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Old 22 Jul 2015, 02:00 pm
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I have a 2003 PT Cruiser limited with 103K miles. Automatic, non-turbo
Last week noise started coming from the engine compartment when the rpms goes above approx 3000.

I took it to a independent shop I use in the past, and they inform me the the Transaxle is bad, and it cost $ 3000.00 to fit it.

The car does shift correctly, but sometimes is down shifts hard (load click)

Any ideals on what the problem may be?
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 02:05 pm
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Default Re: 03 PT Cruiser with noise coming from transaxle

Check the motor mounts.
2001 PT 5 speed Touring Edition
Eibach Pro Springs, Energy Suspension HyperFlex Master Kit bushings, 17" RTX Euro wheels, K&N drop in air filter, MotoMaster flat plate AGM battery, KYB GR2 shocks and struts, Booger standard shifter bushings, Ooogah horn.
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 02:15 pm
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Default Re: 03 PT Cruiser with noise coming from transaxle

post a video. it will help prevent you from checking 85 different things people will recommend that you try.

you might also have it scanned for codes. for example, if i unhook the temperature sender from our 99 malibu it shifts hard like a racecar.

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