PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Compatible parts?

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By CREWZIN

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 28 Dec 2013, 06:27 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 10
Default Compatible parts?

Looking into getting another PT for parts. Just for this or thats. I have an 05 PT GT. But will engine parts fit mine from an 02? Not a swap. Just parts. Just a question. Cosmetics are the same. But as far as the engine parts?

I found an 02 for 500 and think its worth it IF interchangeable parts. Starter, fan, radiator, ect

Thanks! This seems to be the go to place for info even on good ol Google!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 28 Dec 2013, 06:34 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,744
Default Re: Compatible parts?

So, you want to use parts off an 02 Non-Turbo for your 05 PTGT? As you said, cosmetically YES but quite a few changes even from a Non-Turbo 02 to a Non-Turbo 05 let alone N/A to GT. Maybe a few small parts but then you'd be better off with new. Your asking for opinions, I say it's not worth it.
randyincctx likes this.
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 28 Dec 2013, 09:35 pm
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,369
Default Re: Compatible parts?

For a while now, I've been robbing parts off of 2004 turbo lite to put on my 2001 Limited.

Body and interior parts are mostly interchangeable but the accelerator and brake peddle mechanisms are different. It's not just the silver covers. I don't know why, but they are. Other interior parts are often different based on year and PT version but usually compatible.

Turbo front bumper cover is different to accommodate the cooler. Drive train electronics including the speedometer are different. Engine and tranny are very different. There was also a change in the engine block itself between 02 and 03. Rear axle appears the same.

If you mostly need body and interior parts, a $500 non-turbo parts car might do you some good. But for mechanical parts, ain't much gonn'a work.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 29 Dec 2013, 11:09 am
2step's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New Braunfels, Texas.
Posts: 1,672
Default Re: Compatible parts?

The intake system, most sensors, radiator and fan, brake parts, trans, front axles, PCM and wiring harness, hoses, and a whole big list of other parts are completely different. There are some pieces that could maybe be used. But if you don't see $500 worth of parts that you can immediately use, it's not worth the space it's going to take up or the gamble. I'd say pass on it.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 29 Dec 2013, 09:24 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 10
Default Re: Compatible parts?

So would a 03 or newer work? Is the engine itself different in a non turbo and a turbo? I thought it was just the non turbo engine with a turbo put on!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 29 Dec 2013, 09:58 pm
Busted_PT's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Beckley, W.V.
Posts: 13,889
Default Re: Compatible parts?

Originally Posted by krogerfresh View Post
So would a 03 or newer work? Is the engine itself different in a non turbo and a turbo? I thought it was just the non turbo engine with a turbo put on!
No, there are some differences. oilers for the pistons, lower compression on the turbo. And I think the valves may be different on the turbo head. Not to mention the exterior differences. Such as the valve cover , intake, alternator and even the power steering.

03 Dream stock___________________________ 04 Touring turbo lite stock_________ 02 Touring stock_____________________ The "Three Amigos"
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___________Performance, Body and Service, OEM

This Is my project page.

This is a great read from one of our own! Badglas
Reply With Quote

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
Compatible Seats dcartwright PT Cruiser Convertible Forum 7 20 Apr 2015 09:36 pm
PT cruiser compatible parts from other cars? JooV General PT Cruiser Discussions 2 30 Apr 2013 12:37 am
Parts compatible years - 2003 parts on a 2006? Wutliss420 Tech & Performance Forum 1 22 Feb 2013 03:25 pm
Compatible MP3 CD help please? bratboy Sound and Security Forum 6 07 Aug 2009 06:48 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 am.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.