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Gas Cap Keeps Loosening And Engine Light Comes On

2008 pt cruiser,all runs right except gas cap loosens,and engine light comes on but wont go off after putting tight back on

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What Could Be The Problem On 2006 Pt Cruiser Touring Edition Outer Brake Li...

Middle brake light works fine. It is not bulbs nor fuse. Those check out fine. When I start the car the inside iight and map lights stay on. Inside lights go out after several minutes when car is ...

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Where Is The Rear Hatch Release On A 2006 Pt Cruiser?

Can only get my hatch to release with the key. Keep key turned and lift hatch. There should be an easier way?

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When I Turn On My Headlights My Dashboard Lights Shut Of Completely.

I have a 2001 crysler pt crusier When I turn on my headlights my dashboard lights shut of completely. When my headlights are off my dashboard is bright. My dashboard lights are all the way up

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What Size Belt Can I Use To Bypass My Power Steering In My 2004 Pt Cruiser?...

Power steering pump burnt out then belt broke. Just want to bypass power steering now and hook air compressor pump up. What belt can I use to do this?

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About the Chrysler PT Cruiser

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001, and represented one of DaimlerChrysler's first ventures into the retro-styled auto market.  The PT was originally intended for the Plymouth marque, but by the time production began, the Plymouth name no longer existed.  The compact wagon had its roots in the late-1990s Plymouth Pronto concept car.

The PT name has a dual meaning: Chrysler uses the term "Personal Transportation," but PT is also an abbreviation for the platform.  The PT (Platform Tall) is a variation of Chrysler's PL (Platform Low) foundation, used by the Dodge Neon.  The PT Cruiser shares many Neon components, but styling is reminiscent of the 1930s Chrysler Airflow models.

In the PT Cruiser's introductory year, only two trims were offered: Base and Limited.  In the following years, Chrysler added GT and Touring trims and special additions like the Limited Platinum  and Dream Cruiser Series.  Other models include the Street Cruiser, Signature Series, and the 2006 Walter P. Chrysler Edition.  A four-seat convertible was added in 2005.

The PT Cruiser is now in its seventh year of production, but it is still in the first generation of production.  A series of updates came in 2006, which included a new grille, new head and taillights, a higher quality dash, and a new audio system.

The PT was voted the North American Car of the Year in 2001.  Chrysler's reliability problems would unfortunately hamper the PT's reputation in subsequent years.