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by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anatomy of a gauge cluster with some pointers.
Replies: 33
Views: 12845

The large squarish chip appears to be a microcontroller. I found this page: http://cardamp.ru/view_full_one.php?langs_us=en&selectserach=20971&id_damp_list=15304 Notes: процессор маркирован как SC502495CFN2 File: dodge_neon.zip Type of a file: Eeprom (MC68HC11E9) That might be the thing that has to ...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anatomy of a gauge cluster with some pointers.
Replies: 33
Views: 12845

I'm thinking it might be possible to desolder the odometer EEPROM memory chips (I assume they're hidden by the green board) and swap them. It'd be nice if I had another board to test that theory. I'll have to take a look at the EEPROM chips (assuming they exist) and determine if they are similar eno...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: SOLVED: Will the RPMs dial work on the instrument cluster?
Replies: 8
Views: 918

I'm looking into moving odometer chips.
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: SOLVED: Will the RPMs dial work on the instrument cluster?
Replies: 8
Views: 918

yes, the tachometer will work. the person you talked to does not own a neon. yes, your mileage will be wrong. HOWEVER you can switch the mileage board over and you will have your correct mileage as long as the new cluster has the same MPH as yours, presumably 120 max. there's a write up on here som...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: What's a good way to test the emergency brake?
Replies: 3
Views: 544

What's a good way to test the emergency brake?

I've got a feeling that the emergency brake in the 2000 Dodge Neon that I'm driving is not working as it's supposed to. For instance, for the past couple of times, I have had the emergency brake up while forgetting that the emergency brake was up. Afterward, I'd take off with the vehicle. I'd notice...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: SOLVED: Reverse lights schematic?
Replies: 1
Views: 395

SOLVED: Reverse lights schematic?

The reverse lights on a 2000 Dodge neon do not work. I took the bulbs out, looked at them, and they seemed fine. I went to the junkyard to take a look at the wiring as much as I could, but then I considered the cars to be too much of a hazard to learn from (I didn't want a car to fall on me). I am u...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: SOLVED: Will the RPMs dial work on the instrument cluster?
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Hmm. So, if I replace the instrument cluster with the one I got from the junkyard, the odometer will be reset? I was under the impression that if I replaced the instrument cluster, the computer in the car would transmit the odometer numbers to the replacement cluster. From read this thread, http://f...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: SOLVED: Will the RPMs dial work on the instrument cluster?
Replies: 8
Views: 918

SOLVED: Will the RPMs dial work on the instrument cluster?

2000 Dodge Neon: Automatic I got an instrument cluster from the junkyard out of a 2gn manual Dodge Neon. It has RPMs on it with white faces for the dials. I was talking with someone, and the person believes that the RPM dial won't work, as the vehicle I'm going to install it into is an automatic: Th...
by Dennis Blewett
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Solved: Engine won't maintain a rev
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Solved: Engine won't maintain a rev

I recently changed the valve cover gasket, valve cover, oil, and oil filter in a 2000 Dodge Neon. Someone else was helping me work with it, and the air filter box and wiring was not hooked up prior to starting the engine. As such, the engine sounded like it was knocking, but the person I was working...
by Dennis Blewett
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Trying to change oil: Something is wrong with the bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Trying to change oil: Something is wrong with the bolt

I have been trying to change the oil on a 2000 Dodge Neon. I jacked up the vehicle, reached under, and noticed there was a wing nut with welded washer ontop of what appeared to be some kind of rubber seal. http://www.alanmfg.com/Site/images/Product%20Images/Hardware/WingNuts/WBW_MID.png I tried to g...
by Dennis Blewett
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How to: Replace oil pressure sending unit
Replies: 0
Views: 800

How to: Replace oil pressure sending unit

The oil pressure sending unit tells you whether or not oil pressure is dangerously low for the engine. If the oil pressure gauge sending unit fails, then it may need to be replaced. Troubleshooting the oil line (such as with a mechanical oil pressure gauge) may lead to diagnosis that the oil pressur...
by Dennis Blewett
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: looking for a how to on replacing oil pressure sending unit.
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Hmm. I bought a 1-1/16 oil sending unit socket. I'll take off the battery tray and see where that goes. I hope to have an oil change, valve cover gasket, and oil sending unit replaced by today.

From what I read on a database, looks like the labor time for the oil sending unit is about 0.2 hours.
by Dennis Blewett
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: timing belt.
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Then buy the tools. I'm surprised you don't have a jack or stand. It's cheaper. The worst part of it all is that it requires patience. That's about it. I'm thinking you won't spend more than $300 for everything. When you have about 9 hours to yourself, spend that time changing the timing belt and po...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: HT Electrical
Topic: How To: Repair missing front turn light signal
Replies: 2
Views: 623

How To: Repair missing front turn light signal

This is a how-to for those who might be missing a front turn signal. I had opened the hood about a week ago, wondering why the front-right turn signal was not working. To my surprise, it wasn't even there. I assume the timing belt chewed away at it or something like that. I'm not really sure. The wi...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: looking for a how to on replacing oil pressure sending unit.
Replies: 6
Views: 558

I'm working with a 2gn Dodge Neon. It's not boosted. Also, as I'm quite a hefty guy, I don't think I want to try and jump ontop of the vehicle. I saw a YouTube video on someone locating the oil sending unit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk_lxKv_i7Y Would it be more practical to move the airbox an...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Technical service bulletins and getting new parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Technical service bulletins and getting new parts?

