Q: My 06 PT Cruiser will not start and the Check Engine Light is on. It turns but will not start, what does this mean?

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My 2006 pt cruiser will Not start, it turns but will not start and the check engine light is on, I just got an oil change and I haven't been having problems with the car nor have the check engine light been on until now.

My car has 11938 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - first task is to determine what problem codes are set with the Check Engine Light. It is possible this is a problem with the wireless control module being "locked up". There is a Chrysler technical service bulletin (232597) that addresses the fix for this condition.

Removing the battery cable for a minute or two, then reconnecting the cable will provide temporary starting to get you to the dealer. It is also possible that this no-start condition is caused by a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Get the problem codes read for faster diagnosis. I would recommend having a Check Engine Light inspection completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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