Last post on Nov 03, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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#14 of 21 Re: Trade in PT for a new Mazda5. Very, very happy to get rid of Chrysler [angees]
Oct 24, 2007 (2:17 pm)
Tip, take it to another dealer and have him contact chrysler and replace drivers side half shaft with a half shaft from turbo model. Chrysler know this. It worked on mine.
#15 of 21 PT cruiser vibration
Nov 03, 2007 (10:19 am)
UPDATE: On the vibration problem on some PT Cruisers. I have a 2007 and a 2006 PT Cruiser. The 2006 had a vibration at 18 - 20 and 40 - 50 mph. Very irritating. Took to a local Chrysler dealership to have the service manager tell me at 22000 miles their was nothing that could be done. Took the vehicle to Greensburg, Indiana dealership and they ask me to leave it a few days which was no problem. They contacted Chrysler and found the drivers side axle shaft was the culprit. Chrysler had them to order a turbo axle shaft which is balanced. They put it in and the vehicle is as smooth as silk. he standard axle shaft is not balanced but the turbo axle shaft is balanced and it made as much difference as night and day. Hope this helps you all with vibration problems.
#16 of 21 Help with a NEW 2005!
Jan 30, 2008 (9:04 pm)
I'm about to buy a great old car - NEW! I found a new 2005 PT Conv. GT with all the extras and a 5-speed. I got more than 10K off the sticker and I can't wait to pick it up next month out of state. I'd like help from those who have owned these on performance upgrades, tips, problems to watch for, any suggestions.
Should I get it undercoated? ( I live in a much snow - much salt area)
Suggest a good trailer hitch?
Some kind of turbo enhancement (do these void warrantee or not work w/ ABS?)
Wax or other exterior protection?
An owners club in WNY?
Any kind of do's and don'ts?
Thanks so much to any who reply!!
#17 of 21 Re: The truth about the PT, from real owners [wannabeeditor]
Feb 01, 2008 (10:49 am)
I could not agree more. I became the proud owner of an Electric Blue PT Cruiser 2006 in October 26, 2006 and I could not be happier, it handles great, goes in any kind of weather (I live in Missouri) and it just makes me feel good to drive it. Anyone who does not belong to a PT club that has one, is alittle one plum off a bob, in my opinion. Squirrleyh
Sep 29, 2008 (8:51 pm)
I had an '03 Limited, my wife totaled it then I got an '06 convertible. Nothing but problems since day 1. Brakes, shimmy, clutch, transmission, door squeaks, windows rattling, a dealer that lied to me and charged me for work they didn't do. I say don't bail out Ford, Chrysler or GM. They've had 30 years to catch up on the quality of foreign and they haven't even tried. Let them all go under.
I have a Camry Hybrid, rides like a dream and gets 44MPG. I got only 23MPG with a 4-cylinder 5 Speed. Chrysler should be ashamed of that.
#19 of 21 Re: mycrzr [simonsez3]
Sep 30, 2008 (1:37 pm)
If you wanted high mileage when you bought your Cruiser you should have looked at the Neon instead. It gets over 30 mpg and has the same engine as the PT. The Cruiser is hampered by the large frontal area and greater weight.
We currently have an 03 GT Cruiser in our family. We had a Neon before that. We like them both for different reasons.
If you want a vehicle that has a really high mpg rating I currently get 217.6 mpg of WATER with one of my vehicles - my Trek bike.
Enjoy your import.
#20 of 21 Re: PT cruiser vibration [dodge6095]
Dec 10, 2008 (8:19 am)
good to hear someone else had a 40-50mph vibration, had mine in the dealer several times and still got the problem. last time the left axle was replaced but with the original axle that came out in it. was your car a automatic non-turbo? and what was the part number of the turbo axle they installed? thanks
#21 of 21 Re: PT cruiser vibration [dodge6095]
Nov 03, 2011 (7:24 am)
I've got a 2007 PT Touring and am having this same problem!! I bought it used from a Chrysler dealer in '08 and had the axle replaced - on my dime - around 12 months later. Now, I'm having the same problem AGAIN!! I'm outside any warranty and called Chrysler in "Detroit" - which is apparently now located in India - and was given the runaround. Suggestions??