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Old 27 Aug 2016, 09:38 am
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My daughters 04 non turbo has been totaled. So I have been looking for donor bodies to put her motor and trans either or in. I have found a non turbo 06 and a convertible turbo 06. Will my engine and trans (auto) work in either one and what issues will I face. I.e. Computer, linkage etc etc. thanks in advance
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 10:06 am
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The 2006 PT Cruiser and up was changed to a Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus circuit, The harness wiring is also different on the 2001 and 2002 PT Cruisers.

If you have a 2004 non turbo I would suggest looking for 2003 to 2005 PT Cruiser non turbo.
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 11:07 am
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I agree. Besides the addition of CANbus and a reworking of the electrical system, 2006 was a transition year for the transmission in the PT. Some may have VLP and others don't. You might get lucky. But you may have issues. Staying in the 2003 thru 2005 model years should make things simpler and avoid potential complications.
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 12:32 pm
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Thank you very much for the responses. Does the engine come out the top or bottom?
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It's easier to drop the engine and trans together out the bottom. Just make sure you have the car high enough to get it out from under there once you remove it.
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Thank you very much for the responses. Does the engine come out the top or bottom?

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Check with the salvage dealers for comparability of the trans in the 06 and up. Engine will work. You may need to use the wiring harness from the PT it's going in. Any sensors not matching that harness will also need to be swapped. As long as the wiring harness fits your 04 trans, you're good to go on that as well. 01 and 02. Are a beast of their own. So stay away from them in your case. Non turbo only in your case. Turbo engine is different compression. Won't work in the turbo PTs.
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