The starter came out and i connected it straight to a battery and it worked fine. Put it back on and still click and no starting. I then put a jump lead from the earth terminal to the starter casing and it started on the key. Got an electrician to look at it and he could find nothing wrong. It now started fine for a week and then the problem returned. Electrician came out again and has now changed the wire that goes from the starter relay to the starter. Thought it was ok until yesterday and same problem. Anyone got any ideas? Could it be the immobilizer?
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Old 18 Mar 2013, 09:49 am
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You need to clean all the connections on the battery to the starter and battery to the ground on the block. Also clean the grounds on the inner finder above the air filter box. Treat these with a battery terminal anti corrosion product. This should eliminate the under hood stuff. Had battery been tested when this happens? Any alternator light on?

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Old 18 Mar 2013, 10:14 am
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Hi, have cleaned the battery terminals and earth to starter but not the earth block so will try that. Battery has been checked and alternater and no warning lights were on.
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