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Old 14 Jan 2018, 05:04 pm
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Default Timing belt ,water pump

Anyone know of a good link or video on how to do the water pump/timing belt?please,the easy way! Lol
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Old 14 Jan 2018, 10:46 pm
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Really need to know Pt year and turbo or n/a but on you tube search motorcity mechanic pt cruiser. He is very thorough. Some variations in tensioner style depending on the year.
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Old 15 Jan 2018, 01:51 am
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The easy way "Pay some one else to do it"

No scrapes, or busted knuckles, or frustration.

Warning: It will lighten your wallet or bank account.
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Old 15 Jan 2018, 10:08 am
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The easy way "Pay some one else to do it"

No scrapes, or busted knuckles, or frustration.

Warning: It will lighten your wallet or bank account.
That's what I did with my two PTs. Wallet a LOT lighter but I still have my skin intact on my knuckles and didn't feel like strangling somebody due to frustration. Easy peasey.
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Although I may have missed it.... members when asking about part recommendations and really about anything for the maintenance work or drivability should not assume we all know the year and model and other IMPORTANT information about your PT Cruiser?

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Old 15 Jan 2018, 01:16 pm
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I believe the OP has a 2003 non-turbo Touring Edition. It's easy if you've spent years studying the Force the way I have.

PS: Be careful if do decide to study the Force. It can easily lead to the dark side. That's how many folks become Ford owners. And nobody wants that.
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Old 15 Jan 2018, 01:20 pm
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I went the opposite way. Down only about $120 in parts, but after the job,
  • no skin left on my knuckles (grew back),
  • fewer hairs on my head (grew back, but now gray)
  • a little brain damage due to excessive ethanol consumption (not growing back).

The good thing is that if I had to do it again, I could start the job on a Saturday morning and finish it before the sun goes down rather than a week later.
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Old 15 Jan 2018, 05:13 pm
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I believe the OP has a 2003 non-turbo Touring Edition. It's easy if you've spent years studying the Force the way I have.

PS: Be careful if do decide to study the Force. It can easily lead to the dark side. That's how many folks become Ford owners. And nobody wants that.
You could Change your name to Handy_Cruiser_Jedi or Pt_Jedi
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66 Ply Satellite with 273 engine swap to 69 340 4spd
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Old 21 Jan 2018, 05:47 pm
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Start here:


Excellent, detailed 7 part video on timing belt replacement.
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Old 21 Jan 2018, 08:28 pm
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Excellent, detailed 7 part video on timing belt replacement.
Haha just "7 easy videos" on something that is a maintenance item and shouldn't in the perfect world take this much effort.

That said, timing belts on front-wheel drive cars are rarely a good time. Did a Mazda 626 once and had no idea what I was in for. Managed to get it going, but after that experience... I have PTSD about timing belts now.

Timing belt replacement is part of throw-away car culture. Engineered to last about as long as most extended warranties, and no more. After that, labor cost is not the manufacturer's concern.
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