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 Problems

Locked up WCM may cause engine cranking problems

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.

Software Updates For Powertrain Control Module to Address Erroneous CEL

"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.

Software Updates for Powertrain Control Module Will Improve Shift Quality

2.4L 4 cylinder (non-turbo)
Software updates to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) are available that can improve shift quality for rough up and/or down shifts. On higher mileage vehicles, other problems may cause shifting issues. Diagnoses may be required to isolate the cause. Anytime major transmission repairs are made the PCM software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Transmission wont shift (1 answer)

Have PT Cruiser 2003 Limited Edition. Car has slow transmission fluid leak and would stop shifting when it got dry. Been filling it as it needs it until I can get it fixed. Last time I put in fluid, though, transmission refused to shift. Pcm gives out a 0700 error code which I understand indicate...

Where can I find the correct fuse? (1 answer)

Hi!! MY 2003 PT cruiser blew a fuse (plug inside) and it's not a fuse under the dash. Where is it located under the hood?

Thank you
Sheila Ferace

Starter want starter want start from time to time new one on battery good but tap on starter and it will start but does it again what up with this. (1 answer)

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls

Chrysler 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.

Chrysler Recalls 2003 PT Cruisers Because the Clutch May Fail to Disengage

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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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Good looks,ride and room I like it its almost like a truck
I have a 2003 Cruiser Limited. I like it pretty well, but am going on my 3rd starter since November and the last replacement was just a week ago. So I'm w/o transportation again. Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this to happen? Don't want to be stranded, mjham
new radiator, brakes two times already before 60,000,suspensine fixed three times, oil light comes on, air conditioner fixed, heater fixed,, transmission replaced, car is junk

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