I have a 2001 PT Cruiser, ran great, went to start it 10 minutes after turning it off and it won't start. Replaced plugs and wires, new starter and new battery. All it does is click when we try to start it. Smells like sulfur under the hood in the engine compartment, when we try to start it also.

Asked by May 04, 2015 at 07:36 PM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 PT Cruiser, ran great, went to start it 10 minutes after turning it off and it
won't start. Replaced plugs and wires, new starter and new battery. All it does is click
when we try to start it. Smells like sulfur under the hood in the engine compartment, when
we try to start it also.

1 Answer

33,465

My guess would be a bad neutral safety switch or ignition. Turn the key to the start position and hold it there. Move shifter from D to N a few times and see if she fires up. If not, run a wire from the positive battery terminal to the starter. If it turns over, you'll know the issue is the ignition.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • my 2003 pt cruiser just stopped running. 50 answers

    While driving I got an ding the check engine light came on and the car just died on me. No sputter or any indication of a problem. Just stopped running. It has 3/4 of a tank of gas so that isn't my p...

    2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • PT Cruiser Stops While Driving 16 answers

    I have a PT Cruiser Convertible/Turbo with almost 80,000 miles. When I try to start it, I get nothing. Wait a few seconds and then it starts. This has been going on for a couple of days. Then today,...

    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Help 20002 Pt cruiser wont turn onn 7 answers

    I have a 2002 pt cruiser and I have changed almost everything, battery, tming belt, wiring, gas pump and the car wont turn on. It works for a week and then it does the same thing. Is this electrical...

    2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Pt Cruiser 3 answers

    My 2001 pt cruiser just died while i was driving. This happened a few weeks before and it was the belts we replaced them and it ran fine. Now this happened. It will crank very slowly but wont turn...

    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How is the PT Cruiser? 10 answers

    Seriously thinking of purchasing a PT Cruiser. Does anyone know if the car has a pacific maintenance issue?

    2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

    -

    General

Search Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,770
#2 Gypsy Rose
Gypsy Rose
Reputation 1,160
#3 docwade931
docwade931
Reputation 1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
252 Great Deals out of 8,637 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Sebring
52 Great Deals out of 3,714 listings starting at $1,994
Used Chrysler Town & Country
718 Great Deals out of 20,517 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
1,201 Great Deals out of 78,040 listings starting at $969
Used Ford Focus
1,252 Great Deals out of 58,947 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang
728 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Escape
1,678 Great Deals out of 85,377 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda Civic
1,143 Great Deals out of 65,142 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Corolla
1,337 Great Deals out of 68,321 listings starting at $1,399
Used Toyota Camry
1,475 Great Deals out of 100,775 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Explorer
1,435 Great Deals out of 72,312 listings starting at $985

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited For Sale
3 listings starting at $4,499
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 37 listings starting at $2,999