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Old 20 Apr 2016, 08:44 pm
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I have an 04 PT GT and it wont start....crank over or nothing. Its at the dealership now and they are saying they have to do this $800 diagnostic because the pcm is not detecting any of the modules. (i hope i have said this right.....btw im not a mechanic). Has anyone experienced this
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Old 20 Apr 2016, 08:48 pm
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In addition could it be that the pcm is shot or maybe the ignition switch actuator is broken. There saying that have to tear apart the dash and go to each module test it, see if there any broken wires, check for corrosion..etc. I just cant see how if the module for the radio is broken that the car wont start
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Old 20 Apr 2016, 09:13 pm
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There's a whole host of reasons for the no start/no crank problem. We see a couple of them every week here on the forum. It's never come down to needing an $800 diagnostic if enough questions are asked and the right things are checked. Since it's already at the dealers, it's kind of late for us to try and help and you can't check the things we would suggest to help find the problem.
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Old 20 Apr 2016, 09:18 pm
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yes its at the dealers as of this evening but i have not given authorization to start. The $800 is for an 8 hr of them tearing apart the car and checking each module.......thats insane. I was hoping to hear something or suggestions to have them check before all this BS starts
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Old 20 Apr 2016, 09:21 pm
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have you ever heard that the pcm cant read ANY of the modules. I would think the pcm is defective. I have replaced this unit before approx 5 years ago. BTW i am the original owner so I know everything that has been done to this car
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Old 20 Apr 2016, 09:25 pm
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Here's a few of what we've seen...

PT Won't Start, No Codes, No Cranking...

PT Cruiser won't crank / start

2004 Will not crank or start

pt wont start

Cranks, won't start (bad PCM ???)
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Old 20 Apr 2016, 09:25 pm
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as mentioned i am not a real mechanic but can do quite abit. Is it possible the ignition switch acuator is broke and its not giving the proper signal to the pcm??? (if that makes sense) lol
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Old 20 Apr 2016, 09:36 pm
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Let us know if you decide to tow the PT Cruiser home without having the $800 dollar diagnosis done. We will be waiting to help you.
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