2008 pt cruiser timming belt

Asked by Jan 19, 2014 at 02:02 AM about the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just purchased a 2008 pt, i know timming belt to replace at 102k, mine has 53k on it now i will only drive it a max of 7k a year . My question is should i change timming belt based on years it normally takes to reach 102k based on 15k a year or should i just wait till i get 102k on it which would make the carabout 13 years old when i reach 102k or should i change it based on year it would reach 102k under normal miles driven that would be based on age 2008 to 2015equals would be about 7years old!  15000x7 years =105k so middle of 2015 would be about time 102k would be reached if driven 15k per year!

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I'd suggest time or mileage, whichever comes first. For a timing belt I'd recommend 6 years or 60,000 miles whichever comes first. Over time rubber dry rots and deteriorates causing the belt to break. So if your vehicle only had say 20,000 miles on it but is 7 or 8 years old the belt may break anyhow. HTH. -Jim

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I agree with Jim.

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