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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (2%)

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (48%)

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Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

58500 mi

US $139
Ac wasnt cooling well. Freon level down to .2 pounds. Added dye, recharged, and will recheck. 
61300 mi

US $1623
Leaking AC coolant. Found leak under dashboard. Too expensive to fix. Will recharge as needed, instead. 
63200 mi My prob is a broken window switch. Haven't gotten around to popping it out to fix or replace. I hope to do it myself with help of you tube. 
66000 mi

US $130
Failed window switches. Light control stalk on steering wheel switch broken 
60000 mi

US $325
replace starter. 
118000 mi

US $1100
air conditioning compressor had to be replaced  
147700 mi

US $229
left rear window motor required replacement. 
67580 mi

C $300
servo for cruise control 
78120 mi lower control arm bushing, reprogramed flash memory 
51460 mi

C $60
Front electric windows intermittently not working; replaced with part from junkyard. 
69444 mi

US $204
Horn was not working. Replaced horn. Horn was not working. Replaced horn. 
71722 mi

US $88
Recharged A/C. 
79139 mi

US $90
A/C not blowing cold. No freon. Shop charged with freon, with dye. Will take it back later to locate leak. A/C not blowing cold. No freon. Shop charged with freon, with dye. Will take it back later to locate leak. 
92000 mi

US $170
Horn replaced for the second time. Recharged AC. Included dye to identify leak. 
93000 mi

US $400
A/C hose assembly leaking, replaced. Part fairly expensive because only OEM available. 
93000 mi

US $85
A/C not working again. Compressor not coming on. Found corroded limit switch and cleaned it. Also recharged freon. 
92000 mi Faulty Starter. I would have paid to have it replaced but the dealer (my father) fixed it for me and did not charge me anything. 
200 mi Faulty A/C fixed. Apparently an "O" ring was installed wrong which let the refrigerant escape. 
1700 mi Approximate date and mileage. Instrument cluster replaced while trying to determine source of electrical drain that kills battery. The battery was replaced around the same time. 
2200 mi

US $100
Approximate date and mileage. Factory cruise control was added by the dealer. Required computer update. Install and performance are as if the car came with it from the factory. 
2400 mi Approximate date and mileage. Rear left window regulator replaced due to squeeling sound while window is being lowered in warm weather. Other users reported that both rear windows do this, but the dealer wouldn't replace both because the right window was 
30000 mi Checking in. Six years of ownership. Need to take car in for multiple warranty repairs. A/C hasn't worked for years. Strange exterior rattle from right rear wheel. Some indications of rust under paint, not that this can be fixed. (Road salt is rare in thi 
36000 mi

US $100
Bad "O" ring on high pressure inlet. Used dye in system to locate leak after two weeks of running A/C. Right rear window regulator replaced due to squeaking and creaking sounds. Still makes same noises. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

116140 mi

C $289
Car would not crank; battery fine, electrical fine, no cranking whatsoever. Tested different components, tested starter, starter bad. Replaced. Solved. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Electrical Problems

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