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Old 22 Apr 2008, 11:55 am
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my '02 Dream Cruiser has become a nightmare . The recurring problem is when I turn the ignition there is only a click , the engine does not even crank . The battery is okay but have replaced the starter 2x last 5 months and it still happens . Any suggestions appreciated .
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Old 22 Apr 2008, 04:59 pm
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Check the battery cables, ignition coil (power pak whatever it is).

Good Luck, let us know;
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 03:56 pm
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there was another thread here a week or so ago about a problem withthe battery cable to the starter, you should do some wiggling while somone holds the ignition in crank.

Also the old flat spot on the starter gear (or gear that the strter engages into) could cause this, put it in gear, bump it back and forward or bump start it if it's a manual, then key off and check again, chanses are the starter will be in a diferent position and may catch this time.
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 04:23 pm
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thanks for your help , it's appreciated . When it happens again i'll have to try some of these ideas and then let you know.
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 05:29 pm
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It's more than likely the battery cables have corroded. They are really sorry cables.
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Old 28 Apr 2008, 11:02 am
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I had the same problem on my PT and as others have stated it turned out to be the cable from the battery to the starter had gone bad. I replaced all battery cables and the car has been perfect since. Hope this helps.
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Old 28 Apr 2008, 06:57 pm
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Welcome.
When you say the battery is okay - do you know that for a fact? Sear,KMart. etc. will test for free.
If you're handy and agile, measure the cable going to the starter and go to AutoZone, AdvanceAuto, etc., and look at battery cables - be sure and get the thickest or even use two, and replace what's there.
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Old 09 Apr 2016, 04:19 pm
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My tery got hooked up backwards and now when you turn the key there is nothing.If you cross the strarter it turns over but no spark.Would you have any Ideas?
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Old 09 Apr 2016, 04:20 pm
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Battery was hooked up backwards
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Old 09 Apr 2016, 04:28 pm
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Battery was hooked up backwards
I would suggest checking the fuses. Also check the starter relay. You may have damaged some electrical components or the PCM.

We need to know the year of the PT Cruiser before we can look at the wire diagram to see what fusible links might have been blown.
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