is o reillys conventional green 50/ 50 antifreeze good or bad for my 2002 Chrysler pt cruiser? pls help

390

Asked by Jul 08, 2014 at 08:22 PM about the Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car overheating when I tun my ac on . I changed the thermostat n
still heats up?

13 Answers

390

Is conventional green 50 / 50 antifreeze good or bad for my 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser? Pls help

19 of 19 people found this helpful.
75,355

Use the antifreeze that says "all makes/all models" on the bottle. It will safely mix with all kinds and colors of antifreeze. HTH. -Jim

6 of 6 people found this helpful.
390

I changed my thermostat a few days ago I took it to the mechanic and charged me$140 for idk what, to me feels the same since my car still heats up, I believed hed drained it to and got it back empty and havent driven my car till yesterday I had a docs appt. So was going to drive it but not even half the mile my car started heating up, well the arrow on the meter went up. So I went I got antifrezze n got this one(pic) shown, but ran into this website just lastnight and hopeing to find out if this antifrezze may continue the problem on my car and if so how can I get it out without going to a mechanic whos going to charge me for something my car is still doing. Pls help. Thank u.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.
390

Ps. It says Chrysler pre-01 ...? Whatever that means there for I thought it would b good????

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
390

O also why does my car seem to heat up faster when I turn the a/c on? Srry, just really worried about my car c since I do use it with my son and bby on the way.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
390

Is it true this is the most preffered antifrezze for my 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser?.. Srry, but pls do help thank you, I would appreciate it alot.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
75,355

Off the top of my head I really don't know what Chrysler was using in 2002. What I'd suggest is calling your local Chrysler dealer and ask for the service department. They'll know for sure. If it's not the correct stuff you'll have to get it flushed out and add the correct antifreeze or the "all makes/ all models stuff. Did you change the thermostat because it was heating up on you? HTH. -Jim

390

Yes, I bought it at o reillys and took it to a Mechanic who chrgd me$140 ?? But it still heats up, especially when I turn my a/c on :/

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
75,355

I just looked up your PT Cruiser in my catalog at work. I work at NAPA. According to our computer the greensantifreeze you got from O'Reilly's is what it calls for. So you're ok. HTH. -Jim

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
390

Ok, thank you so much. :) u are appreciated.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
75,355

You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

Did the Micanic do a pressure test for leaks if not have him do so. And if there is no leak I would look at the coolant temperture sensor. Also if your car heats up fast with the AV on it might be the fan that's no good

Pressure test after its heated up if not it might read fine until it heats up and expands be careful pt cruisers are very fragile when it comes to heat. They have an issue with blowing head gaskets if they barelly get over normal opperating temp. Happened to me twice.

Your Answer

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 2,624 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $2,195.

ZIP:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,810
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,560
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR
17 Great Deals out of 2,385 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volkswagen Beetle
181 Great Deals out of 10,149 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
45 Great Deals out of 1,910 listings starting at $8,700
Used Kia Soul
390 Great Deals out of 27,393 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chrysler 300
340 Great Deals out of 19,644 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
858 Great Deals out of 88,772 listings starting at $1,444
Used Chrysler Sebring
18 Great Deals out of 2,627 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Caliber
27 Great Deals out of 1,909 listings starting at $995
Used MINI Cooper
253 Great Deals out of 10,917 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Mustang
340 Great Deals out of 42,823 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford Focus
652 Great Deals out of 69,842 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Impala
507 Great Deals out of 32,641 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler Town & Country
170 Great Deals out of 13,853 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
641 Great Deals out of 54,520 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler 200
246 Great Deals out of 14,783 listings starting at $2,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.