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by MichNeon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Relays
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Ok, i posted this on the org~ Update~ Alright, it has happened again, started to accelerate onto the autobahn yesterday, engine lost power, acted like a misfire. Did the keydance, got a laundry list of codes. After doing a quick visual inspection, i swapped the horn relay with the asd relay. Car fir...
by MichNeon
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Engine cradle replacement- PLEASE HELP!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Think that maybe sticking a bolt in the nut will do the job of protecting the threads before you give them the k- frame? Will they do the pc job like that? I've never done anything like that, so i don't really know how they do the pc job.
by MichNeon
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Engine cradle replacement- PLEASE HELP!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Pics, please. :thumbup: After the powdercoating, right? Dealership predicts part arrival in about two weeks but I don't have the money to get the part treated, much less installed so it might be awhile. :roll: Yep, after the powdercoating. We already know how it looks from the factory, be nice to s...
by MichNeon
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Engine cradle replacement- PLEASE HELP!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Pics, please. :thumbup:
by MichNeon
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Chrysler scantools
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Yes, i agree. But, there are people out there who think that they can download and install a tune, and will proceed to brick the pcm. There can be many flashes available for the same car. It's the equipment the car is built with that makes the difference. I'm reminded of that everytime i see a tsb f...
by MichNeon
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Chrysler scantools
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Bringing this back from the dead because I was looking for something and this popped up. I read through it and realized I now know a few things in here are incorrect and wanted to clarify. The DRB3 will let you flash SKIM and VIN, among other things you won't get from a publicly available tool. I i...
by MichNeon
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: crank sensor seeping oil
Replies: 6
Views: 803

If the drain plug leaks with normal torquing, then it is time to replace it. The crank sensor bolt does'nt really need to be loctited, proper torque will take care of it. But, if you really want to use loctite, use the blue stuff, it is rated for light duty, the red is for high strength stuff, like ...
by MichNeon
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Relays
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Allright, Today i had some time at work before going home, i took the grounds apart and cleaned them. I cleaned G102 and G103, put new bolts in them, as they were rusty, too. I cleaned the ground attachments of the strap on the right side of the engine, where they bolt to the mount and the torque st...
by MichNeon
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: How to remove back seat to install new speakers
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Those bolts can be a real nightmare, sometimes they're rusted like crazy other times not bad. Good luck Midwesterners and Northeasterners should carry a can of PB Blaster or Kroil at all times !! :mrgreen: Other than that, this process is pretty straightforward.... Once you get the torx bolts remov...
by MichNeon
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: How to remove back seat to install new speakers
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

There are four bolts holding the seatback in. Two of them also anchor the seat belts. Take them out and pull upwards on the seatback. The top part has hooks that go into slots, and it will be tight. Have to push upwards hard. From Techconnect~ https://w05.dealerconnect.chrysler.com/service/mds2002/s...
by MichNeon
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Relays
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Thank you, nick, for posting that thread link. :thumbup:
by MichNeon
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Relays
Replies: 9
Views: 983

One point i should have mentioned; they're not all going around the same time, and not w/in hours or days of each other. I figured the horn relay because i use the key fob to lock the doors as i walk away from the car, the horn honks once with the single lights flash. When the horn does'nt honk, i k...
by MichNeon
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Relays
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Relays

Alright guys, got a good question for you. What would cause relays in the pdc to burn out quickly? I've replaced the starter relay about two or three times already this year, same with the horn relay. Just had my R/T die at the atm on my way home tonight. Did the usual quick diags, no go. Then i rem...
by MichNeon
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Melted Fuse Question
Replies: 7
Views: 565

You may find the reason in the connector to the mfs when you pull it out. As i has written in my foglight rewire post, it is due to a design flaw by Chrysler. Having the mfs feed the headlights and foglights directly instead of thru a relay. This is why we see the melted connectors and mfs's. The co...
by MichNeon
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: car cranks but wont start...wicked cold outside.
Replies: 40
Views: 3943

It depends on the scantool. The cheaper ones don't show much.
My Ethos scantool will show that info.
by MichNeon
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: car cranks but wont start...wicked cold outside.
Replies: 40
Views: 3943

Guten Tag. :wave:
Worn plugs can cause hard starting and poor fuel mileage.
I just replaced the plugs in my R/T, and noticed that the gas mileage has improved a little.
by MichNeon
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: car cranks but wont start...wicked cold outside.
Replies: 40
Views: 3943

P0340 is a cam sensor signal code. The P0171 is an oxygen sensor code, system too lean.
It sounds like you may have a fuel problem, what with using brakeclean to try to get it started. Try again without flooring the gas pedal. Get a hold of a fuel pressure test gauge, and check your fuel pressure.
by MichNeon
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Gas Mileage
Replies: 75
Views: 8152

occasional demons wrote: It is actually the max load for the tire, which could be much more than the combined weight of the car and it's load at that corner.

