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Why Is My Pt Cruiser Overheating.water Bubbling And Shooting All The Water...

I have a 02 pt cruiser change waterpump.thermostat radiator.hoses heater hoses clean heater heater works.didnt work before.bleed air out system.still overheats.water bubbles to radiator cap...

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Trying To Fit An Automatic 2005 Pt Cruiser Transmission Into A 2002..

Everything fits. Torque converter flex plate, pressure plate starter even bolts up. But as soon as I bolt it up it's locked in place and won't turn over by hand I put the old transmission In and ...

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2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser Automatic Wont Go Into Park I Have To Start It O...

Have use emergency brake when i stop, it only goes into reserve.

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Did I Do Something Wrong?

I changed my rear brake pads and when I was finished I started the car to go for a test drive and my abs and trac lights come on.

16 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

Did I Need All Of These Parts Replaced?

I took my 2006 PT Cruiser in because the engine light came on, and when I started to drive, the car would not go into second gear. They replaced the TIPM--the light still came on and still would not ...

15 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

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.