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Old 13 Oct 2016, 10:26 am
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Hi guys! Love the forum!! Ok now to business. Im buying my moms 2002 Pt Cruiser from her. It cranks fine, no wierd noise, but doesnt start. It has had a new coil, new crankshaft position sensor, but to no avail. A deeper analysis shows no spark either. Before this, it had trouble starting intermittently, i'd have to turn the key on/off/on/off and eventually it would turn over. Then after this, on the day it stopped, it started missing bad, almost dieing, catching itself, it did that about 10 times. Then, after it was parked, it started, died when placed in gear. Now it cranks, and doesnt start. No mechanic even wants to look at it. I've narrowed it to either the ignition or computer. Can you guys help? Thanks!
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Old 13 Oct 2016, 10:56 am
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Have you checked for a broken/slipped timing belt..??
Take the Camshaft Sensor off & have someone try to start the car as you watch to see if the cam is spinning.
Also check the ground wires behind the air box & the wiring harness above the passenger side axle for broken wires.
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Old 13 Oct 2016, 11:17 am
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No I havent checked LionPT but I will and i'll get back to you. Thanks!
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Old 13 Oct 2016, 02:09 pm
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Is your engine light? If so get or borrow a OBDII Scan tool and post the codes. This will help narrow down where the problem might be.
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Old 14 Oct 2016, 09:57 am
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I'll rent a code reader ptcruisersteve, and i'll get back to you. Thanks!
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Old 14 Oct 2016, 10:29 am
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I'll rent a code reader ptcruisersteve, and i'll get back to you. Thanks!
I would suggest you get an OBDII Scan tool that can reset your engine trouble codes. Some of the OBDII readers don't reset the codes.

Harbor Freight has the OBDII Scan Tool for a reasonable price and its an invaluable tool to have with the newer cars.
Search results for: 'obdII scan tool'
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Old 15 Oct 2016, 04:47 pm
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I didnt get to check the codes, but it cranks normal. Just no spark. Will thr timing keep it from having spark?
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Old 15 Oct 2016, 06:47 pm
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Do you hear the fuel pump running when you turn the ignition to "On"?
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