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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Suspension Problems

83 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 15 of these members (18.1%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 39 suspension repairs to 2002 Chrysler PT Cruisers--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Chart based on 144 repairs.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 58 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

70000 mi US $1 Ball joints had to be replaced. Also upgraded all of the front suspension bushings and replaced the struts. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

300 mi   Unknown component of steering system replaced. Car was gradually pulling more and more to the right. Dealer claimed there was a defective part. Car was at dealership for approximately one week (mostly waiting for parts). 
36000 US $100 Rear shocks rattling like cans in a bag. Replaced and noise is mostly corrected. 
52000 US $996 Rack-n-Pinion Replaced 
43400 C $250 Front wheel bearing 
79320   lower control arm bushing, reprogramed flash memory 
97340   replaced both front sway bar links 
106200   growling noise from wheel bearing 
72000 US $270 Steady grinding noise coming from drivers side front wheel. Wheel bearings needed to be replaced. Front rotors showed wear and pads were thin. As preventive measure besides the bearings, I replaced the front rotors and brake pads. 
80300   Replaced faulty power steering pressure switch.  Found loose tie rod end. Tie rod end not repaired in this trip 
83000   Replaced lower control arms on both sides, new bushings for stabilizer bar. Can't complain, these were all original parts. Replaced rack and pinion. Right front wheel had a bad vibrations. Over 2" of play once it was on the rack. Can't complain, this was an original part. 
97340 C $5300 Front control arm bushings replaced. 
57660 C $700 Clunk from front suspension; 1 lower ball joint plus front shocks replaced. 
61427 US $269 Front control arm bushings. 
69000   Front left wheel bearing replaced. After returning from the previous repair trip, the suspension was making a loud popping noise around turns, which continued to get worse. Shop found loose bolt in suspenion, supposedly unrelated to wheel bearing repair. 
71000   Right front wheel bearing replaced. 
78565   Replaced both outer tie-rod ends. 
88821   One front stabilizer bar link broken, other one badly bent. Replaced links on both sides. 
62000 US $178 Lower right ball joint worn. 
63000   Right front sway bar bushings replaced and right front wheel bearing(s) replaced. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

74000 mi £250 Track rod end on the steering rack badly worn Bushes on the front suspension wishbones badly worn and were "knocking" Have replaced all the bushes on the car with polyurethane upgrades 
78000   Both rear shock absorbers had failed, leaking fluid badly and offered no resistance to shocks at all. Replaced with new gas ones 
89000   Ball joint on the front suspension wishbone had failed, replaced with a new one 

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