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Old 31 Aug 2013, 07:10 pm
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Default New PT Owners...How Many Miles, Oil Leak, and Knocking

We just bought a 2005 PT Limited at an auction, 105,000 miles. We love it so far.
1. How many miles can we expect to get out of this car (with routine maintenance)?
2. There's a small oil leak, any guesses?
3. There's a periodic knocking sound in the front end, usually driving over 35 but less than 55, and not constant. Has happened 2-3 times, on very slight inclines.

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Old 31 Aug 2013, 07:31 pm
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Routine maintenance would be replacing the timing belt and water pump pretty soon.
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Old 31 Aug 2013, 09:16 pm
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As Busa just stated, the timing belt is due for a change and that will be a shocker if you haven't looked into that. It runs about $1000 give or take a couple hundred and it's due NOW.

We have members that have over 200,000 miles so if you take care of it, should run a long time to come.

Can't diagnose an oil leak without more information. It might be diagnosed by the mechanic while your having the timing belt done.

Knocking sound isn't a good sign but first you have to find out if it's from the engine or some suspension part underneath.
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We just bought a 2005 PT Limited at an auction, 105,000 miles. We love it so far.
1. How many miles can we expect to get out of this car (with routine maintenance)?
2. There's a small oil leak, any guesses?
3. There's a periodic knocking sound in the front end, usually driving over 35 but less than 55, and not constant. Has happened 2-3 times, on very slight inclines.

Thank you!
The noise is most likely suspension or motor mounts. Valve cover is the most common oil leak. Pull the top cover on the belt. Look for lettering On the belt. to see if its a gates or other aftermarket belt or a Chrysler belt. If it's aftermarket your good on the timing belt. I have one cruiser with 175K new belt about 5k ago.
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