2000 Dodge Neon Head and Timing Belt - Part 2
This video includes the clips from part one butinlcudes the SOUND and a SLIDE SHOW from the project.
Inspection - This is our brother Gregg's Car neon. The water pump seized and blew the timing belt. We decided to take it all the way down to the head because there was some question that a valve had bent as well. But other than a TON of carbon, it turned out to be OK. more at http://www.reinsmith.net
fully built = 2001 dodge neon sohc turbo build photos
fresh rebuilt head. NEW EVERYTHING timing belt, tensioner, water pump. all seals. mls head gasket, wiseco 8.8:1 pistons. Eagle rods. clevite bearings, ARP studs. t3/t4 turbo internal waste gate, str turbo manifold. 2.5" charge pipe. 3"FMIC, 17 row oil cooler, oil relocation kit. 2.5" full mandrill bend stainless downpipe. stainless vband. AEM wideband O2. AEM TRU-Boost controller. billet under drive pulley, billet timing gear.
Music By: ARCH : Feelings of Space.
Ben's 1995 Dodge Neon Project
This is my 1995 dodge neon that I wrecked so I decided to do a school project and fix my car at the same time. I decided to paint it two tone Candy red on top and Metallic silver on the bottom and a black pin stripe all the way around and I blacked out all the lights. thnxs
thanks to williams custom and restoration shop Albemarle NC
1995 Dodge Neon 2.4L DOHC -First Start Up
Finally starting my Dodge Neon after over a year of building my engine.
2.4L DOHC swap
Crower Stg 3 Cams
Ported head milled .030"
OBX Mid-Length header
Gasket matched intake manifold
SloR/T adj. Race Bobble
Prothane MM inserts
Modified FMM bracket
Wyolock MM adapter
Ford 24lb injectors
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
ARP rod bolts(LS1)
ALL MOTOR 2.4L DOHC
Testing for Leaking/Bent Valves
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Some of the best advice I can offer you about fixing your car is to search for an online forum related to your car, or even for your specific engine. If you have a popular car or engine, this can be an amazing tool in diagnosing and fixing cars yourself!
1. Get kerosene, gasoline, or break cleaner.
2. Tilt head on its side, with the ports of the valves you're testing pointing up and exposed.
3. Fill the intake or Exhaust ports with the liquid you chose, make sure to use enough liquid to cover the back of the valve head completely inside the port.
4. Look at the valve surface in the combustion chamber for leakage. (Let it sit for several minutes)
5. If there is a leak, you could have a bent valve or just a bad seal. You might have to replace the valve, or just use some lapping compound to lap the valve/seat to resurface.
6. Repeat for the other side if you wish.
7. This is a great time to replace valve seals if you have noticed they are worn too much.
8. If you have any questions, please post them here and I'll try to answer them quickly.
You just tilt the head on one side or the other depending whether you want to test the intake or Exhaust valves. I'm testing the intake valves in this video. I did this way because I didn't have the leakdown test equipment, but also because I wanted to replace my head gasket anyway. I wouldn't say this is the best way to test initially if you suspect leaking or bent valves because it requires you remove the head. Try just a regular leakdown test first. But if you're taking it off anyway it's pretty nifty and doesn't require the leakdown test tools. There are several methods to do this, this is just the one I chose in my situation.
2000 Dodge Neon Head and Timing Belt - Part 1
Inspection - This is Gregg's Car. The water pump seized and blew the timing belt. We decided to take it all the way down to the head because there was some question that a valve had bent as well. But other than a TON of carbon, it turned out to be OK. more at http://www.reinsmith.net
95-99 Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler Neon Instrument Cluster Repair
Solder repair for 95-99 neon clusters. This fixes the jumping needles, non working needles, warning lamps that come on and off, etc.
All technical info found on neons.org and 1gn.org.
Music by: Shuutobi
*Attempt this repair at your own risk. I assume no responsibility for any damage to your cluster, vehicle, or any bodily injury that comes from performing this repair.*
How to: Replace a timing belt and water pump - part 2
In this video I explain and show the steps required to install a timing belt and water pump. The steps and difficulty for this will be different on some cars.
The steps and techniques for replacing the timing belt and water pump that are shown in this video will be similar,if not the same,on Honda 4 cylinder engines.
This video should be used as a basic guide and you should always consult your manual before performing maintenance on your vehicle.
Dodge Neon enginge removal process
Micheal, Chris, and i have been working to get the engine out of this 1993 Dodge Neon for a month, and we still are barely ready to do so. This may end bad.
How to replace your head and head gasket pt. 1
Here is how I changed the head and gasket on my 1992 Mazda B2600i pickup truck. This was the first time I have ever done a head gasket repair, and I have to say that most everything went according to plan. It was actually a lot easier than I anticipated. Total work time was about 14 hours, plus 2 weeks waiting for parts to arrive, that was the hardest part, haha. I am not especially mechanically trained or inclined, just interested in mechanics and the way they work, and that has helped me tremendously through procedures like this. I have found that since I want to learn about the way these parts connect, disconnect, and cooperate together, I have been able to do things to my cars and trucks that I never thought I could.
Taking care of your own vehicles is definitely a rewarding activity, for many reasons. Obviously you save a lot of money, you can rely on yourself to get your truck running in a jam, and are rarely stranded on the side of the road for long. Also, with more people doing their own work on their cars, mechanic services will be devalued, thus making it more affordable for everyone ($100 per labor hour, can you believe that?!?) Also, there is definitely a sense of satisfaction which comes from a job well done, being an interested and capable and competent individual, and helping out your friends with their problems. I like to learn, I like to be handy and useful to others, I like to save money, and I like to get dirty, so whenever I can I wrench on my own trucks and motorcycles.
A special thanks to the fine folks at the Mazdatruckin.com forum for all the technical articles. Hopefully you all can use this series of videos to help guide you through a similar procedure, really it is not that hard, and totally worth it.
head gasket $44
reman head $251
jug oil $12
jug coolant $14
manifold gasket set $14
That is about $1000 less than a mechanic would charge. Be brave, and do it yourself!