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Old 23 Jun 2016, 12:06 am
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Default 08 cruiser wont start

I havent tried this but my dad suggested here. hate to be an imposter not ever making an account here and getting into the forums hard.

I have a 08 cruiser it says produced 3 of 08
My car has randomly been giving me trouble by not starting.
my dad changed thr battery. he also went and bought a "gormon"? replacement part something about switch in ignition. he says the ignition looks different then it does in the videos where the guys pop out the cylinder in the assembley on youtube. "my cylinder is at an angle instead of straight" no pun intended.says there is no slot to release it.
he beleives it is the key or same problem but a different method to change the cylinder parts since this is at an angle, and in video it is straight. in video it runs "---" with the wheel and in mine it runs "\" of the wheel and he says the harness is also different.
hoping someone here could help me. any help would be apperciated.
dad says
everything works just wont start.
battery 2 months ago
new plugs and wires
he can hear fuel pump running when i turn key
lights radio ect come on

either its another method to change acutator pin or key or maybe something else.

thankyou in advance to anyone who can help me.
-tiffaney
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Old 23 Jun 2016, 12:38 am
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Default Re: 08 cruiser wont start

Welcome to the forum.

Is the starter cranking?
Is the engine light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes? You can take the PT Cruiser to a auto parts store like Autozone and they can give you the codes.

Do you have a voltmeter to check the voltage on the wire from the ignition to the solenoid?
Also what is the battery voltage with the PT Cruiser running?
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Old 23 Jun 2016, 02:03 am
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Default Re: 08 cruiser wont start

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I havent tried this but my dad suggested here. hate to be an imposter not ever making an account here and getting into the forums hard.

I have a 08 cruiser it says produced 3 of 08
My car has randomly been giving me trouble by not starting.
my dad changed thr battery. he also went and bought a "gormon"? replacement part something about switch in ignition. he says the ignition looks different then it does in the videos where the guys pop out the cylinder in the assembley on youtube. "my cylinder is at an angle instead of straight" no pun intended.says there is no slot to release it.
he beleives it is the key or same problem but a different method to change the cylinder parts since this is at an angle, and in video it is straight. in video it runs "---" with the wheel and in mine it runs "\" of the wheel and he says the harness is also different.
hoping someone here could help me. any help would be apperciated.
dad says
everything works just wont start.
battery 2 months ago
new plugs and wires
he can hear fuel pump running when i turn key
lights radio ect come on

either its another method to change acutator pin or key or maybe something else.

thankyou in advance to anyone who can help me.
-tiffaney
You have a second generation PT Cruiser and the ignition was redesigned, Videos I've seen on Youtube are all first generation.
There is a slot on top of the ignition to release the key cylinder and if you need to change the switch, a 5 point star security bit is needed.
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Old 23 Jun 2016, 06:41 am
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Default Re: 08 cruiser wont start

Have him check the wires from the battery to the starter, also the ground wires behind the air filter box.

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Is the Engine Light on, has he pulled any codes..??
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Old 23 Jun 2016, 01:45 pm
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Default Re: 08 cruiser wont start

no check engine lights and wire look good according to him.
the picture of the cylinder in pucture posted earlier ia what my car has.
my dad bought the dorman part 924-704...so this will not work in my car? what is next step?
thankyou for help guys
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Old 23 Jun 2016, 01:57 pm
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Has it been confirmed that there is no voltage going to the solenoid from the ignition switch?

Has there been a little red security light staying on on the dash when the PT Cruiser will not start?
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Old 23 Jun 2016, 01:58 pm
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Default Re: 08 cruiser wont start

You do have a KeyFob with a chip that works with the skreem module.
08 had TSB for static shock that will lock out the security module causing a no start/ no crank requiring a trip to the Dealer.
IS your security light staying on? (Little RED dot)
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