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'07 PT Cruiser No Power to anything!

 
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 12:50 pm
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Default '07 PT Cruiser No Power to anything!

Howdy all! My wife and I own a 2007, and I've hit a bump in the road. After changing the timing belt myself (not recommended), and a slew of other mechanical issues, I'd say I've become pretty knowledgeable with this vehicle. However, 2 days ago my wife drives from work to go pick our daughter up from the babysitter, and when they got all loaded up, the car was dead in the water. She said when she put the key in, everything came on, but when she turned it over, the car died. Nothing would come on, no dash lights, no cab lights, ZERO. She messed with the key for a few minutes, and the dash lights came back on, but again, when she attempted to turn the car over, everything died and never came back. Even when we hooked jumper cables to it, I figured at least the dome light, or the mileage light in the dash should have came back on, but nope!

Troubleshooting: We replaced the battery, checked all the fuses, cables to and from the battery, starter, and grounds. Everything appears to be in good condition, no corrosion or fraying. I've read everything from the fuse block to the ECM. What has got me stumped this time is that I figured even if it were dead cells in the battery, with all the fuses intact, at least the dome light should have came on with the new battery or jumper cables hooked up. Any ideas fellas?
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 01:12 pm
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did you try putting the + to the jump start post and the - to somewhere on chassis?

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Old 02 Feb 2013, 01:45 pm
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Did the engine light come on? Even if it didn't, try getting any fault codes off the computer.

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 04:13 pm
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OK...you said you checked the grounds...did you check ALL the grounds on both left and right inner fenders? Don't just look at them, make sure they are clean and tight.

Next, make sure the red positive battery lead to the TIPM (fuse box) is tight at the box...there have been reports of these loosening up.
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