EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

How to Add Coolant: Chrysler PT Cruiser (2001-2010)

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your PT Cruiser is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Chryslers, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed-that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.

Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your PT Cruiser. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your PT Cruiser for head gasket leakage

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Cabin Filter Replacement:
    Change your cabin air filter!

    Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Brake Fluid Level Check
    Check your brake fluid

    Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Check Power Steering Level Chrysler PT Cruiser (2001-2010)
    Check power steering fluid level

    Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Chrysler PT Cruiser (2001-2010)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Tail Light Change 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Jack Up How To
    Learn how to jack up your car

    A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
coolant drain pans stop leak safety glasses radiator hoses fluid pumps fuel injector cleaner gloves