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by NickKo
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Interior, Exterior and Audio
Topic: High output alternator?
Replies: 105
Views: 6158

Re: High output alternator?

Just saw a flash sale on these: From their pics, it doesn't look like they made the output stud any larger than stock. http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cV4AAOSwabhUUxMx/s-l1600.jpg It is kind of hard to tell from the picture, but I am afraid you are right. :sad: It's a real shame, too, since 220 amps,...
by NickKo
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: real hard core suspension.
Replies: 18
Views: 1416

Re: real hard core suspension.

magichandauto wrote: waiting for the new seson, last was no good one 5 place one 7, then i lost a valve in teh engine and end off seson
Ouch !! :sad:

Well, at least this gives you the "option", to take advantage of the downtime and maybe do some 'upgrades' when you rebuild. :smile:


- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Ring Gap?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Ring Gap?

If your not gonna spray it then with your forged pistons and quality rings I would set top ring at .019 and 2nd ring a .021, you want to run the tightest gap you can and still be safe, with your engine being n/a even if you run it hard and a little lean those gaps above will be perfect, any bigger ...
by NickKo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Torque specs and maintenance items
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Torque specs and maintenance items

The trick to not getting drips is to let it drain overnight and right before you are getting ready to install the pan, to place a clean paper towel tucked in the back where the drips concentrate. The towel will absorb quite a bit while you are cleaning the pan and applying the RTV. Pull the paper t...
by NickKo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: MTX Trans cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: MTX Trans cooler

I built one only like you are talking for a roadrace guy back in 2010. Part of the deal was no photos as he wanted it to be super secret. Then he balled the car up in 2012 due to his own mistake. He said it worked perfect the entire time. It's a shame he didn't allow you to take photos, if only &qu...
by NickKo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Windshield wash system
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Windshield wash system

occasional demons wrote:Most of it would likely be dealer only for exact replacement parts, if they are still available.
A U-Pull-It junkyard may be your best friend, in this instance.
This ^ is my 'preferred method'.


- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Did I hose up the rack & pinion?
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Did I hose up the rack & pinion?

In driving it later, the car would not turn right at all. I opened up that tube - just cracked it a little so it could leak, maybe a 1/4 turn. Once the pressure was off I could turn it right just fine. Until the fluid leaked out of it, it would sometimes lock up on me again going right. A quick rev...
by NickKo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Fuel pump relay problem or something
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Fuel pump relay problem or something

Fuel pump worked after replacing fuel pump relay, but after 1st start and shut off the pump does not kick on anymore and the car wont start. So i put a brand new relay in and the fuel pump kicked on, i started the car, it died after 10 seconds and now the pump is not kicking on again. This is rathe...
by NickKo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: SRT-4
Topic: Kinnettic Kreation's Fuel Pump Rewire (How to?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Kinnettic Kreation's Fuel Pump Rewire (How to?)

Wow... Thank you for the nice 'Tech photos" !! :good:
This wiring kit, looks impressive.


- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: SRT-4
Topic: Good Deal for Neon SRT4?
Replies: 47
Views: 3495

Re: Good Deal for Neon SRT4?

If this were my car ?? One of the first things that I would do, is verify that the previous owner did not fill the trans with the ATF+4 factory fill... Which is what will lead to the premature wear of the synchros and eventual infamous 3rd gear grind. Based on the fact that the previous owner sounds...
by NickKo
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: UnderHood light
Replies: 36
Views: 956

Re: UnderHood light

I've been doing that on eBay. Looking at junk yard parts and seen if they have pictures of the bay and contacting the seller Hahahah I do see the underhood lamp harnesses on 2nd gen Neons in junkyards, from time to time .... but the light fixture and contacts, are typically rotted beyond repair. Th...
by NickKo
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Ignition coil.
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Ignition coil.

'In my experience' .... I am afraid that Jimbo is right. :sorry:

I have experienced 3 coil failures, in the last 15+ years of owning Neons.
Only one was a factory coil; the other two, were Aftermarket. (Screamin' Demon coils)
I have not had any other OEM coil failures since.


- Nick
by NickKo
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: UnderHood light
Replies: 36
Views: 956

Re: UnderHood light

I'm trying to add the under-hood light to my 04 neon. I had a 01 that had it before. Does anyone have any pictures of what it looks like so I buy the right one? And does anyone know where the harness plugs in? Thanks I tried running a Google search, and found these to be readily available, both fro...
by NickKo
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Can of worms?
Replies: 16
Views: 588

Re: Can of worms?

St5150 wrote:Hey bill do you think it will be easier to raise the engine or lower the engine enough to remove the bolt
In my experience, it would be easier to raise it, to get access to that one.

