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Old 09 Oct 2017, 06:22 pm
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Hello Everyone,

Just purchased a used 2010 PT cruiser. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I got it for under $3K, so I can't be too mad. It has around 125K miles, and the timing belt hasn't been changed (to my dismay), so I know I will have to get that done.

I also noticed the A/C makes it shake when activated and seems to make the car idle rougher, so I'm planning to change the radiator fan as well (after reading on here that this will most likely fix the issue). The only thing that makes me worry is that the fan still seems to blow cold air (while rattling the vehicle), so it may be a bad bearing in the fan??(not sure).

It is kind of fun to drive. Hopefully it will grow on me. I prefer my 2005 Pontiac Grand Am for now and the wife drives my 2015 Toyota Rav 4 (lucky her).

The "special" coolant requirement (HOAT) and the "hard-to-do-anything" engine compartment definitely don't help the like-ability, but I'm hoping to get things all fixed up and have a great car for years to come.

Edit - I forgot to include that I'm around the Hershey, PA area.

Wish me luck.
Pic attached (note - that is some water underneath due to a fresh car wash).
-Phil

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Old 09 Oct 2017, 06:41 pm
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Old 09 Oct 2017, 06:57 pm
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Welcome to the forum from Pontiac, MI!

I also recently picked up a 2010, Deep Water Blue Pearl coat, that also made the idle rough when I got it with the AC on. However, almost all of that has gone away since driving it, probably, a bit low on coolant. Other than that I have really enjoyed driving the car. Enjoy!
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Old 09 Oct 2017, 07:03 pm
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Thanks guys.

Hmm...coolant is on the low side. I'm going to feel foolish for ordering the fan if that's all it needs (a coolant top-off). Will add and see.
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Old 09 Oct 2017, 08:11 pm
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Welcome to the forum from the Little Hamlet of Pennellville, NY!!

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Old 09 Oct 2017, 09:29 pm
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Welcome to the forum.
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Old 09 Oct 2017, 09:48 pm
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Welcome from MI.
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Old 09 Oct 2017, 10:32 pm
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Welcome to the forum

Very nice PT, black cars look nice but they're hard to keep clean
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Old 10 Oct 2017, 06:09 am
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Welcome to the forum. You own a PT, you'll need this forum some time or another.
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Old 10 Oct 2017, 11:05 am
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A big welcome from Texas, that sure is a head turner!
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