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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,280.00
Average Mileage:
71,044 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. change transmission solenoid (1 reports)
  2. put a better one in the first time. (1 reports)
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 262013

PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The car would not shift well. I changed the camshaft position sensor, and the crankshaft position sensor. Was not the problem. Attempt #2: Changed the transmission solenoid. Fixed 80% of the problem. I hear a "rumor" that the transmission must be reprogrammed by the dealer. I avoid dealers if possible. I used a mechanic in Tijuana, MX, who charged me $60 Labor, + 113.00 part purchased in the US. Another "rumor"- the computer will reprogram itself. Is this wishful thinking?

- , Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 102006

(reported on)

PT Cruiser Touring

  • 23,089 miles

Transaxle will not change into any gear? Will not go at all. It will not shift into any gear.

- , High Point, NC, USA

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