2005 PT Cruiser Turbo with white/grey smoke

10

Asked by Apr 26, 2014 at 11:45 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A few months back and I was in a car wreck, my insurance didn't pay that much even
though it was fully covered and time was of the essence to find a new car before
summer.
So I recently purchased a 2005 PT cruiser turbo with 120,000 The day before I was
going to pick it up, the turbo went bad and the dealer I was going through sent it to get
replaced (luckily with no charge to me) A few days later it's finished and he also put in
new spark plugs and gave it a tuneup
Now right before I left with my car he said that the mechanics said that there still might
be smoke that comes out a little but it should go away after a few days.
I understand that I am definitely no expert on cars but I have absolutely have no idea
why it would still do that.
It's only been about a day and a half but white/grey smoke would come out of the
exhaust when starting up the car for about 10 seconds and then it would if I had
accelerated hard. When it's idling, the first couple of minutes, something under the
hood smokes, not as much as the exhaust though. It smells kinda like a combination
of burning rubber and burning oil.
Any ideas on what it could be?

4 Answers

The seals in the turbo failed filling the catalyst and exaust w oil and coolant and it usually takes 2-5 days to get all of it burned out

3 people found this helpful.

Underhood maybe valvecover gasket

1 people found this helpful.
10

Should I get the valvecover gasket looked over then?

1 people found this helpful.

I would

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 2,126 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $975.

ZIP:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,960
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,620
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR
32 Great Deals out of 1,879 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen Beetle
107 Great Deals out of 8,003 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chrysler 300
307 Great Deals out of 19,344 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Sebring
8 Great Deals out of 2,115 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang
255 Great Deals out of 36,611 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
334 Great Deals out of 52,337 listings starting at $1,200
Used MINI Cooper
172 Great Deals out of 9,450 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
422 Great Deals out of 101,446 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Focus
388 Great Deals out of 77,638 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda CR-V
473 Great Deals out of 72,538 listings starting at $1,699
Used Jeep Liberty
139 Great Deals out of 6,002 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
787 Great Deals out of 70,560 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
51 listings starting at $2,850
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
104 listings starting at $2,900
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
269 listings starting at $2,295
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 413 listings starting at $975

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.