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P301 2003 GT

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by Bill AZ, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. Bill AZ

    Bill AZ Active Member

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    Once again asking for input for my Grandsons PT. Pulled first plug on the left, totally carboned up. Missing badly, haven't tore into it yet, thinking it might be the coil (after market). Changed coil and wires 2 years ago, turned out to be valve. Retired, no hurry, Grandson likes my Lexus.
     
  2. Bill AZ

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    Replaced coil, have the aluminum intake, slides right in.
     
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    06PTElectricBlue Active Member

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    And on the Turbo models, you can also change the plugs without having to remove the intake manifold.

    I wish they had designed the N/A like that ;)
     
  4. chuzz

    chuzz Allpar Legacy

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    Did the coil cure the problem, Bill? I'd put a new plug in there too.
     
  5. Bill AZ

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    When I bought the PT from my neighbor it had a miss. Changed coil, no help. Had the original coil and put it back in, all is well. After market coil didn't last. I have the aluminum intake and the plugs are easy to change, I did replace them when I bought it, they still look good. Bear Frame replaced two bushings and aligned, runs smooth and true, although after having the trans replaced I think they forgot to tighten a nut and when turning a big snapping noise. Taking it back Monday the 14th where they will correct the problem.
     
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    Yes, it was the original coil as I had been doing "shotgun" repairs with a bad valve when I bought it.
     
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    chuzz Allpar Legacy

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    You might ask them to check the lower control arm bushings for that noise.
     
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    Bear Frame and another private shop checked everything, all looked good, up up for anything now.
     
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    chuzz Allpar Legacy

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    Did they have a reason for the noise you heard?
     
  10. Bill AZ

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    It is still in the shop where the trans was changed, a mechanic told me he heard the noise (snapping, clunking) while I was driving it straight, not turning. I'm thinking the trans is gone, I'm not picking it up till it is fixed.
     
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