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Old 14 Feb 2016, 08:47 pm
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Hi guys, yesterday I bought my new to me 2003 PT Cruiser 2.4L Turbo Series 2 Dream Cruiser. I'm very excited to own this unique machine. A lifetime ago I owned a couple SRT4's so I'm feeling very good about the potential of this car. 82k Miles, good condition, great interior, only problem so far is the front left wheel bearing and front right tie rod which I'll replace tomorrow, the parts are sitting at my dads house as he is going to help me do it. Other than that it should be a solid ride!

I'm looking forward to learning more about our cars and becoming part of the community. I haven't owned a car since my SRT4 9 years ago so I really missed being part of a car community. Do you guys have PTC meets?
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Old 14 Feb 2016, 08:54 pm
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Welcome from freaking frigid cold Toronto! Love the Colour . You will love it, browse around often and you'll always find the answers you need. 35,000 members can't be wrong.
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Old 14 Feb 2016, 09:14 pm
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Thanks! The photos are taken by my mum, who I dedicate this car to because if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have it!
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Old 14 Feb 2016, 09:44 pm
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Welcome to the forum! I love the color of the '03 DC

But IMO you need to straighten out your antenna whip, it should point straight up, looks almost like a curb feeler bent to the side. Looks like it may have been left on one too many times going through the car wash. I always remove my whip when going through a car wash.

Hope you enjoy your new ride
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Old 14 Feb 2016, 10:32 pm
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I'll look into that antenna too. Do you guys think changing the front right tie rod would be an easy job? My dad seems to think so, and he also things we might be able to get the front left bearing out ourselves too, but in case we can't we'll run to a shop and have them press out the old bearing and press in a new one.
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Old 15 Feb 2016, 09:55 am
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Tie rod ends are an easy change. Make sure to get your alignment checked afterward, though. And the bearings are something you do indeed need a press for.
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Old 15 Feb 2016, 10:47 am
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Welcome to the forum from Southern California.
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Old 15 Feb 2016, 10:58 am
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Welcome from Ohio - where it is cold, no make that warm, no make that snowy, no make that rainy, no make that windy, no make that icey, no make that well you get the picture!

Enjoy the ride!
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Old 21 Feb 2016, 11:03 am
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I've been watching this one on Craigslist. I'm glad you bought it, so I won't be tempted anymore.

Congrats on your sweet new ride!
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