PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Interior Accessories Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Please explain what happened

 
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By rckstein
  • 1 Post By PTButch
  • 1 Post By chuzz

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03 Aug 2017, 06:41 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 11
Default Please explain what happened

Went to Valvoline today for oil change. They told me that it was recommended that I change the tranny fluid. I said sure. They used a machine that ran off my battery. Of course the negative post is not visible so they used the inside of the engine compartment. When all done, I fired up my 02 dream cruiser and the air bag light was on and the windows would not work. WTF. They pulled some fuses and they were all good. Ask me to move the cruiser into the shade to take a better look at everything and when I started it up, everything worked again. What the he!! happened.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03 Aug 2017, 06:56 pm
rckstein's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Euless, TX
Posts: 12,026
Default Re: Please explain what happened

Did they replace the filter as well? If not, kind of pointless to have clean fluid going through an old filter.

Did their machine use any kind of cleaners or chemicals circulated through the transmission to get a nearly 100% of fluid exchange. If so, Chrysler does not recommend any kind of cleaners to be introduced through the transmission.

I had this kind of transmission service done a while back at a dealership, but they don't use any cleaners or chemicals in the fluid exchange process. I kind of worry about quick lube places as some of their systems do use cleaners or chemicals in the process.

From one of your previous posts, you were needing a numbered dash plate for your DC. Did you ever get one? If not, Handy_Cruiser got one on one of his junk yard runs and I believe in one of his current pics I noticed it still sitting on his desk.

Dream Cruiser number tag

You might send him a PM if you still need or want it.
Handy_Cruiser likes this.
__________________

'06 Touring Edition NA Automatic
150k Miles / Electric Blue Pearl
USMC '82 - '93
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03 Aug 2017, 07:42 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 11
Default Re: Please explain what happened

Thanks for replay. No chemicals or cleaners. Just tranny fluid. Sucked out the old. Put in the new. Start the car they put some in while they sucked out the old again . Then put some more in. Can't go wrong and I was surprised I could tell the difference. I thought the numbers were special but it appears that they just pulled them out of a box in no order. Took the special right out of it.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03 Aug 2017, 07:51 pm
rckstein's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Euless, TX
Posts: 12,026
Default Re: Please explain what happened

How many miles are on your PT?

Do you know anything about the maintenance history of it? When was the last time the transmission filter was changed?

It's recommended every 60,000 miles.
__________________

'06 Touring Edition NA Automatic
150k Miles / Electric Blue Pearl
USMC '82 - '93
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03 Aug 2017, 08:19 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 11
Default Re: Please explain what happened

Yep. 97k. I bought it used at 94k miles. A car fax showed all the service and repair. 2 previous owners. First owner took good care of it. All the service at recommend intervals. Second owner didn't have it long but did regular oil changes.
rckstein likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04 Aug 2017, 09:00 am
Veteran Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Posts: 3,645
Default Re: Please explain what happened

They half assed that transmission fluid deal on you. As stated, it's pointless to change fluid and not the filter. And I wonder what type of fluid they put in it. If they didn't use ATF+4, you'll be replacing that transmission before long.
rckstein likes this.
__________________


I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson
Charlie
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04 Aug 2017, 09:50 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 11
Default Re: Please explain what happened

My question is not about the tranny service it is about why the air bag light came on and the windows not working. Is this going to happen every time the battery is ground to the engine compartment.
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
Explain the 01's PCV hose to me...please. JenneK Tech & Performance Forum 8 02 Feb 2013 01:58 pm
Trying to explain "the sound"... blucrsr Wheels, Tires, Suspension 12 10 Aug 2005 08:31 am
Buy now explain later policy? stirfry General PT Cruiser Discussions 24 28 Apr 2004 05:51 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 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