Question about 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Car sat for 6 weeks. Upon returning discovered battery was dead. Would not charge. Had it tested - bad cell. Replaced with new battery. Now every time I try to start car the "ignition start" fuse(30Amp) blows. Local garage seems to think it is the PCM (computer). They did remove the starter and bench tested it successfully. I disconnected the PCM and when attepmting to start it fuse doesn't blow. Any suggestions?
PCM?? No they are wrong I think, keep looking at every wire fuse 30 supplies power to, you will need buy the factory wiring diagrams.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Starter is dead.
It does sound like a starter shorted out on you. You can remove the starter and have it checked... I think Autozone will do it for free. Plus if you needed a new starter, they'd want a core exchange anyway and you'd already have it in hand. Don't forget to disconnect your batery before you begin this operation!
Hope this helped... Good luck!
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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Was the old fuel pump bad? It might be worth the cost to replace the ignition switch. The wires to the fuel pump would be a second guess if the old pump was bad and burnt the wires before the fuse went. When you eliminated the fuel pump you also eliminated the wires to the pump and it started. Then you replaced the pump, but not the wires. The ignition switch is the other end of the circuit.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
I would check your wire harness. The starter is close to where you would be working on the radiator. I have not had the pleasure to put one in but i know its a tight squeez in there.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
the fuel pump comes on when you turn the key on the starter comes on when you turn all the way to start so i would think the short is in the fuel pump if it blows by just turning the key on
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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