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Old 19 Apr 2013, 09:34 am
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Question HELP!!! Urgent information needed!!

Hey everyone! I am relatively new on here, my name is Michael, I own a 200o limited edition PT Cruiser and I am having an absolute nightmare of a time right now.
I had a few overheating issues which I posted about on here, well, it basically comes down after replacing everything that the head gasket needs replacing.
My PT is in a garage at the moment and has been there for 3 days now, they are desperate to do the work for me but they say they can't because they need a special tool?
They asked if I have recently had the Cam Belt done and I told them I had, they said that garage will know the tool. As I am currently in the North West of the UK and NOT the North East where I had the Cambelt done, taking it there is not an option. I called the garage and they were not helpful at all, they said they don't know what I mean and will get back to me......that was yesterday!!

I spoke again to the mechanic at the garage where my car is, he is calling around chrysler dealerships, etc, trying to find out what this part is. I am trying to find out exactly what it is too. The closest thing I can find is a 3 Jaw Gear Puller! Does anybody know if this is correct?

I will purchase the tool for the work to be done, I miss my car and I just want her up and running again.

If anybody at all knows what the exact tool is that is needed to do the job of a head gasket replacement, please please could you tell me! All I know is that the same tool is required to do a cam belt change....maybe a crank puller or something!? Please please help!

Thank-you for your time and help if you know what it is I am talking about!!

Mike
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 09:39 am
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a few questions??
IS this a 2.4 gas??
or the 2.2 desiel???
by cam belt im guessing you mean timing belt??

On the cam belt i am guessing you mean timing belt??? ifso there is no special tool that I am aware of to take the head off but then all we ahve are 2.4 gas motors
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 09:49 am
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Hey Cruserdad1976,

first, thank-you so much for your reply.

In answer to your questions,
it is a 2 litre petrol/gas engine
With cambelt, I do indeed mean timing belt

I have no idea what this special tool is supposed to be. The only thing I can find is a 3 jaw puller or 3 gear jaw puller. This is the only tool I find listed that the garage are unsure to what it is!
They want to do the work without using this tool but are a little nervous just incase they get to a point and become stuck, all the guy has said to me is that it is all to do with the timing belt.
The garage themselves have been trying to find one but have been told that you can't purchase one! This is very strange, I know if you search the web, even Ebay, they are on there.

Sorry, my information is very sketchy.....I am just frustrated with everything at the moment. I do alot of work on my car myself but this is one area I never wanted to get in to!
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 10:21 am
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Thats Odd I gues the 2.0 is diffrent as far as I know all we have are the serpintine belt that runs ps ac and the timing belt
it does seem odd that you cant buy the toool needed but then im across the pond and I guess things are just diffrent here
hope you can get the PT back up and running sorry im nto much help
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 10:26 am
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Use the search tool at the top of the page in the tech and performance page and advance search box then type harmonic balancer. Look at the one by me and see if this is where your problem is. Leave your comments or suggestions their if this is what you need.
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 10:30 am
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UPDATE:

After researching, I found an amazing link on here posted by UptownSport back in 2011. It lists everything needed for a head gasket replacement and also has pictures too, absolutely brilliant.

I sent the link to the mechanic who is working on my PT and he is more than confident in doing the work now. He said because they don't do much work on PT Cruisers (they specialise in BMW and Mercedes) they pulled up a list of tools and the description of the 3 jaw puller was rather long winded and sounded nothing like it. He has seen the link and said that he has absolutely everything listed in the tools section.

He also said, normally when a head gasket is replaced, the timing/cam belt gets changed at the same time, because the timing/cam belt has been changed very recently, he could probably just slip the belt off and not disturb the lower puller/tensioner (which is where this so called special tool is required)

So, it looks like I will get my PT back soon! Just a shame they are closed at the weekend but Monday possibly Tuesday, we should be re-united.

Thank-you for all of those that read my thread, sorry for my rushed description of the problem and lack of information, I promise in any future posts, I will be as descriptive as possible.

I just thought you would like to know what has happened.
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Thank-you for your suggestion. I will do that for sure. As mentioned in my last post, I found a thread on here about a head gasket replacement but I will look at what you have put too because I havn't heard of harmonic balancer.
Even though it seems I have answers to the problem, the more information the better so this will be great. I will let you know once I have had a look.

Cruserdad1976

Yeah, things are a little different over here. If the tool is the 3 gear puller, they are ready available, but as Busted_PT just mentioned, harmonic balancer, this, I am not sure about but will look and find out.
Don't worry about thinking you were not much help, you took the time to read and post something and that is very much appreciated
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 10:41 am
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Slipping the belt on and off is not that likely if its a duel cam. But I hope everything goes well.
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 11:09 am
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I thought about that too but he seems very confident in being able to do it. I do think with the link I sent him and the link to your thread which I have just sent him, he will have no problems at all.
I will let you know what happens (fingers crossed no more complications)
I can't wait to be back out driving again!!
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I thought about that too but he seems very confident in being able to do it. I do think with the link I sent him and the link to your thread which I have just sent him, he will have no problems at all.
I will let you know what happens (fingers crossed no more complications)
I can't wait to be back out driving again!!
Best of luck. Hope your not down long.
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