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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser-Starter issue and a code P1193
My friend has a 2001 PT Cruiser(I know, poor guy!) He hasn't been able to start the car in nearly a month. I told him I'd help as soon as our weather here in eastern Pa. got better and today was the day. Now he had a remanufactured starter put in last May at a cost of nearly $250! According to him, all was well until a month or so ago. All I really found bad was the negative wire terminal clamp and replaced it with a universal post clamp. I cleaned all connections from the battery down to the starter, but no luck. Only when I bopped the hell out of the starter itself did it make an attempt to turn over. I believe the starter is bad even though like I said, it's not a year old yet.We will be replacing in the near future, possibly with a starter from a salvage yard because my friend has had other issues with this car in years past and he doesn't want to put in any more money than necessary and I sure can't blame him.
I also scanned his computer as I noticed the engine light was lit and got a code P1193. Auto Zone printed out a copy of the entry and it looks like there are more than one thing that could be wrong. The last listing was a faulty ECM. Any help anyone could give us will be appreciated. Many thanks!