Chrysler PT Cruiser

A retro styled compact vehicle, the Chrysler PT Cruiser was launched as a 5-door hatchback in 1999 and as a convertible in 2005. Chrysler ceased the production of this model on July 9, 2010.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser

What is the Oil capacity for a 2.4L Chrysler PT Cruiser?

2.4 ltr engine holds 4.5 qts

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Locks and Latches
Car Alarm Systems

How do you reset the alarm on a Chrysler PT Cruiser?

You unlock the door with the key or with the remote.

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Who makes pt cruisers in Germany?

Magna Syer in Austria.

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How do you disable the factory alarm on a Chrysler PT Cruiser?

This is where it gets a little tricky. Chrysler (especially) has been known to incorporate the anti-theft device in the pcm, assuming it IS a factory alarm. If it was dealer installed, then you're gonna have to get a schematic for the ignition system, hunt down the wires that have been spliced into, and bypass the anti-theft module. Again, if it is indeed a factory-installed module, there may be a problem. Removing bits that the pcm has gotten used to hurts its feelings, and makes it go on strike.

actually if u dont want your alarm to go off when u lock the doors u need to lock all the doors from the inside instead of the driver side lock it from the outside then unlock the doors and tell me if that works

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Fuel Filters
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Ford Explorer XLT

How do you open a Chrysler PT Cruiser hood without using the inside latch?

My car's cable to pop the hood was frozen in place due to sub-zero weather. And the batery was dead. Can't start the car without getting a jump first. It was a ring of hopelessness. Eventually me and friend figured out how to open the hood.

ANSWER: If you look in the grill you should actually see the hood latch mechanism and the cable coming out of it. Now the cable has two parts which I'll call the wire and the sleeve. (The wire runs inside the sleeve) Take a long screwdriver and pry the sleeve away from the piece holding it in place. The wire should still be connected to whatever it's connected to. Now just pull the cable with a pliers or channel lock and it'll open.

Now this is on a 2001 P.T. Cruiser, non-special edition. I'm not sure if this same procedure will work on newer models or Limited and Touring editions.

2. I had the same problem but the cable had come loose from the catch. You can look thru the grill and see where the cable goes and just behind it is where the cable end goes. I sprayed it with WD40 and used a metal rod with a hook on the end, inserted it into the hole and pulled, opening it with no problem. You could also remove either the 2 bolts holding the top of the latch to the hood or the 2 holding the receiver to the crossmember, these 2 are not bolts but threaded rod with nuts on them and they are a bitch to get to and one blocks the removal of the upper bolt and I going to replace them with regular bolts in case this happens again

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Thermostats
Chrysler PT Cruiser

Where is the thermostat located on a 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser?

It is under the housing that the radiator cap and upper radiator hose hook to.

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What is a p0420 trouble code on a Chrysler pt cruiser?

Catalytic converter efficiency failure.

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How much did a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser cost New?

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What does the PT mean on a Chrysler PT Cruiser?

The PT stands for and designates the car's platform as well as production code. The name also recalls the 1930s line of Plymouth Trucks known by the "PT" moniker.

Personal Transportation

Whether the initials assumed this meaning by design or chance is another matter.the "PT" is also the company's internal designation for the platform. Apparetly, the Cruiser was developed along with the Neon, which was built on the PL platform. The Cruiser platform was thus designated "PT" with the "T" standing for "Tall" to designate the tall profile of the vehicle

Personal transportation.

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Where is the solenoid pack on a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser?

It is on the front of the transmission case. Just below the cooler hoses.

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Does the 2001 Chrysler pt cruiser have an interference engine?

Yes.

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Cycling

What is the best bike rack for a PT Cruiser?

If you do not have a hitch you can go with the Thule Backpac 973. This will work, but can cost more than your bike. Also, because of the cost, virtually no Thule retailers will have this item on stock. You will most likely have to order it from Thule on-line. It may be easier just to get a different car.

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Remote Control Devices

Your remote control for alarm on pt cruiser doesn't work?

alarm doesnt wrk neither does door locks with key

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Car Batteries
Chrysler PT Cruiser

How do you replace the battery in a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser?

Changing the battery in 2002 PT Cruiser

for the 2.4L LE and BE PT Cruisers, the first thing you need to do is remove the air filter housing by unclipping it. the tricky part is that the battery is held down by a clamp that requires you to remove the main electrical box and base. it looks harder than it is because it is simply two rubber grommets anchored to a metal plate. you can reach your hand underneath and feel for them, then push them upward through the anchor holes to release the base. you will see the clamp that holds the battery in place, just remove the two bolts that are holding it down and replace the battery with a new on and reverse the procedure. hope this was helpful, i spent almost 1.5 hours figuring it out.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
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Your 2004 pt cruiser has no brake lights you have had the brake switch changed and have also replaced the onside lamp unit which was corroded but still nothing Any ideas?

Start checking your fuse's one could be blown.

Also check for loose, or open connectors in the back. They might have been disconnected if any work was performed in that area of the car.

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Is the 2.4L PT Cruiser engine interference?

Yes

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Car Batteries
Chrysler PT Cruiser

Should you have to replace a maintenance free battery in pt cruiser?

The battery will still fail, may take 4-7 years.

The battery will still fail, may take 4-7 years.

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Ford Explorer XLT

Who makes the PT Cruiser?

Chrysler manufactures the PT Cruiser

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Spark Plugs and Wires
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Toyota Land Cruiser

How do you replace the spark plugs in a Chrysler PT Cruiser?

Removing spark plugs on a pt cruiser. the throttle body has 3 13mm bolts The throttle body on my 2003 was held to the bracket with only 2 13mm bolts. My 2004 non-turbo has only one. Per a commenter at ptcruiserlinks.com plugs should be torqued to 13 ft/lb +/-2. Per Chrysler, the plugs should be gapped at 0.040" I found the spark plug wires very difficult to remove, but with persistence, I was able to get them off the plugs. Try twisting then back and forth while pulling. There is nothing special about the way they're connected. It's just that the rubber boot seems to adhere to the top of the plug.

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Brake Fluid and Lubrication
Chrysler PT Cruiser

Where is the brake fluid reservoir for a PT Cruiser?

Driver side. under the hood, near the firewall, yellow cap.

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Nissan Stanza
Ford Explorer XLT

Why does a PT Cruiser idle rough?

With mine, the rough idle was fixed by changing the spark plug wires.

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Flats and Tire Pressure
BMW 3-Series
Chrysler PT Cruiser

What is the right tire pressure for a PT Cruiser?

36

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You just bought a 2004 PT Cruiser and this morning you went out and the gauges wouldn't work and the dome lights wouldn't go off Any ideas?

My 04 PT that we have had since new, has done the same thing 2 or 3 times since we purchased it. I found that disconnecting and reconnecting the battery cables will reset this problem and it operates normally afterward..Greg Mn

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Car Batteries
Chrysler PT Cruiser

Where is the battery location on a PT Cruiser?

On a 2004 PT Cruiser it is just ahead of the air filter. Remove the air filter cover to service the battery.

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Alarm Systems
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Mercedes-Benz 190-Series
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Your 1993 190e 2.6 alarm keeps going off for no apparent reason?

This is a common failure on 201 and 123 chassis. Check the hood switch is closing. Check the trunk closes fully. The drivers door lock is often faulty. If it still goes off, disconnect the alarm module...located under the passengers foot well relay cover. New modules are over $500.00.
If you have an alarm that is set buy turning the key to lock the door you need to open the same door you locked to take the alarm off. If you unlock the passanger door, trunk or rear doors after locking the driver side door the alarm will go crazy. To get it to turn off, lock and unlock the door you first locked before the alarm went off.

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