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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base 4dr Wagon

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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Front Wheel Drive, Small Wagon, Sport Utility Vehicle
21 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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November 16, 2012, 1:04 pm

Mike M

Question: car wont start

I have a 2003 pt cruiser gt turbo Ive put over 2500 hundered dollars in it in the last 3 months.The heads have been redone,new water pump,new timing belt,motor flush,new plug wires,new plugs, new alternator,new battery,new fan moter with modular, relayetc.Car ran fine now all of a sudden the car cranks over for 5 to 10 seconds then starts. Took it in to have it check for codes only 1.oem numberto cross:P0562 says 1.loose or missing drive belt thats not it,2.alternator defective thats not it3.battery defective thats not it4.pour electrical connection not it everything is tight. It almost acts like like fuel is coming in going but when its running it runs fine. confused marine29 thanks for help

November 29, 2012, 3:53 pm

Ron W
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Here is some info on that code:

P0562 DODGE - System Voltage Low

If you've eliminated the charging system and the battery itself, I suspect you may have a parasitic drain on the battery. Basically something that drains the battery over night when the engine is off (a dome light stuck on for instance). That could cause a low voltage condition and cause this code to set. One other thing (that's easy to check) is the battery terminal connections. May sure they are clean and tight. If they have any corrosion you can get weak starting and voltage codes set by the PCM as well.

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