Good luck, and I hope that goes well for you.


- Nick
by NickKo
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Interior, Exterior and Audio
Topic: power window inoperative
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: power window inoperative

If the power window switch gets wet (situation: leaving the window open and it's raining outside), it could cause these kinds of issues. You might be able to 'salvage' the switch, by cleaning it with Electrical Contact Cleaner, and finishing the cleaning with some Silicone Spray. If that doesn't wor...
by NickKo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Lightweight Battery
Replies: 23
Views: 652

Re: Lightweight Battery

I've been using the U1-3 lawn tractor battery (from AutoZone) in all of my Neons. I've been using these for years, and in Wintertime, too.
Although not really a 'lightweight' battery, it weighs considerably less than the factory battery.

- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: SRT-4
Topic: Options on tire size
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Options on tire size

srt4engr wrote:This might be a little late, but I'll chime in.
Not a problem. Thanks for chiming in !!

- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Tuning
Topic: An arduino based diy ecu: speeduino
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: An arduino based diy ecu: speeduino

In for updates. This sounds interesting. currently there isn't an option to use the earlier crank trigger, i asked about it on the forum and the creator said that he would look into getting it added to the firmware. So this would currently be workable, only on the 'phase II' 2nd Gen / NGC Neons, and...
by NickKo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Intermittent P0351 P0352 P0300, getting worse
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Intermittent P0351 P0352 P0300, getting worse

Interesting. I would think you should be able to swap injectors without any problems. However, I am not sure that is the source of the issues, although it may help, if the previous owner or mechanic somehow boogered them up. It would be a good idea to check your fuel pressure as well.... Especially ...
by NickKo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Cold Starting Problem - '03 SXT
Replies: 23
Views: 517

Re: Cold Starting Problem - '03 SXT

Propane torch is better and safer. It is already a vapor, so it ignites pretty readily even in cold temps unlike raw gas, as long as the propane cylinder is normal room temperature, to produce pressure in the tank. Take off a large vacuum hose (brake booster) shove the torch tip in and and turn on ...
by NickKo
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Cold Starting Problem - '03 SXT
Replies: 23
Views: 517

Re: Cold Starting Problem - '03 SXT

Their PCM's are custom programmed with VIN and mileage. I have check and verified everything I know and have researched, I am at a loss to explain this cold start issue. I'm still not sure on the PCM, but I am running out of options. I do not think that your issue is PCM-related, although it is goo...
by NickKo
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: left turn signal
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: left turn signal

You may need to pull the MFS (Multi-Function Switch) and either try cleaning it with some electrical contact cleaner; or replace it with a new one. (Available from RockAuto.com). Assuming the issue is not with the bulb socket (as mentioned by Speedfreek above); and the contacts in the switch are jus...
by NickKo
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Trying to Find a Strut Bushing
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Trying to Find a Strut Bushing

Since I plan on completely re-vamping the suspension in the winter/early spring, I just grabbed some cheap Duralast bellows and bumpstops to put in there and replaced the upper mounts for both front struts. Unfortunately, it didn't help with my problem - I still have something clunking around up fr...
by NickKo
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: 2001 R/T Dodge Motorsports Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: 2001 R/T Dodge Motorsports Edition

I know another MoPar guy who has (or had?) one, but I don't think he has been on the forum for a long time.


- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: New Member From Indiana
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: New Member From Indiana

It isn't clear coat peel. There isn't any on this one. http://complexitydesign.com/neon/1.jpg http://complexitydesign.com/neon/6.jpg I have had many neons before this one, including 3 1Gen 4 2Gn and 1 srt4. Very excited about this one. More to come later! Very Nice.... That IS clean !! :good: ATX o...
by NickKo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Cold Starting Problem - '03 SXT
Replies: 23
Views: 517

Re: Cold Starting Problem - '03 SXT

So...again, cold start tonight and would not fire. Had a second set of hands and verified 60psi fuel at the rail, 45spi while cranking, and visually confirmed spark at each point off the coil. Pulled the plugs last night, color looked good and gapped correctly. So I feel good about fuel, air, and s...
by NickKo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Export 2.4 intake manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Export 2.4 intake manifold

Hi .org. I have been a long long time lurker not so much posting. I was at junk yard end of season sale yesterday. And there was this weird 2.4 N/A stratus there. It appeared to be a export car. As there was Spanish papers in the glove box. The part I am real curious on is the intake manifold. It l...
by NickKo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Performance high-flow Cat. for 2005 sxt Neon?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Performance high-flow Cat. for 2005 sxt Neon?

