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Old 12 Dec 2011, 12:12 pm
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Hello... im new to the group... I have an 01 pt.. last week I started having problems with it intermittentingly not wanting to start... then I started to have issues with the keyless entry not working .. now the car just won't start. We tried jumping it, nothing... I had a mechanic friend check it out. He replaced the starter after testing it and he was told it was bad. Still nothing but it sounds like it wants to. We even jumped it but nothing, he also replaced the positive cable from battery to starter due to it was hot to touch..nothing.. he checked out the alternator as well.. but nothing will get it to turn over..he has done all that he can do himself any ideas as so the issue? Any help or ideas would be great!! Ty ms.walker.
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Old 12 Dec 2011, 12:21 pm
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Almost sounds like one of the Chrysler alarm issues.. does your car have the factory alarm? If so, use the key to open the rear hatch, while you know the car has battery power (such as by testing the headlights to make sure they work.) Then try to start the car with that key.
Other than that, I can't think offhand of any issues other than bad starter/battery/contact issues (which it appears you have already ruled out) that would cause a click or bump on start-up attempt without actually turning over the engine.
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Old 12 Dec 2011, 01:02 pm
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Is the check engine light lit when you try to start?
try this:
How to retrieve fault codes.

Then, look up the code or codes:
Error Codes
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