My wife purchased a 2002 PT Cruiser "Dreamcruiser" Series 1 2 days ago. She went out to go to work this morning and it just clicks 1 time then nothing. I made note that the headlights and dome lights are all bright and do not dim when you try to start the car. Here is a list of the things I have done:
1. Took Batt out - Tested bad - purchase and replaced Batt.
2. Took out Started - Tested Good - put starter back.
3. Replaced Batt. Terminals
4. Checked all fuses and they are fine. (Did not check fuse links. Not sure what they are)
5. Checked for corrosion on cables. (None)
6. Made sure all doors were shut solidly.
8. Nearly got divorced over it.
This morning after having my coffee I decided to take a chance and try to start the car. I turned the key and it did the same thing accept when I held the key to the start position for about 5 sec it finally turned over and the engine started. After that I turned the car off and turned it back on several times with no delay. I personally think that the Ign Switch could be the problem. Its just to bad I did not figure it out sooner. Thanks for the info and I am going to check out the Ign Switch as per your instruction tomorrow.
Yesterday morning I got up and went out for the coffee again. The PT did not start. Did not start all day. Have not had the heart to go out this morning and try it yet. Testing this morning.
Dont know how or why but after installing a new starter the car is working fine. Just thought I would post this to help others know that sometimes the testing machine is wrong.
This car is my wife's dream. I purchased it to make her happy. PLEASE help me make her happy again. Thanks. -Wilson
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 12:06 AM