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by NickKo
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Rocker arm fell off
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Rocker arm fell off

occasional demons wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:43 pm
I had this issue on an old 2.2
This is what I was thinking, when I saw the title of this thread.
This has been a 'known' issue on the old 2.2's; but it's the first time I've heard of this happening on a Neon, that I can recall.


- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Code P0440 Keeps coming back
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Code P0440 Keeps coming back

You mentioned inspecting the lines. Did you notice any, that were cracked or split ?? That seems to be a common problem. You may have to remove the line, or at least be able to view the 'topside' of the hoses, to be able to inspect them more thoroughly. ( I am calling it the 'topside' of the hose, b...
by NickKo
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: p 441
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: p 441

The easiest / most likely cause, is the gas cap.
Make sure it is on tight; and that the o-ring and filler neck is clean.

If that doesn't fix it; or you end up replacing the cap, and the condition is still there, then I would look elsewhere.


- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: ECU part # ?
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: ECU part # ?

occasional demons wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:44 am Allegedly, all '01/'02 R/T's had SKIM.

Allegedly ACR's did not. But those PCM's would be a miracle to come across.
I recently acquired a 2001 ACR, from a friend.
For better or worse, it has SKIM. :sorry:

- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Blinker works intermittently
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Blinker works intermittently

May need to check the wiring, and where the wires are terminated in the connectors. Another possibility, is that you may need to check and clean (or replace) your MFS (Multi-Function Switch). These are a known issue on 2nd gen Neons; fortunately, they are not very expensive. Replacement can be foun...
by NickKo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Tuning
Topic: Sykes Pro Tuning Software
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Sykes Pro Tuning Software

Thank you guys for the replies. I apologize for the delayed response. I did get in contact with Kevin on Facebook. He and I messaged back and forth for awhile and arrived at what he believes to be my solution. I am sending him my ECU to updated the bootloader. Apparently I have a very early 2004 SR...
by NickKo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: The purple one is getting a full dashboard swap
Replies: 259
Views: 12403

Re: The purple one is getting a full dashboard swap

Just catching up on this now. This is AWESOME. :good: I did a test fitment tonight to see what still needs trimming. I got it all to fit finally! I'm happy, and it wasn't as painful as I was told it would be. I still need to remove it all again and install the heater core and ducts. There's still so...
by NickKo
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: I'd like some input on this if you don't mind.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: I'd like some input on this if you don't mind.

I pretty much agree with occasional demons and bust0023. Neons will keep their cross-hatch / hone for a VERY long time. The last time I pulled a cylinder head off, on a 155,000+ mile engine, the bottom end looked like it had practically Zero wear on the cylinder bores.... All of the cross-hatching f...
by NickKo
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Clutch Pedal Return Spring
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Clutch Pedal Return Spring

That's one healthy throttle return spring. :shock: Something my uncle would use on my cousin's car. Though it didn't work. He still managed to total 21 cars before he turned 20. And somehow didn't kill anyone in the process. That's got to be some kind of record. :scratch: And not one to be proud of...
by NickKo
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring
Replies: 11
Views: 576

That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring - UPDATED

I have an Update. After putting everything back together, it appeared that the O-ring I used, was leaking after assembly...So I tore everything down and started over again. :sorry: The installation using the 3.4mm thick O-ring, almost went TOO easy. <- I should have taken that as a warning. This tim...
by NickKo
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Clutch Pedal Return Spring
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Clutch Pedal Return Spring

94SD wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:38 pm Got a throttle return spring from advance with a very similar/exact spring constant. Will post results.
Please let us know. Where did you 'source' the spring from ?? Specs?? Etc.
Thank you !!

- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: How much fork play?
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: How much fork play?

It sounds like you already found the answer to the problem, in your other thread ?? :dunno:


- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Broken timing belt on a 2002 does the head need to be replaced?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Broken timing belt on a 2002 does the head need to be replaced?

You don't have to replace the cylinder head. (Unless there was truly 'catastrophic' damage, which would be unusual.)
Normally, replacing the bent valves will be sufficient.

Plenty of people have re-used the cylinder head, after breaking the timing belt.


- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: New member/problems
Replies: 17
Views: 843

Re: New member/problems

Clutch pedal thingy You mean # 3 in the picture that Case posted ?? From the parts manual: http://img.neons.org/AGN/clutchpedal1.jpg From the FSM: http://img.neons.org/AGN/clutchpedal2.jpg If the spring is broken, junkyard time. It goes from the top of the pedal to the back of the bracket. Part Num...
by NickKo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: '05 SXT Auto Overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: '05 SXT Auto Overheating

My first thought was, 'coolant level' ?? But it sounds like you have that taken care of already. If you have not done so already, consider changing the radiator cap... Especially if it is the original. It may be failing to seal, causing a loss of pressure, with subsequent boil-over and coolant loss....
by NickKo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Throttle body 2nd gen
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Throttle body 2nd gen

The 2gn neon TB is pretty much unique to the 2gn neon. The 2000 TB is different from the 2001 to 2005, as the IAC motor is a different style. They all are 52mm inside bore. Other than the 60mm TB's that were offered in the past from Lorenzo (LFS), and Modern Performance, there are no other direct f...
by NickKo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 2000 intake on a 95?
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: 2000 intake on a 95?

