2007 Chrysler pt cruiser non turbo. Turn key two or three times to start.

Asked by May 09, 2017 at 08:19 PM about the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok. So I have had this car since the end of 2007.
Here over the last couple of months it seams that
when I go to start the engine I have to turn the key
2 sometimes 3 times in order to get the engine to
start. After it starts up it sounds like it might stall
but never does. I just had the timing belt replaced
about a week ago and its about time to change the
spark plugs again but the engine light wont go off
and I cant get the code to come up. Anyone got
any suggestions what might be going on or had
something similar to this happen

3 Answers

118,325

Is the engine light red or yellow, if it's red then you either have an oil pressure problem or a oil pressure sender whacked out, if it's a yellow light then it is an engine management system problem. As there are no codes and you have a problem starting it there could be a fault with the programming in the computer system itself. Has anyone done a live data check on the system, sometimes the problem can be located going that direction, but I suspect it is the main processor. Fuel system pressure If it is low can also cause a hard start especially cold, the pump just can't make enough pressure immediately to feed a cold engine.

Thanks. The light is yellow. Guess I should have mentioned that before. I may have to wait to try and get those things checked as I just go back to work from a layoff but now I got a place to start. Thanks again.

118,325

Good, I Hope I gave you some ideas. Great you got to go back to work. I got laid off and then the economy in my area went away, businesses closed, people had to move to find work. I don't know who they are trying to kid but things are still messed up out my way.

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