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by Donkeypuncher
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Big vibration in forward gears?
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

The napa brand mount is good quality as well, got around 30k on mine so far with no trouble. It seems they used two styles of center mount, one regular and one filled with viscous fluid. From my experience, the viscous fluid units seem to last much longer. I have had no issues with my '01's mount. a...
by Donkeypuncher
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 'Clutch Interlock Switch' replacement ??
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Can't you just unplug it? I vaguely remember reading that it disables the switch when you do that. Who leaves their car in gear when parking anyway?
by Donkeypuncher
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: handbrake indicator always on.
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

The fluid only has to be slightly low to set that light off, you wouldn't even consider it low just looking at it. It tends to happen when the pads have worn pretty low dropping the fluid level a little bit.
by Donkeypuncher
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 732

I see, it's probably easier to make all of them with the cooler instead of 2 different models. I should probably pick one up locally just in case I need to bring it back and swap it out. Having to ship it back somewhere would just be a hassle.
by Donkeypuncher
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 732

The spectra was actually the one I was looking at, probably gonna go with that one. I notice some are listed as w/o AC and w/ HD cooling, not sure what that means. Some are listed as auto specific, while some are listed as working for both. I realize the auto ones have the built in cooler, but they ...
by Donkeypuncher
Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Radiator

Got into a little accident and the radiator has a leak, so it needs to be replaced. Figured I would check to see if there is a particular brand I should look for, or if there are ones I should avoid. They all seem to be around $100 for a manual trans model. Rather go with a new one instead of a junk...
by Donkeypuncher
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Another engine mount/strut question...
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

I bought some of those from Napa a few years ago and they were metal. I guess they have changed supplier since.
by Donkeypuncher
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: timing belt.
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

It's not just the timing belt that craps out, the tensioner and water pump cause the same damage when they fail.

And for the love of god, replace the rear engine mount while it's all apart. It seems like it always fails soon after people do their timing belt.
by Donkeypuncher
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear swaybar mounting hole question
Replies: 22
Views: 1788

Yup, it shares the same hole for the sway bar. Can't remember if you can reuse the bolt, might need a longer one.



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by Donkeypuncher
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Front end clunk (did a search)
Replies: 20
Views: 2392

Resolved! Turns out my center/rear motor mount was bad causing the engine to bang around over bumps! DOH! First time I have ever heard of that being a factor.... But it makes sense !! :idea: I wonder how many other folks are having this same issue and don't know about it ?? - Nick Probably quite a ...
by Donkeypuncher
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Front-end clunks (all the basics seemingly check out fine)
Replies: 47
Views: 3951

The creaking could be the lower ball joint, that's one of the common symptoms. Good luck.
by Donkeypuncher
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Questions about pulling the head, Timing belt, etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 3781

It seems like a lot of money right now, but in the long run it really isn't. You just had a worst case scenario, but you should be problem free for a couple years after all that.
by Donkeypuncher
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Questions about pulling the head, Timing belt, etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 3781

Happy to hear you got it all fixed up and running again. Too often people will use that as an excuse to get a newer car, but I'm glad you stuck with it. Should be good for while after all that, good luck.
by Donkeypuncher
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Are there adjustable rear swar bar links??
Replies: 4
Views: 587

You can also use the Energy Suspensions universal end links, Autozone usually carries them in stock. Universal Sway Bar End Link Kits for lowering your car Measured by the length of the spacer sleeve. 1" -- 9.8122 1 5/8" -- 9.8120 2" -- 9.8123 2 3/8" -- 9.8125 -- Works good on a 1.5” drop 2 5/8" -- ...
by Donkeypuncher
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Can't find ac leak!
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Damn, now I'm scared to have my a/c checked out. That looks like a nightmare to replace, didn't realize it was all behind the dash like that.
by Donkeypuncher
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: What can cause those leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Isn't there a vent on the top that will puke out fluid if you overfill the trans? Hopefully it's not the rear main seal, but I think the clutch would be slipping if that was the case. If you over fill it will leak out the fill hole which is lower than the top of the tranny. Unless you're filling it...
by Donkeypuncher
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: What can cause those leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Isn't there a vent on the top that will puke out fluid if you overfill the trans?

