Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

JackJones
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Does A Pt Cruiser Have An Interior Air Cleaner

Is there an air cleaner in the glove compartment

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zappa1
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How Can You Diagnose A Power Train Module

basically I would like to know if the power train module is bad...I have been working with this car..charging system wasn't working..replaced alternator..still having problems, replaced the power trai...

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nicole_edwards
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My 2003 Pt Cruiser Wont Stay Running.

One day while driving my kids to school my car just died on me. My mechanic was able to get it running again, however now it wont stay running unless someone is continuously giving it gas. As soon a...

35 views with 8 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
aandjhamilton
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Timing Belt

has anyone had any issues with timing belt?

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Melinda Diane Athey-Garretson
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Will Not Start

added coolant to car and now it will not start

12 views with 2 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.