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2002 pt cruiser dead no power to anything

Battery shorted out in engine area now nothing powers up no life in the car at all.. Battery is fully charge i hooked up jumper cables still no life. I've cleaned the terminals and used sand paper to clean grounding cable to bell housing. used an ohm tester to see if cables are getting good contact everything seems right, weird thing is... positive and negative cable tested to the body of the car shows it completes a current.. that normal? I've checked the fuse's in the fusebox under the hood and they look good tested those too im stumped help!!!

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  • Sou Chiem Apr 23, 2013

    Nevermind I found the problem, There is a ground wire on back firewall side of the head, i followed it to a bracket on the passengerside of the engine bay and it was shorted out there, it pretty much came off when i pulled at it... I cleaned it up and now my PT Cruiser is up and running again! such a relief...



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The power lock switch on driver side door panel needs to be checked.If the switch is faulty,then it will not let the power lock to function properly. For fan only working at high,this indicates problem with blower motor resistor.The resistor controls the fan speeds.If the blower motor resistor gets faulty,then fan will only work at high speed.But you also mentioned that fan quit working.So in that case the fan switch and fan wirings needs to be checked.Either the fan switch is got faulty or the fan wiring has got shorted.You will have to use test light to confirm the short in wiring.
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