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Old 03 Aug 2013, 01:01 pm
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i have a 2009 pt cruiser that will crank over but will not start....has fire and getting fuel to the fuel rail...no codes and shows nothing on the scanner.......i can squirt a little starting fluid in it and it will fire up but dies after it burns it out...(used a little for test only)someone point me in the right direction...thanks...Aubrey...ps....help be greatly appreciated
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 02:22 pm
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How many miles on your cruiser?....What model & engine?(Base,GT,Turbo,Ltd.,Tour.?)
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 05:28 pm
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Randys' asking for the mileage because anywhere around 100,000, then the timing belt could have broken although most of the time a code will show up.

When you say no codes, do you at least get: "done" at the odometer reading?
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 09:26 pm
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has around 80000 miles......it will run off of starting fluid.....so it prob not the belt...i hooked a snap on scanner on it and said no codes stored.....but the ck engine light wasnt on anyways
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 09:31 pm
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It sounds to me like a fuel problem because its starting with starting fluid. Start by turning the key to the on position and listen for the fuel pump to start. If you dont hear it, check ur fuel pump relay in the fuse box under ur hood. If that doesnt give you a clue of whats going on, check out this vid on youtube. Should help you with your diagnostic.
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 10:02 pm
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it has fire....and it has fuel pressure......the injectors i think are not opening....runs fine on starting fluid.....what opens the injectors...
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the plugs are dry
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Old 03 Aug 2013, 11:59 pm
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Well if the spark plugs are dry than there is something clogging up the fuel system since fuel isnt getting to the cylinder. You may want to conduct a fuel pressure test.
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If you have a multi-meter/ohm-meter,unplug and check each electrical connector on the fuel injectors,and measure the resistance....The injector resistance should be between 11.4 to 12.6 ohms.
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