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

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

Honda City helped make these videos

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

  • How to Add Oil Chrysler PT Cruiser (2001-2010)
    Top up the oil level

    Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Engine Air Filter Check
    Determine if your air filter is dirty

    Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Rotate Tires 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Rotate your tires

    Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Blown Fuse Check 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Check for a blown engine fuse

    Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Replace a Fuse: 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Change an engine fuse

    If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first

    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 radiator hoses fluid pumps hose clamps gloves stop leak creepers