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Old 25 Oct 2016, 01:18 pm
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Default 2002 PT Cruiser-NO Start

Car will not crank....... oil light and engine light comes on. Red center light comes on and goes off after 3 seconds. Key is original. Battery, starter motor and alternator have all been replaced. All accessories work. 2 months ago I had it towed to a dealer The car started up as soon as the tow truck dropped it off.
They kept the car for 6 days.....found nothing wrong and said I need to contact them to come to the house if it happens again.

Here I am 5 hours later waiting for the mechanic to show - same problem, different day.

I appreciate your advice.
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 01:32 pm
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Default Re: 2002 PT Cruiser-NO Start

Welcome to the forum.

I would suggest checking to see if the wire harness going to the crankshaft sensor has dropped down from a broken clip that usually holds it up hitting the axle or frame rubbing through the harness shorting out the wires. This is a very common problem on the 2001 & 2002 PT Cruisers. If you are not the original owner the previous owner might have had this problem and did not repair it properly so you might need to take an ohm meter and check the crankshaft wire going to the crankshaft sensor.
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