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Old 09-02-2010, 03:40 PM
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Default 05 Cruiser won't start/won't crank

Hello, Thanks in advance for your help.

2005 PT Cruiser 2.4L non-turbo 5 speed standard. I drove it to work, it ran fine. I got in it to go to lunch and it won't crank. I hear the fuel pump presure up and the lights are good, but it will not tun over. I can jump from battery + to the starter solenoid, it will crank, but will not start. Turned the key to the run position jumped from battery + to solenoid, it will crank, but will not start. I replaced the ignition switch, no change.
1) How do I pull the codes?
2) Will a defective cam or crank sensor cause an engine not to crank?

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Old 09-02-2010, 11:31 PM
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No, cam and crank sensor will not cause a "no crank" condition. Not on their own anyway. MAYBE if one of them shorted and took down the PCI Bus it's possible, however not typical. The IPM could have a problem. It powers up MANY things. Check ALL of your fuses.
Nowadays when you flip a switch or press a button, it just sends a request signal to a module telling it to do something. Ignition switch just shows STATE of position and doesn't actually send current anywhere.

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I would ask you to consult a good mechanic what the problem.he'll be able to tell you what's wrong and solve it.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:09 PM
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Default Resolution and Thanks

I would like to say thanks to all how have taken the time to respond with suggestions and ideas. I would like to post the resolution in hope that it might help someone else. Resolution: I found the yellow ignition wire from the ignition switch to the positive trigger side of the ignition relay in the fuse box under the hood had been cut. A relay had been installed in series in the yellow wire. Obviously being used as a starter interupt. The relay was controlled by an GPS locater that had been mounted under the dash. The locater was malfunctioning and causing the intermittant starting problem.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:22 PM
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Don't you love those wiring hack jobs
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Sometimes those things are put in by the finance company to disable the car remotely if the payments get behind.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:13 AM
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How many miles on the car? It sounds like the timing belt went.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:50 PM
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I have a 2006 pt cruiser non turbo, which just shut down on me, It wont crank, lights and radio works,without the key and it says "no bus" on the dash. what do I do
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a no bus issue is a computer issue or something causing the computer to have an issue take it to some one for this sorta thing
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