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by 04rebel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 1322

Re: Help me diagnose this

You mean that plastic accordion box? Anybody happen to have a part number for that? Whatever descriptive title you care to use(bellows, tube, pipe, large hose) that connects from the intake manifold to the air cleaner mounted throttle body. Sorry, but I don't have the part number handy without look...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

On a response note to previous reply... I do not have or want accounts for such as "imgur" or "flicker", but will talk to my computer geek son about it SOON! I don't do any social media sites. They are more of a Photo hosting site. People can mak comments on flickr, but I wouldn't necessarily consi...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14133
Views: 632466

Re: Random posting

Sorry to read that,yeah it seems the country is going you know where in a basket! On a "bright side", my county in NY has lowest virus case count(last time I checked) and deaths. SADLY out in the "sticks" here, there isn't much for going places for "activities" or even shopping (food or otherwise) w...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 1322

Re: Help me diagnose this

Did you remove the "bellows" between the intake and throttle body and inspect it for cracks or PCV oil fume deterioration(holes) in it? An air leak there can cause symptoms you described... BTDT with a number of similar intake design vehicles and constantly check our 2.0 engined Neon for that due to...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

7/1/20 UPDATE: To all the members here in the USA....Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY! LUNA is doing VERY WELL and has had 400 miles put on her odometer. My son's girlfriend took her Pa. drivers road test yesterday and PASSED to get her full drivers license(she'll be 21 in Dec.). She now has a great INDEPENDE...
by 04rebel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

6/20/20 UPDATE: The Neon (now permanently named LUNA) sailed thru Pa.(non smog test area) inspection on Friday. Son took some pics last Sunday and downloaded them to my PC, BUT my poor PC skills have me unable to move them into the forum here as of yet. PART TWO of his task was to help me get them f...
by 04rebel
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Neon Meets / Automotive Events - Regional Boards
Topic: Carlisle 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 5500

Re: Carlisle 2020

Yeah, I agree with you on defiance for well being....BUT it's OK to gather to protest and RIOT and DESTROY others property!
by 04rebel
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

6/14/20 UPDATE Well let's wrap up the INITIAL work for Pa. (I'm a NY'er) Safety Inspection and NEEDED repairs/maint. Parking brake was found to be MISSING parking brake arms inside the drums....Donors from son's car and PB works perfectly Ventilation Controls found cables pulled out of locking clips...
by 04rebel
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

6/07/20 UPDATE
Timing belt kit(pump+ tensioner) has arrived and "donor" parts are available. Looks like Wednesday is the planned starting day for work to begin and work thru the weekend!
by 04rebel
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1138
Views: 113975

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Good to hear that you have decided to keep that ride...You have done very well overcoming all the "trials" with it and it shows in the pictures you've posted! Chalk it up to "PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT" on work seeming to go easier! I hope the work on my sons girlfriends car goes as well later this week!
by 04rebel
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

6/3/20 Update Pa DMV's have reopened(I wish NY would do the same) Trying to coordinate her getting plates and ins. to give as much of the 10 day temp inspection to get the car back up here for me to do the needed work and be back in Pa for insp. Waiting on within a days notice of parts delivery from...
by 04rebel
Fri May 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

Been back home now for a bit, and thought I'd update. The Silver Mercury as it has been named is with the young lady and as soon as can be plated when DMV's reopen will be brought back to me to do needed work. I figure she and car to stay with us for 3 days(of course the "lovebirds" don't mind at al...
by 04rebel
Fri May 29, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Can't get away from Neon's

At least it was NOT white(no offense meant to others). both I and family AND most important to the young lady, none of us like all white cars for our own vehicles. They do look sharp, but just as demanding as black to keep clean. AND we have aversions to the color in winter snows here. I had an all ...
by 04rebel
Fri May 29, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Can't get away from Neon's
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Can't get away from Neon's

Okay, Thought I'd start one here as I will end up maintaining this somewhat near to family vehicle. Yes my son's 04 base model will probably soon become a donor car to the 04 SXT that his girlfriend of 3.5 years just bought last evening. I went with them to "check it over" and am JEALOUS. A true one...
by 04rebel
Thu May 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday INVUJerry!
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Happy birthday INVUJerry!