It may not make much more power, but it takes a lot less pedal movement to get it going. :good: Exactly right !! :drinks: 'As a side note' .... I should mention, that as an 'experiment', I took my 60mm Lorenzo LFS throttle body on the 2000 MTX, and "necked down" the inlet to 54-55mm using...
by NickKo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring

I totally would, but it's been installed for months. I have no plans to take it back out anytime soon. Ha !! Tell me about it. :smile: I know.... I certainly didn't want to have to replace my stooopid O-ring again, a SECOND time. :sorry: As for myself... I made a trip to the junkyard, to attempt to...
by NickKo
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring

Excellent Input !! Thanks, Everyone. :smile: I was not aware that the Water Pump neck had changed for the 2003 model year. So, I could just use this as an "excuse to upgrade" to the 2003-2005 water neck, since I ended up ordering 3 of the Fat Black O-rings in the picture, trying to get the...
by NickKo
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 2000 intake on a 95?
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: 2000 intake on a 95?

Great info thank you. Is it possible to bore the 2gn TB out to 58 or 60mm? I understand that would require a different throttle plate and possibly shaft and clockspring. Wondering if there is even enough room without interfering with TPS or anything Unfortunately, No. :sad: There is not enough mate...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring
Replies: 11
Views: 576

That Stooopid Water Pump O-ring

Hello, Folks, I am in the process of changing the stooopid O-ring that goes behind the water pump housing, for the plastic neck that feeds the heater hose and lower radiator hose. ( This is on a 2001 ATX.) I am aware that the 'old' O-ring part number, was superseded to a newer part number / O-ring, ...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: relation of exhaust size on an automatic transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 503

Re: relation of exhast size on an automatic transmission

I like it. Is that a 2.25 in. or 2.5 in. diameter system ?? Might there be a place where air is getting into the system, throwing off the O2 sensor reading ?? Are you sure there are no exhaust leaks ?? I don't know if the cat location would affect that code. My 'eyeball' tells me that the cat should...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: 2nd Gen power window switches
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

Re: 2nd Gen power window switches

You have to be careful with contact cleaners. Back in the old days when TV's had a dial to change the channel, the tuner was a bit wonky. Well after he sprayed it we were stuck watching channel 6 permanently. Of course there were only 4 channels in existence at that time. The cleaner was too harsh ...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: MTX shifting issue.
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: MTX shifting issue.

I am no trans expert, but if this were my Neon, the first thing that I would suspect, would be the Clutch Cable being out of adjustment. See if you can get the self-adjuster to start working properly again. If not, you may need to either replace the clutch cable; or 'shim' it at the trans end; or pu...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Who has my old Neon?
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Who has my old Neon?

old98owner wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:08 am
I wasn't a member of any local/regional Neon club, although I did attend a Neon.org event at the Neon factory in Belvidere
I remember that show, it was great !! :smile: I don't recall what year it was.... It was late 90's, as I recall.

- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: 2nd Gen power window switches
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

Re: 2nd Gen power window switches

You know, that is a good idea, to do a final cleaning with a electrical/electronics cleaner. :good: After doing a final cleaning with electrical contact cleaner, I like to use a bit of Silicone Spray on the contacts. The silicone spray helps to keep the switch feeling smooth, reduces friction, and ...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Blew the computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Blew the computer?

Oh, and the garage says I need new fan motors. Hmmm. :scratch: "Motors" as in plural ?? Not one, but both of them ?? You might want to try testing them yourself, before taking their word for it. Try jumping them to battery voltage, to see if they still work. (Keep fingers and shop rags, w...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Tuning
Topic: Sykes Pro Tuning Software
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Sykes Pro Tuning Software

Unfortunately, I have no experience with this software.

Have you tried reaching Kevin on Facebook ?? I have heard that it's the easiest way to get in touch with him.
Not sure, why he stopped answering his emails.... :dunno:

- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: guhfluh's [email protected] ACR Coupe. BACK AGAIN!
Replies: 520
Views: 31740

Re: guhfluh's [email protected] ACR Coupe. BACK AGAIN!

IT'S BACK. SITTING ON THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE, UNDER A CAR COVER. WHAT ??? :shock: This is both good and bad news !! :grin: Good that you have the car back !! Bad that you got it back in a such a state of disrepair. Ultimately, this is Good news, because it means that this Saga, has not come to an end...
by NickKo
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: strut braces
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: strut braces

roadsportusa wrote: Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:53 am having trouble locating front and rear strut braces. bought rear brace off ebay , but did not fit, too wide!
Most Strut Bars that I have purchased - Even the 'no-name' brands - have been 'adjustable'.
So you are saying, that these strut bars are NOT adjustable ??


- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Unusual Project...Lower 48 in My 98 - Pics Are Up
Replies: 99
Views: 3203

Re: Wow….another fantastic N2K....everything uploaded

This is an Epic thread.
There is so much to talk about here.
Since I can't cover it all, I will say - