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2002 PT Cruiser Won't Start (even when hooked up to cables)

 
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Old 23 Oct 2016, 02:51 pm
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Default 2002 PT Cruiser Won't Start (even when hooked up to cables)

I could really use a lil advice from anyone who has an idea of what I should do.
My vehicle worked 100% before it sat, I was in a dispute over titling/tagging so it wasn't driven for almost 2 months. It was parked under a carport. I got all the legal things settled and went to start it and it was dead as dead could be. So I tried to jump start it but no matter how long I leave it to charge it will only charge up enough to turn over and only once did it actually "start" but it immediately died.
It has oil and a little under half a tank of new gas.
I did the turn the key 3 times to show any codes and what popped up was:
-P0601
-P1684
I'm assuming that the best place to start is getting a new battery, but I was curious if anyone had issues similar and it WASN'T the battery.
I GREATLY appreciate any info you have
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Old 23 Oct 2016, 03:29 pm
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For starters (no pun intended) you're going to need a new battery anyway, so begin there. Who knows, that might just be the ticket.
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Who had the title, was it a dealer..??
It's possible they have a kill switch installed.
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It's also possible that the fault code of P0601 is the reason for the no start condition. It means the there's a fault in the PCM.
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Ok
Thank you!
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Old 24 Oct 2016, 11:30 am
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Who had the title, was it a dealer..??
It's possible they have a kill switch installed.
It was with my ex- he had taken out a title loan against it without telling me and wouldn't respond when I was trying to get the tags renewed.. BUT we got it straightened out.
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It's also possible that the fault code of P0601 is the reason for the no start condition. It means the there's a fault in the PCM.
CRUD. I'll look into this. THANK YOU!
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