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Old 03 Feb 2010, 10:02 pm
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I Have an 07 pt Cruiser that is now on its second engine at 45,000 miles due to a known issue Chrysler knows about but refuses to do anything about. They mis Manufactured a large majority of Crank Shafts from the year 2004-2008 the crank shafts develop a large amount of End play which causes them to start to violently shake and eventually break the cam seal. Couldnt be fixed had to be replaced. Can anyone say 4g Down the Tubes.

Looking to see if anyone else had this problem.
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Old 04 Feb 2010, 08:44 pm
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I've been on many PT Forums continually since 2001, and it is not a common problem.
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Old 21 Feb 2010, 05:52 pm
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I have the same issue with my '06. Replaced the crank seal, drove it 15 mi. - seal is out again. P.O.S. only has 36,200 mi. on it.
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Old 23 Feb 2010, 08:52 am
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I have the same issue with my '06. Replaced the crank seal, drove it 15 mi. - seal is out again. P.O.S. only has 36,200 mi. on it.
The same issue happend to me except the shop replaced it and then drove it and it went out again they had to put a whole new engine in it.

This is a known chrysler, dodge, and jeep issue my father had the same exact problem on his Dakota Sport that he has since gotten rid of i feel like there needs to be some kind of class action lawsuit or something i know i sure would like my 4grand it cost me to put a new engine in back.
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Old 23 Feb 2010, 09:16 am
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I feel your pain and nobody likes to get ripped off because of a known defect, however, as QSD noted, both he and myself are on numerous PT forums and I can't remember owners having this complaint. Maybe they just haven't spoken out about it. I've had the crankshaft seal leaking (so small I hardly knew about it) and it was fixed when I had the timing belt replaced almost 2,000 miles ago.

That's not saying there isn't a problem, like the 41TE transaxle, which has been used in the minivan for years before the PT came out. Loads of failures on the minivan but they still decided to use it on the PT. Way over a million PT's sold so the percentage of failures is minute and not enough for a recall. Besides, most recalls have something to do with safety as bad things will happen if the part fails (look at Toyota today). Not just a failure that a part has to be replaced and nobody's life was in danger.

The recalls on the PT have all been related to "something bad could happen". Gas line in the engine bay, leaking fuel tank if rolled over, child seat locks and power steering lines rubbing, leaking and catching fire.
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Old 23 Feb 2010, 07:13 pm
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Getting NEW shortblock installed at the dealer, for $250.00. Fixed.....my dealer has been awesome standing behind this car... I love it. (Yes I know I called it a P.O.S. earlier...) lmao. You guys know how it is when you are looking at major repair bill and you may not get any assistance from anyone.....
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