I can buy a 2009 PT with a busted timing belt but afraid of all the stories of valve and engine damage. What should I do?

Asked by Jun 28, 2017 at 12:58 PM about the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car has 150k and was running when the belt broke. I'm sure I can replace the belt and water pump but not sure if it's worth the risk?

2 Answers


Either pay scrap yard prices for it (maybe $200) or walk away. Price the cost of a new engine installed and compare that to the cost of a running 2009 PT.

Thanks, I'm taking that advice- Mark

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