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#43 of 106 Re: Transmisson Noise [bill154]
Mar 24, 2009 (7:04 am)
Hi there Bill, I was surfing through this old forum and I seem to have the exact same problem. Out of all the posts I read you're the only one that matches the description of my problem.
So anyways, did you ever find out what was the problem with your car ? did you fix it? if so, how much did it turn out to be ?
I would really appreciate it since I'm the typical starving college kid paying my way through college, and with my part time job i only make enough to pay for my rent and bills. I took it to this place here in Chico, CA and they quoted me like $2780 to have it fixed, waaaayyyyyyy out of my range.
Thanks for your time and I hope you can get back to me
#44 of 106 Re: pt shimmy [mmgeier]
Mar 24, 2009 (4:52 pm)
My GF has a 2006 PT, and took it into a car dealership to have it serviced. It came back with a noticeable "shimmy" during acceleration from 20 - 25 mph. The people at the dealership tried to convince us that it was a bad axle or axles - apparently Chrysler didn't balance axles on the basic cars, only the turbo version, which was what they tried to sell my GF. If you look on other posts, people with the same issue had their axles swapped for turbo axles, and that fixed the shimmy/vibration. In the case of my GF's car, it never had any isssues until after it went to the dealer - a 3 minute inspection of the car by me (after we left the dealer) revealed they had overfilled the tranny by 1 quart, and there was also 44 oz. of oil over the max. oil mark on the dipstick!
Just reinforces the commentary that you really are crazy to take your car to a dealership!
Hope this helps, J
#45 of 106 Solved my 2002 PT Cruiser Transmission Problem
Mar 29, 2009 (3:56 pm)
Today, I saved myself some money - maybe $3500. I just got done replacing the timing chain, then had to put in a new radiator. Those two items cost me $1500 ($1200 for the timing chain and $300 for the radiator). Be careful who you take your car to for a timing chain replacement. If it's the first PT Cruiser the mechanic has done, it will take him 2 weeks to get it right. I had the water pump changed at the same time because it was recommended. Right after I got it back from having the radiator done, the transmission was slipping badly. I did a little research, found out about changing the fluid and filter in the transmission - did that today and it shifts like new! Hasn't shifted that well in months - maybe a year. It's perfect now. I want to Autozone, got the kit and the fluid, took me 2-3 hours (you need a torque wrench and need to know how to convert foot pounds to inch pounds).
#46 of 106 Re: Solved my 2002 PT Cruiser Transmission Problem [kewa3]
May 02, 2009 (10:06 pm)
I am trying to get a trans pan gasket AZ...they tell me the trans in my '01 is either a "41TE" or it's not, but don't give me another choice. Apparently there are two distinct auto trans for this model, but can't seem to locate specs. Any suggestions? AZ has the trans filter?
#47 of 106 Transmission for 2003 PT Cruiser
May 03, 2009 (6:47 pm)
The 5th gear in my PT kept slipping and my mechanic told me it could not be repaired and I would need to get another one. Where do I find one?
#48 of 106 Need help with Auto Trans
Jun 12, 2009 (3:25 pm)
I have a 2006 PT Limited...28,000 miles, automatic transmission and it is shifting hard from take off and sometimes sticks around 45 mph...fluids are good, always change the oil at 3000 miles, the car is very well taken care of...my 3 years is up so no warrenty..
Anyone got any ideas?
#49 of 106 2005 PT Cruiser Transmission
Jun 15, 2009 (12:23 pm)
My son recently hit a deer in my car ... It was repaired this weekend; however, it would not automatically shift out of what I think is 1st gear ... My mechanic doesn't know where the shifting solenoid is ... The computer said it was a P700 or P750 error ... Can you help me please? I cannot drive above 30 or 35 mph as a result
#50 of 106 Re: Cruiser will only go in reverse [josh99216]
Aug 07, 2009 (9:53 am)
I have a similar problem with the trasmission on my 2001 PT Cruiser. As the car stops, it jerks. This has been going on for a while and they have done whatever software upgrades that were required. Now Chrysler says that in order to determine my problem they will need to open the transmission to see if it can be rebuilt. They are talking about more money than I think it's worth.
Curious. How did you resolved your problem?
#51 of 106 Re: Cruiser will only go in reverse [screson]
Aug 07, 2009 (7:06 pm)
He took his car to a local Mechanic. It was the soft parts in the Tranny. They had to take his transmission apart and replace some parts inside, I'm not sure the extent of it, the mechanic just said they needed to be replaced. I believe he had this done for just under $1000. Now his car drives like new. He's never had a problem with it shifting or coming to a stop again, infact the car seems to have oomph A couple months after he had that work done, his timing chain broke. Fortunately he was pulling into his parking spot and driving slow so it didnt do any damage to the engine. He spent another $900 for that and replacing the water pump. He had 107,000 miles on it when the belt broke, so if your there and haven't done it yet I recommend replacing it. If your cars in good shape, I think its worth it. My buddies car had some major work done for just under 2k and now it runs like new. I hope this helps, let me know what you decide to do
#52 of 106 Lifetime Powertrain Warranty
Aug 12, 2009 (2:21 pm)
Has anyone had their transmission fail since Chrysler came out with their Lifetime Powertrain Warranty?
Could you share your experience? Was the warranty worth anything? Did they fix your busted tranny for free or is this all BS?