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Old 04 Jul 2015, 09:55 pm
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Default 2002 pt cruiser will not start

I need help. I went to start the car at work and it will not start. We found the dome lights on, so I thought the battery was dead. However, the headlights, the bright lights, the break lights, and the dome lights still work. I tried to jump it, but it still will not start. When turning the key, there is no click noise like I'm used to, and the friction I feel while turning the key is gone. The key feels like it moves too fast from the off position to the crank position. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 04 Jul 2015, 11:37 pm
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Default Re: 2002 pt cruiser will not start

I would suggest you check your ignition actuator switch pin that is attached to the ignition cylinder.
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Old 08 Sep 2015, 01:06 pm
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Default Re: 2002 pt cruiser will not start

I'm in the UK with a diesel PT Cruiser 2.2CRD 2005 with 86600 miles . A no start appears to be a common problems after reading all the forums worldwide. Mine was intermittent no start, mostly when warm. Could happen 5 times a day or not at all on another day. Turned key and nothing happening except dashboard lights on and chimes. Chrysler dealer diagnostics could find nothing wrong. I changed ignition actuator , camshaft and crankshaft sensor plus starter relay, fuel filter. Still had the problem.

Took it to an auto electrician who removed the starter motor and found something called the exciter wiring on the solenoid was faulty. He fixed this and also added addition wiring to the starter motor(not sure what) . Additionally cleaned the positive and negative terminals. Only had it back today, but so far starts ok.
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