84 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 26 of these members
(31%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 57 engine repairs to 2002 Chrysler PT Cruisers--an average of 0.7 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Told Solenoid was leaking and needed replacement - skipped for the time being.
Replaced MAP sensor. Original sensor had been failing, causing engine to surge when warm.
Radiator Started to gush coolant after a slow leak was detected and not further identified.
EGR solenoid control circuit malfunction, Part ordered will report price once fixed
EGR solenoid control circuit malfunction, Part replaced.
Timing belt broke while on the highway. Car was un-drivable. Timing belt kit was installed.
Exhaust Manifold disconnected from the muffler.
Spark plugs replaced / Throttle body cleaned
Timing belt broke while exiting the interstate. No other damage was reported. Timing belt, idler pully, tensioner, and tensioner arm were replaced. The idler pully, tensioner and tensioner arm were replaced as routine maintenance.
TCM was defective and replaced. Dealer had to do it since it had to be programmed for the vehicle.
Replaced radiator fan. Bought the housing and fan assembly. The high speed part of the fan quit working causing the car to overheat when sitting idle. Problem was resolved by replacing the radiator fan.
Upper torque strut was completely broken. The owner ordered a new one and replaced it. Believe that this also caused the exhaust manifold to crack. It was also replaced.
Also noticed that both upper and lower motor mounts were broken again.
The PCM went out. Car died while driving it, and it would not start. I thought the timing belt had broken, but it was fine. The computer was around $700 and the labor to program and install the computer was around $300.
Tensioner Pulley seized up and the serpentine belt broke because of it.
Replaced radiator cap because seal not working, and coolant low.
Warning light came on again, indicating coolant was sometimes low. Shop found small crack in thermostat housing, replaced housing and (as preventative maintenance) the thermostat. The thermostat is difficult to access; most of the cost was for labor.
Electric fan motor not working -- checked and is burned out. Also had to have plug reattached under car. Connector is broken -- original connector, 6 years old.
cooling fan had to be replaced. $150 labor plus parts
new cooling fan failed and had to be replaced. Fan was covered under the LLR warranty from Advance Auto Parts, but had to get replacement from NAPA in DFW area. Labor may have been covered, but too complicated to file for it.
Dealer diagnosed catalytic converter failure. Would not cover under emmissions warranty (over milage) Dealer price was way too high, so I took it to an independent mechanic. Replaced the catalytic converter and had a performance cat-back exhaust system installed for the same price the Dealer wanted to replace just the catalytic converter.