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Old 18 Jun 2013, 10:22 pm
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My daughters Convertible had an engine oil leak coming from behind the timing belt. Took it to a mechanic and first he said it maybe the thrush bearing. But he is not sure he recommended an new engine due to something about the shaft having a lot of play in it. the car has less than 80K it is an 07 he claims that it has been a problem with some of the PT Cruisers out there. Daughter is still paying on the car, she had it less than a year. Any advice? Anyone know what this mechanic is talking about? Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 18 Jun 2013, 11:37 pm
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Default Re: engine oil leak

Some of the newer engines did this-
I *think* they only used 1/2 of a thrust bearing shell- Prolly saved a nickel if that.


You could have the components 'fixed', they'd have to disassemble the engine.

To check it, just grab the harmonic balancer and pull it back-Forth
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Old 19 Jun 2013, 10:14 am
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it does have play in it, anyone know what the fix is?
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it does have play in it, anyone know what the fix is?
crank shaft end play
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