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2004 PT Cruiser lost power then died, wont start now.

Tested the altenator, starter, battery, PCM(computer) and all are working. No check engine light comes up when turning ignition. seems to have power going to the fuse box near the battery as well as power to the relays. Do you think that it could be the ignition switch?

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If no check engine comes up, it would be PCM. PCM must set CHECK ENGINE LAMP when IG on.. Also check other instrument panel warning lamp come up. If not, Main Ampere Fuse must be checked.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Testimonial: "just installed a new PCM thinking that it was the cause, however there was no change at all. Where would I find the main Ampere Fuse?"

  • yeakharr Sep 06, 2014

    If so, PCM not having Power, you must check main fuse box and find

  • yeakharr Sep 06, 2014

    like above piture



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