2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser ProblemsEngine & Ignition shutting down
Today, 2/9/2015, my engine and ignition just shut down - completely stop while I was driving. This is dangerous and very scary. It is a computer and other problem which is Chrysler's fault and no fault of mine -- even though Chrysler does not make these PT Cruisers any more, it should be a recall. Chrysler owes me to fix this car for free or give me another one that is almost free since I should not be needing a car.
If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.
"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser QuestionsWhat could be draining my battery? (1 answer)
Text message me with the answer, please. Thank you. Also, now the radio and clock doesn't work. I had to get a jumpstart again today. This is my 7th or 9th jumpstart but I've gotten a new battery on the 10/14/15.
I turned my drive seat heat on low and within moments the seat caught fire and burned a whole through even through the pillow I was sitting on. But it was no recall
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser RecallsChrysler Recalls 2001-2005 PT Cruisers Due to Power Steering Fluid Leak
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.