Yea, that's what i meant, i just wrote it wrong. Thanks. :thumbup:
by MichNeon
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Gas Mileage
Replies: 75
Views: 8152

So, back to the topic, I have a 2003 R/T with about 180K miles on it. I swapped out the trans for a SXT trans just for gas mileage. My job takes me several hundred miles a day at times, so this was important to me. I've lowered the car, not as much for looks as for improved gas mileage and keep my ...
by MichNeon
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Foglight rewire
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Just wanted to add this note; Here is a pic from FAC3L3SS's thread of what the mfs connector looks like and how it looks melted~
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by MichNeon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Engine cradle replacement- PLEASE HELP!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Re: Success!!

Thank you guys for all of the info. I managed to find a really nice brand new replacement K frame (subframe... whatever you care to call it...) It was a fairly simple replacement, however one of the ball joints didn't want to let go... so I screwed up the CV boot trying to ghetto-rig it... so that ...
by MichNeon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Need help with 04 sxt
Replies: 10
Views: 706

From what i'm reading here, it sounds like a temp related issue with the starter. Obviously, when it is cold, there are no problems. When it is hot, it does'nt crank. Check and verify that the starter has power to it, and that the solenoid on the starter is getting the signal from the relay, when it...
by MichNeon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Rough and low idle in only (D)rive
Replies: 8
Views: 812

hot air has lower priority so i will check it later, "Bypassing" is short-circuiting with few resistance, sends unmeasured, static temp to ECU. That's probably where your problem is. The pcm uses the info from the IAT for adjusting the injector pulsewidth, and for adjusting the alternator charging ...
by MichNeon
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Differences in Model Years 2003-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

BigDaddy, have you looked on Allpar.com? They have a section on the Neons, and do have some details on the changes from one model year to the next.
Heated mirrors and seats, those are options that would be nice in my R/T. Especially during the polar blasts every winter around here.
by MichNeon
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: pass door wont unlock from inside handle?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

The front doors have a lock override when the doors are opened from the inside. The rear doors do not. Once unlocked, they should stay unlocked, until you physically, electrically, or remotely lock them. It sounds like that there is a problem with either the links or the actuator itself in the affec...
by MichNeon
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: how to wire fob
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

From Techconnect~ STANDARD PROCEDURE - TRANSMITTER PROGRAMMING The Remote Keyless Entry transmitters can be programmed with the use of the DRB III® scan tool or by the customer. DRB lll® PROGRAMMING When using the DRB III® scan tool, select: “Theft Alarm” “VTSS” “Miscellaneous”and then the desired f...
by MichNeon
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Technical service bulletins and getting new parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 457

I agree with Jerry, go to the dealer and have them run a vip inquiry. It will come up with any incomplete recalls, and the car's build sheet, too. It also may have some service history, if any was done at any Chrysler Corp dealer. I also agree with Occasional, check the car over, replace what is nee...
by MichNeon
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Gas Mileage
Replies: 75
Views: 8152

One mile to work gets the engine warm, but not fully warmed up. Temp plays a big part in the pcm's fuel strategy. The colder the temp, the richer the fuel mixture will be. I noticed that when i have fewer short trips around town, my mileage gets better. Also, taking a long distance trip on the freew...
by MichNeon
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: 02 acr no crank no start no fuel
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

What leads your friend to say that the pcm is bad? Check and eliminate all other possibilities first before condemning the pcm. The pcm has no moving parts, it is more likely that you have a wiring problem or a problem in the SKIS. The ring antennae has been known to break. The transponder chip in t...
by MichNeon
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Gas Mileage
Replies: 75
Views: 8152

Are you running the a/c constantly? The a/c does take a little bit of mileage away, although after a day of working in the hot temps, it does feel good during the commute home. I average about around 200 miles per tank, sometimes it's a liittle more, around 220, sometimes it's a little less, somewhe...

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