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Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited: Got a 2006 PT Cruiser. Car stopped

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Got a 2006 PT Cruiser. Car stopped while turning around the corner and won't start anymore. I replaced the battery and now the engine turns but will not start. Tried connecting with a scanner but scanner just shows connecting but never does. I use to connect to ECM but now it won't.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The check engine light blinks about 5 to 10 times when I turn the key to position 2 but not trying to start the engine.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
I see that you've attempted to read codes but don't mention any being set. If you did have communication but there were no codes set then a cam timing issue or lack of fuel pressure would be most likely, cam timing being more common than a lack of fuel pressure.
Does the engine crank at a normal rate or does it seem faster, or inconsistent?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It seems to crank normally at constant rate - not slowing down like the battery is dying. I connected the scanner/reader to ck for codes but the scanner just displayed "trying to communicate" for 5 minutes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I could not read any codes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Have you checked fuel pressure and spark?