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I have a 2003 pt cruiser that won't turn over. All the lights nd electricals are working but you turn the key and get nothing. The cam and crank sensors are new as well as the starter. I tested all the battery wiring and starter wires and all are good. I need some help.

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  • dennismash Apr 19, 2009

    I did that as well. The relays and all fuses for the starter circuit tested good as well as the starter itself.

  • dennismash Apr 19, 2009

    Maybe, but i am not sure what to test there, but i have heard that there are aluminum pins in the ign. cylinder that can break but i don't know how to get at them. I heard that a new one costs about $1000. And the ignition switch has about 20 pins and i don't know which ones are for the run mode.

  • dennismash Apr 19, 2009

    Yeah, everything works. Headlights radio windows. Actually the radio goes off when I go from on to run like a dead battery, but this even happens when it's hooked up to a battery charger.

  • dennismash Apr 19, 2009

    No i never had the radio unhooked. Thanks for all the thoughts, I am a ford technician and know the basics just not chrysler specific stuff. I will try to post the solution when i figure out what it is.

  • dennismash Apr 27, 2009

    Yes, the solenoid passed as well.

  • rkelley136
    rkelley136 Jul 24, 2012

    My PT will not start when interior is hot, what was your fix?



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Go to Auto Zone and have the starter tested. If it's good, then it could be the starter solenoid or one of the starter relays.

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  • yamancool63 Apr 19, 2009

    What about the ignition itself? Maybe the "crank" feature is broken.

  • yamancool63 Apr 19, 2009

    You get lights and everything in the "on" mode?

  • yamancool63 Apr 19, 2009

    Maybe the radio and starter wires got mixed up when you got the new stuff?

  • yamancool63 Apr 24, 2009

    Wait...did the solenoid pass any tests too?



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