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Old 05 Aug 2010, 03:51 pm
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Default Timing belt Pt 2003 GT Turbo

Hello: First post and did some searching.

As the title explains the timing belt in my 03 PT GT needs to be changed soon.

Is there a way to change this without dropping out the engine?

Reason being If I can do this myself I will do it.

This is a 2.4 Liter Turbo
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 04:06 pm
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Default Re: Timing belt Pt 2003 GT Turbo

Welcome to the forums.
No need to take Engine out.
read here:
ever replace timing belt in a pt cruiser - Tampa Racing
The timing is tricky - do a search here and read.
You can leave A/C connected - it's harder, but can be done.
Best place I found was RockAuto.com - they have a Gates belt, tensioner, pulley & OEM water pump for $129 + shipping (comes up higher until it hits shopping cart)
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Welcome to the forums.
No need to take Engine out.
read here:
ever replace timing belt in a pt cruiser - Tampa Racing
The timing is tricky - do a search here and read.
You can leave A/C connected - it's harder, but can be done.
Best place I found was RockAuto.com - they have a Gates belt, tensioner, pulley & OEM water pump for $129 + shipping (comes up higher until it hits shopping cart)


thank you for your reply. i did read this one however I wasn't sure if this was the same as the 01 mentioned.

I am assuming this would be the timing belt kit and then the water pump would be seperate correct?
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 04:45 pm
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THe Rock Auto kit has the OEM water pump - and is for a 2003 turbo (my daughter's)
Probably good idea to do the serpentine belt and alternator belt ehile you're there....
The turbo "stuff" is pretty much all on the other side of the engine from the belt, so the guide should be good.
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Default Re: Timing belt Pt 2003 GT Turbo

the two belts have been changed, However I did take a look at the AC Belt and it might be a good idea to change that one again. I am going to read the instructions carefully, and also while I am there, change the oil, coolant flush, P/S Flush, Air Filter, Spark plugs, all in one shot.
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Don't forget ignition wires - the stock ones are crap!
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 10:45 am
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Default Re: Timing belt Pt 2003 GT Turbo

they have been replaced.
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 04:52 am
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Well This Saturday the 11th is the Big Day.

1) Timing Belt changed
2) Tensioner Bearing Changed
3) Water pumo Changed
4) Rear Brakes Changed
5) Coolant Flush
6) oil Change
7) Air Filter Change


In Spring I want to do a Valve Adjustment and Control arms and Shocks / Struts, Rotors
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 07:37 am
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I could be wrong but I've never read and can't find in any search where anybody ever had to do a valve adjustment on a PT Cruiser.

From PT Cruiser.com:

Dual overhead camshafts actuate four valves per cylinder. Valve diameters are 1.40 inch (35.5 mm) intake and 1.20 inch (30.5 mm) exhaust. All valves have 0.24 in. (6 mm) chrome plated stems. Valves have a 48-degree included angle. The exhaust valves are on the right (rearward) side of the head. Each valve is operated by an end-pivot rocker arm that has a 20 mm roller cam follower to reduce low speed friction and cam wear. Rockers pivot on inboard-mounted, fixed hydraulic lash adjusters. Barrel-shaped single valve springs provide control of valve actuation to 7200 rpm.
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I could be wrong but I've never read and can't find in any search where anybody ever had to do a valve adjustment on a PT Cruiser.

From PT Cruiser.com:

Dual overhead camshafts actuate four valves per cylinder. Valve diameters are 1.40 inch (35.5 mm) intake and 1.20 inch (30.5 mm) exhaust. All valves have 0.24 in. (6 mm) chrome plated stems. Valves have a 48-degree included angle. The exhaust valves are on the right (rearward) side of the head. Each valve is operated by an end-pivot rocker arm that has a 20 mm roller cam follower to reduce low speed friction and cam wear. Rockers pivot on inboard-mounted, fixed hydraulic lash adjusters. Barrel-shaped single valve springs provide control of valve actuation to 7200 rpm.
Well in that case.

Does not look like it is necessary.


thanks for the info.
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