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On My 2006 Pt Cruiser How Do I Tell If The Cams Are In The Right Position W...

after timing belt install car turns over but doesn't start and dont sound quite right.

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2003 Pt Cruiser Stopped On Me

I have a 2003 pt cruiser. I was coming home and my car just started slowing down and I would press the gas pedal and nothing would happen expect ramp up the thing. My car turns on and runs. All the li...

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Major Problems With My 2002 Pt Cruiser

The car is surging while idling, it goes 40 MPH by itself, the power locks quit working, and if the battery is connected it dings and dash lights constantly come on and off. HELP!!!

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Changiny A 2005 Pt Chrysler Engine Into 2002 Pt Chrysler Car

we put a 2005 pt chrysler engine into a 2002 pt chrysler car. we hooked it up with the 2002 computer in which that doesn,t work. we have the computer from the 2005 but the plugs are different what n...

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I Have A 2004 Pt Cruiser And The Motor Slung A Rod And I'm Going To Replace...

I found a 08 pt cruiser can I use all of it to switch it to make it all the same to make it right again

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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.