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My 02 pt cruiser cranks like it wants to start but its not

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My 02 pt cruiser cranks like it wants to start but its not starting now. It did the same thing earlier I let it set for an hour or so then it started
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

hi there,

im cam, a licenced diagnostic tech.

have you scanned for any trouble code?

and you will need to check if you have spark, injector pulse and fuel pressure.

than we can narrow down to the cause of your no start

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All of the codes have a P in front. 0118,0340,1193,0551,1685,0601,1684. I have not checked for pressure nor injection. Auto zone checked the battery & it was good
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

im going to check on a few of those combination of codes.
please give me a few mins and ill see if these are all related


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I am stranded at auto zone. Is there any way it will start so U can make it home?
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

if this is like a computer issue or tipm module problem, than you can try to reset it by disconnecting the battery for about a 1/2 hour.

this can reset the modules and get you going again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it the fuel pump or filter and what can I do if so?
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

all of these codes are multiple sensor failure codes.

right now, its looking like a pcm failure

the pcm will have to be scanned and live data to check all af the sensor reading and see if they are all correct.

I would try the battery disconnect to see if this resets it enough to get you home or a shop

a fuel pump will not set these multiple sensor failure codes

the one that i am more leaning towards as a pcm computer failure is the p0601.

this code is a pcm randam access failure.

check the grounds below the fuse/ relay box and make sure they are good connection

Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

i would check all of the ground cables going to any body contact and disconnect the battery.

if this doesnt work, than unfortunatly it will need a tow and have the main pcm computer checked

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you think its the fuel pump?
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

no i think it a pcm failure from the description of codes you have given me.

i would need to know the fuel pressure to determine faulty fuel pump. but the pcm has to activate the fuel pump relay

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