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by 04rebel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't rely on Gates for timing components...
Replies: 21
Views: 2276

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 923

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: 923

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 14088
Views: 620240

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: 923

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: 14088
Views: 620240

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: 1805

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 14088
Views: 620240

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 6985

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: 46
Views: 5153

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...
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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 6985

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 2276

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 2276

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 1006

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 46
Views: 5153

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: 1006

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...

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