Full SRT4 donor car swap to 2004 base neon

Doing a SRT-4 Motor swap into your Neon, maybe even a 2.4... have questions about it, what you'll need or what issues you'll run into? Answers can be found in here.
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Full SRT4 donor car swap to 2004 base neon

Post by sandrewand » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:52 pm

hello everyone
i have a question my 2004 srt 4 has some realy bad rust so im thinking of swapping everything to a good 2nd gen body.

So since i have the full donor car can i just swap everything over with out any problems .

it should just be a straight forward swap rite?

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Post by mopar2 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:24 am

Yes, the only thing you need to be concerned about is the clutch. Make sure if you get a 2gn 5spd that it's a hydro clutch.
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Post by Adam G » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:39 pm

if its a 2004 neon that your swapping to you only need to add the srt4 engine and engine bay harness plugs in by the dash and just use the srt4 clutch stuff and your golden
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:12 pm

As Adam said, if you have the full donor and an 03+ donor it will be a snap.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:48 pm

The only model year that will give you any troubles as far as the shell would be a 2000. No hydro clutch MC hole in the firewall.

2000 to 2002, you will need to swap wire harnesses, or do a some splicing. 2000 will have a lot more wiring issues than 2001/2002.

The EVAP Leak Detection Pump wiring is different, as long as the engine bay to under dash connectors between '01/'02 and '03-'05.

And '03 up, what Adam said.

There are some minor differences on the crossmember, but nothing a rivet nut won't cure. Assuming your SRT crossmember is also rotted, and not worth swapping over...
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:18 pm

What's different on the SRT crossmember? I reused mine and don't remember there being any issues. Is there something for the oil cooler threaded there? I very well may have drilled a hole there and just don't remember :lol:
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:25 am

The SRT crossmember does not have the PS oil cooler mount holes drilled/tapped, and has a nut sert/rivet nut to mount either the PS line or the intake piping, I don't recall now.

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Of course having PS oil cooler holes is of no consequence if there is no cooler that mounts there.

But that little rivet nut runs the cost up for the SRT crossmember by a few hundred buying new... :tardbang:
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Post by sandrewand » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:33 am

Thanks for the replys guys. My subframe is fine so ill swap it over. and im going to be looking for a 2004 neon for my swap, also if im get a auto how had is it to modifly the fire wall for the clutch?

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Post by occasional demons » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:42 am

The ATX equipped cars may just have a plug, or at least the hole marked for knockout for the clutch.

I'm guessing everything is there to swap in the pedals and such tho. It would be simpler for assy at the factory, and less chance of having the wrong shell for the application.

I haven't read about any firewall issues other than the 2000 as far as MTX swaps, so it is either a simple plug that needs removed, or a no brainer that no one mentions.
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