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When the timing belt tensioner on a 2001 pt cruiser is replaced is there a problem replaceing the lower cover?

I'm trying to find out before I start.

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Before you attempt that job make sure you go in and take a look at the UTUBE HOW TO REPLACE THAT ON YOUR PT CRUSIOR might be a little more to it then you think..however your answer is no...once you get the belt tensioner on...just done my timing belt..good luck

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SOURCE: PT Cruiser timing belt

EVERY 90K

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SOURCE: replacing a starter in a PT. Cruiser 2001

Remove battery and battery support you'll be able to undo starter bolt's trough there and slip starter out.

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SOURCE: timing belt replacement on a 2001 pt cruisre

Not for the beginner, I will be doing one on monday. 2001 Twin Cam.

I have been in repair for 30 years, I would not let anyone with less than 5 years experience touch it. This motor has the potential to bend valves if out of time between the cams and crank.

Changing the right side mount too. 10 hours according to the book (all data) and thats for someone that knows how.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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SOURCE: the timing belt in my 2001 pt cruiser is broken.

Its got damage, bent valves. replace every thing on timing belt, tensioner, pulleys, water pump. The head needs to go to a machine shop and bent valves replaced.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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SOURCE: 2001 PT Cruiser Serpentine Belt Diagram How do

I don't know if your serpentine belt layout is the same as mine. I have a 2005 2.4TD. I worked out that the tensioner is spring loaded and needed to be turned using a very long spanner (can't remember the size as I used an adjustable spanner with a piece of pipe to get the length - 19mm sounds right). Get the belt wrapped round the other pulleys and then turn the tensioner pulley nut a quarter turn or so then the belt should slip onto the last idler pulley. Make sure all pulleys have any rubber residues and oil/muck cleaned off. Very tight for space so you'll probable end up using yours fingernails and a rag with some petrol or WD40 on it. Re-fitting the engine pan was the worst bit. **** design for the fittings. Replaced these with self-tapper screws to make sure it stays on as the original clips don't like being taken off and put on too many times. Thanks Chrysler. By the way I'm never buying a Chrysler again. Had to replace both wishbones after 3 years - a common problem I'm told - and also this is the 4th serpentine belt in 8 months and its going to be an expensive process of deduction to find out what the problem is. Recirculate button for the aircon has also decided to stop working. Great news given that its minus 3 outside and the car takes 20 minutes to warm up the interior as its sucking in cold external air. I've also got a 1996 Toyota Picnic 2.0 auto with double the mileage that I've owned for 5 years. All I've ever had to do with that is replace a rear lightbulb and I know the previous owner who never had a fault with it. 14 years old and only needed one bulb changed in all that time! Still on the second set of tyres too. Best car I've ever had. The Cruiser is turning out to be as expensive to maintain as my old Citroen XM, and they are famous for maintenance problems. Lovely car though. Hope this helps and puts people off buying Chrysler ****...

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Should timing belt tensioner be replaced on 2001 pt cruiser?


It is highly recommended that the timing belt tensioner be replaced any time the belt is replaced, if the bearing in the tensioner failed it will take out the new belt in an instant.

Aug 09, 2011 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Looking for a diagrahn of a 2001 pt cruiser


The tensioner will be down lower and it will have a large metal roller wheel attached to it that is pushing against the timing belt to take the slack out of the timing belt, and you should be able to see it if the timing cover is removed, here is a picture of what you are looking for, and let me know if you still can not find it, or you require further assistance .5658e28.jpg

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May 17, 2010 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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How to change a timing belt in a 2001 pt cruiser 2.4 liter


REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel.
  3. Remove the right splash shield.
  4. Remove accessory drive belts.
  5. Remove crankshaft damper
  6. Remove the lower torque strut
  7. Disconnect exhaust system from manifold.
  8. Disconnect A/C pressure switch at rear of compressor housing.
  9. Lower vehicle and support engine with a jack.
  10. Discharge A/C system and disconnect A/C lines at coupling block
  11. Remove upper torque strut
  12. Remove screw attaching ground strap to strut bracket.
  13. Remove torque strut bracket from strut tower.
  14. Remove upper radiator support crossmember
  15. Remove power steering pump and bracket. Set pump aside. Do not disconnect lines from pump.</B>
  16. With engine properly supported, remove right engine mount through bolt.
  17. Raise engine with jack until engine support bracket bolts are accessible.
  18. Remove support bracket bolts.
  19. Remove support bracket.
  20. Remove upper timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover.
  21. Remove lower timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover
  22. CAUTION: When aligning crankshaft and camshaft timing marks always rotate engine from crankshaft. Camshaft should not be rotated after timing belt is removed. Damage to valve components may occur. Always align timing marks before removing timing belt.
  23. Before the removal of the timing belt, rotate crankshaft until the TDC mark on oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on crankshaft sprocket (trailing edge of sprocket tooth)
  24. NOTE: The crankshaft sprocket TDC mark is located on the trailing edge of the sprocket tooth. Failure to align trailing edge of sprocket tooth to TDC mark on oil pump housing will cause the camshaft timing marks to be misaligned.
  25. Install 6 mm Allen wrench into belt tensioner. Before rotating the tensioner, insert the long end of a 1/8” or 3 mm Allen wrench into the pin hole on the front of the tensioner .
  26. While rotating the tensioner counterclockwise, push in lightly on the 1/8” or 3 mm Allen wrench, until it slides into the locking hole.
  27. Remove timing belt. CAUTION: If timing belt was damaged due to incorrect tracking (alignment), the belt tensioner assembly must be replaced

