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Old 08 Jun 2017, 12:47 am
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My friend replaced the manual transmission shifter bushings on my 02 pt cruiser because it suddenly would not go in reverse and as soon as he was done (from watching him do this, it seemed a fairly easy job) my car would not start. It gets power and can jump from the starter but the ignition does nothing when turned over. Help please. Does anyone have any idea what could have happened or where to look?? Im a single mom and this is my only transportation.

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Old 08 Jun 2017, 01:24 am
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My friend replaced the manual transmission shifter bushings on my 02 pt cruiser because it suddenly would not go in reverse and as soon as he was done (from watching him do this, it seemed a fairly easy job) my car would not start. It gets power and can jump from the starter but the ignition does nothing when turned over. Help please. Does anyone have any idea what could have happened or where to look?? Im a single mom and this is my only transportation.

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Its possible that the shifter cable was not properly reinstalled per the factory shop manual. Did the person working on it have the shop manual?

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

Was any wires disconnected by accident when the shifter bushing was replaced?
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 06:06 am
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Is guess it's just a loose battery cable. I helped a lady with a no-start the other day and it was a loose battery cable
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 08:21 am
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Does it not start with the ignition on when you jump the starter?
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Forget it, I was a bit off. There is a clutch switch, maybe that got knocked loose?
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 01:11 pm
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Thank you so much for the replys!!

Yes, it jumps from the starter with the ignition ON and from watching him replace the bushings, he just popped out the old rubber bushing and while putting the new rubber bushing in, he was having a hard time getting it in the plastic end of the cable and seemed to be a bit aggressive while attempting to pop that in and it did not appear that he needed to place the cable end on the metal post in any particular way after he was able to get the new bushing in. And no, he did not have a manual and I suggested that maybe there is some sort of switch that engages the ignition when the clutch is pushed in but he said, no, thats not it and left me with a wire to jump start my car from the starter. nice guy huh??

Also, the car interior is all getting power from the battery, including back up lights etc. but could it still be a battery cable issue?
Also, the check engine light is NOT on.

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Check the positive battery cable...follow the thin wire to see if it's attached to the starter.
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 06:50 pm
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Could you tell me where the clutch switch is located so I can attempt to see if he possibly knocked it loose?

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Old 08 Jun 2017, 06:56 pm
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part #11 here. it's under the dash and has a connector with 6 or so wires on it. if you lay on your back and push the clutch pedal up and down you'll see it.

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you should stick to the wires on and around the battery. your problem is there as i and others have already stated
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First thing you should do get a volt meter and check the smallest wire going to the starter from the ignition switch. Post what voltage you have on that wire when you are trying to start it.
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