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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:05 am
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Default PT Cruiser Timing Belt T55 Bit - Making sure I buy the right one

Doing the timing belt (or starting to do it) today. From one of the videos I watched for the bolt under the wheel well, I need a "T55" bit

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Is this the right tool? In the picture it seems kind of small

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.3...000838278.html



Also can anyone tell me what the wire hanging out is?

My pt cruiser has the same wire thing, its connected to absolutely nothing on both ends
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:10 am
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Thats it, I got mine at AutoZone
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:13 am
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Make sure you have your engine well supported when removing that bolt. It's like finding the "sweet spot" when the engine is jacked up to the right spot the bolt comes out quite easy, at least it did for me.
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:32 am
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Make sure you have your engine well supported when removing that bolt. It's like finding the "sweet spot" when the engine is jacked up to the right spot the bolt comes out quite easy, at least it did for me.
Yup Im going out to buy the tool now, I have a peice of wood ontop of a jack pushing up the center of the oil pan, I think it should be good enough
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:36 am
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She definitely be a T55.




Here's the jack setup I used in freezing weather on my 2001 Limited.

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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:47 am
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As luck would have it, I was able to use the nice flat surface of my Goldwing motorcycle jack and a 2X6 piece of wood. It was sturdy enough to start the engine without hooking it back up just to be sure the timing was right. However, I won't do that next time. Now I know if the timing is right after two turns of the crank and the tension is right, you got it, no need to do that stunt again. Have fun with this repair and remember to take a break when it gets to you and come back later. Also, use those large paper clamps to hold the belt on the cams till you get it over the tensioner. They save a lot of heartaches......
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:50 am
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It would be a good idea to take a picture of where that bolt sits in relation to the hole. When you remove the mount from the frame, the bolt holes are slotted and there's a ton of wiggle room when you reattach the new center engine mount.

The service manual says to mark the mount in relation to the frame, but there's no room to even look at the mount much less squeeze a marker to mark it. Unless you completely remove the engine from the engine compartment

When remounting everything, the important point is to mount the engine with the center mount and the upper and lower torque struts in a neutral position with as little twisting load as possible. This is performed with the jack supporting the engine as Handy shows in his photos. If the mounts are have stress on them with the engine sitting idle, the rubber will be stressed and the mount(s) will wear out and fail much sooner than they should.
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 10:51 am
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Have you looked at the 7 part motor city mechanic series on youtube? I had it on my iPad in the garage the whole time.
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Oh, and the wire you mentioned is a ground wire. Everything, even the hood is grounded on the PT.
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It would be a good idea to take a picture of where that bolt sits in relation to the hole. When you remove the mount from the frame, the bolt holes are slotted and there's a ton of wiggle room when you reattach the new center engine mount....
Excellent idea, thanks for posting.
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