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Old 02 Mar 2004, 12:53 pm
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Ok guys new to this board, but I have been reading and following for a while, went to pick up my new 04 Dream Cruiser yesterday and after everything was signed sealed and ready, they were taking the car to get fueled and the Ck engine light came on so they hooked it up and it appears to bea tranny problem, so here is my questions they said it looks like a wiring or solenoid problem, has anyone ahd any problems? To say the least we put it on hold until a trans tech could look it over today and did not sign final papers.
Do you think I should let them fix it and get it or say no way and avoid this one like the plague?
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 12:59 pm
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This is only my opinion and this is the way I have always been - I wouldn't take it. But in all reality it is probably a loose wire or something simple. The 04 Dreamer is a beauty. Are there any others on the lot? Good luck.
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 01:10 pm
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I'd use it to bargain for a reduction on extended warranty...
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 01:12 pm
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Ditto quicksilverdon, bargin for an extended warranty.

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Old 02 Mar 2004, 01:32 pm
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Tell them to give you a $0 Deductible 100k mile warranty on the tranny and run with it.You might even be able to get them to give you an Extended Warranty bumper to bumper for the whole car.if you do, make sure it's a Chrysler Warranty, and not a 3rd party.


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Old 02 Mar 2004, 06:25 pm
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Yeah don't take a thrid party warranty or you may end up like Crewzin.

Heck my PT had a really bad vibration problem when I drove it off the lot. It turned out, while unloading off the truck, hit something which screwed up the alignment and front tires. I guess that ways the original owner it was made for didn't want it. [:I]

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Old 02 Mar 2004, 06:52 pm
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I think they have another on the lot but it is a 5spd, would love it but the wife wont
thanks for the help, will try to find out on the wty, I was thinking the same thing. First I want to find out WHAT the problem was before I decide to even think to take it or not.
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 06:58 pm
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Write down the VIN. So, if you decide not to take it and find one at another dealer you know it's not the same PT.
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 08:36 pm
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Maybe MX-5 will see this he knows alot about cars he'd tell ya whats up.[:I]

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Old 03 Mar 2004, 01:25 am
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Without a tranny code, you can't tell what to look at.

I can say that many trans solenoid packs are being replaced. I've been involved with several local owners who were able to get it warranteed as a favor between the service mgr and myself.

The dealer keeps the solenoid packs in stock..... so you can guess how popular a fault they are.

They cost around $100 plus another $100 to install it and calibrate the Tranny.

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