Question about 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
How do you put on a timing belt for a 2002 pt cruiser
Hi from uk could you please verify ? you intend to diy cambelt change ? also has belt been removed already ? or has belt failed/broken ? the belt change is not too difficult to change/renew and is advisable to renew belt and tensioner and the water pump too as it is driven by c/belt to eliminate having to strip down again in near future due to possible pump faiure/leaking ? belt replacement is approx120'000miles or 8 years service ? however if belt has failed ?? then as this engine is what is known as interferance this means there will be piston/s to valves contact resulting in possible valves damage/bent ? the renewal of c/belt etc should take approx 3 hrs if you are confident/tooled and would save $$$$
Posted on May 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Replace the belt at 100k with a new water pump pulley and tensioner. It would not be a bad idea while u r in there to replace the center motor mount. When the mount fails it is a pricey fix not a bad Idea to replace it since you have to remove it to do the belt.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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
SOURCE: need correct position of pulleys
there will be a dot or an arrow like a v they will go face to face at the center of the pulleys facing each other. call the dealer to make sure thats right. manual will walk you through this
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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