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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
61,784 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced camshaft position sensor (1 reports)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 062010

PT Cruiser Limited 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,365 miles


the car shut off mid traffic. Driving at 55 coming up a hill, engine light came on started flashing a dinging at me. the car just shut off not 5 seconds after. no previous warning. diagnostic reading said cam sensor. Replaced it. Checked battery, liquids, spark plug and wires, fuel line, fuel pump all ok. The hunk of metal still wont start. the dealership no longer exists. What is a possible solution? Other than driving the thing into a river.

- , Hackett, AR, USA

problem #2

Oct 092007

PT Cruiser Dream Cruiser S1 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,986 miles

This problem (starter) never has been fixed, the car was send already to repairs 3 times, and now is broken again.

- , Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 252006

(reported on)

PT Cruiser V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

First it doesn't want to start even with a battery change and then starts clicking or clacking. finally it dies out completely. please help us find out what the problem could be.

- , Mangilao, Guam, Pacific Islands (US)

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