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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Question: at what mileage should a timing belt replaced. It has 80000 miles on it.

 

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birndiggy, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Brigantine, NJ, February 01, 2012, 15:20
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I purchased the car from the original owner and it was very well taken care of. It's a fully loaded Limited Edition. I had my mechanic check everything and he says it's in great condition. He told me to find out if the belt has ever been replaced as a preventative measure, as of now there are no problems or symptoms pertaining to the timing belt. I thought he only asked me about that because maybe these cars are known to having problems with the timing belt once they hit a certain amount of miles.

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    gmc4me February 01, 2012, 15:30
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    It will say in the owners manual if you have one otherwise I have found a couple websites that say 120K. I have also found websites that sow people having problems with the timing belt at 70K. Rule of thumb is 100K.

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    whatsupcar February 21, 2012, 22:29
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    Should be done at 65k miles due to age of car.

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