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Old 19 May 2017, 10:28 pm
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I'm having a slow crank issue. When I turn the key it try's to crank like a half revolution (very slow). Once it gets past that point it cranks a little quicker, but not full speed until it starts. Also, during this initial half revolution slow crank, the trunk pops open. Its pulling a lot of amperage during this initial start. My first thought, battery. Its a Walmart battery so I took it there and they say it good. I didn't believe them so I took it to a different one, they say its good also. Could it be the starter? Where can I take the battery to get a good load test?
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Old 19 May 2017, 11:10 pm
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Has the battery cable connectors been cleaned on both ends?

Has the battery load test been done with the battery in the PT Cruiser?

Is the engine trouble light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes?
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Old 20 May 2017, 05:36 am
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I haven't had a chance to look at the cables very close. That'll be my next thing to look at.
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Old 20 May 2017, 06:54 am
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Drive your Cruiser to almost any auto parts store and they can check the battery and starter for you.
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