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Chopper Dr

Chopper Dr 11/24/2012

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4 Cyl 2.4L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

My 2002 PT Cruiser limited w/automatic transmission won't move in any gear. Park and neutral work as advertised

The problem started soon after a long road trip(1500 miles). Fluid & filter change fixed it for a couple days but it came back. Another fluid & filter change and solenoid pack replacement failed to fix it this time. The transmission pulls down the engine rpm when the shift lever is placed in reverse/drive but the car still won't move under it's own power. It tows/pushes fine in neutral. Also, the parking brake is off.

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Jimm 11/24/2012

Sounds like time for the transmission replacement / overhaul. How many miles?


Chopper Dr 11/26/2012

130,000 miles...I was thinking trans also. Just don't want to miss another less complicated/less expensive fix. I've seen several stories of people replacing the trans and then having the problem recur because another part was causing the initial problem.


bear.1216 9/4/2013

Check to make sure shifter cable is still attached to transmission. It is common on these vehicles for the cable end to wear out and pop off the trans linkage.


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