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Old 02 Sep 2012, 05:49 pm
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Hello,

I'm a newbie here, figured you guys/gals probably could put me in the right direction. We have a 2005 PT Cruiser, non turbo, bought new....88k miles, timming belt replaced 15k miles ago for preventitive maintenance. Pulled up to a gas pump yesterday, filled it up then got back in and it wouldnt start, motor turns but not start. car was not running while fueling.

Is there a known issue with these things that might be the culpret?
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 06:31 pm
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Do you have the engine light showing?
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 06:39 pm
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No check engine light, hooked the scanner to it anyway and no trouble codes found
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 08:00 pm
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Known issues surrounding a no start include the camshaft or crankshaft sensor and the timing belt. You had the belt changed and the sensors should throw a fault code if they go bad.

You have to start with the basics meaning fuel and spark. You need both for the engine to turn over. One other thing is the battery. For kicks, jump your battery with a good source and see if it starts up.
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Old 03 Sep 2012, 07:26 am
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getting ready to go do some checking, i assumed the camshaft and crankshaft sensor would throw a code but ill try the jumpstart as well. Its not spinning freely so again I assumed timming belt was good. All info appreciated
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Old 03 Sep 2012, 08:10 pm
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Well, went out this morning pulled out the fuel pump relay, popped it in the horn relay spot and the horn works, fuel pump/shut down fuse tested good on both sides, power at the harness at the tank...........pop off the air cleaner cover, shot carb cleaner in the line and the car starts and runs as long as i'm shooting the carb cleaner in. I assume its the fuel pump shot.
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Old 03 Sep 2012, 08:28 pm
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Somewhere you should have a Schroeder valve so you can test the fuel pressure. It might be up front like my PT in the picture below or back by the firewall. You can test the pressure to see if the pump is good.

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