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by mickeytopher
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: car cranks but wont start...wicked cold outside.
Replies: 40
Views: 5966

How were you cleaning the plugs? Heat is about the only effective way for a fuel soaked plug. Just be sure the battery hasn't frozen before connecting the charger to it. It has to be pretty well discharged to freeze, but better safe than sorry. If it has frozen, your best bet is to trade it in for ...
by mickeytopher
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: car cranks but wont start...wicked cold outside.
Replies: 40
Views: 5966

I cleaned them off a couple of times and it didn't help. but I'm going to get the battery charged today see if that helps....can't get a car to it to get it jummped.
by mickeytopher
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: car cranks but wont start...wicked cold outside.
Replies: 40
Views: 5966

car cranks but wont start...wicked cold outside.

So our car has been sitting for most of the week and we went to start but nothing. It would crank and crank but would not start, the spark plugs have gas on them so I'm thinking fuel isn't an issue. I pulled the wires while she cranked it and saw some spark. Tried starting fluid, nothing. The wife s...
by mickeytopher
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

It may be a burn't valve. Not sure how you would bend one, short of debris getting sucked into the intake. If the timing belt has never broken or slipped, the odds of the valves getting bent are pretty slim. Any timing related cause would bend them in pairs also. If it is burn't, the seat may also ...
by mickeytopher
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

called that one, at least you know now i'd swap the head, at least you know the bottom end is good, and with new seals/gaskets the new head should be fine. on a side note, if you know how to lap valves and assemble/dissassemble the head i can sell you some good valves and that would be even less mo...
by mickeytopher
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

So I took it in, and the guy did a compression test (30-40 psi) did a compression check with oil and didn't make a difference in compression, and he ran his scope in there and said he could see one of the valves stuck open a little bit so I'm guessing bent valve. So I called the junk yard and engine...
by mickeytopher
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

I was checking the exhaust at idle this morning. There was a little white smoke, but I think that may have more to do with the cold. I did notice the muffler was making a "puff puff puff" noise and saw a lot of rust and some splitting on the muffler...could it be plugged just enough???
by mickeytopher
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

05MoparSRT4 wrote:what about a sweet smell with white smoke coming from the tail pipe? Any signs of wetness around the gasket too?
Haven't smelt anything, or seen any thing out of the normal
by mickeytopher
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

If the bubbles stop and start with the engine being on or off, and the coolant gets a nasty brown residue to it, it could be the HG. Pretty much what our 1gn did. I did a coolant pressure test, and it held fine. It would only bubble enough to get air pockets in the system and cause overheating issu...
by mickeytopher
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

r/tguy02 wrote:could also be a burnt or bent valve
:thefinger:
:laughing3:
by mickeytopher
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: I think I might have to do a head gasket
Replies: 24
Views: 1564

I think I might have to do a head gasket

So lately I've been getting a P303 misfire code, plugs, wires, coil pack are all new. I put a new fuel injector on last night, and I still can unplug it (the wiring harness) and it doesn't effect performance, also I can pretty much take out the spark plug wire all the way out and it doesn't affect a...
by mickeytopher
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: poor ideling engine running better in the cold
Replies: 5
Views: 495

You know I think you guys are on to something. I looked up the symptoms of a bat IAT sensor and they all fit this cars problem, hard cold start ups, EVAP issues, running rich. I will check into it this weekend, and thanks a bunch guys. Also Mr. Oneworld, you mentioned about the t-stat not sealing pr...
by mickeytopher
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: poor ideling engine running better in the cold
Replies: 5
Views: 495

r/tguy02 wrote:Is your iat sensor plugged in and actually in the intake? Bout the only thing I can think of that would change with temp
not sure, where exactly is it located. It's an 02 SOHC
by mickeytopher
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: poor ideling engine running better in the cold
Replies: 5
Views: 495

poor ideling engine running better in the cold

It's been snowing here in Michigan and with these low temps it seems the car has been running better...as far as idling. Could this point to what may be wrong with the car? I was thinking about doing a re-flash, but with this change could there be something else I'm missing.
by mickeytopher
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: struts
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Are you talking about the rear struts not fitting??
by mickeytopher
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: struts
Replies: 5
Views: 740

struts

I'm looking at replacing the wife's front struts, I think the bearings are going bad, clunking and grinding over the bumps. I saw some nicely priced struts at a pick-n-pull but they are for an SXT. Is there a difference between the struts from the base neon and the SXT???
by mickeytopher
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Vacuum gremlins
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Vacuum gremlins

