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#115 of 323 Re: chirping noise [bighead2000]
Apr 02, 2007 (8:26 pm)
I also heard a chirping sound coming from the passenger side of my 2004 PT Cruiser. My battery light kept coming on and off also. They replaced the belt that is on the left side of the car if you are looking from under the hood. Two days prior to that they replaced the fan in front of the radiator because the compressor kept coming on and off sporadically while the car was idling. It didn't do it if you were driving only at idle. I have an extended warranty with a $100.00 deductible which they made me pay twice in one week because they said the problems were not related. Yah, we will see. They have had the car since Saturday March 31, to put the belt on it is now Monday night and they still have not finished it. The car is still in the shop. Grubbs Chrysler Nissan.
#116 of 323 Re: 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible [rsliter]
Jun 26, 2007 (2:19 pm)
I just bought and a 2006 PT Cruiser and it quit for the very first time last Sunday (doing 70 mph). All I can think of is, oh great I'm stuck with a Lemon. At any rate I have had Chrysler vehicles for years and one thing that always seems to go out on them is the Ignition coil, which controls the spark. The coil heats up and shorts out after it cools it is good to go again. They always seem to be weak in Dodge and Chrysler cars and trucks. Did you ever have the coil replaced on your car? I'm thinking this will be my first plan of attack... unless you tried it and it didn't work then its plan B what ever that will be.
Jul 30, 2007 (8:03 pm)
I have a 2003 PT Cruiser GT. I love this car, however, lately I have been having problems and I was wondering if anyone might know what is going on. It all started at the beginning of this year when my turbo went out at around 35,000 miles. It was replaced under the Powertrain warranty. Early June I was running errands (it was hot outside) and all of a sudden my car over heated (the light went on and the gauge was close to the max). I turned the air conditioner off (which helped to get me home; I was really close). The car was running hotter than usual so I took it in and by the time they got to it the next day there was nothing wrong and it was not running hot.
So, a couple days ago I was running errands all day in the heat again and the car STALLED while I was driving. It took constant turning the car on again to get home. The engine light was on. We took it to a dealership across the street Sat around 5pm (could hardly get it there- cont. to stall repeatedly) and come Monday day the tell me that they had to replace the battery of the car to do the diagnostics and nothing was wrong with it! It was back to normal. That problem was not my battery-the car started fine it just shut down when you tried to drive it. I don't know what to think but I am very frustrated. I know there is something not right. Anyone have any suggestions??
#118 of 323 PT will not start...
Aug 24, 2007 (5:42 pm)
Two days ago my cruiser decided that it didn't want to start. It had started fine all day long and I made one last stop before going home and it wouldn't start. The dash lights, and the interior lights come on just fine, but when you turn the key all you hear is a click. The motor doesn't even try to turn over. My husband thought it might be the starter so we replaced it and still nothing. The battery is fine, the cables are fine and everything is hooked up. My check engine light came on a month ago and the only codes it displayed were for the battery cables and power steering...checked all that and the light went off until the next time I hit a bump and the light came right back on, and the codes were the same. I've also had a problem of when the car was starting ...the engine would sound like you were holding the accelerator to the floor. I am desperate for any help or advice.
#122 of 323 engine vibration '06 pt cruiser
Sep 12, 2007 (8:51 pm)
I test drove an '06 pt cruiser. It not only vibrates at idle, but also while cruising at highway speeds, under load. (When stepping on the gas). I had it checked by my mechanic, but they didn't take it on the highway, and said the motor mounts were good, and vibration at idle, is normal. I don't remember the other ones I drove, doing this. (An '03,'04, another '06 and an '07) Any thoughts on this? Or, has anyone else experienced this?
The body is just cherry on this car. No nicks or scratches. Inferno Red. Very slick. Every power option that I like. But, don't want to buy it, if it's going to be trouble. Been there, done that.
#123 of 323 Re: engine vibration '06 pt cruiser [bjc25]
Sep 15, 2007 (2:21 pm)
bjc25..I own a '07 Cruiser, 1650 miles, have vibration problems. Took it to my mechanic after the dealer said it was tire problems. The mechanic of 20yrs predicts it to be the powertrain. Vibration in the steering wheel while in idle, vibrates at 40-45 mph then with new tires at 60mph. Dealer put new brand tires on it, problem not solved. The dealer told me the PT basic cruiser has the vibration characteristics. I won't settle for that answer. I will either have it fixed or file the "lemon law" where I live. Bought at SANDY SANSING, PENSACOLA, FL
#124 of 323 2005 Turbo Spark Plug Replacement Created Nightmare
Oct 07, 2007 (9:47 pm)
I have a 2005 Turbo Convertible that is just creeping up on 40,000 miles . Nothing was wrong so I thought today I would fix that problem . I decided to replace the spark plugs, figured 40,000 was a good point and I wanted to try the new Iridium plugs anyway. Bought four NGK 2314 plugs, removed the old plugs and installed the new plugs. Again, nothing was wrong before I started. After putting everything back together I started the car to see how much better it ran. It now sputters and coughs, won't start unless you try at least twice and generally sounds like it is running on two cylinders. When you only have four to begin with, that's a problem. Put the old plugs back in, same problem. Apparently it is not the new plugs. I think I must have screwed up a spark plug wire or two during the job. If you are going to change the plugs in your cruiser, have a new set of wires handy, the old ones are real fragile apparently. I now have to order new wires, I am looking at Magnaco wires for $70 delivered. Hopefully that will put me back on the road. The car is now a fixture in the garage until the wires arrive...bummmer...