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Old 16 Jul 2009, 03:37 am
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Default DIY guides?

my cousin just got a used 2005 pt cruiser non turbo and am gonna detail it inside and out. while i'm at it, they want me to do change the power steering fluid, brake fluid and oil change. does anyone know any DIY links for any of those fluid change? the oil change is just like any other car im assusing. And, i couldnt find the manual, whatt kind of power steering fluid, brake fluid, and oil's used for this car? cheerios
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 06:00 am
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Default Re: DIY guides?

Here's the best on-line help you could ever find.

If hard copy is better, both Haynes and Chilton have a repair manual and for downloading, on the top of the Tech & Performance section of this forum there are repair manuals for all years of the PT.

On your list, you left out the most important fluid change that can be done to the PT if it's an automatic. That's the transaxle fluid change. If you not sure of the history of the car, the transaxle should be flushed. Done only at a shop because you need a machine, it takes approx 16 quarts of ATF+4 fluid and ONLY ATF+4, nothing else. There are several brands that make it.

Power steering = 2001 Mopar power steering fluid or equivalent. 2002 and later Mopar ATF+4 Automatic transmission fluid.

Brake and cluth fluid = DOT Type 3

Engine oil = API Certified for gasoline engines
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