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Old 02 Oct 2016, 09:34 pm
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Hi all, long time reader, but I finally joined.
I have a 2006 pt cruiser limited. 134k miles.
My pt won't start. Battery is new. Alternator and starter rest good. Recent oil change (2 weeks ago) new spark plugs, new cam shaft sensor. Tried an old trick using starter fluid- didn't work. On my last working run there were no issues (check engine light not on) when this issue occurred, the car started fine and as I was going to put it in gear to leave (had not touched shifter yet) it died and wouldn't start. It starts, but wont turn. Any advice? What else can I check?
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Old 02 Oct 2016, 09:36 pm
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Has the timing belt been changed?
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Old 02 Oct 2016, 09:37 pm
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Hi all, long time reader, but I finally joined.
I have a 2006 pt cruiser limited. 134k miles.
My pt won't start. Battery is new. Alternator and starter rest good. Recent oil change (2 weeks ago) new spark plugs, new cam shaft sensor. Tried an old trick using starter fluid- didn't work. On my last working run there were no issues (check engine light not on) when this issue occurred, the car started fine and as I was going to put it in gear to leave (had not touched shifter yet) it died and wouldn't start. It starts, but wont turn. Any advice? What else can I check?

What do you mean by it starts but won't turn..??
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 12:59 am
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Welcome to the forum.

I would suggest checking to see if your timing belt is working properly.
Remove the camshaft position sensor, have someone turn the engine over and see if the camshaft is turning.
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 08:17 am
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Timing belt and water pump have been changed out - about 3 months ago.
Cam shaft sensor removed and I can see ithe nside turning.

As for starting, ummm, I'm not sure on terminology. It sounds like it wants to start, - it cranks bit doesn't turn over.
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 08:57 am
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I would suggest taking the camshaft position sensor connector off and see if it triggers the P0xxx for it. You should be triggering codes.
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 10:23 am
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About a week ago, I took it to get battery, alternator, starter checked and I got a p0882 code. This was before this issue started. I have replaced the battery since.
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 05:01 pm
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Also, I can hear the feul pump spin for a few seconds when I turn the key 1/2 way.
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 06:11 pm
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My sister's fiancÚ tried a trick with battery and connecting it to a sparkplug. There was no spark. Could it be the crankshaft sensor? Is it easy to change?
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Timing belt and water pump have been changed out - about 3 months ago.
Cam shaft sensor removed and I can see ithe nside turning.

As for starting, ummm, I'm not sure on terminology. It sounds like it wants to start, - it cranks bit doesn't turn over.
cranking and turning over are the same. i suggest a dictionary
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