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Old 19 Aug 2019, 12:28 pm
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Default 2007 PT Cruiser No Crank

I have a Convertible 2007 PT Cruiser with 80,000 miles on it. It runs great....until this morning it will not crank. I have lights, radio, AC, turn signals everything....but I put the key in the ignition and turn it...nothing. Not even a click under the hood. No SES light on dash.

Any suggestions? where do I start?'

Battery is less than 2 months old.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 02:29 pm
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Automatic trans, is it in park?
Manual trans, did you push the clutch down all the way?

If so on either, it could be the starter solenoid or starter.
Even though the battery is only 2 months old, it could be low.
Did you check voltage? Accessories will work with as little as 2-3 volts on most vehicles.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 03:19 pm
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It is a automatic. Funny thing is I just walked outside and it cranked up just fine..... Oh brother. Is there something intermittent besides the battery terminals I need to check?

I hate it when it's not cut n dry.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 03:35 pm
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I would look around on here for information on testing the ignition switch.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 04:44 pm
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It seems like it is the dreaded ignition switch. UGHHHH

Is this a hard job on a 2007 automatic?
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 05:03 pm
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Why does it seem like the ignition switch? Not simply because I suggested it, I hope. Get out the mulitmeter and test. FWIW, I don't think the job is too hard. I haven't done one, but they are pretty much all the same IIRC. Check the FSM, I think there is an online version posted in the DIY links.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 07:51 pm
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I would suggest making sure the shift cable does not need to be adjusted to make sure it is in park as posted above. Lot of work replacing ignition switch. If it happens again try disconnecting and connect the battery cable. If it starts up after reconnecting the battery cable you might have an electronic ignition issue such as your camshaft sensor opening up.
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 11:03 am
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In fact the automatic gear shifter broke this morning while putting in reverse. It was very hard to shift then something broke. I haven't taken it apart yet. Is this something the novice can fix?
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 12:42 pm
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You should be able to repair it yourself. If you have to remove the console, make sure BOTH seats are as far back as they'll slide and you'll most likely have to remove the arm rests. That makes it a lot easier to get the console out. Sounds like the bushings have crapped out on you. It's not an uncommon thing in the PT's.
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Old 20 Aug 2019, 09:49 pm
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So tonight i removed the console and found no broken bushings or clips. The cruiser will actually go into park only. The shifter will easily slide to other gears neutral, drive etc but it is not actually in those gears. Also i noticed none of the changes are being made on the instrument cluster either.

Iím i to assume itís time to remove the battery and see if the bushings broke on the transmission shifter?

Also if it is the bushing on the trans side i donít see those at any auto parts stores online for an automatic. Will the manual transmission bushings work ?
Didnít know if they were the same.
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