sometimes 2002 pt cruiser wont start

Asked by Guru9QV7D Jul 08, 2017 at 02:44 PM about the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi! I have put two starters and new battery in 2002 pt cruiser and there are still
times it wont start. Ive tied pounding on starter with hammer, sometimes it
works.I just keep cranking on it then eventually it turns over.Has anybody had
this issue and what did you do? Mechanics at two different dealer shops cant
figure it out, one being Chrysler!lol

4 Answers


You may have a defective flywheel ring gear or a defective mechanic If I were you I would find a mechanic who knows how to do more than change parts


Simple. It's just a bad starter if hitting it helps then the starter is done good and dead just replace it


I think these Cruisers have defects! I have seen a lot of them including mine that at about 13000 miles start these electric type stuff! Step up Crysler and stand by your vechicles!I'm disabled and can't afford to keep pouring money in A car that won't stay on the road!!!!

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Every 2-3 months I replace the starter on my 2001 PT Cruiser...Any suggestion or fixed for constant starter replacement

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