Broken Timing Belt - PT Cruiser 2002
Posted November 30, 2010 at 07:37 pm
Posted November 30, 2010 at 07:48 pm
Posted November 30, 2010 at 09:39 pm
How many miles are on the car?
There is a post on here somewhere, where somebody actually had the head off and moved the cams to verify that there is no valve to valve interference.
$1400 is steep, $650 isn't bad.
I've done it to my PT twice, once to change everything and again to line up the cams correctly.
The second time it took me about 4 hours total, but I didn't have to change the water pump or tensioner the second time. I'm ready to replace the belt again as I passed 199,000 miles yesterday, so hopefully I'll get it right the first time this time around.
Edited by Doug in Florida, November 30, 2010 at 09:41 pm.
Posted November 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm
Posted December 1, 2010 at 04:08 am
It's easy to check for bent valves without pulling the head. Just remove the rocker shafts under the valve cover, this will close all valves and keep them closed. Then do a compression test.