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by timk225
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Changing the tensioner idler pulley for PS / AC belt.
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Your photo looks like the pulley can lift straight off. On my motor mount plate, no matter where we moved the tensioner arm to, the pulley was behind the plate at least a little bit. But I fixed that plate's ass good with a drill and hammer in about 5 minutes! It wouldn't surprise me if there's a co...
by timk225
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Changing the tensioner idler pulley for PS / AC belt.
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Changing the tensioner idler pulley for PS / AC belt.

My 5 Neon SXT ATX had the pulley go bad on the tensioner for the power steering and AC belt. Once I got it apart I saw that the ball bearing was all locked up and out of lube. But getting it apart? That took some work. First, my brother and I went to work on it with the motor mounting plate still in...
by timk225
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Got it all changed today, the replacement junkyard pump seems to work better than the original, as the steering feels lighter than it used to now.

Posting the story in General 2nd gen discussion of the ordeal of getting this part changed.
by timk225
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

After the first day of driving with the lines looped, the steering has gotten harder to steer again, now it is almost as bad as when the pump was in the loop. What the hell?
by timk225
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

I took the pump out today and looped the lines together. It made it a lot easier to steer, but not as good as power steering. The idler wheel on the tensioner is definitely locked up, but the tensioner swings up enough to make me think I could get that damn bolt loose without taking the mounting pla...
by timk225
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Great, maybe I just spent $48 on a junkyard PS pump for nothing then. :owned:

I'll have to unbolt the pump to get that pressure line off, no way can I reach it with the pump in place.
by timk225
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

I got a junkyard pump out of a 2003 Neon SXT, it had the tank on it and I didn't disturb it or try to remove it. I'll be going out to my car shortly, I will look at it. Maybe I can loosen the pressure line nut and pull it down a fraction of an inch, just enough to let the fluid and air pass through ...
by timk225
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Everything is reassembled, it'd be hard to get in there and get the pressure line off, I think. What if I were to take the return hose off and direct it into a jug and drive for a while with lots of steering wheel turns to get the excess fluid out of the system, and just refill it all once I can get...
by timk225
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Driving a power steering Neon with no power steering. Safe?

My 5 Neon SXT ATX lost the power steering a few days ago. I knew the power steering pump had bad bearings, but then the power steering belt tensioner pulley went and locked up on me. Threw the belt right off. Today I changed the pump, not realizing the pulley was lunched. After throwing the belt 4 t...
by timk225
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Big vibration in forward gears?
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

I changed the center motor mount (passenger side) today. That fixed the problem. It was a pain in the ass to get this job done. I had a "friend" scheduled TWICE to do it for me for $150. Both times he cancelled at the last minute. So fine, screw him, I paid my brother $50 to help do it in his heated...
by timk225
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone got a CarFax account?
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Oh. Well, doing it this time will save me money, so it is ok. I'm special.

No one has PM'd me yet on it anyhow.
by timk225
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: 2004 sxt, built, caged roller Gets scrapped next week-SOLD
Replies: 43
Views: 17697

He wasn't really going to scrap it, just a lame sales tactic meant to induce buying pressure in potential buyers. I see right through BS like that.
by timk225
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone got a CarFax account?
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Anyone got a CarFax account?

Anyone have a CarFax subscription? I want to get a car VIN checked out, but don't want to pay full $40 price for a one time search. I will pay $15 via paypal to you to run a VIN for me.

PM me for the information.
by timk225
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Big vibration in forward gears?
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

I'll call the local Mopar dealer tomorrow morning. If it's the same price, I want OEM parts!
by timk225
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Greenhouse big crash at Pacific Forest Rally
Replies: 18
Views: 1674

Races are dangerous enough on a track with no obstacles, so they race on dirt with trees that don't move. Good.

