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by 04rebel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 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?

OK, rains stopped for now. Went out and checked static low side pressure and was at same level as last evening. Started it up and A/c worked and got quite cold very quickly at same running range as last evening. Only concern I have is that the compressor clutch did not cycle during the plenty long t...
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet
Replies: 57
Views: 5012

Re: 6/29/2019 Dayton Spring meet

THAT last part of your posting has NOT changed at all since my long past experiences with the brand! :P
by 04rebel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:18 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?

OK, rub it in now! Have NOT gone outdoors as of yet to check it as it's 74* and POURING straight down RAIN!
Last evening when doing it I did get a good 25* temp drop from outside temp.
by 04rebel
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:29 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...

Each has their own likes/dislikes, I admit they HAD to get better than the ones from the late 70-80's that completely turned me off on the brand. But that is a personal choice of mine from having to work on the brand way back then! And YES, it is sad that the REAL MOPAR BRAND IS DEAD and been that w...
by 04rebel
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:22 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, After finding out the "semi expensive" way(buying more R-134a) that my 5 year old top up reusable filler hose had bit the dust! Yes the Neon had to have the low pressure cut off switch jumpered to kick the compressor and it took 2 cans of R-134a with sealant for a total of 1.32 lbs. The A/C is...
by 04rebel
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:19 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...

NOW YOU TELL ME!.... Sorry to hear of such a catastrophe happening to you with your Subaru(I'll be polite, as I've NEVER liked the brand) Normally Gates products are more than reliable, and HIGHLY recommended on the Kia Forum I'm on for my daughters 09 Spectra. Which, by the way I did our Neon and h...
by 04rebel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:32 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?

Thanks O.D., after the work today for the rear hubs and changing out the front struts(2nd time since getting it), it was TOO darned HOT out to poke around more with it about the a/c. And going to a shop for it would probably cost as much as the car is worth once again! Car will be home till 10:30 to...
by 04rebel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Rear hub bearings

Points you offered are well taken. Ones I got thru RA were near the cheapest price and others were thru auto zone(although HIGH PRICED, were CHEAP QUALITY). I guess when I order another PAIR thru RA, I'll go "Die Hard" and pop them apart and put my own grease into them before installing them.Changi...
by 04rebel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:11 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?

15 years, it could be anything. Basically without a way to find refrigerant leaks, it only guessing. Thanks for the response, I'm not looking here for the "fix" to the trouble. Just curious if others have seen a particular area(evaporator, condenser,lines) that seem to be a much found trouble spot....
by 04rebel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the common fail points for an 04 base Neon? A?C?
Replies: 40
Views: 2253

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

Son came home from work today, asked if I had any refrigerant that the A/C was not cool. I hooked up my simple top up kit with 1lb can...would not accept any flow, saw the compressor clutch not engaging, so jumpered the connector on the accumulator at the pass. side firewall and clutch engaged but s...
by 04rebel
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Rear hub bearings

Going to be hard to find the "knuckle(hub)" unless you find one on a salvage yard. I like to deal thru rock auto online.the front bearings are not very expensive and last a long time. A shop with a press can quickly swap out the bearing from the knuckle and press the drive hub back in for not much o...
by 04rebel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

04rebel: In the background is my wood paneled SRT-4 swapped LeBaron lol. It’s barely peeking out. The PT is mine that the first paragraph was about. https://imgur.com/gallery/aYDfr OD: He’s a sad old man. His comments used to slightly make me upset but now I only feel pity for him. OH!...You mean t...
by 04rebel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

So, the current cost of the $200 PT cruiser is $876. This list includes: Purchase: $200 Tags/Title: $188 Front Brakes DIY: $238 Inspection/Rear Brakes/4 new Tires at Blair’s shop (BoneYard Racing): $250 and the stock wheels. In this picture you can just barely catch a glance of my SRT-4 station wag...
by 04rebel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hiya everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Hiya everyone!

