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Old 05 Sep 2016, 12:28 pm
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Hi can anyone else on here tell me if they have problems starting there car if they have a 1/4 of a tank of fuel left.....On mine 2.4 petrol if the fuel is at the 1/4 of a tank gauge and thats not even near red or petrol light. The car will not start. I then back the key off and on say 3 times and let the fuel pump build up and cut off and it will start. Then if i put say 1/2 a tank of petrol in it starts normal. I am at a loss i have to put £30.00 of fuel in so as it will start lol
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Old 05 Sep 2016, 12:36 pm
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Just a guess but it sounds like a problem with the fuel pump. It's inside the petrol tank.

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Old 05 Sep 2016, 01:51 pm
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What year is your PT Cruiser?

I would suggest you check your fuel pressure. You should be getting 58 +/-5 PSI. You might have a weak fuel pump. When the fuel tank is full with fuel it makes it easier for the fuel pump to keep the fuel pressure needed to keep the engine running.
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Old 06 Sep 2016, 01:38 am
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could also be an issue in the float sensor and a 1/4 tank is actually representative of empty ! subtract the amount of volume of petrol you poured in to make a full tank once it was 1/4 full to the full capacity of the tank to know for sure.
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