OOP's LATE AGAIN! Happy Belated Birthday! At least you made it thru and things are "powering" up for you and your"man cave"! :)
by 04rebel
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 46
Views: 5501

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

WINTER finally seemed to be over on Mothers Day, so I put on a complete set of 185/70R14 summer treads mounted on K car era rims. I got them in trade for my rusted out and mostly parted out "spare" 04 T&C. The tires were NEW condition. The little car sits a little higher(which I like) but it does no...
by 04rebel
Thu May 07, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14133
Views: 632466

Re: Random posting

Wow- that was late. Mine was direct deposited into my checking account almost a month ago. And then right into savings. Same here! Only I'm using it to PAY DOWN high interest DEBT, The house mortgage is livable, but the wifes high interest store credit cards and our checking line of credit were nev...
by 04rebel
Sat May 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Devon17!
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Happy Birthday Devon17!

Don't know where you can go to enjoy it, BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
by 04rebel
Sat May 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 46
Views: 5501

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

5/2/20 UPDATE The Neon is still with us as due to NY DMV offices are closed for the "virus", can't make the plating transaction for the Journey. My friend has also been extremely busy and the Journey finish up work is on hold. The Neon has not sat still in the driveway this long since we first trail...
by 04rebel
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14133
Views: 632466

Re: Random posting

Heck, at this point...Made in
Mexico, S Korea, Taiwan, EVEN Viet Nam.....ANYWHERE but the "Made In China" label!!! LOL :) ;)
by 04rebel
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14133
Views: 632466

Re: Random posting

That's because most people are stuck at home and are shopping on line to pass the time! Stay healthy so you can enjoy using those extra bucks...and DEFINITELY NO MADE IN CHINA GARBAGE! Got our 2,4oo two days after our fed refund was sent into our bank account! Wife is doing school job from home and ...
by 04rebel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 1322

Re: Help me diagnose this

An 05 with how many miles? 2.0? I'd pull the PCV valve and replace it. Then follow the line down to the rubberhose connection between the intake and throttle body. Oil fumes and residues collect there and deteriorate the rubber, it could have a hole or tear there. IF a 2.0...I don't recall seeing an...
by 04rebel
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14133
Views: 632466

Re: Random posting

I'm pretty much "retired"(physical disability), But our school districts calendar said they started their 2 week Spring Break today. BUT they are still going to do meals(mon - fri) for students AND any community people in need. Also going to continue with trying to implement and get results of "stay...
by 04rebel
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14133
Views: 632466

Re: Random posting

Not to make light of things as NYC really has a BIG problem! But here on the other end of the State of CONFUSION(Western NY) people are having to do as directed and panicking that those from closely affected areas are traveling to our area to buy goods (hoarding) and leaving the Virus with us to con...
by 04rebel
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday MyNeonSaysHi!
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Happy Birthday MyNeonSaysHi!

As usual, I'm LATE TO THE PARTY!.... But HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and I hope all was good for your day and that you have the best possible time to the next "special day"! :)
by 04rebel
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 46
Views: 5501

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

Yeah, and the Pontiac(08) G6 Sedan that replaced my 98 Avenger es Coupe was CHEAPER to insure also. And I think the G6 outperforms the Avenger in all driving characteristics(when I get to drive it ALONE)! The little Neon, even with a plain 2.0 was never a "slouch" and was just about as quick (partic...
by 04rebel
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 46
Views: 5501

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

UPDATE: Looks like by the end of the month (March) we will be "retiring" the Neon. It's successor will be the 2011 Journey AWD in what they call the Mainstreet trim. Just ran the VIN to find out what trim it was, as there is no trim badging on or in the car. GOOD news is that same coverage as the Ne...
by 04rebel
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1138
Views: 113975

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Sorry to hear of continuing "challenges" of such a great looking ride! And we are BUYING this Journey for $4k, just gave half the amount to secure(and help out) my friend on us getting it. Still needs a few minor maint repairs at the $4k price that he is going to do. Target delivery(and on the road)...
by 04rebel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1138
Views: 113975

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

thanks and sorry about your Journey. :( Chrysler products seem to be notorious for trans problems. Oh NO, That is how we are going to get the Journey...once the trans problem is fixed. My friend got it pretty cheap with the problem, either minor solenoid pack fix or putting another trannie into it(...
by 04rebel
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 46
Views: 5501

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

Well, looks like the poor little car will be heading off to other pastures VERY soon now. Got word today that the '11 AWD Journey only needed shift solenoids and not another trans. He is going to do some other minor repairs (due to age), and sell me the ride for $4k(dropped $500 off what "ballpark" ...

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