I am not aware of any high-flow cat, made 'specifically' as a direct, bolt-in replacement, for the Neon. There are other possibilities to consider, however. One would be going with a Universal, high-flow cat (This would require fabrication, of course). On one of my Neons, I went with a Magnaflow rep...
by NickKo
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: gas?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: gas?

thanks for the info. the smell does seem to be coming from the passenger side. going to take it to the mechanic tomorrow. at least I have some info of things it might be. Since you mention the passenger side area.... I should also mention the 'accumulator' which is built into the plastic hardline, ...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: gas?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: gas?

Here is what I would check. - The fuel filler neck. It is possible it may be starting to rust through, and developed a pinhole leak or two. - The Fuel Canister This is located near the passenger side rear wheel well. You'll need to get underneath the car, to inspect it properly. Make sure the hoses ...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Boring out TB's and IM's!
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Boring out TB's and IM's!

You can see some of the TB stuff in this post: https://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=400364&p=3511874#p3511874 Its a y2k TB, so it uses the 95-99 style IAC. Idle is perfect, no weirdness. Felt some good midrange gains vs my 95 aluminum manifold/ 52mm auto tb. Both setups die off ove...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: electrical short near ASD relay causing engine kill.
Replies: 15
Views: 1173

Re: electrical short near ASD relay causing engine kill.

Maybe a problem arises when either the fuel relay or the ASD relay is not fully installed, that is, it is not pushed in all the way. It is a possibility. On one of my Neons (my old '95,) I had removed and replaced the 20A fuel pump fuse so many times, that the terminals in the ASD began to 'spread ...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Brochures and Booklets
Topic: Mopar Neon Accessories Brochure (1995)
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

Re: Mopar Neon Accessories Brochure (1995)

I would Love to score one of those Truck lid Racks. :good: It is possible, that I may have seen one (In a junkyard??) through the years, as it looks somewhat 'familiar'. Were these 'tailored' for the Neon -- Or were they used on other Makes and Models, too ??? :scratch: I suspect the latter.... If s...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: NEWCOMER! NUMBERFLIP
Replies: 53
Views: 1933

Re: NEWCOMER! NUMBERFLIP

Which do u recommend That would depend, on how comfortable you would be, with modifying the dash bezel; as opposed to fitting something that goes in, without modification. As for here in the United States -- It is fairly easy, to find 2nd gen Neons in the junkyard -- So it would be easier to find a...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Occasional Intake Backfire, No Other Problems
Replies: 41
Views: 1793

Re: Occasional Intake Backfire, No Other Problems

UPDATE: I've added a fuel rail with the test port, along with another set of fuel injectors that I've cleaned. I have a kit coming that I can use to test the fuel pressure. Meantime, I'm still looking into what I can use for a vacuum leak tester, whether a gauge or smoke testing. UPDATE (11/24): Te...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: 2000 dodge neon slow to take off, shifts violently
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: 2000 dodge neon slow to take off, shifts violently

To add to Jimbo's list above.... If you have had to replace a 'bad' PCM, I would be worried about what may have caused it to 'fail', in the first place. Be sure to check and clean the ground(s) for your PCM and accessories. The 'critical' grounds that I am talking about, are the ones attached to the...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Putting Fog Lights on 05 SXT that isn't factory
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Putting Fog Lights on 05 SXT that isn't factory

It may be possible to simply install the needed bits from the 2003, and put them in the 2005. Check to see if the PDC (Power Distribution Center) already has the' slot for the fog lamp relay and associated fuse, that is already 'wired up' from the factory (but unused.) If the wiring and terminals ar...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Curious about Gear Drive for Timing (exploring possibilities)
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Curious about Gear Drive for Timing (exploring possibilities)

JeremyJ wrote:This reminds me of the time a guy asked about having a titanium engine block made for his N/A Eclipse.
That, is a wonderful idea !! :smile: But, It would be....prohibitively Expen$ive.

- Nick
by NickKo
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Boring out TB's and IM's!
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Boring out TB's and IM's!

On mine I have a y2k TB, 2gn throttle cable adapted to the 1gn pedal. Throttle shaft is 2gn, halfshafted with a 1gn metal plate on it. There was a 1-2mm lip in the TB behind the plate that I filed down. Also eased the edges of the TB entrance and the IM mouth. Great response, sounds good too. I wan...
by NickKo
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Welded steering rack
Replies: 26
Views: 742

Re: Welded steering rack

Pht3v3n wrote: I don't like having so much assist that I can spin the steering wheel with one finger lol.
Try driving a '68-'69 Plymouth Satellite or Road Runner sometime.
It is like driving a Frisbee. :grin:

- Nick

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