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Old 19 Sep 2014, 07:02 pm
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Hi again Folks,

I checked in a week or so back and said I didn't come to the forum just to ask questions so to prove that I will give you an update on my progress so far.

We bought this 2006 GT knowing that it had a few issues. Non-responsive keyless module, no AC, and a leaking radiator was known but we got a good price so went for it.

Being so new to the vehicle (it's been about 40 years since I've owned any kind of Chrysler) I took it in to the Chrysler dealer in Bremerton. They diagnosed a few things, charged me over $400 for the look see and gave me an estimate for over $3000 to fix it up! I narrowly avoided having the big one right there and drove away. Happiness was having that dealership in the rear view mirror.

The AC problem was not too serious, turned out the previous owner had broken the high pressure valve out of the compressor. The dealer wanted to replace the compressor but the mechanic down the road removed the compressor so that he could extract the remains of the valve on the bench, reinstalled in and charged the system and the AC works great. Actually he is the one that pointed out the radiator leak so I let him replace that while he was in there.

I purchased a new keyless module and new key online and the Chrysler dealer on South Tacoma Way put the module in and programmed it for a reasonable charge.

So now we are driving around in a fully functional PT Cruiser and loving it. Total spent to fix the problems has been way less than 1/3 what the original dealer quoted and his quote didn't even include the radiator.

I usually do as much of my own work as I can but I was spooked when I poked around and found out how far that AC compressor was buried down there. Man o man, things are stuffed into the engine compartment of this beast. Makes me yearn for the days of my '59 Plymouth with the flathead six
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 07:27 pm
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Cool, glad things have worked out.
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 08:24 pm
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"101vet" ?????

101st Airborne??
AF vet here.
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Old 19 Sep 2014, 10:19 pm
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"101vet" ?????

101st Airborne??
AF vet here.
Yep, 101st Airborne 1963-1965 I wouldn't use that handle except that it's the most noteworthy thing I've done

Thanks for your service, maybe I jumped out of your airplane.....
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Old 20 Sep 2014, 02:12 pm
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Yep, 101st Airborne 1963-1965 I wouldn't use that handle except that it's the most noteworthy thing I've done

Thanks for your service, maybe I jumped out of your airplane.....
There are quite a few vets on this forum.

Sgt. USMC. 1960-66.
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Old 20 Sep 2014, 03:14 pm
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There are quite a few vets on this forum.

Sgt. USMC. 1960-66.
Semper Fi, Sgt! Thanks for your service.
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Old 20 Sep 2014, 03:32 pm
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There are quite a few vets on this forum.

Sgt. USMC. 1960-66.
SGT, US Army (1993-2001)
SSG, US Army Reserve (2001-2002)
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Old 20 Sep 2014, 06:11 pm
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Yep, 101st Airborne 1963-1965 I wouldn't use that handle except that it's the most noteworthy thing I've done

Thanks for your service, maybe I jumped out of your airplane.....
"most noteworthy thing I've done"
That's more than 98% of what most have done my book.

Thank you VETERANS, for Our Freedom,
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Old 20 Sep 2014, 09:00 pm
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Huge THANK YOU to all on the Forum who have served our country!
Glad the 2006 is on the road, 101Vet... let the mods begin!!!
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