PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Standard Transmission 2001

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 26 Dec 2007, 09:35 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5
Default Standard Transmission 2001

I am new to this forum but I need some info about what is happening to my transmission. It has been stiff moving into reverse. It's a 5 speed standard. But the day before yesterday it simply refused to find reverse. I read the manual and discovered that its lubicration is supposed to last a life time. Any ideas or sources of information before I head to the dealership and its $90 an hour labor fee would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27 Dec 2007, 12:02 am
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 369
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

It sounds like either your shifter is out of adjustment, or your clutch is failing to fully disengage. My money would be on your clutch. worn springs on your clutch would be the most obvious reason which would call for a new clutch. to a lesser extent the fluid in the clutch system could need changing. brake fluid (what the clutch system uses) soaks up moisture after a while and loses some of its effectiveness.
__________________
06 Touring Edition NA/Auto. Airaid intake, Magnaflow Stainless cat-back exhaust, Taylor Thundervolt plug wires, rear lowered 1.75" with H&R Springs.
Yep, buying parts I cant afford with money I dont have to impress people I dont like anyways.

Last edited by Cartman; 27 Dec 2007 at 12:04 am.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27 Dec 2007, 12:13 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

Thanks. Is it possible to deal with this by adding either brake fluid or transmission fluid?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 27 Dec 2007, 12:58 am
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 369
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

probably not unless you are low. you will need to exchange all the fluid for that repair to be successful. my money is still on the clutch tho....
__________________
06 Touring Edition NA/Auto. Airaid intake, Magnaflow Stainless cat-back exhaust, Taylor Thundervolt plug wires, rear lowered 1.75" with H&R Springs.
Yep, buying parts I cant afford with money I dont have to impress people I dont like anyways.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 27 Dec 2007, 11:04 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

Okay and thanks, I'll let you know how it turns out.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 27 Dec 2007, 07:54 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 535
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

I'm willing to bet it's your shifter cable bushings at the transmission. Is the shifter feel real sloppy? Thats been my experience atleast.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 28 Dec 2007, 12:41 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

Actually, it's fairly stiff. It is hard to find reverse to the point where it refuses to go into it. It shifts normally into first, third and fourth, and feels loose in second.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 28 Dec 2007, 09:11 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 369
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

have you tried putting it in first and then moving a inch, then going into rev? My old truck sometoimes wouldnt go into rev (found out the clutch wasnt releasing all the way later on...) but if id bump it forward with a little 1st, then go into rev, it would usually go right in.
__________________
06 Touring Edition NA/Auto. Airaid intake, Magnaflow Stainless cat-back exhaust, Taylor Thundervolt plug wires, rear lowered 1.75" with H&R Springs.
Yep, buying parts I cant afford with money I dont have to impress people I dont like anyways.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 29 Dec 2007, 10:23 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5
Default Re: Standard Transmission 2001

I want to thanks those who posted for your help. Turns out it shift cable bushings which had deteriorated (no explanationn why) so the shifter cable set was replaced and the cable length was adjusted. Only $482. Of course, while it was in they discovered the upper radiator leaking so we had the radiator replace too. Another $533. Did you ever notice how often things like this happen around the holiday season? Ah well, we still love our little Cruiser.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manual Transmission Fluid Change matt87951 Tech & Performance Forum 22 11 Apr 2011 03:42 pm
iPod Interface for 2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER chicagoskiiguy Classifieds: For Sale/Trade 0 13 Jul 2007 11:02 am
Transmission Plant Drives Optimism skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 3 27 Jun 2007 02:14 pm
transmission problem after rear-end accident dalipardon Tech & Performance Forum 12 05 Apr 2007 12:26 pm
Transmission fliud - B&M Trick Shift or not? snakepitt1 Tech & Performance Forum 8 22 May 2004 06:58 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors