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Old 28 Aug 2017, 06:49 am
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Just a question, on my pt.
Just had my car serviced, and they checked the battery, as part of regular service, with oil change.
They say my battery is good.
My question is how fast does the starter spin the engine over. ?
This seems to crank slow, to me, it starts every time,
But doesn't spin over like other cars I have owned.
It's a 2007 non Turbo. 120,000 miles
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 07:23 am
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Nice looking whip. If you're not happy with the cranking speed, take it to another parts store and have them check the battery and charging system. You can't take just one places word for anything anymore.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 10:41 am
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Nice looking whip. If you're not happy with the cranking speed, take it to another parts store and have them check the battery and charging system. You can't take just one places word for anything anymore.
Thanks , think I will
I cleaned the battery terminal's with baking soda, they were corroded.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 10:54 am
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Along with the other good advise. I would check you ground cable at the frame/body.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 12:59 pm
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Thanks, as luck would have it, just seen a woman with a pt cruiser pull into a parking spot, and asked her if she would restart her car
For me, and she did. Spins over much faster than mine.
I Am going to put a new battery in mine, have no idea how old this one is., and winter is coming on.
Thanks for all your help, will let you know, if the battery does the trick.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 01:25 pm
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Winter's coming on? What state are you in? I need to come visit. I'm sick of the heat and humidity here in FL.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 01:53 pm
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Upstate NY, just ran up to camp yesterday, on lake Champlain, took this pic on the way of red maples, starting to turn color already
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 06:15 pm
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Stopped on the way home , picked up a new Battery , when I took my core battery back, I picked up a set of plugs , Autolite iridium xp , will put them in on Thursday.
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Old 29 Aug 2017, 08:22 am
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You really ought to stay with the OEM Champion Copper core plugs. Even though you have the change them more often, the copper plugs give you the best spark and performance for your money. Iridium, platinum, etc may last longer, but they don't burn as hot. Copper is STILL your best conductor for a nice, blue white spark. And thanks for the photo. Makes me homesick for Tennessee.
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Old 29 Aug 2017, 06:22 pm
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On the way to work, the check eng light came on.Stopped at Auto zone on the way home, it's the catalytic converter
Any body in NY have that changed? What did that cost$.
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