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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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PT Cruiser: how much or how many labor hour should be spent

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how much or how many labor hour should be spent on pulling motor and resurfaceing bottom end motor while out put new timing chain and water pump before putting back together. it is a 2002 pt cruiser. I also understand the front end will have to be removed in this process

Ok, to R&R engine, resurface/rework the bottom end, install new timing belt and water pump is 23.8 hours labor

Depending upon local shop's hourly labor rate, about $2000-2400

Ok, P0605 is an internal failure of the tranmission control module. There is absolutely no work around on this. The TCM must be replaced and then programmed.

You cannot just clear the code. This is because it is a hard failure of a component. you can clear the code by disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes, but as soon as you drive it for a few miles the computer will detect the same fault code since it hasnt been repaired and will set it again and put the car in limp mode.

This has nothing to do with the oil change or fluid check as it is no where near them. The TCM is located behind the left wheel well splash shield:
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while you can replace it yourself by removing the left front wheel and then splash shield to access it to unbolt and remove the TCM and install the new one, once installed you will need to tow it to a chrysler dealer to be programmed. Software for this programming is proprietary and not available anywhere but the dealer. they charge 1 hour labor for this.

The TCM will run about $550-650 depending upon where you order it from.

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