I'm reading some technical service bulletins in relation to the 2000 Dodge Neon I'm working on. The vehicle was bought used, but it seems like a person should be able to bring the vehicle in to have the dealership engage in corrective action toward various parts. Am I right on that? For instance, th...
by Dennis Blewett
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How-To/How not to- spark plug tube seals/valve cover gasket
Replies: 19
Views: 4100

Found these videos on YouTube: By Alexey Gavrilov: (Part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6AFbfLOjpk (Part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDR5vWIhVMs (Part 3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_XJkXKArjU By Matthumanpizza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxrtZ44_bqw Also, I believe it was sugg...
by Dennis Blewett
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Solved/irrelevant: How to replace the head gasket?
Replies: 8
Views: 787

The issue was that the oil light on the instrument cluster was coming on after about 20 to 30 minutes of driving between 30 and 45 mph. I had let the vehicle rest for about 8 hours, woke up, checked the dipstick, and the oil levels appeared to be fine. It was about 3.25 diamonds from the maximum lev...
by Dennis Blewett
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Solved/irrelevant: How to replace the head gasket?
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Solved/irrelevant: How to replace the head gasket?

2000 Dodge Neon On the instrument panel, the oil light has been coming on with a "ding" sound. I talked to someone recently, and he took this black column out of the cylinder and showed me that there was oil in the cylinder. I assume that means there is a head gasket leak from the oil line getting i...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Instrument cluster is dim
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Instrument cluster is dim

Part of the instrument panel in the 2000 Dodge Neon is dim. What bothers me the most is the speedometer. It's dimmer than other areas of the panel. I, at least, don't believe it's an illusion of my mind. It's somewhat dim but not completely dark. It's dim enough to be an annoyance. Any advice would ...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How to: Radiator replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5992

I went to the junkyard and found out that the bolt that goes to the mounting bracket adjacent to the AC condenser actually wasn't that much of a big deal. I learned at the junkyard that the person can bend the mounting bracket and push out the bolt. If anyone doesn't understand my post, then go to a...
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: HT Exterior
Topic: How-To: Front fascia (03+) removal
Replies: 34
Views: 11598

Also, it helps A LOT to start the car and move the tires for ease of access to the bolts/screws. I learned that recently.
by Dennis Blewett
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: HT Exterior
Topic: How-To: Front fascia (03+) removal
Replies: 34
Views: 11598

Am I right to assume that a person takes off the lights for ease of access to the three bolts/nuts under each fender side?

It seems that way, because it appears that a person would otherwise have to take off the splash guards to get to those parts.
by Dennis Blewett
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Solved: How to remove a 2000 Dodge Neon Front Bumper?
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Solved: How to remove a 2000 Dodge Neon Front Bumper?

I have what appears to be a broken bolt in an AC condenser thread. I was unbolting the bolts while doing a radiator removal. http://oi61.tinypic.com/2rnknit.jpg I cannot seem to get any tools in there to fit well enough for me to drill out the bolt. As such, I need to take off the front bumper. How ...
by Dennis Blewett
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How to: Radiator replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5992

How important are the rubber feet on the radiator? I took out the radiator recently and noticed that there is only one rubber foot. Should I go purchase another? I'm thinking with all of the mount points, it won't be such a serious issue. *Note: I think the vehicle is a junker, atm. Also, the middle...
by Dennis Blewett
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Part of the vehicle looks warped after taking out radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Part of the vehicle looks warped after taking out radiator

I took out the radiator recently, and I saw that part of the vehicle is warped. I don't know how that happened, though. I thought I'd make a post here to ask if anyone know how it could have been warped and how bad of a thing that is. Since I don't have an active camera at the moment, there is a You...
by Dennis Blewett
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How To: Timing belt and Water pump replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 13672

At the moment, I'm changing the radiator. I'm having a hard time getting underneath the vehicle to remove the back hose on the radiator, but it shouldn't be an issue. What I'm wondering is if when I take out the fan and radiator, should I leave them out and replace the radiator and re-install the fa...
by Dennis Blewett
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: How to: Radiator replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5992

Maybe I misread something, but am I right to believe that the radiator a person selects is dependent on the fan an individual is going to use (assuming I need to replace the radiator and not the fan)? In other words, am I right to believe that a three bolt radiator that holds the dual fan system wil...
by Dennis Blewett
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Leak: Water in trunk
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Leak: Water in trunk

I've read that supposedly the issue could be a taillight. I'll look into it. As of a couple of hours ago, I found a bunch of water where the spare would be in the trunk. The bottom of the carpet was wet. I had to take a large shop vacuum to it all and soak up the water. I don't know how long the wat...

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