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Old 05 Sep 2011, 09:02 pm
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Just got an 02, first issue was the no fuse thing, looked on here and got it fix, now everything works. Now it will not turn over, I hear the fuel pump kick on, get one click with the intiatl turn of the key. The car has 57000 miles, and has been sitting for at least 2years if not 3. Any ideas?
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 09:07 pm
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Battery? That "click" sound is usually a dead giveaway.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 09:16 pm
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Thought that but the battery is about 2 weeks old, I also had this battery on a charger. My charger shows the % charged, every time I attempt to start it the % drops by some 30%. But I thought that it would have enough juice to at least crank it one time.
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Old 06 Sep 2011, 08:40 am
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Then check the cables and connections to the starter if you're sure battery is good, but the "click" is usually the classic symptom of a low battery.
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Old 06 Sep 2011, 10:03 am
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So I had that battery tested, and they said it was good, so I don't always trust what they say at auto parts place, I took a known good battery out of my other car, which starts, and put it in the PT, with the same results, just a click. Trace the pos wire down to the starter and it looked good, no corrosion and everything was tight.
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Old 06 Sep 2011, 10:28 am
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Check the starter ground, too.
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Old 06 Sep 2011, 11:40 am
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There's troubleshooting guides that haven't changed in decades, get
a manual and do systematic testing, otherwise we could throw out a million guesses.

There's a manual floating around, google: " PT Cruiser FSM .pdf " and
you might get one that's more specific
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Old 06 Sep 2011, 11:48 am
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Call Chrysler they told me it was the starter, don't know if that is right though

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