2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Q&A
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Question: Timing Belt & (or) Transmission
Trying to find the cause of this problem if the car was in my shop would be very hard, doing without seeing your car is impossible. You will need to take this to a shop, and be sure you can reproduce the problem consistently, and take a technician for a ride to demonstrate it for them. - Bret Bodas
I have a 2003 PT with turbo and I thought the turbo was messed up. It was actaually a cylinder misfire under a load which may be the same thing you are experiencing when you go up a hill. once I replaced the plugs and wires (around 75,000 mi) it runs like a champ and no more sputter or hard miss. I think the turbo charge also exxagerates the misfires when pushing the car. hope this helps - Visitor
5-speed Manual transmission. My timing belt slipped. How likely is it the valves have impacted each other.(engine is semi- interference pistons cannot hit valves but valves can hit eachother) New timing belt, not problem. New engine huge problem.
My current mechanic states that with a manual transmission the valves have almost certainly impacted eachother and a new engine is necessary. The amount of labor it would take to disassemble the e...
engine vibration/worse when air conditioner on. Local repair shop replaced 2 motor mounts, did transmission flush, but problem persisted. Recommended take to dealership diagnostic test/90k mile mai...