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2003 pt cruiser, need a diagram on how to change a timing belt, thnx

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2003 pt cruiser, need a diagram on how to change a timing belt, thnx
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
Here is a diagram of the timing marks and how they line up

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i meant a diagram on what all has to come off to get to the timing belt
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
  1. Remove upper torque strut attaching bolts and set strut aside.
  2. Turbocharger Equipped Vehicles:
    • Discharge and evacuate air conditioning system.
    • Disconnect air conditioning lines at junction block near upper timing belt cover.
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  1. Remove upper timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover.

FRONT COVER-LOWER

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel.
  3. Remove the right splash shield.
  4. Remove accessory drive belts.
  5. Remove crankshaft damper.
  6. Remove the lower torque strut.
  7. Disconnect exhaust system from manifold.
  8. Disconnect A/C pressure switch at rear of compressor housing.
  9. Lower vehicle and support engine with a jack.
  10. Discharge A/C system and disconnect A/C lines at coupling block.
  11. Remove upper torque strut.
  12. Remove screw attaching ground strap to strut bracket.
  13. Remove torque strut bracket from strut tower.
  14. Remove upper radiator closure panel.
  15. Remove power steering pump and bracket. Set pump aside. Do not disconnect lines from pump .
  16. With engine properly supported, remove right engine mount through bolt.
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  1. Raise engine with jack until engine support bracket bolts are accessible (Fig. 149).
  2. Remove engine support bracket (Fig. 149).
  3. Remove timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover (Fig. 148).
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
having trouble getting the crankshaft damper off, any helpful hints?
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
You will need a puller to remove it......

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
is there any differance on the timming for an 02 and an 03 pt cruiser?
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
No they are the same