Pennzoil Q&A

Click here to participate in the Pennzoil Q&A

Recent Topics
Puppies are the best
by barkingspider
09/01/15 10:49 AM
Carb Kit Question
by John_Conrad
09/01/15 10:12 AM
Getting a passport
by InfmousCornholio
09/01/15 09:21 AM
What kind of a Porsche is this? And other car?
by InfmousCornholio
09/01/15 09:11 AM
Rock Auto Discount Code
by Doog
09/01/15 08:26 AM
Brakes are rough and making noise
by Spetz
09/01/15 07:47 AM
Open End Crowfoot Torque
by artbuc
09/01/15 06:58 AM
How to remove RainX from windshield?
by MoneyJohn
09/01/15 06:51 AM
The Esso cold weather oil videos - a paper on it
by Shannow
09/01/15 06:26 AM
Torque Specs
by MrJhynx
09/01/15 05:07 AM
Castrol Magnatec 5-30, 7100miles, 13 F150 Ecoboost
by KJSmith
08/31/15 11:52 PM
Interesting Mosin Nagant
by dlundblad
08/31/15 10:51 PM
Newest Members
amy, rbrown2769, KJSmith, OnslaughtNZ, Zycat
55219 Registered Users
Who's Online
102 registered (4wheeldog, 2009Edge, akela, ag_ghost, 1foxracing, 2010_FX4, 10 invisible), 1581 Guests and 145 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
55219 Members
66 Forums
236762 Topics
3815437 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3334780 - 04/06/14 08:41 AM PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP
Tuffy1760 Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 376
Loc: upstate NY mohawk valley
2001 pt cruiser... Got airbox off battery terms unhooked... battery not coming out... some type of tricky tie down deal?? cannot see anything... In driveway right now... thanks...
_________________________
2000 F-150 Harley edition- this is for fun !
2008 Chevy Aveo5- real world car
Royal Purple fan

Top
#3334784 - 04/06/14 08:45 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
eljefino Online   content


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 26919
Loc: ME
Pictures? I thought you had to go in thru the fender liner for those.

Top
#3334788 - 04/06/14 08:48 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
javacontour Online   content


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 8316
Loc: Illinois
Should be just one block with a 1/2" bolt holding the battery in place. Is there a insulating "blanket" around the battery? If so, perhaps it's blocking your view of this bolt.
_________________________
network down, IP packets delivered via UPS -BOFH

Top
#3334804 - 04/06/14 09:14 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: javacontour]
tomcat27 Offline


Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2734
Loc: Midwest
Originally Posted By: javacontour
Should be just one block with a 1/2" bolt holding the battery in place. Is there a insulating "blanket" around the battery? If so, perhaps it's blocking your view of this bolt.


ditto what JC said
_________________________
2014 Sentra, 2005 Starcraft Aurora 2410, 2002 Echo
2002 Intrepid, 2002 Liberty, 1998 Dodge B1500
1996 Sebring Jx, 1995 Jeep ZJ, 1970 Cougar, 2001 Camry

Top
#3334839 - 04/06/14 09:53 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 3496
Loc: MIchigan
Gotta remove the entire air filter box to get to the battery hold-down. The filter box just pulls out (no bolts).

Top
#3334842 - 04/06/14 09:55 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
slug_bug Offline


Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 111
Loc: Michigan
Pull out the air cleaner box. It's only held in by two press in type connectors. Once you get the hoses off just pull straight up. Then you can get at battery. There was a nice write up with pictures on a Mopar forum. I'll post it here if I find it. Did this on my old 2003 PT.
_________________________
2013 Ford Fusion 2.5l (32k)
2010 Lincoln MKX 3.5l (60k)
2007 Dodge Caravan 3.8l (133k)
2003 Merc. Mountaineer 4.6l (80k)
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8l (163k)

Top
#3334848 - 04/06/14 09:58 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
Tuffy1760 Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 376
Loc: upstate NY mohawk valley
perfect explanation thanks... done... yanked the airbox out and found the bolt... battery replaced with new, air filter (pur classic), oil change, nextgen high mileage, pure one, done. Considering the rep for work on a PT cruiser, once you guys got me started, I was all set... Might try plugs in the future... calling it a day... getting Corona Light in a few...
THANKS FOR HELP!!!
_________________________
2000 F-150 Harley edition- this is for fun !
2008 Chevy Aveo5- real world car
Royal Purple fan

Top
#3334895 - 04/06/14 11:11 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 2155
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Originally Posted By: Tuffy1760
perfect explanation thanks... done... yanked the airbox out and found the bolt... battery replaced with new, air filter (pur classic), oil change, nextgen high mileage, pure one, done. Considering the rep for work on a PT cruiser, once you guys got me started, I was all set... Might try plugs in the future... calling it a day... getting Corona Light in a few...
THANKS FOR HELP!!!


Corona light?!?! Isnt Corona light enough?
_________________________
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 125k miles
M1 EP 0w20 & TRD filter


Top
#3334906 - 04/06/14 11:29 AM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Warstud]
Spazdog Offline


Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 5941
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: Warstud
Gotta remove the entire air filter box to get to the battery hold-down. The filter box just pulls out (no bolts).


thumbsup yep.

Originally Posted By: Tuffy1760
perfect explanation thanks... done... yanked the airbox out and found the bolt... battery replaced with new, air filter (pur classic), oil change, nextgen high mileage, pure one, done. Considering the rep for work on a PT cruiser, once you guys got me started, I was all set... Might try plugs in the future... calling it a day... getting Corona Light in a few...
THANKS FOR HELP!!!


If it's a turbo, you can do the plugs in a couple of minutes in between the intake runners. If it has a plastic intake? I haven't figured out a way to do it without removing the upper intake.

_________________________
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco - dealer Dexos
2014 Chrysler 200S - Whatever the dealer put in it.
1987 Honda CN250 Helix - Penn Platinum Euro5W40

Top
#3334936 - 04/06/14 12:31 PM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 2534
Loc: Southeastern, PA
I've done the plugs on my '01 Cruiser a few times. It's not a bad job but does involve a bit of rigmarole. In short, a bunch of stuff has to be disconnected from the intake manifold. Then the intake manifold is unbolted and rotated up and held up with a bungee or some wire to the underside of the hood. Then you have access to the plugs, standard spark plug replacement from there on. After replacing the plugs, you lower the manifold, bolt it back in place and reconnect the items disconnected in the first step.

There's some guides on the Internet, I'd look them up.
You may want to replace the plug wires at the same time (I should have done that last time I did my plugs).
Pick a lazy day when you have some time and no pressure of something else that has to be done.
_________________________
A wise man told me:
"Heat is your friend." and "Any oil is better than no oil."

Top
#3335019 - 04/06/14 02:24 PM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
javacontour Online   content


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 8316
Loc: Illinois
I thought you said you had the air box off in your first post????

Originally Posted By: Tuffy1760
2001 pt cruiser... Got airbox off battery terms unhooked... battery not coming out... some type of tricky tie down deal?? cannot see anything... In driveway right now... thanks...
_________________________
network down, IP packets delivered via UPS -BOFH

Top
#3335159 - 04/06/14 06:04 PM Re: PT cruiser battery replacement help ASAP [Re: Tuffy1760]
Tuffy1760 Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 376
Loc: upstate NY mohawk valley
Sorry, got the cover for the filter off first... then I yanked the box off... easy...
_________________________
2000 F-150 Harley edition- this is for fun !
2008 Chevy Aveo5- real world car
Royal Purple fan

Top