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Old 17 Oct 2017, 11:39 am
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Default 02 limited no fire

I just bought a 02 limited with 73000 miles on it (auto trans),it will turn over but has no fire,i looked at timing belt to make sure it was not broke but that's all ive done,what all do I need to check and where is it located on the car ,thanks
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 12:28 pm
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Suggest getting an OBDII Scan Tool and check for diagnostic trouble codes.

Is the little red security light on all the time when you are cranking the engine?
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 12:58 pm
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I just bought a 02 limited with 73000 miles on it (auto trans),it will turn over but has no fire,i looked at timing belt to make sure it was not broke but that's all ive done,what all do I need to check and where is it located on the car ,thanks
Fuses #10 & 11 (both 10 amp) in dash fuse-block
Fuse #13 (20 amp) in the under-hood Power Distribution Center (PDC)

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Old 17 Oct 2017, 02:56 pm
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I just bought a 02 limited with 73000 miles on it (auto trans),it will turn over but has no fire,i looked at timing belt to make sure it was not broke but that's all ive done,what all do I need to check and where is it located on the car ,thanks
First check for trouble codes with either an OBDII reader or using the "Key Dance". If you have a code reader, do NOT use it to erase the codes yet.

Unlike the 2003 and later PT's, the 2001/2002 PT's have the older JTEC PCM (computer) with separate TCM. These usually will not run at all if the camshaft sensor fails and there will be no spark. If you bought the car not running, this might be the issue since cam sensor failure is pretty common. And if so, you may have a trouble code stored if the battery has not been discharged or removed for too long.

Check this and the fuses mentioned first, then report back and we will help as needed.
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 03:04 pm
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Look at the passenger side axle and make sure there aren't a couple of wires hanging down and rubbing on it.
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First check for trouble codes with either an OBDII reader or using the "Key Dance". If you have a code reader, do NOT use it to erase the codes yet.

Unlike the 2003 and later PT's, the 2001/2002 PT's have the older JTEC PCM (computer) with separate TCM. These usually will not run at all if the camshaft sensor fails and there will be no spark. If you bought the car not running, this might be the issue since cam sensor failure is pretty common. And if so, you may have a trouble code stored if the battery has not been discharged or removed for too long.

Check this and the fuses mentioned first, then report back and we will help as needed.
It is suggested that you don't use the "Key Dance" as members have gotten confused and have replaced unnecessary parts before realizing the OBDII Scan Tool is the way to go with much more information for diagnostic purposes.
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 03:18 pm
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It is suggested that you don't use the "Key Dance" as members have gotten confused and have replaced unnecessary parts before realizing the OBDII Scan Tool is the way to go with much more information for diagnostic purposes.
Time to give it up, Steve.

The key dance can be very effective for members without a code reader. If you disagree with me, thousands of others and Chrysler too, that's okay. But please quit bringing it up in every thread. Let's stay focused on the OP's issue.
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 03:26 pm
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Time to give it up, Steve.

The key dance can be very effective for members without a code reader. If you disagree with me, thousands of others and Chrysler too, that's okay. But please quit bringing it up in every thread. Let's stay focused on the OP's issue.
Time for you to give it up too. I went through this myself when I started working on my Pt Cruisers. Many other members agree with me so I think it's better if you stop giving out this advice that may or may not be good. Stay focused that not everyone has the same skills we do. I don't see ASE mechanics using the key dance at the dealers.
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 04:15 pm
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thanks guys for the info.where can I get one of these scan tools,auto zone?
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 04:36 pm
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thanks guys for the info.where can I get one of these scan tools,auto zone?
I am probably the #1 proponent of the key dance, but sure you should be able to buy a scan tool at auto-zone. You will probably find a bigger selection online or at Harbor Freight.
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