car won`t crank

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car won`t crank

Postby Bobby Riley » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:38 am

My`08 PT will not crank.Turn key to ON everything works fine ie:dash lights,radio,windows. When you turn key to START nothing and dash lights go out for a second then back on.Just replaced battery with brand new one reading 12.93v and it has 1150 CA.Tried to check relays...they seem to be ok as they click when I powered them up with battery. Since my PT is an`08 it dosnt have an ignition actuator switch to check & I dont know how to check the electronic ignition switch on the steering colum what else can I check. I though about jumpeing the solinois with the key on ON but not sure how to do that as I can only see the top where the red positive cable from batt. is attached.I can`t see the other terminals on the solinoid.Any new information will be a help.
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Re: car won`t crank

Postby askdrpt » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:42 pm

Sounds to me like a bad ignition switch? See the post under Codes & Dancing>Helpful Hints. And Yes, jumping the small signal wire on the solenoid would confirm this! If an Automatic, it could be the Neutral Safety Switch but that seldom goes on our cars while the ignition switch is becoming pretty common.
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