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#62 of 106 Re: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser (intermittent engine light) [krh7]
Nov 02, 2009 (11:40 am)
I would definitely check/replace the timing belt. I was on a 10 hr road trip when my cruiser lost power, the engine light turned on on the spot, and then the car turned off. Bad news =(
My timing belt went out. DEFINITELY have your timing belt replaced, 60,000 miles is the recommended interval, I was stupid and had no clue that had to be replaced and it cost me about 1K to have it replaced in the middle of nowhere (Kettleman City, CA) but that was including Towing Costs, so save your towing and have it replaced ASAP !
#63 of 106 Re: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser (intermittent engine light) [krh7]
Nov 02, 2009 (12:48 pm)
Iíll tell ya what wrong; there are two engine cam shaft Idler sensors. Ours (2007)went out and Chrysler wouldnít pay for it to be fixed under warrantee, 37,500 miles. So, we told them to fix it, and we would pay, THEY REPLACED the wrong one. We took it to our regular mechanic when it was still doing it and he found the problem rite away. I think 1st of all they didnít tell us it wouldnít be covered by warrantee, and 2nd they didnít fix it correctly. If itís the same thing as ours, the car surges and jerks under high tork, when you let off the gas it settles down. The 1st fix was $378 and the 2nd was $50 bucks for the part (our guy). Also, when you get it fixed, do the water pump, we did, it was another $780 it was going tooooo.
I still think Chrysler should have stood by and paid for it:
But thatís why Iíll never buy another.
#64 of 106 Re: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser (intermittent engine light) [rasec8711]
Nov 02, 2009 (7:26 pm)
My owner's manual recommends replacing the timing belt at 90k miles (2007).
#65 of 106 Re: 3rd gear not there [ronp3]
Nov 18, 2009 (6:44 pm)
my 03 pt is doing the exact same thing 3rd gear is not there but all of the rest do just fine. Have you found the problem
#66 of 106 03 pt cruiser 3rd gear not there
Nov 18, 2009 (6:57 pm)
I have a 03 pt and when you shift into 3rd gear there is nothing there. All of the other gears work just fine, and the trany makes no noise. 3rd gear feels like it is still in neutral. Does any one have an idea
#67 of 106 Re: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser (intermittent engine light) [dcurts]
Apr 16, 2010 (4:14 pm)
can you tell me exactly what was wrong with the car? what had to be replace and where is your guy located?
#68 of 106 Re: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser (intermittent engine light) [special504]
Apr 19, 2010 (2:27 pm)
the car is a 2007, and it engin light would come on intermittently, when you acelerated, the car would start jurking and the engin would bog down untill you let off the gas.
the chrysler dealer we when to said it was the ideler sensor on the belt.
the charged us $400 and they sucked at it.
the car had 37,000 miles on it and we were led to belive by them it was under warrenty. they lied.
It continued to do this, so when we knew it wasent under warrenty we took it to our guy who works on our trucks and corvettes.
he said the chrysler guy must not have known there are two of these sensors, he replaced the other one and when he had it apart the water pump, $400 more. I trust him, to tell me what wrong.
they are in west chicago ill ( Dave Ts specailty ) on washington street
#70 of 106 Transmission Woes
Sep 15, 2010 (6:29 pm)
Wish I had came on this site before I fell in love with and bought my used 2003 PT Cruiser, I have had it exactly 4 months and 4 days, it is now at the transmission shop waiting to see if the used car dealer I bought it from is going to help me pay for a transmission. I came on this site with my fingers crossed hoping that Chrysler had a recall on the transmissions. My car had 74,000+ miles on it when I bought it and now I am without a car.
#71 of 106 Crap hit the fan in the tranny
Sep 24, 2010 (3:00 pm)
Without any warning something happened to my automatic transmission. Now I only have 2nd gear and reverse in a 2001 PT Cruiser. Also the speedometer quit working. I installed a new input - output sensor, speed sensor, and a governor control solinoid and the problem remains. Any suggestions to solve this problem will be greatly appreciated. What have I missed or overlooked??? Thanks for your help............. Jim a.k.a lowfreq