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how to change a timing belt in a 2001 pt cruiser

how to change a timing belt in a 2001 pt cruiser 2.4 liter

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REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel.
  3. Remove the right splash shield.
  4. Remove accessory drive belts.
  5. Remove crankshaft damper
  6. Remove the lower torque strut
  7. Disconnect exhaust system from manifold.
  8. Disconnect A/C pressure switch at rear of compressor housing.
  9. Lower vehicle and support engine with a jack.
  10. Discharge A/C system and disconnect A/C lines at coupling block
  11. Remove upper torque strut
  12. Remove screw attaching ground strap to strut bracket.
  13. Remove torque strut bracket from strut tower.
  14. Remove upper radiator support crossmember
  15. Remove power steering pump and bracket. Set pump aside. Do not disconnect lines from pump.</B>
  16. With engine properly supported, remove right engine mount through bolt.
  17. Raise engine with jack until engine support bracket bolts are accessible.
  18. Remove support bracket bolts.
  19. Remove support bracket.
  20. Remove upper timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover.
  21. Remove lower timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover
  22. CAUTION: When aligning crankshaft and camshaft timing marks always rotate engine from crankshaft. Camshaft should not be rotated after timing belt is removed. Damage to valve components may occur. Always align timing marks before removing timing belt.
  23. Before the removal of the timing belt, rotate crankshaft until the TDC mark on oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on crankshaft sprocket (trailing edge of sprocket tooth)
  24. NOTE: The crankshaft sprocket TDC mark is located on the trailing edge of the sprocket tooth. Failure to align trailing edge of sprocket tooth to TDC mark on oil pump housing will cause the camshaft timing marks to be misaligned.
  25. Install 6 mm Allen wrench into belt tensioner. Before rotating the tensioner, insert the long end of a 1/8” or 3 mm Allen wrench into the pin hole on the front of the tensioner .
  26. While rotating the tensioner counterclockwise, push in lightly on the 1/8” or 3 mm Allen wrench, until it slides into the locking hole.
  27. Remove timing belt. CAUTION: If timing belt was damaged due to incorrect tracking (alignment), the belt tensioner assembly must be replaced

INSTALLATION
  1. Set crankshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  2. Set camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1/2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket
  3. CAUTION: Ensure that the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up.
  4. Install timing belt. Starting at the crankshaft, go around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and then around the tensioner
  5. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to align marks and take up belt slack. NOTE: A new tensioner is held in the wound position by a pull pin.
  6. Remove the pull pin or Allen wrench from the belt tensioner.
  7. Once the timing belt has been installed and tensioner released, rotate the crankshaft two (2) complete revolutions. Verify that the TDC marks on crankshaft and timing marks on the camshafts are aligned as shown in .
  8. Install lower timing belt cover and tighten fasteners to 9 N·m (80 in. lbs.
  9. Install upper timing belt cover and tighten fasteners to 9 N·m (80 in. lbs.
  10. Install right engine support bracket. Ensure the power steering pump is properly located in mounting location on bracket. Tighten mount bracket bolts to 61 N·m (45 ft. lbs.)
  11. Lower engine into mounting position and install right engine mount through bolt. Tighten bolt to 118 N·m (87 ft. lbs.).
  12. Install power steering pump and bracket.
  13. Install upper radiator support crossmember
  14. Install torque strut bracket to strut tower.
  15. Connect ground strap to bracket.
  16. Install upper torque strut
  17. Connect A/C lines. Evacuate and recharge A/C system
  18. Raise vehicle.
  19. Connect exhaust system to manifold.
  20. Connect A/C pressure switch connector.
  21. Install crankshaft damper
  22. Install accessory drive belts
  23. Install lower torque strut
  24. Perform torque strut adjustment procedure
  25. Install right splash shield.
  26. Install right front wheel.
  27. Connect negative cable to battery.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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need a wiring diagram for

need a wiring diagram for 2001 pt cruiser

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i have wiring digrams for 2001 PT Cruiser from Mitchell On Demand. Just need to know which specific part needed diagram for.
for example here is charging system for 2001 PT Cruiser
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Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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i have a 06 pt cruiser the battery light came on

i have a 06 pt cruiser the battery light came on i was able to drive for 400 hundred miles i had alternater checked and the charging system checks good . found battery to be weak replaced battery and check battery light still on and charging system still good.what else could be bad???

