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08 BASE PT cruiser 2.4 NO START!? HELP!!!!

 
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Old 05 Apr 2013, 02:33 pm
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Default 08 BASE PT cruiser 2.4 NO START!? HELP!!!!

hey everyone im chris and I have a small situation on my hands! im just about to lose what lil hair I have left, 08 cruiser I just replaced the head gasket. the car ran but was overheating I replaced all necessary gaskets associated with replacing headgasket, now it wont start not sure what I did wrong here. I have fuel but no spark to plugs, connector has fire as well so I pulled away one of the coil boots an hooked up my multi meter an no volts. replaced coil and still no volts. any suggestions?
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Old 06 Apr 2013, 02:11 pm
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Default Re: 08 BASE PT cruiser 2.4 NO START!? HELP!!!!

Pt's are a peculiar vehicle. I'd try taking battery cable off for 5 minutes to reset PCM . Also step on brake pedal for thirty seconds to drain residual power before replacing cable.

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Old 06 Apr 2013, 03:50 pm
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ok thx for replying, I just tried and still got no start. im just confused about this whole thing, the coil connector shows source voltage but its not sending fire through the wires to the plugs. what else could it be?
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Old 07 Apr 2013, 03:12 am
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The coil fires the plugs when the computer grounds out the circuit. The computer grounds out the circuit when it receives signals from both the cam and the crank sensors [and others]. Don't use your meter at the plug wires!!!!
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Old 08 Apr 2013, 08:06 am
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ok so possibly the cam/crank sensors aren't sending a signal?? how do I test them?
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Old 08 Apr 2013, 08:18 am
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Default Re: 08 BASE PT cruiser 2.4 NO START!? HELP!!!!

Are you getting any codes? Has it ever started after replacing the head gasket? If it is a cam or crank sensor then it will have set a code.
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Old 08 Apr 2013, 08:21 am
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wouldn't start after I put everything back together, no codes at all
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Recheck for broken wires or bad connections?
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Don't use your meter at the plug wires!!!!
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Old 09 Apr 2013, 07:49 am
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Default Re: 08 BASE PT cruiser 2.4 NO START!? HELP!!!!

I did a whole engine compartment sweep, found nothing wrong but as I was sleeping last night something came to mind. I had the head sent to a machine shop to be checked and re conditioned, they sent it back with a powdered coating on the head an I figured maybe this is keeping the head from grounding the plugs, so I took a wire brush to the ground meeting surface and cleaned it up rehooked the ground an still no start so this morning im sending it to the dealership. ill repost what has happened and maybe this thread will help someone later on down the line. I appreciate everyones help in this matter thx a lot an keep those pt's running!!
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