03 PT C ruiser timing belt

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#1

I have a 2003 PT Cruiser. The water pump failed so I’m replacing it and the timing belt. The pump is replaced and I’ve started reassembly but I can’t get the timing belt over the tensioner. No matter what I do, I can’t get enough slack in the tensioner so that I can get the timing belt in place.


#2

A manual is your best friend, even a Hayne’s or Chilton’s manual. Try logging onto www.autozone.com and registering so you can use the free vehicle repair guides.

It appears you need a 6mm Allen wrench to open a retaining plate to re-adjust the tensioner.


#3

Ooooh, great posting, Bustedknuckles.


#4

some of the older PT’S require replacing the tensioner with an updated version


#5

Sounds like maybe you have an improper part. Count the teeth on the old belt compared to the new belt.