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Is The Fuel Pump Inside The Gas Tank And What Does That Cost To Fix, It Thi...

I have been hearing that these cars have fuel pump problems and its expensive to fix, is this true, this is a 2006

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Cost Of Replaceing Fuel Pump

replaced starter relay then it cranked but would not turn over. does not seem to be getting any fuel to engine.

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Intermittent Starting, Now It Does, Now It Doesnt

Car wouldn't start, quiet hum, went out an hour later and it has started 3 times now, any ideas

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My Car Wouldn't Start, Went Out In An Hour And It Starts Right Up, Any Sugg...

It turned over this morning for 2 seconds, slight hum but wouldn't start after that, sounded dead with a hum, went out an hour later and it starts fine, any suggestions

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Tried To Start 06 Pt Cruiser, It Turned Over And Died, Now It Just Humms

It took over just for a couple of seconds, now it just humms, drove great yesterday, any ideas

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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.