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Did some work on the car.

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by Robert Castro, May 2, 2017.

  1. Robert Castro

    Robert Castro New Member

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    My tires were shot and I have been waiting to get some money together for a new set. My cousin has an 05 cruiser that has the same size tires with mag rims. Her car broke down last year and she took off the tires and sold them to me with rims for 300. The tires were bought 2 months before the car broke down. New tires and rims for 300. Score! While replacing the tires I broke a stud that was over torqued on the last tire. Of course, last stud on the last tire. I put the tire on and put it in the shop yesterday to have it replaced as well as a new cooling fan. Tired of overheating at every light. Will pick the car up today and send pics if requested. Just happy to get my car back to safe working conditions.
     
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  2. mr2tim

    mr2tim Member

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    I've got 2 PT cruisers and I am on my 5th fan between the 2 cars.
    There is a story here, and it ain't fake news.

    I use anti-seizing goop on those wheel studs, never a problem even on my 30 yr old Toyotas.
     
  3. pt006

    pt006 Active Member

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    Tim, The fans on PT's are a weak spot, and aftermarket fan motors are of questionable quality. It is important to have clean terminal connectors going to the fan motor. And the relay contacts might also be burnt a little internally. The fan is a high current device, and any drop of voltage in the system makes the fan motor work harder.
     
  4. djsamuel

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    I would agree. Something going on here. I replaced the fan once in my 04 PT and I now have over 382,000 miles. My wife's 07 PT and my daughter's 08 PT have the original fans.
     
  5. ironman187

    ironman187 Active Member

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    For what it's worth, I replaced the motor in the fan, the fan and shroud are still original. That was at about 80k, the PT has 163k on it now and the fan is still going strong. I don't remember the motor I used as it was replaced 9 years ago. The OEM Bosch motors are absolute junk. I recall being impressed with the build quality of the replacement.
     

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