I don't think those forest rallies are won by the fastest car, they are won by the most insane and luckiest drivers.
by timk225
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Big vibration in forward gears?
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

I pulled the plastic cover off the frame rail today and looked in the hole for the center mount. The hole where the Torx T55 big bolt comes out. The bolt head is not centered in the frame rail hole, it is a bit below center. If I remember correctly, it was centered when I did a timing belt / water p...
by timk225
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Big vibration in forward gears?
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Big vibration in forward gears?

This problem started out small in my 5 SXT ATX, and got bigger over a few weeks. When I put it in any forward gear, I will feel a big vibration from metal hitting metal. It doesn't do it in Neutral or Reverse. At first I thought the torque struts / motor mounts were getting worn, so I partly filled ...
by timk225
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: P0340 code came... and went ?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Changed the cam sensor this evening. Frickin' $71 with tax at the local dealer! This had better be the ONLY bad part!
by timk225
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: P0340 code came... and went ?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

I'll look for the thread on the P0340 code. Had to type the original message fast this morning before leaving for work. Car is still running fine, no CEL.
by timk225
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: P0340 code came... and went ?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

P0340 code came... and went ?

I was driving my 5 SXT ATX today and all was well, I haven't had to change a sensor or fix anything in 25000+ miles. Then all of a sudden the check engine light comes on, and the engine loses power. To accelerate from a stoplight I had to just barely touch the gas, any more throttle would just make ...
by timk225
Tue May 20, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Where is the mileage stored?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Where is the mileage stored?

On a 2005 Neon, is the mileage stored in the PCM or in the instrument cluster?
by timk225
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Need help. Car dead on side of freeway!
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Fuel pump.
by timk225
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: How to burn CD for RBK stereo?
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Well? No one knows?
by timk225
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: How to burn CD for RBK stereo?
Replies: 4
Views: 638

How to burn CD for RBK stereo?

My 5 SXT ATX has the RBK CD player / am-fm stereo. I tried burning 20 .mp3 songs (2 MB to 4 MB each in file size, and yes, they are downloaded and not from actual CDs) to a CD using InfraRecorder, and again using a simple Send To -- CD Drive burning method. Neither worked. The InfraRecorder Audio CD...
by timk225
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Cold air intake vs stock with aftermarket filter
Replies: 18
Views: 1846

I took the silencer out of the air intake system on my 5 SXT ATX, and put in a K&N filter I had laying around, and it makes a loud deep rumble when you get on the gas hard. But the car is such a SLOW steaming POS turd-mobile, that's it's rather annoying to hear the intake rumble and still be slowly ...
by timk225
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP timing? cam? head idk whats going on!!
Replies: 7
Views: 936

It is some serious BS that the cam gear locating pin isn't designed to take the load it should be taking. Relying on a mere friction fit to keep the fricking ENGINE TIMING accurate is beyond stupid!
by timk225
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: New Gates water pump seeping coolant
Replies: 2
Views: 461

New Gates water pump seeping coolant

I ordered some parts from Modern Performance recently, amongst them was a new not remanufactured Gates water pump. I put it on with a new timing belt and tensioner and all was well. About 2000 miles later, I had my Neon in a garage where a friend of mine works, and we spent all Saturday morning with...
by timk225
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: New rear brakes are dragging and getting hot.
Replies: 1
Views: 368

New rear brakes are dragging and getting hot.

I had to replace the rear brake shoes on my 5 SXT due to the shoes falling apart. I only changed the left side so far, but the brake shoes are still rubbing and getting the drum too hot. I have backed off the auto adjuster screw all the way until it is completely loose, and I opened the brake bleede...
by timk225
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: How do I remove the rear hubs on my 5 SXT?
Replies: 6
Views: 667

They should care about my opinion, because I believe I'm right. :tardbang:
by timk225
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: How do I remove the rear hubs on my 5 SXT?
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Are those sealed ball bearings or sealed roller bearings, or some type of sealed bearing where you can't regrease them? What a shit ass design! And I don't have a 30mm socket, so I'd have to buy that too! Even my '89 Turbo Spirit had totally serviceable rear wheel bearings, every time these idiot ca...

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