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MCTMike
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New guy with a rotting cross-member

Post by MCTMike » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Hi! Just signed in for the first time. I have a 2001 Neon with 180,000 on it, and my mechanic won't touch it now because of the legendary rusting K-frame cross member. So I'm here to solicit advice over that. Which forum should I throw that into?

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Post by titansxt » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:11 pm

I think the advice anywhere would be to replace it.
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Post by MCTMike » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:27 pm

Well, yes.

Will I need one that is a 2001-model part, or will parts from other model years also fit?

I've read about people needing to spray the bolts that hold the old one in with penetrating oil over a period of days - is there a recommended brand of oil for that?

Where's a good place to source a replacement part?

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:57 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-04-05-Dodge- ... ed&vxp=mtr

people say a homemade 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF is a good rust penetrant
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:01 am

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