2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

The PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001 as the production embodiment of both a 1997 Plymouth concept and Chrysler's desire to capture its heritage in a unique new model. The 2001 PT Cruiser was named the North American Car of the Year, and it also appeared on Car and Driver's Ten Best List.

Two trim levels were offered in this initial year: Base and Limited. The Base model's standard features included air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, and power brakes and steering. The Limited added a power moonroof, keyless entry, fog lamps, power locks, heated mirrors, cruise control, leather seats and chrome wheels.

Both models were powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder, which produced 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission came standard, and a 4-speed automatic was optional. Both route power to the car's front wheels. Fuel economy was estimated at 20 mpg city/25 highway with the manual and 20/26 with the automatic.

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Oil coming from throttle body when sitting at a idle for 40 minutes, lost 2 qts in the matter of minutes, what could cause that.

Over Heating Of My 2001 Pt Cruser

My car keeps over heating. Have replaced radiator cap and thermostat 3 times In four months. Someone suggested to remove thermostat , can that be done?

Over Heating In My 2001 Pt Cruiser

I have a 2001 pt cruiser ove changed the timing belt the radiator and cap the thermistate the radiator fan and motor and hoses. Today after coming back from work when i turnrd off my car steam was...

Really Having A Hard Time Locating A Specific Part. I Need Someone Who Can ...

I need to find a wiring harness. I believe it is the main wiring harness for the engine and ECU. The trick is, it is a manual shift. I have searched the web, somehow I think I'm just not searching ...

I Have A 2001 Pt Cruiser, It Works Fine Under 80 Kms But Above 2500 Rpm It ...