Welcome to the group, great place here for we Neon people! Enjoy the site!
by 04rebel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meet up with "Gramps"
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Meet up with "Gramps"

Well, he did move into a slightly bigger AVENGER!....so probably got careless with too many Genesee brews from our area!
ROFL! :)
by 04rebel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meet up with "Gramps"
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Meet up with "Gramps"

BRR, We've GOT to do a meet up ourselves sometime SOON!
by 04rebel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dodge/Chrysler News
Replies: 953
Views: 93248

Re: Dodge/Chrysler News

Thanks BRR! Yes has ANYONE here had to replace BROKEN rear leaf springs on those type pick ups? I have and many times during my "tenure" as an auto tech, what with the road conditions and RUST BELT area...IT AIN'T NO PIECE OF CAKE like on all those 30 minute auto shows!
by 04rebel
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dodge/Chrysler News
Replies: 953
Views: 93248

Re: Dodge/Chrysler News

Actually an M1 Abrams TANK would do better with the road conditions around me..A rock buggy could still get hung up or wrecked going thru some of our MANY roadway CRATERS...I believe member Black Rose Racing would "vouch" for me on how bad the roads are in the WNY area! Thank GOD it is now road repa...
by 04rebel
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dodge/Chrysler News
Replies: 953
Views: 93248

Re: Dodge/Chrysler News

To each their own in likes of certain areas...I prefer engine/drive train/suspension designed for and built for AMERICAN ROADS (potholes, craters and the like). As long as it has seats and steering/foot controls, I'm HAPPY!
by 04rebel
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dodge/Chrysler News
Replies: 953
Views: 93248

Re: Dodge/Chrysler News

Now all we need is for the Chrysler side top brass to grow some BRASS and get out of FIAT! And get back to good old AMERICAN designed and made vehicles!
by 04rebel
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Rear hub bearings

Points you offered are well taken. Ones I got thru RA were near the cheapest price and others were thru auto zone(although HIGH PRICED, were CHEAP QUALITY). I guess when I order another PAIR thru RA, I'll go "Die Hard" and pop them apart and put my own grease into them before installing them.Changin...
by 04rebel
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

Gotta love "home ownership"...always something to have to fix! Good Luck!
by 04rebel
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Rear hub bearings

Seems that I just can't stop working on the "happy little car"! Has anyone had early wear out of the rear hub bearings? I've replaced the ones that came on the car once and another afterwards, now the other side is "growling". NO tire wear to show a "toe" or specifically a loading problem on the whe...
by 04rebel
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

Came thru CRYSTAL CLEAR! MY what an experience to go thru, did you find any "buried treasure" or strike "GOLD" to help offset the time and expense?
by 04rebel
Mon May 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

Haha, wish I could say it was just one day but it took me 2 days of work to get to the paint bucket that was over the old well cap. I started this on Friday and finally had running water Sunday. The people that owned the house before us were done DIYers and had some interesting solutions for proble...
by 04rebel
Fri May 24, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

ROFL ! ...That's a good one :) Nice to see that there actually is some activity here in this Forum, being a "noobie" here I had my wonderings. I'm VERY ACTIVE on an AVENGER site for my 98 coupe model even though the sites main focus is for the 08 - 14 SEDAN models We used to own a 2009 Dodge Avenge...
by 04rebel
Fri May 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

Being an '04 neon, swapping in the PT engine would have been relatively painless. Especially when you have the entire donor car to get all the little bits and pieces from. Well when we got the car with a blown out diff pin, the used trans was from a PT :roll: ! And actually this little car is plent...
by 04rebel
Fri May 24, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

They say hind sight is always 20/20...I wish I'd known of the site here a year ago. I was offered a complete running 06(?) 2.4 PT to do a motor/trans swap to our Neon for FREE.Yes the underneath had rotted out to the unsafe stage, yet only had 80k miles on it! At the time I was looking for 15" rims ...
by 04rebel
Thu May 23, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13988
Views: 586193

Re: Random posting

ROFL ! ...That's a good one :)
Nice to see that there actually is some activity here in this Forum, being a "noobie" here I had my wonderings. I'm VERY ACTIVE on an AVENGER site for my 98 coupe model even though the sites main focus is for the 08 - 14 SEDAN models
by 04rebel
Tue May 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Neon drivers!
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Hello Neon drivers!

Seeing that this thread has garnered more views than my other.... SUCCESS!! Got all "buttoned up" and rolling down the roadways this past Thursday after local(somewhat) Dealer got my cover in regular overnight part shipment (was there at 9:00 am when they opened to pick it up). The "HAPPY little car...

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