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Old 10 Nov 2015, 03:47 pm
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Question A few questions

I have a 2007 base model and I have a few questions about some things.

1) I was driving home one night for work and tried to open my sunroof. As it started to open, I heard a loud cracking sound and ducked real quick because I thought the glass broke but it didn't. Then I tried to use the vent feature and then it wouldn't work but the passengers side went up and wouldn't go down until I push it down. Is there an easy way to see what broke without taking everything apart?

2) The weatherstripping on the driver's door is worn out. Where is the best place to look for a new one and how would I go about replacing it myself?

3) I opened up my air filter housing to inspect the filter and check a couple other things out and both the clips to hold the top down were intact. When I went to go and close it up, the one closest to the drivers side had broken off. Could it be damaging the way it is or should I get a new one to replace it?

Sorry for the long post but thanks in advance
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Old 10 Nov 2015, 05:45 pm
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This looks like a legit place, although the prices are a little high (OEM me thinks).

Search CHRYSLER PT CRUISER Doors > Weatherstrips and Seals

I would assume removing the interior panels around the weather stripping would need to be done. They just pop right off. Yank out the old then line up and throw in the new?

As far as your air box, to me- so long as its pretty much sealed I'd be ok with it. If it just looks like the top part of the air box is just resting on the base, I'd go ahead and look for another clip. But if it looks like a good seal, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 10 Nov 2015, 05:56 pm
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Old 10 Nov 2015, 08:18 pm
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[QUOTE=smittey5656;590564]I have a 2007 base model and I have a few questions about some things.

1) I was driving home one night for work and tried to open my sunroof. As it started to open, I heard a loud cracking sound and ducked real quick because I thought the glass broke but it didn't. Then I tried to use the vent feature and then it wouldn't work but the passengers side went up and wouldn't go down until I push it down. Is there an easy way to see what broke without taking everything apart?


The kit to replace the broken sunroof guides runs about $115.
Sometime they just jamb and break.
Sunroof assembly must be removed to do the repair.
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Old 10 Nov 2015, 08:57 pm
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Not sure if they're the same as the Neon's, but the neon's had a TSB that stated that opening the sunroof while driving caused excessive pressure causing them to bind and break.

Might be wise to adhere to those rules- if anything to make them last longer.
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Old 10 Nov 2015, 08:58 pm
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I have a 2007 base model and I have a few questions about some things.

1) I was driving home one night for work and tried to open my sunroof. As it started to open, I heard a loud cracking sound and ducked real quick because I thought the glass broke but it didn't. Then I tried to use the vent feature and then it wouldn't work but the passengers side went up and wouldn't go down until I push it down. Is there an easy way to see what broke without taking everything apart?

2) The weatherstripping on the driver's door is worn out. Where is the best place to look for a new one and how would I go about replacing it myself?

3) I opened up my air filter housing to inspect the filter and check a couple other things out and both the clips to hold the top down were intact. When I went to go and close it up, the one closest to the drivers side had broken off. Could it be damaging the way it is or should I get a new one to replace it?

Sorry for the long post but thanks in advance
The door weatherstripping pulls off easily enough. You will have to remove one piece of trim at the bottom of the door on the sill as the weather stripping goes underneath it. Just pull up on the trim piece and it will come out of the clips. To install the new weatherstripping you start at the bottom, under the trim panel in the middle of the opening, and work around the door pushing it onto the flange.

As far as the air box, if you buy new you have to buy the complete box assembly, you can't get just the top or bottom. I found this out when a while back a couple of the tabs on the back of the cover broke off mine and I had to replace it. You might PM "bubba_1952" he may have a bottom box he will sell to you, he's a good source for parts.

Here's one on Ebay with free shipping. You can even make an offer on and may be able to get it for less than their asking price. When I had to buy mine new, I think it was around $65, so offer $30 and you might get it.

2006 2010 PT Cruiser Air Cleaner Without Turbo 2 4 Engine | eBay

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Old 14 Nov 2015, 02:53 pm
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Sorry for the late response but thank you, everyone, that responded. I brought it to the shop yesterday and got an estimate on the repair of the sunroof, it is going to be a whopping $1,000 to fix it because of a cable breaking. As for the airbox, I am going to leave it as it is until something major comes up.
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