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Old 21 Apr 2016, 08:24 am
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Hey peeps, I've recently been having a starting issue with my 2004 2.4L PT Cruiser and I can't seem to find anything as far as what the issue might be.

A few days ago I drove my car into work, started up fine, but when I returned to drive it home about 4 hours later, it would crank but not start up (the distance was about 2 km). I returned the next morning to see if it would work and it started right back up. Since then, this has happened to me twice, where if I let it rest about 6 hours or so, it fires right back up.

I took it into the garage a couple days ago, they ran some engine diagnostics test, but couldn't find anything and couldn't actually replicate the starting issue. After taking it home, it happened to me again last night, so I'm pretty confused as to why they can't determine the issue.

Any ideas?
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Old 21 Apr 2016, 09:19 am
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Default Re: Starting Issue

Welcome to the forum.

Is your engine light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes?

If no codes I would suggest checking your fuel pressure. Make sure you are getting 57 +/-5 PSI If the pressure is okay I would suggest doing a fuel pressure leak down test.
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