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Old 21 Jan 2013, 04:56 pm
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Default 2003 PT Cruiser sometimes won't start

My 2003 Pt Cruiser randomly won't start at times. The engine turns over and when it DOES actually start, I can drive it fine but once i shut it most of the time wont start again.
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Old 21 Jan 2013, 06:35 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser sometimes won't start

My daughter's '03 GT acted the same way - it ended up being a new battery was needed. I was surprised, because car cranked, but that's what it was. If you started it, drove, shut it off to get gas, it wouldn't start.
Battery did it.
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Old 21 Jan 2013, 10:00 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser sometimes won't start

Check the battery and the starter.

when its not starting have someone try to crank it over for 4-5 seconds, look at the starter, if you see smoke. Replace it :-D
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