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Old 04 Mar 2016, 08:22 pm
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Default Starting problem?help

The symptom is like this:

When I turned the key, I only heard a 'click', and starter did not engage.
However, if I did not release the key, I hold the position of the key, after about 0.5 sec, the motor started.

What is the possible issue? starter, relay, ignition?

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Old 04 Mar 2016, 08:51 pm
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Default Re: Starting problem?help

I would suggest doing a battery load test with the battery in the PT Cruiser.

If that is okay I would check the voltage coming from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. Post the voltage you are getting.
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Old 05 Mar 2016, 09:30 am
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Default Re: Starting problem?help

One thing to try. Hit the starter with a wooded handle from a hammer or something. If it starts right up you need a starter.
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