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Chrysler PT Cruiser: 02 pt cruzer automatic. wont start when

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02 pt cruzer automatic. wont start when hot. start swithch lock out i think?
if OAT is above 90 degrees.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
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There are quite a few things that will cause a no crank condition, it will take some electrical testing at the time the problem is happening to determine what is going on.
It could be the ignition switch, although ignition switch issues aren't that common. It could also be a broken ignition switch actuator pin.
It could be the starter relay. You can swap it with another and see if that helps.
It could be a transmission range sensor related issue.It could be the sensor itself, it's wiring, or it may not be fully going into park. You can try cranking in neutral, if that does allow it to crank then it's likely the range sensor or it isn't' fully going into park.
It could be a powertrain control module related issue. If the PCM isn't awake due to an internal failure or loss of power or ground it will prevent the starter from engaging.

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