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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    Mizzfixit
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    Overheating Pt Cruiser

    I habe a 2001 pt cruiser..yeah i know. Kept overheating, changed the radiator cap, then the radiator, thermostat. I recently changes the fan, car started up, i shut off now it wont start any sugge...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)
    Karen Williams
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    Replaced Water Pump Now The Idle Is Runnuning Rough 2001 Pt Cruiser

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    Karen Williams
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    Replaced Water Pump Now The Idle Is Runnuning Rough 2001 Pt Cruiser

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    K1a2t3
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    Update To My Last Question

    Just got the code from the odometer on my Cruiser. It reads 0301 / misfire detected in Cylinder #1. I am guessing that means my car needs a good tune up, and I should have the spark plugs and possibly...

    2,203 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    Brad Niell
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    Car Overheating Engine Fan Not Turning On , Just Had Radaitor Flushed And N...

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