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Experience:  Cert. Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
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I have a 2004 pt cruiser and it just died while driving. It

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I have a 2004 pt cruiser and it just died while driving. It did this twice. Once it started back up after a few minutes. The second time I had to get a jump start. Now the third time it won't start. We replaced the starter thinking that was it.
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with Chrysler. The Chrysler Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes I am
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just replacing the starter so far
JA: Is there anything else the Chrysler Mechanic should be aware of about your Chrysler?
Customer: No it ran fine prior to this without any problems.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site. .Do you know what the charging system voltage is when it is running?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No because it won't run.
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.
I see, the battery will have to be charged up enough to get the engine running, (or replaced if it is bad) and then the alternator will have to be checked. Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is a common thing for the Pt cruiser for my year. There have been several people who have said they had to change out the pcm. I know it's a process of elimination at this point. Is there any way of specific checking to the pcm?
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.
Does it set any trouble codes for the charging system?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes but I did not write them down last night the car isn't here with me. I will have to message you back a little later with them.
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.
That would be great, that way we will have a better idea as to the problem. I hate to say to replace the PCM without knowing, thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.
Your welcome, just let me know what the code(s) are and we can go from there, thanks