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by gcretro
Mon May 26, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: South/Southeast
Topic: Private mechanic in/around Raleigh NC?
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Private mechanic in/around Raleigh NC?

Hello,
Raleigh, NC & surrounding.

Does anyone know good a part-time/private mechanic? (Plan to get struts changed in my car with my parts. Not on my neon by my camry)

I used know know one who operated in his home garage, well equipped and reasonably priced. But he no longer does repair work.

Thx
by gcretro
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Smoke test time please provide input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 703

So I have small leak code for almost a 6 now on my 04 SE. Not the gas cap.

Are there ANY hoses I need to check by dropping the gas tank? The other day I was searching for something in the truck and I got faint smell of gas.

Can I drop the tank without disconnecting the fuel line etc?
by gcretro
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: HT Interior
Topic: How To: Stuff Chrysler Concorde seats into your 2gn
Replies: 12
Views: 5454

Are there seats from other Dodge/Chrysler cars that will fit without fabrication?
by gcretro
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 14060

Re: Still love my Neon

occasional demons wrote:Most base neon seats suck. (Unless you are a 20 year old) If you have any fabbing skills, check out my how to on the Concorde seats...
What donor seats will fit the neon again? (mine is 04 SE)
by gcretro
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Emissions
Topic: NVLD repair - How I solved my EVAP mystery...
Replies: 10
Views: 4646

On my 04 Neon, I had a p0440 last year, changed the NVLD (with a dorman unit from amazon) it was good for last 8 months or so.

Now that it's starting to get cold here in NC, p0456 is cropping up. It once went off after I re-fueled. Then it's back on.... Any thoughts?
by gcretro
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Emissions
Topic: P0456 Code
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

on my 04 neon se, this p0456 shows up if I drive hard. Last week I red lined the motor touching 6 to 7K rpm couple of times... Next day morning, greeted with P0456. I suppose at higher revs, there is more vacuum? causing a greater chance of a leak? Well I was driving with quarter tank of gas or low...
by gcretro
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Replacing LCA, have read how-to
Replies: 7
Views: 736

I got the moog ones from rockauto for about 60 a pop complete with ball joints
by gcretro
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Emissions
Topic: P0456 Code
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

on my 04 neon se, this p0456 shows up if I drive hard. Last week I red lined the motor touching 6 to 7K rpm couple of times... Next day morning, greeted with P0456.

I suppose at higher revs, there is more vacuum? causing a greater chance of a leak?
by gcretro
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: P0513 and a light flashing... Help
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Yes it does look like that...

But I thought on an "SE", there was no security/anti-theft etc...

I have two such keys. Yesterday, I used the other one I hadn't used for a while.... I think that was the issue.

But the same key works now. Perhaps it's learned the key now.
by gcretro
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: P0513 and a light flashing... Help
Replies: 3
Views: 741

P0513 and a light flashing... Help

2004 dodge neon SE. 2 years ago, I change the instrument cluster with a white face one with tach from a 2000 Neon ES. I drove to a store, parked. Came back out after 10 minutes and tried to start... it started but one of the circular light (which is on only when key ON) on the cluster was flashing ....
by gcretro
Thu May 16, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Eagle spray wax stained my Rims!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 634

what grit of sand paper?

There is clear coat on these wheels, so after sanding I might need get a spray can of clear?
by gcretro
Mon May 13, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Eagle spray wax stained my Rims!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Eagle spray wax stained my Rims!!!

This is factory alloys on my other car. 2003 camry. A month or so ago, I washed and waxed my car. I used eagle spray & wipe wax, liquid that you just spray on and wipe. I use that on the painted body and had no issues... But I think I sprayed some on the rims and perhaps forgot to wipe... Now I am l...
by gcretro
Mon May 06, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Dodge dealer oil change special.
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Never been offered that at the dealerships where I go. Of course, I always bring my own oil (Mobil 1) so I wouldn't qualify. Does sound like a good deal for you though. So FYI. I went to the dealer for this oil change special. With tax it was 24.28. They used mopar filter # 4105409 - BC and OIL had...
by gcretro
Sat May 04, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Dodge dealer oil change special.
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Dodge dealer oil change special.

04 Neon SE.

I get these oil change specials from my local dodge/Chrysler dealer for 19.99.

