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Old 25 Sep 2017, 10:32 am
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Default PT won't start

Last week my daughter tried to start the car, supposedly it started but would not run, I tried 2 hours later and it started and drove.

This morning she tried and it did not even start?

The battery was purchased in January 2017.
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Old 25 Sep 2017, 11:00 am
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Default Re: PT won't start

First thing I'd do is clean both battery posts and cable connections. THEN, I'd check the ground connections on the inside of the drivers fender. This is a known problem area for corrosion and possible frayed wires.
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Old 25 Sep 2017, 11:00 am
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Default Re: PT won't start

Do you live near your daughter? If so, have her call you BEFORE she tries to start it and watch what she's doing.

The battery shouldn't be a problem given how new it is but make sure the battery connections are good and there's no buildup of corrosion where they attach to the battery.

chuzz, you beat me to it by seconds.
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Old 25 Sep 2017, 11:43 am
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Default Re: PT won't start

We need some more information.

What year?

Automatic or manual?

Is the engine light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes?

When it does not start is the light red security light on the dash staying on?
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