Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Model Overview

Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

RPanther
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Anyone Ever Have An Issue Filling The Gas Tank On A Cruiser?

I have a 2002 Cruiser with 81K I am wanting to sell. When I try to put gas in the car, the pumps always stop, I have to wait about 10 seconds, then I can put about a dollars worth in before the pump c...

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norton30531
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06 Pt Cruser Is Overheating. Instaleed New Fan Module Ran Great For Two Wee...

new fan module, ran ok first two weeks then same ole crap. according to repait shop no pressure leaks, buy no sign of leaks. have to ad coolant every other day or so.

8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)
pat_paula
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Overheating Problems

So my wife's 2002 cruiser runs hot and overheats when idle too long (drive thru, red light etc.). Checked debris between condensor and fan, fan works, coolant full, thermostat works, all relays good, ...

32,791 views with 45 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
Meño Pichardo
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I Have A 01 Pt Cruiser. Never Gave Me Problems Until The Radiator Had A Tin...

this weekend it overhated. a bit of antifreeze leaked. let it cool down and open up the radi cap. it still had fluid. turned it on and it bubbled. i bought a thermostat tried chabging it my self b...

10 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
Clarinda Lough
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Why Does My Car Overheat And Leak Antifreeze When The Air Conditioner Is Tu...

7 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 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.