INSTALLATION
  1. Set crankshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  2. Set camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1/2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket
  3. CAUTION: Ensure that the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up.
  4. Install timing belt. Starting at the crankshaft, go around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and then around the tensioner
  5. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to align marks and take up belt slack. NOTE: A new tensioner is held in the wound position by a pull pin.
  6. Remove the pull pin or Allen wrench from the belt tensioner.
  7. Once the timing belt has been installed and tensioner released, rotate the crankshaft two (2) complete revolutions. Verify that the TDC marks on crankshaft and timing marks on the camshafts are aligned as shown in .
  8. Install lower timing belt cover and tighten fasteners to 9 N·m (80 in. lbs.
  9. Install upper timing belt cover and tighten fasteners to 9 N·m (80 in. lbs.
  10. Install right engine support bracket. Ensure the power steering pump is properly located in mounting location on bracket. Tighten mount bracket bolts to 61 N·m (45 ft. lbs.)
  11. Lower engine into mounting position and install right engine mount through bolt. Tighten bolt to 118 N·m (87 ft. lbs.).
  12. Install power steering pump and bracket.
  13. Install upper radiator support crossmember
  14. Install torque strut bracket to strut tower.
  15. Connect ground strap to bracket.
  16. Install upper torque strut
  17. Connect A/C lines. Evacuate and recharge A/C system
  18. Raise vehicle.
  19. Connect exhaust system to manifold.
  20. Connect A/C pressure switch connector.
  21. Install crankshaft damper
  22. Install accessory drive belts
  23. Install lower torque strut
  24. Perform torque strut adjustment procedure
  25. Install right splash shield.
  26. Install right front wheel.
  27. Connect negative cable to battery.

May 15, 2010 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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The timing belt in my 2001 pt cruiser is broken. Did this cause any damage to the engine? or do we just need to replace the timing belt


Its got damage, bent valves. replace every thing on timing belt, tensioner, pulleys, water pump. The head needs to go to a machine shop and bent valves replaced.

Apr 11, 2010 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2002 pt cruiser belt replacement diagram


Asked under 2001 Category for a 2002 Question.

Click on the following free direct Link. It has the correct Serpentine/Drive Belt Diagrams for your 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L DOHC In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine with the Engine Options (AC/No AC etc.). It also has Instructional and Directional Diagrams inorder to remove and/or replace the Belt(s).
Note: the differences between the Automatic Tensioner and those Tensioners with Adjusting/Locking Bolts/Nuts

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2002/make/chrysler/model/pt_cruiser/2002_chrysler_pt_cruiser_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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2001 PT Cruiser - I was on the freeway driving 75 and the engine light came on and the engine stopped and will not start again. Can't remember the code number but computer said cam position sensor. Could...


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Nov 08, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Looking for engine diagram and maybe a step by step on how to replace a timing belt that broke on a 2001 pt cruiser 2.4L


Big problems. you will have bent valves. dont attempt unless you know what you are doing. the head will need to come off. Chrysler has an updated tensioner and cover, replace the water pump. Good Luck.

Oct 09, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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My pt cruiser is 2001 has done 92000 klm wnen do i do a timing belt change


I would recommend replacing the timing belt and 60,000 miles and most definitely at 90,000, you most definitely won't hurt anything to go ahead and replace it now.

Oct 04, 2009 | 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Need to replace water pump in 2001 pt cruiser


This is a fairly large job and it should only be done by someone that has some experience with this engine. The fit is very tight in the PT Cruiser and will involve jacking the engine up and down and a lot of screwing around trying to get all of the engine cover bolts out etc.

I would not even attempt to do this job without a good manual.

It is best if you replace the timing belt, belt tensioner, and idler pulleys while the job is being done.

The water pump is in the front of the engine and is run off of the timing belt.

If you look online at this picture: http://img.neons.org/archives/99RTproject7.jpg you will see that it is on the bottom of the engine on the right.

Bring it to a reputable shop that backs their work as it is easy to make a mistake on this job.

Good luck.



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Most likely a cam sensor or a crank sensor. The timing belt didn't break did it? They also have an issue with the timing belt tensioner going bad and jumping a tooth.

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