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by 04rebel
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Well, so far so good for the little Neon. Have not done anything more with it for A/C, but do check tires and fluids(son still won't do that). Son's driving habits have improved tremendously since he found out that getting out of the speeding ticket is going to cost him in the area of $300.00 that H...
by 04rebel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

Not a bad looking ride...looks just like a face lifted version of our 98 Avenger with the 2.5 motor...and just as "packed in" looking on the pass. side and firewall! Enjoy it for what it is! :)
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Well, I had a very "frank" talk with my son the other day and we talked about just what has been happening with him and the fears both my wife and I have about the roadway accidents that could involve him and the Neon. He agreed that his attitude needed improvement and that he did need to take heed ...
by 04rebel
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

That is true Brr...BUT the INSURANCE is a KILLER and WHO would drive a Viper in our 7 months of WINTER???? :lol:
by 04rebel
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't rely on Gates for timing components...
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: Don't rely on Gates for timing components...

occasional demons wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:50 am
Got over 300 miles on it, so far so good! As long as it lasts a few more years, I'll be happy...
That's great news!
I rechecked my records about having used Gates products for daughters Spectra...YES. The Neon got a Continental belt in the Auto Zone kit we bought. Both doing fine so far!
by 04rebel
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

I know, I actually can still remember MY youth and doing similar to his stunts...just never hit a Deer or continually ditched my cars. We've had a series of deadly car wrecks ON HIS ROUTE to and from work and now the police are patrolling and ticketing much more closely. My point is that my son need...
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Well my son was truthful about the deer hitting him(the car), a slight pressure dent to the lower right rear door...no real damage! IF he would have just come home directly from work IN daylight, this may not have happened at all. but he decided to "socialize" with fellow co workers after their shif...
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Who cares about the A/C on this car anymore...Last Thursday night a speeding ticket on the way home from work and ONE WEEK later he calls and says a DEER HIT HIM...said all is ok (even the car)...We shall see in the mornings light IF he makes it home! Poor car has had more troubles since the end of ...
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!

Be glad it was RAIN and not SNOW! Been from the Buffalo, NY area all my life and swear that it feels like we could get that "white stuff" at ANY time of year! :lol: :P
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't rely on Gates for timing components...
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: Don't rely on Gates for timing components...

Good to hear that your patient did.nt expire during surgery! Hope that all works out well on the first road test!
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!

Well.... Are you feeling "this old" yet? And if so, would be your own fault have such a "pocket rocket" on hand to enjoy!
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't rely on Gates for timing components...
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: Don't rely on Gates for timing components...

Hey there... it's been some ti,e gone by now, is that Subaru back up and running well yet?
Other than the A/C not working, my son has not harmed the "little car" any further and is approaching 1k miles already since repairs to the front end!
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

In our unusual temp "heat wave" here and limited time to work with it, I tried to be nice for the son. I guess if this weather keeps up, another core tool and schrader valve,a can of 134a and a can of DYE along with finding my 70's black light, then actually looking for where the leak is...no more g...
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday, 04rebel!
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Happy birthday, 04rebel!

Happy Birthday! As long as I'm always catching up to you geezers, it all good! :mrgreen: I doubt any of you will catch my post count though, even with the loss of a few thousand from the forum going down :lol: Thanks ! I'm too busy working on the Neon (when it's home) and our other rides and my par...
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday, 04rebel!
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Happy birthday, 04rebel!

theColonel wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:27 am
Happy Birthday … BTW you & David are both still kids :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thank you!...That is what my 86 yr old father keeps telling me! :D
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Well, 24 hours later and the system did NOT hold. Low press reading very low but not empty and compressor doesn't kick in...bypass the LP cutoff switch and it will. Other things (and other vehicles) to deal with, son will have to use the manual crank window lowering for airflow!
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

OUCH! rack troubles can be the worst on any vehicle! Glad to hear that all worked out.
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday, 04rebel!
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Happy birthday, 04rebel!

Why, Thank you! I'm brewing my morning coffee right now and going to use my NEW "The BIG 60" mug!
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

I was hoping to give you some comforting words at the photo shoot but thinking back they may have come off wrong. I knew Mario and Chris would get you taken care of, especially with Mario being a Chrysler technician. We all act a little off when we get stressed, I’m sure they weren’t too concerned....
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Happy Birthday Midnight_Rider!

As always, I'm late to the party...But a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!
But just WHAT is "this old"? My birthday is tomorrow the 19th and I'll be turning 60 and doing the work that 30 year olds should be doing!....LOL
by 04rebel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Well the little car is doing quite well from the "incident", so to try and be nice to the little car, I gave the A/C one last shot at getting it working this morning before it left for work. Yesterday I found and bought a "large bore" valve core tool and the low press side schrader valve and replace...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Looks like the little car will survive(again). Took the oil pan down and cleaned and made an internal patch over cracked area with JB WELD, 3 days now and not even a seep with 100 miles of my driving on it. New pan from Rock Auto on it's way from Phoenix, Az.( total cost $52.00). The upper and lower...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

Nice pic's and video you posted! Gives me some reinforcing ideas of how to try and bring the lower radiator support BACK on our 04 neon from where my son hooked up to to get pulled out of the ditch he went into this past Friday night! Believe it or not the worst damage was done by that, seems that t...
by 04rebel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Well, It was a VERY rough night last night! The "crew" got back home at 8:00pm and son immediately took off with his GF to get her home 48 miles away and then get back home as he had to leave for work at 7:30 am. At 12:30am we got a call to "rescue" him 7 miles from home on the return leg. Seems he ...
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Well money spent for 4 more cans of straight R-134a...$20.00 and all day fighting with it! sure beats $80.00/hour and sure that a shop would NOT have caught it. My problem was son is always on the go with the car and no extended time to let me "play" with it..till today. They all went out on a famil...
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

OK, after multiple run sessions thru the HOT day, I think I may have found the problem. 3 different times I went to unscrew the low press cap and it literally POPPED off thru my fingers. The valve is much different in size than my other Dodge products and I don't have a core tool of this size. So I'...
by 04rebel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

UPDATE: All is NOT so good, compressor is now cycling and cabin temps are NOT getting cold. Low press lines under the hood are ice cold. My simple low press side gage is showing the press drop to around 5 psi when clutch engaged and up to around 12 psi when clutch is out. Static reading shows same a...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Don't add more oil. It will displace the refrigerant quantity. The oil will not be lost with a slow leak. Sealer can be bad news depending on which side of the system the leak is on. It can clog the system permanently. Well all was good for his 100 mile RT today and A/C blowing ICE COLD. Low side p...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet
Replies: 57
Views: 5012

Re: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet

Yeah, and the ones I dealt with were late smog equipped CARB models and EARLY fuel injection. I swear they had more individual undiagramed vacuum hoses than ANY american brand of same vintage! NO niceties of OBD trouble code scanning to give a clue...straight out manual diagnostic skills required. A...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

Re: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?

Stuff that had stop leak in with the R-134a, BOTH cans. Compressor sounds healthy, will check it over again when son gets home tonight around 9:30. I don't have full gages, so I have no clue what the High side is at. Also the compressor did NOT cycle last evening when I got refrigerant into it. Whic...

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