I need to replace a timing belt in a PT Cruiser. Who makes the very best belt to install- OEM or another aftermarket brand?


Asked by Sep 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM about the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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OEM always. IMO anyways.

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Thanks- it's a costly repair and I just want to be sure saving $10 doesn't mean another 4 figure repair any sooner than it should be.

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In the past I have opted to use cheaper aftermarket brands but for the most part they have always let me down. I will only use OEM parts now.

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For aftermarket: Gates

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When mine snapped the local Chrysler dealer in NW Atlanta did the job including water pump, tune-up, diagnosis, etc. for $1,200. That was after an independent told me I needed a new engine...I think you go w/ the dealer!!

Gates or contitech

Gates is oem for d,c,p

Buy cheap Chinese,get cheap Chinese results. Just sayin

Be sure to buy a kit t- belt,tensioner,water pump. NOTICE DO NOT BE CHEAP ON THIS OR YOU WILL SPEND MORE LATER. OEM

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