Hopefully it's not the rear main seal, but I think the clutch would be slipping if that was the case.
by Donkeypuncher
Fri May 23, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: why does my car seem slow?
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Is there any way to make your front tires hook better? like a strut brace? more or less camber? Idk somthing for the 0-60 times Good performance tires would be the first thing, but we all know that. You can lower the tire pressure to get a better contact patch. The camber should be set at 0 to get ...
by Donkeypuncher
Wed May 21, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: why does my car seem slow?
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Not that it really matters, but using my OBD2 scanner and the Torque app, I read a dismal 18 something second quarter mile. Then again, I know my clutch has 160k miles on it. Yeah, I'd bet the clutch is a big reason for that, especially with that many miles. I didn't realize how much our stock clut...
by Donkeypuncher
Tue May 20, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: why does my car seem slow?
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Easiest way to tell is to look at the 1/4 mile time, an r/t should be running in the low 16's.
by Donkeypuncher
Sat May 17, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Questions about pulling the head, Timing belt, etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 3781

Holy jeez, I've never seen the water pump gear break like that. I'd guess it's a defect, you would think the belt would break first.

Probably cheaper to just replace the bent valves, but having a complete head on hand to replace is probably easier.
by Donkeypuncher
Sat May 17, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I know our Neons are still running but the end is coming....
Replies: 55
Views: 4176

Title of your thread wasn't clear to me ... I've looked into replacements for my SRT-4 ... tried Ford Focus ST, Subaru WRX, and Mazdaspeed3. Don't like the looks of the Ford, so my next "Pocket Rocket" will be Japanese !! Subaru WRX with AWD would be perfect, but Mazdaspeed3 is less expensive. I wa...
by Donkeypuncher
Sat May 17, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Ignition/starter switch?
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Good think it was just the switch and not the lock cylinder, much easier to deal with.

My lock cylinder broke so it was stuck, key wouldn't turn so I couldn't pull it out. Had to remove the entire column and take it to a locksmith.
by Donkeypuncher
Sat May 17, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Mini cooper engine in a neon
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

fixitmattman wrote:Why not put the neon engine in the mini instead :)
The neon engine is too big to fit in the mini, I think it was like 4" too wide. Plus the mini doesn't have room in front for our p/s and a/c setup, it needs custom brackets to run the mini setup.
by Donkeypuncher
Fri May 16, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Mini cooper engine in a neon
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

From what I've read, chrysler and bmw had a joint venture with the 1.6. Chrysler designed it for bmw to use in the mini, and they got to use it on export neon/pt cruisers. They said the design is inspired by our 2.0 sohc motor, just smaller. BMW used a different 1.6 engine from 2007-2013 from a new ...
by Donkeypuncher
Fri May 16, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Questions about pulling the head, Timing belt, etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 3781

I ran into the same problem, the rod is like 1/2" too short to get the pulley all the way off. You just need to stick something down into the rod hole to get that extra length. I used a little hex bit from a universal screwdriver. You could even put sand or dirt in there, just need that little extra...
by Donkeypuncher
Fri May 16, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I know our Neons are still running but the end is coming....
Replies: 55
Views: 4176

I know this hasnt been mentioned, but I also own a 2009 Mini Cooper S....you may want to test drive one of those. Mini dealers have no qualms about it usually. The thing is a go cart with a turbo haha. Also If you wanted, the Mini R53...which is the 2005 or older models have the same 2.0 as our car...
by Donkeypuncher
Thu May 15, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Questions about pulling the head, Timing belt, etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 3781

And of course the chrysler pulley remover, but I assume you knew that. The how-to's and FSM cover it all pretty well, the forums covered every other problem I ran into. It's just getting that bracket plate off that sucks, I didn't like jacking the engine up that high. Remember to drain the coolant a...
by Donkeypuncher
Thu May 08, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I know our Neons are still running but the end is coming....
Replies: 55
Views: 4176

Chrysler announced this week that the Dart SRT will be here for 2017. Not a whole lot of details other than it will be awd and turbo. This makes the dart a little more interesting.
by Donkeypuncher
Thu May 01, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Need help with rough idle solution.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

How low is it idling? I think mine got bad below 700 rpms, it's been a while so I don't remember exactly. Last resort you can always drill a 1/8" hole in the throttle plate. It was recommended by Ed Peters who was in charge of the neon during production. I did it and got the idle up enough to elimin...

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