I know there is the vac line that runs from the back of the valve cover around the air box, That one is not a vacuum line, it only takes filtered air from the air box to replace the air that the PCV pulls out. It is an "Air Make Up" line. There should also be one from the TB to the purge control va...
by mickeytopher
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Vacuum gremlins
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Vacuum gremlins

As of lately I've been replacing the rubber elbows on the vac lines, and put a new PCV on and it has helped tremendously, but it still has the same issues just less noticeable. I know there is the vac line that runs from the back of the valve cover around the air box, and the the one that connects t...
by mickeytopher
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: a/c line
Replies: 2
Views: 596

a/c line

the a/c line, the one that runs along the upper radiator hose. Is it pretty easy to replace. It looks like it was loose before and rubbed a hole in the line.
by mickeytopher
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: werid tire wear
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

titansxt wrote:What kind of car does she drive? Has the alignment ever been done? Could be a bad toe or camber job.
2002 Neon. We got the car this year, so I'm not sure what's been done with it. But I'm guessing I need to get a new tire before I get aligned
by mickeytopher
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: werid tire wear
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Follow the car as she drives it. A weak shock absorber will let the tire bounce like a basket ball going down the road. What type of sound? a really bad wheel bearing could let the tire lean, but my guess is it would wear the inside edge, not the outside, if that was the case. If you cannot find an...
by mickeytopher
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: werid tire wear
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

werid tire wear

My wife's right rear tire is making some noise, and has some weird wear. The outside of the tire is worn past the tread, but if you look a little further down and there is quit a bit of tread left. This is the only on the outside of the tire. The suspension doesn't have any bounce, the ride is smoot...
by mickeytopher
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 781

...assuming that the original transmission cooler on the radiator even works
by mickeytopher
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Transmission cooler

I just noticed that on the wife's 02 Neon that the previous owner completely bypassed the transmission cooler on the radiator and hooked it up to an aftermarket tranny cooler :banghead: Are there replacement lines out there or would a couple of lengths of rubber fuel line work.
by mickeytopher
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ignition parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Does any one know how many of the 90* elbows come off the throttle body vacuum line
by mickeytopher
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ignition parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

occasional demons wrote:IAC or PCV?

IAC does not have a vacuum line. It is directly mounted to the TB.

The line on the rear of the VC, is just to let air into the VC, to make up for the air the PCV is pulling out.
The vacuum line that runs into the throttle body, the one that wraps under and around the air filter box.
by mickeytopher
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ignition parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Where does the vac line from the IAC go to, i undid that one while it was runninga and didnt have much of an effect on the rpm. I also removed the one from the back of the valve cover and that didnt seem to do any thing at all, most of the 90* rubber elbows seem pretty well dried up. I do have codes...
by mickeytopher
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ignition parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

An oem coil from a JY is probably the best replacement. Good wires may help, but if it is not misfiring, it may be marginal. I have had good luck with Taylor Spriro Pro wires, but any other aftermarket brand like MSD, Accel etc will do just as good. Or new ones from the dealer. The rough idle could...
by mickeytopher
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ignition parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Ignition parts

So for the past couple of months I've been chasing my tail with this car, it idles rough in gear, and the RPMs drop when you come to a stop, and it sucks gas like it's going out of style. I've thrown almost every TPS, IAC, front and back O2 sensors, cat. The guy I bought it from put new plugs, wires...
by mickeytopher
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: throttle position sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 724

throttle position sensor

So i finally got the code for the TPS/IAC. I was looking at the TPS and the torx head on on of the scews is so rusted that i cant get a bit in there. What kind o thread di they use on those screws it looks very coarse almost like a wood screw[/b]

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