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there is a tsb on that in the dealerships i belive there is a flsh for the computer to fix this problem i have been a mechanic at a chrysler dealership for 9 years now and that is a pretty common problem

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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2002 pt cruiser belt replacement diagram

2002 pt cruiser belt replacement diagram

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Asked under 2001 Category for a 2002 Question.

Click on the following free direct Link. It has the correct Serpentine/Drive Belt Diagrams for your 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L DOHC In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine with the Engine Options (AC/No AC etc.). It also has Instructional and Directional Diagrams inorder to remove and/or replace the Belt(s).
Note: the differences between the Automatic Tensioner and those Tensioners with Adjusting/Locking Bolts/Nuts

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2002/make/chrysler/model/pt_cruiser/2002_chrysler_pt_cruiser_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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pt cruiser disable alarm

hello
i have two problems with my pt cruiser.

first probleem is that when i insert my key into front passenger side door and turn to unlock , the locking mechanism unlocks, then when i turn to take my key out, the locking mechanism locks back up.

it is like i can never truly unlock the passenger door.

i have to turn key and hold key turned,
then push in door handle button to open passenger door

so that is one problem

the second problem is with my alrm sytem.

i would like to totally disable the alarm system.

i have tried cleaning battery terminals, replacing fuses, replacing battery in my remote door unlock key fob. nothing so far has worked.

theissue i think revolves around electrical failure within the door locking system.

when i start my car i can not electrically lock or unlock my doors. it is if the door locking sensor gets shut off.

when i turn off my car i can lock and unlock using the keypad within the car , but not the keypad on the remote key fob.

anyway ... i just want to disable the alarm system ... that is all.

when i get out of my car ... the lights flash , the horn beeps , etc ... for about 15 minutes and then shuts down automatically ... but ... when i replaced battery in the remote key fob , i can back the alarm system go off by pressing the unlock button .... crazy stufff ... lol..

PLEASE HELP me disable pt cruiser alrm system

THANK YOU

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battery of car is zapped of energy...not sure if alarm system to blame, after driving it for a few minutes..clock and radio display lights turn off, horn can barely be heard...sometimes, motor shuts down completely. have had to put in 2 new batteries in just a matter of 2 months?...any idea what this may be?

Posted on Feb 22, 2011

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oil light keeps coming on and beeps

2005 PT Cruiser
oil light keeps coming on and dings also...driving me nuts..had oil changed although is wasn't using any oil but it still does it...any suggestions

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This is the pressure light, nothing to do with the oil needing to be being changed, you have low oil pressure being indicated, this will destroy the engine if the light is really indicating low oil pressure, have the oil pressure tested with a mechanical test guage at a shop, if the oil pressure is ok then replace the oil pressure light sending unit.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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2001 Chrysler pt cruiser belt diagram

2001 Chrysler pt cruiser belt diagram

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Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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Replacing Alternator For 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser (Manual)

I need instructions for replacing the alternator in my 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. It would be of great help if you could assist me in this, or point me in the right direction. Thank you.

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this instruction is general for all vehicles. i am sorry that i do not have particularly for your 2001 chrysler PT cruiser.

first, identify the alternator.
remove the fan belt on the alternator,
label and remove all wires that is attached to it.
remove all bolts that is holding it.
remove the old alternator.

do the reverse on installing it.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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fog lights stay on when light switch is turned off

fog lights stay on when light switch is turned off

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I just fixed this problem on my wife's PT. It was the switch on the column. Her car has the fog light switch as part of the head light / turn signal switch. The lights stayed on after turning off the ignition and the lights.
You will most likely have to replace the switch.
Unless you are lucky and a skilled mechanic / electrician you may be able to open up and fix the switch like I just did.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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pt cruiser charging problems

brand new alt replaced and battery tested good, battery light still coes on

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The Alternator is controlled by the voltage regulator, type is located inside the Powertrain control module, you guessed it the alternator is computer controlled. You will need the dealer to look into this before you waste anymore money on parts.

Posted on Jun 17, 2012

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