PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

 
Like Tree4Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09 Sep 2017, 08:59 pm
Dill's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,272
Send a message via Skype™ to Dill
Default 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

Howdy everyone.

My 2005 PT convertible with a 5 Speed manual transmission has not been running right lately.

Recently I replaced the following parts:

Oil sending unit
Valve cover gasket
Spark plugs
PCV valve

When I put the car in gear to go the car seems to really bog down. It goes into gear fine (booger bushings) and doesn't kick out. It just takes more rpms to get move movement than I am use to. I can also press the gas pedal down and the rpms goes up but no real change in momentum. Once I'm on a highway everything seems fine. No weird noises or anything.

I took it to a service station and they say it is the clutch pressure plate, clutch disc and clutch release bearing. I just can't believe this would happen just a few weeks after all the other work I did to stop oil leaks.

Does this seem about right?
__________________


If You Have Not Already, Add Yourself To The PT Cruiser Members Map!

To Learn More About My PT Cruiser And Its Mods Visit My PT's Blog At www.PickledPt.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09 Sep 2017, 09:11 pm
VsandFords's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gladewater, Texas
Posts: 1,378
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

Hey, Dill!

Hate to say it, sounds like your clutch is worn out. The work you did recently would not have any affect on clutch wearing out. Has it been replaced before? How many miles on it?
Handy_Cruiser and Carnut like this.
__________________
Life is just a bowl of jello, full of fruits and nuts.

2001 LE, auto, billet grille, tall shifter, polished aluminum spare, K&N filter and Hedman hedder. Why a header? Because it makes me happy!

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09 Sep 2017, 09:23 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 6,236
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

Welcome back Dill,

It's been a long time since I have worked on a clutch but other members like Rob302 would be able to give you some good advice.

Is the engine light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes and if it has any transmission codes? If it has P0700 code I would suggest taking it to a transmission repair shop that offers for free to tell you what transmission codes have been triggered if any.

Post what additional information you can give us and welcome back again.
__________________
If at First You Don't Succeed - Try, Try Again
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09 Sep 2017, 10:19 pm
Dill's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,272
Send a message via Skype™ to Dill
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

Hello,

PT has 180k on it. Timing belt recently changed so was hoping for another 100k on it.

Check engine light has come on and gone off. Read codes but nothing shows up. I do not believe the clutch has been replaced before. I've never had a clutch go in all my manuals I've ever owned. I thought it was a gradual issue coming from improper technique. This was so sudden out of nowhere that it really confused me as to what could have gone wrong. I'm being quoted $1200 to repair. Also needs a new evaporator as the A/C doesn't work anymore. That's another $1k.
__________________


If You Have Not Already, Add Yourself To The PT Cruiser Members Map!

To Learn More About My PT Cruiser And Its Mods Visit My PT's Blog At www.PickledPt.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09 Sep 2017, 10:37 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 6,236
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

I would suggest taking it to a transmission shop that will check for codes for free if you have one nearby.
__________________
If at First You Don't Succeed - Try, Try Again
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10 Sep 2017, 07:39 am
VsandFords's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gladewater, Texas
Posts: 1,378
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

The clutch disc is made of a friction material, like brake pads. Eventually it will get glazed and hard or wear thin enough to stop grabbing. The cost of repair on it and the A/C is still a lot less than buying a different vehicle. Especially if you have not needed to spend any on it for a while.
__________________
Life is just a bowl of jello, full of fruits and nuts.

2001 LE, auto, billet grille, tall shifter, polished aluminum spare, K&N filter and Hedman hedder. Why a header? Because it makes me happy!

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10 Sep 2017, 01:45 pm
rob302's Avatar
Dedicated Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Darien, IL | Forest Park, IL
Posts: 2,510
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

If you need a clutch, I used the $140 clutch kit of Rock Auto and beat the hell out of it with no regrets. Would take about 4 hours to complete. Not a fun job, but much easier than a timing belt
3rcruiser likes this.
__________________
.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10 Sep 2017, 02:44 pm
MJKnight's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Sutton WV
Posts: 759
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

My 01 clutch lasted to about 150,000 miles

Then gave out ...all at once...gone
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12 Sep 2017, 12:28 pm
Dill's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,272
Send a message via Skype™ to Dill
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

Which one of these kits would have everything I would need?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...lutch+kit,1993

Car won't move out of the driveway now. Shifts into gear but letting off clutch does nothing, car doesn't even stall and idle doesn't change.
__________________


If You Have Not Already, Add Yourself To The PT Cruiser Members Map!

To Learn More About My PT Cruiser And Its Mods Visit My PT's Blog At www.PickledPt.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12 Sep 2017, 12:43 pm
Fk5 Fk5 is offline
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cloverly, MD
Posts: 1,394
Default Re: 2005 PT Vert N/A 5-spd possible tranny issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptcruisersteve View Post
I would suggest taking it to a transmission shop that will check for codes for free if you have one nearby.
I don't think the manual will throw any codes. It is just a simple 5 speed. Shouldn't be much electronic to throw a code. I have had my flywheel completely delaminate and separate without so much as a peep from the codes/check engine light.
__________________
2003 GT 5 speed
150,000 miles
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 Turbo GT 'vert hismiths Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling 1 15 Dec 2016 09:02 pm
'05 GT Vert starting issue... Rayvin60 Tech & Performance Forum 4 13 Dec 2016 03:16 pm
2005 Gt vert. - new to me! - some questions domer94 PT Cruiser Convertible Forum 5 23 Aug 2016 04:34 pm
2006 Auto Tranny Issue! Please Help!! PTnorm Tech & Performance Forum 30 24 Dec 2011 09:09 pm
LTB 2005 GT Vert gawe22 Classifieds: Want To Buy 0 09 Feb 2011 05:06 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors