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Old 21 Apr 2017, 06:55 pm
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hey everybody my wifes pt cruiser died on her after 2 minutes of idle and now there is no crank no start. The security light is on as well as the check engine and air bag light, everything works the radio lights are fine but no crank. I've checked all the major suspects battery starter relays and fuses are all functioning correctly. I also checked ignition actuator and it seems fine. It will not communicate with a scan tool to read codes if anyone could help me figure this out asap i would appreciate it as this is our primary from of transportation. I'm thinking bad pcm but don't know much about the car and am looking for anything else to check before i waste money on a perfectly good part.
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 07:11 pm
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Welcome to the forum

Please go to the: Welcome New PT Cruiser Members - PT Cruiser Forum

And introduce yourself and tell us about your PT.
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 07:33 pm
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theres nothing special about it its an 04 base model stock besides a couple window decals

i really need to get it running before i can worry about tuning it but i dont mind learning how to get more power out of it lol
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 08:08 pm
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if the scanner is a no-go, try this instead and see if you can get codes or "d0nE" to display

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 08:20 pm
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have tried it numerous times unfortunately it does not seem to be working for me
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 08:27 pm
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Try your other key if you have one.
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 08:43 pm
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only have one grey headed key no fob it was bought used
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 02:41 pm
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Verify link connector is getting 12 volts.

I would suggest pulling each sensor off that the PCM depends on to see if any of the sensors might be shorting out causing the PCM to shut down.

I would also check the wiring going to the PCM. Pull the plugs off the PCM and check to ensure good contacts.
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 07:26 pm
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Thanks I'll check tomorrow where is the link connector wire located and do you mean pull the connectors off with the key in ignition
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Old 22 Apr 2017, 10:23 pm
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I would suggest with the ignition off, pull each sensor off one at a time , then try starting the engine and see if the scanner starts to communicate with the PCM.
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