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2001 Pt Cruiser Quit

I was pulling out from my childs school and ,suddenly my 2001 Pt Cruiser Ltd decided it wanted to quit.I tried to start it up again but it wouldnt. The motor turns over somewhat but it doesn't fully start up. What could be the possiable causes.I Need My Car Help!

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Your engine needs air, fuel and spark (at the right time) any one of those items if missing will prevent starting / running. In order to crank engine and run engine, you need power in the battery...low voltage will prevent engine from starting as well.
    At this point a competent technician will run some tests to see what's missing. No one here can do those tests by remote control (wish it was possible) So either have a competent shop check it out or get yourself a manual like haynes, and a decent digital volt/ ohmeter and do some testing yourself. Guessing can cost a lot of $ and not do much to fix it. If you need help with testing someone here will be glad to help you!!!
    good luck...hope it's something easy and inexpensive!



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Could be a bad alternator or battery, if by "the motor turns over somewhat" it sounds like it tries to turn over less and less each time you try. Even if it did start it wouldn't stay running with one of these problems.

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