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Old 05 Mar 2014, 08:12 pm
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Default 04 pt won't start

during a sub zero cold snap, my pt wouldn't start, and burned the starter out trying. Put in a new battery and starter and still wouldn't start. It would crank but not start.
replaced cam sensor and crank sensor
checked the timing belt and it is good. all marks line up
fuel pump works
pulled fuel line from fuel manifold and turned key, lots of fuel.
tried a little starter fluid, burped and caught fire in the air hose (blew it out, no damage.)
put timing light on three different wires, and got spark when cranking
changed spark plugs
what am I missing?
has no codes stored or pending
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Old 05 Mar 2014, 10:27 pm
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Lightbulb Re: 04 pt won't start

What are the plugs gapped at?.......Recommended gap is 0.040

Try using a screw driver to hold the butterfly plate open,then try starting the car,while holding the gas pedal to the floor,and use some starter fluid also.

You might need to clean the throttle body/butterfly plate also.

Throttle body being held open using screwdriver:
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