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I have a 2004 PT Cruiser non turbo (45K). I was referred to this site by a person who says MX-5 may be able to help. The code showed that my coil or spark plugs were the culprits. I changed the plugs, tried to start the car, it turned over, but didn't start. After the third try the engine will not even turn over. The battery is fine. I turn the key and nothing. I tried both keys that I have.
What originally happened was, I was on my way to work and a block from my home and the check engine light came on and started blinking. The engine putt putted all the way home. I turned it off then tried to restart it. It started but ran very rough, coughing, sputtering and popping. I pulled the code P2302 only. So, I changed the plugs (my husband and a couple of friends, actually), they were really bad,now it will not turn over. The lights are bright and the alert tone loud and clear while the key is in ignition with door open. We have checked and rechecked all the wires.
Can anyone give me and idea of what to do next? I really cannot afford to take it to a mechanic right now. Thanks for any advise. Sincerely, Linda