2nd gen Neon is very easy to work on compared to a lot of new cars out there.
If you are changing those belts that much you either put a TON of miles on the car or something is wrong.
Im on the same belts from 04 (AC and PS) and I just changed my timing belt/water pump at 105k. Heck I still got the stock clutch and rotors from 04 and I have almost 150k now.
I don't put many miles on my cars.. I'm old school.. I change my timming belt at 50.000 to 60.000 miles! I'm not going to risk F ingup my valves train=costly repairs to replace them over not changing a simple 23.00-35.00 timming belt..automatic trans fluid and filter change at 54.000..other belts if they show any cracks there going to be replaced. Tuneup's every 2 years or 24.000miles..first gen theres more room between the timming cover side to the frame.. second gen less room like 1 inc..you have to jackup the motor to clear to remove idler tention/side motor mount and remove other stuff. All I wanted to know is there any simple ways to hop a 2.0 alittle bit,like what cams would you sudjest and other things..This motor and tranny will proubley be going the wife.. Im going to find a neon with a junk motor to throw it in and give it to the wife..Like I'd said before if thing go wright with me,I'm planning to prostreet my neon. yes prostreet it..This would be my 3rd prostreet car I'd built.. I have the motor for it too,5.7 HEMI!
Im tired of seeing Hondas and other rice burnners running around thinking there hot.
.Theres only 3 SRT4 in the tri state area..Im not trying to start a fight or war on this site.
.I'd never monkey around a 4 cyclender engines that much. Im more of a V8 guy.