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
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
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 of
the valve to the head. 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
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.
How to - 1998 2.0 SOHC neon timing belt replacement
I learned how to do this from watching videos from another you tuber. His
name is Dave and his you tube account is davidsfarm I believe. Check out
his videos, they helped me learn to do several repairs and saved my friends
and me thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Thanks Dave.
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Timing belt problems on 3.0L V6 mitsi engine.
First you will see the rear cam, then front cam!
Changing your timing belt early can save you thousands!
Waiting until a timing belt breaks can mean the difference between a few
hundred dollars to replace the belt, and a few thousand to repair your
engine. David Rogers, the Monday Morning Mechanic, shows what can happen
when you don't replace your timing belt, and shows you how you can save
yourself some money by performing other maintenance at the same time!
Timing Belt & Water Pump Replacement : Install New Timing Belt
A car timing belt is placed into the engine compartment and wrapped around
the crankshaft, sprockets and water pump. Install a new timing belt with
tips from a certified auto mechanic in this free video on car engine
Expert: Nathan McCullough
Bio: Nathan McCullough graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College with a
GPA of 3.5 and received their Craftsmanship Award and Honor Seal.
Filmmaker: Robert Rogers