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My 2004 pt cruiser wont start. It gets power fine, when key is turned it will click and then nothing. it was turning over, firing up and immediately dying but now it will not fire up. Ive checked the oil and water, starter, fuses, and am currently concentrating on relay switches. How do i tell if they are damaged or good still? What does a damaged relay look like compared to a good relay switch?

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I had a similar problem with my 2001 Dodge Neon. Car ran perfect one day, the next morning it wouldn't turn over, nor make any sound whatsoever.

Turned out the ECM died and had it replaced with a re-manufactured unit purchased pricing. Between shipping & handling, tax and base price of $295 (purchased in Florida & live in Florida)

Now the car has trouble starting...have to start turnover about 3X's before it finally starts....once it starts, it runs better than ever before.....though back to the mechanic in the next few days. Electrical problems are the worst to deal with for anyone. Even the "Pros" have difficulty.

Hope this helps anyone.

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dead battery or bad starter.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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You need to replace your camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor at the same time. The parts around $60 bucks together. The camshaft senors sets on the side of the engine and the crankshaft sensor sets in the rear of the engine above the oil filter. Also, check the wire harnes to both sensors they have a problem with shorting out. Make sure you tune your car up with new spk plugs, spk plug wires, and coil. The PT Cruiser is a good car ,but the sensors **** and need to be replaced often. With this car you must stay up on your maintenance. I have one with 150,000 miles and it runs like new. You can turn the key on/off, on/off,on/off, and it will give you the problem codes. Do this quikly and write them down for the mechanic. To reset your computer take off the negative battery post for about 15min and reconnect, continue to post any problems and solutions with this car. The problem code will appear in the odometer box...........runjoe

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has it got an immobiliser / if so there is a fault there. If not an ignition switch itself.

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I have a 2005 pt cruser ,have puled stater off, took to parts store had it tested, tested good, took battery in replaced with new one. cleaned all terminals, stick key in ignition,can,t get starter to engage I have all dash lights, windows, headlights,fanmotors, door locks, could this be key switch promblems???

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