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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
61,505 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace gasket set (1 reports)
  2. replace the warped head & possibly the manifold (1 reports)
  3. replaced head and valve cover (1 reports)
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 092012

PT Cruiser GT Turbo 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 104,915 miles

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

When this oil leak happens, generally you have to replace the plugs and wires as they get soaked in oil. I have checked on other problem sites and the closest answer is the oil pressure relief valve spring is broken. When looking at the engine schematic at the dealer, the parts man said you have to remove the front of the engine. I've replaced the PCV valve to make sure no pressure in the crankcase is responsible. I have enjoyed the car when no problems are happening but I'm getting tired and don't want to "dump" any more money into it. 05/25/2001 replaced p/s hose and a/c hose. 11/15/2010 replaced heater core. 02/01/2011 replaced radiator. 04/19/2012 replaced Getrag transmission, clutch, cambelt, water pump, right axle assembly. 10/07/2014 replaced the car computer. Replaced engine mounts numerous times. I feel I have paid for this car at least 3 times.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032010

PT Cruiser Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,600 miles

My car started with an oil leak, when I took it in to be fixed, they had to replace the head. When they put it back together the gasket wouldn't seal because it had warped the manifold, now I'm looking at having to replace that. I'm starting to know now why they're no longer going to make the PT Cruisers, because they're a piece of junk. My ma

- , Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 092007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

WHEN I CHANGED THE SPARK PLUGS THERE WAS OIL ON TOP OF THE SPARK PLUG. THE DEALER SAID THE HEAD LEAKED OIL FROM THE HEAD GASKET AND THEY REPLACED THE WHOLE HEAD. IT HAD ALSO SOMEHOW LEAKED A BUNCH OF OIL INTO THE AIR FILTER RESERVOIR. THANK GOODNESS IT WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY.

- , Corona, CA, USA

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