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Danielle Skop

Chrysler 04 Pt Cruiser Blows Out Warm Air When A/c Is On Checked For Leaks ...

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Losing Water Without Starting Car

I fill up water in radiator cap and in about 30 minutes its gone. Cant find any external leaks but there is water under internal carpet

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How Many Different Types Of Filters For The Air Conditioning System Does A ...

A mechanic told me that the a/c filter was clogged but when I asked him if it was the cabin air filter (which is the only one I'm abel to find info on) he said no, that there's different ones. I w...

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Can A 2002 2.4 Regular Engine Be Replaced By A Turbo Of The Same Year?

Have swapped the engines. The turbo is in place and connected up, but will not crank.

18 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
Charles Parnell

Why Is It Hard To Shift Into Gear

Hard to shift into gear. Cold it is not real hard but the hotter it gets the harder is is to shift.

246 views with 3 answers (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.