2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

A defective turn signal lever (multifunction switch) can cause erratic operation of the turn signals and other exterior lights. Depending on the fault, a dead battery could result. Our technicians recommend replacing the failed switch.

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Certain 2001-2005 models were recalled because the high pressure power steering hose could contact the transaxle differential cover and wear prematurely, causing a fluid leak. A Damaged hose should be replaced and correctly routed to prevent future damage. For more information on the recall, please click here»

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below freezing temps. When I tried to open liftgate wouldnt open and the handle is partially up and will not go down. WHAT DO I DO??????

Will the code go away after a few starts? Or do I need to reset the computer?

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The power steering pressure hose may contact the automatic transaxle, potentially damaging the hose. An underhood fire could result from the leaking fluid. Dealers will inspect the power steering pressure hose and retain or replace it as necessary.

The clutch may fail to disengage due to a welded pin disengaging from the dual mass flywheel. It most cases, you will hear a significant rattling type noise if the pin disengages. Dealers will replace the flywheel and clutch assemblies with updated parts.

 

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I hate this car.

I have a 2003 PT Cruiser basic. I absolutly love my car. He has 138,000 miles. Runs great. I change the oil, every 3 months. Never had problems with it. Just recently I had the timing belt changed and water pump. Gave it a tune up and and he is running like he was at 21,000 miles when I bought him 5 years ago. As he is getting older tho, he moans and groans just a bit. My mechanic said ...

I love this car but I have had troubles with it. Had to have 2 water pumps put on it, bushings on lower control arms, front wheel bearings, oil pan removed due a oil leak,camshaft sensor went bad . Car only has 34,000 miles on it.

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