05 PT cruiser 2.4 Turbo timing belt keeps slipping off after replacement


Asked by Apr 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Another mechanic worked previously on this car, supposably he changed the timing
belt and tensioners and water pump. Right after he repaired it, the timing belt started to
wear out. Now the car is in my hands and I changed all tensioners and the timing belt
just keeps slipping off. I contacted the dealer and apparently they have never heard of
this before, they say it has never happened. This car is really draining me because I
have no idea what might be the source of the problem.

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

I think you mean the serpentine belt, not timing. Make sure you have the correct belt, and tensioner installed. Is the routing correct. I'm not sure if Chrysler puts a sticker under the hood showing the routing like Ford does. Check this website out for some more help. It mentions an adjusting bolt, are these tight?.....http://www.fixya.com/cars/t8423395-serpentine_belt


Uhhhh no. It's the timing belt.


You need to make sure that the tensioners are absolutely level not at a slight angle even though they may look flat, check the cam and crank sprockets make sure they are not worn or have a slight taper to them, I would be more suspect of the cam sprocket myself. Just a few things to check.

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