2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler PT Cruiser 2002

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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 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 12 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 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi

US $200
Took car in to do brakes. Found Shift cables worn (standard trans) Replaced shift cables.  
119000 mi

US $200
Manual shift bushings worn out. Did not feel sloppy but shift rod disconnected 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

124000 mi

US $700
Transmission leaking, repaired. 
97000 mi

US $3000
Computer was getting too hot and before catching fire, it would shut down the whole vehicle until computer cooled off. Then you were able to drive it again. This happened a week after purchasing this car, my very first vehicle. 
127000 mi

US $1000
Timing belt snapped but did no other damage, thank God! Took forever to get fixed but runs better than ever! Happened on Apr 30th, my 20th bday, causing me to be late for my college finals. Sold my engagement ring to have PT repaired. 
97340 mi

C $5300
Transmission completely blown, got it rebuilt from scratch. 
117800 mi

C $700
car would vibrate at 85 km/h to 100km/h, tire balancing and rotation did not stop problem, worn right axle CV joint found - solved the problem 
168200 mi

US $200
Shift cable broke, the sleeve closest to the cable. Moisture might have gotten in and caused it to rust or gunk up. Increasingly hard to shift, then stuck. 
53186 mi

US $1690
Torque converter fails, taking the transmission pump with it. 
69444 mi

US $414
Transmission solenoid pack was leaking fluid, had to be replaced. Transmission solenoid pack was leaking fluid, had to be replaced. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

88000 mi

US $130
transmission fluid leaking. had system flushed and was told that x-mission solenoid connection was leaking. Can't afford replacement at this time. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Transmission Problems

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