I usually do oil changes myself and steer clear of stealerships, but 19.99 seems a OK price for 3K OCI?
by gcretro
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Can new rotors be out of balance?
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Yep, was the balance. Discount tire has messed it up in the past too. They seem to have got it right second time.
by gcretro
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Can new rotors be out of balance?
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

I'll try re-balancing at another discount tire. They have not gotten balance right in the past too. I felt the vibrations more closely today driving on interstate, a. it starts right when I cross 65 mph and present at all speeds above b. I think I feel it more from the driver seat bottom and very li...
by gcretro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Can new rotors be out of balance?
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Can new rotors be out of balance?

This is not on my Neon but my other car 02 Camry XLE. Question: Can brand new brake rotors be out of balance? I just changed both front rotors and pads (Raybestos professional grade and Akebono pro act pads). The hubs were pretty clean and I spayed brake cleaner and wiped them, washed the rotors wit...
by gcretro
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Wearever? Platinum Ceramic Brake Pads
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

ok thanks, so you recommend them :)
by gcretro
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: HT Chassis
Topic: How-To: Ball joint/LCA replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 12976

The rear sub frame bolts on the control arm - So that needs a 15/16 socket?
by gcretro
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Wearever? Platinum Ceramic Brake Pads
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Wearever? Platinum Ceramic Brake Pads

Wearever Platinum Premium Ceramic Brake Pads Are these premiums any good? These are like 18 bucks after online discounts at AAP. Looking at them for my 04 Neon SE. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_premium-ceramic-brake-pads-wearever-platinum_10146091-p?searchTerm=br...
by gcretro
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Better seat covers - options?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Better seat covers - options?

04 Neon SE.

I find the stock seat cover (black color) fabric very plain, cheap and boring. What are my options? I am not looking at replacing the seats or doing expensive stuff.

Did 2gn SXT's come with better fabric seat covers?

Or are there any aftermarket seat covers that will fit like OEM?

thx
by gcretro
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear sway bar from a 95 - 99 fit an 04 SE?
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

thanks. I have an lkq and will check out. Does adding a stock sway bar make a noticeable difference?
by gcretro
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Driving without a serpentine belt.
Replies: 14
Views: 2508

Well, I had a hell of a time getting the belt on, but I got it. and it was flung right off again when I started the car. I'm going to take it in in the morning and see what's going on with it. Mee too, when i tried first time :). Then figured you have to hold the tensioner pushed when snaking the b...
by gcretro
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear sway bar from a 95 - 99 fit an 04 SE?
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Rear sway bar from a 95 - 99 fit an 04 SE?

I saw an OEM rear sway bar kit in e bay. This is for a 95 - 99 Neon and is complete with the brackets.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140931310039?ss ... 1423.l2649


Will this fit my 04 Neon SE without modding?
by gcretro
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: outer tie rod end. moog versus OEM
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

step 1. loosen the jam nut several twists. step 2. twist the jam nut back up against the tie rod end (only use your fingers you dont want it too tight) step 3. remove tie rod step 4. install the new tie rod against the jam nut (again hand tight) step 5. tighten the jam nut with a wrench this is wha...
by gcretro
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dodge Dart? Opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Dodge Dart? Opinions?

Any one checked out the Dodge Dart? Opinions, likes, dislikes, test drives?
by gcretro
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: outer tie rod end. moog versus OEM
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

r/tguy02 wrote:go with the moogs, they are a better product than oem
Only reason I thought about OEM, is so that I can avoid an alignment. Aftermarkets seem to be different length.
by gcretro
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Any ideas on this leak? *Update*
Replies: 51
Views: 3397

And I can't seem to find where the leak is specifically coming from... But it's definitely power steering. I would've never guessed that. It just seems to be everywhere.... Did you narrow down your power steering leak? I too have a similar leak and changing the pressure sensor didn't seem to help.....
by gcretro
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: outer tie rod end. moog versus OEM
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

outer tie rod end. moog versus OEM

04 Neon Se I was planning to change the outer tie rod ends. They are original at 121K miles. I assume that if I get Mopar OEM ones as opposed to Moog, I don't have to loosen the lock nut, can easily count the turns and avoid an alignment? Are the OEM ones good? I see pair of OEM ones for $72 incl sh...
by gcretro
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Slight wandering of the steering.
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

After I my mechanic had the new LCA's put on, the steering was a bit off center. Yes, I did go in for an alignment. I recall seeing the printout after and it was all green. That was over 3 months ago. I'll check the tire to see if there is an unusual wear. Can a slightly off toe cause the slight wan...

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