20 Most Recent 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions & Answers

Try to take the radio out and look at the fuse in the rear of the radio. You have 2 fuse locations one at your left knee and the other under the hood near the battery. Look in the owners manual for this fuse type, because some fuses work the same thing. Another thing could be that you have an anti-theft radio and it will not work with out you entering a code. The code is on the radio it-self or you have to contact the dealer with the vin number.......runjoe

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

Could be wrong lamps installed

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Sep 11, 2019

Check the ground connections (black wires) attached to the car's sheet metal under the hood and near the main computer (wherever it is located). Bad ground connections (loose, rusty, etc.) can sometimes cause problems like these.
If that doesn't work, use a voltmeter to determine if power is being supplied to the sensors when the ignition is turned on.
--If yes, it's either a problem with the wiring/connections from the sensors back to the main computer, or a problem with the computer itself (somewhat unlikely).
--If no, either buy a repair manual for your specific year/model or visit a model-specific forum and see if you can find a wiring diagram. That should tell you where the power to the sensors is supposed to be coming from -- the computer or another source. Tracing those wires/connections will hopefully identify the problem.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Jul 30, 2019

Sound like low engine compression
head gasket gone between the cyl

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on May 21, 2019

Remove door panel and check for power to door lock actuator - if power is available when remote is pressed then replace door actuator.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on May 19, 2019

You will want to install both the lower hose and the smaller heater hose to the tube before inserting it back into the water pump housing. Make sure that the new o-ring is lubed up and start by betting the rear part of the o-ring started first. Then you can use a small screw driver to help the edge of the o-ring into the housing while applying pressure on the tube itself. It should eventually just pop in. It is a major pain in the rear, and would help if you could grow another arm out of your head, but it is doable.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Apr 22, 2019

I just used a flat head screwdriver and went in through the grill... one opening from top. Vertically placed screwdriver just behind where latch cable enters hood latch. (Looks like a "J" shape metal part). I placed minimal pressure pushing handle toward passenger side and hood released right away. Just did this 5 min ago after interior latch release broke off.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Mar 06, 2019

I would start at the battery terminals. Loosen them and move them around to see if you get any lights, Even if the cables are tight they can still lose connection at times.

Beyond that you could follow the negative cable and see if it is tightly connected to the body of the car. Maybe flex the cables to see if there is any corrosion under the rubber coating.

If you have a volt meter test the ends of the battery cables (if possible) to at least verify you are getting power to the fuse box, or solenoid.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Jan 25, 2019

Under the hood in the engine compartment , has the fuse's an relays inside .Black plastic box near the battery .

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Jan 23, 2019

Alternator needs to be replaced , ASD relay has nothing to do with it . Quit reading an take it to a qualified repair shop . The Charging system is computer controlled .

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019

The no bus message means one of the control modules isn't communicating on the data bus or isn't working ! I don't know how many modules yours has but ,if it has antilock brakes an I know it has air bags , an PCM - engine transmission computer , the instrument cluster has a control module an all these modules are on a serial data communication network , there share information ! The speedometer gets it's info from the VSS vehicle speed sensor through the PCM over the bus to the instrument cluster same with coolant temperature ! So I would have it taken to the dealer if you don't know about this stuff ! Need special tools to test this 2004 Chrysler Sebring No Bus message in cluster testing

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Nov 05, 2018

Have the code cleared or erased, or disconnect the battery terminals for 30 minutes.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Jul 21, 2018

you can take help from service and repair manual which will guide you to locate and fix the problem step by step by your own easily and you can get the manual from the given link http://toolsnyou.com/

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on May 15, 2018

I know this website www.reliable-store.com that i get manuals from, and they have all models online that solve all simple/technical problems like professionals

I also brought for my 1989 BMW, such old model, they had it and it was very good manual. Go ahead, I bet.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Mar 14, 2018

please take the following statement to heart...if you are going to own a computer car...from where you bought it, go directly to your nearest parts house and spend $15.00 -$25.00 bucks on the repair manual for your particular year , make , model ,it will be the best investment that money can buy when it comes to these vehicles, did you make sure all timing components are set right ??? , check all fuses ,dose it cough , spit , back fire thu the upper end , tail pipe ??? or just crank but won't attempt to fire???valve's set right ??? , read the trouble shoot chapter in that repair manual your going to go get , hope this helps , good luck...

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Feb 26, 2018

Sounds like wiring in steering wheel shaft is broken.

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018

OK... brains are expensive. It sounds like your PT STARTS OK, but keeps your TRANSMISSION locked.

Many transmissions have a 'lock' that is coupled to the car BRAKES. So the transmission may not allow SHIFTING if the BRAKE SWITCH is not sensed as 'brakes applied'.

APPLIED BRAKES = OK TO START/SHIFT. So it's possible a defective switch is your problem?

Find really GREAT information here:

How To Solve The PT Cruiser Transmission Problems

And there is this: "You Probably have a 604 41 TE auto trans (this is a four speed automatic trans)and if this is the case. Then you need to have the input and the output turbine sensor's replaced,(aka speed sensor) same thing different name. These sensors are cheap and have a high failure rate due to high temps the trans produces."

Now see this:
Transmission not shifting 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

and more here:

How to replace 41 TE auto transmission in an 01 pt cruiser neon pt 1

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2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

Your 2002 what?? Take it back to the "expert"... Explain the issues.....we don't email people...

2002 Chrysler PT... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

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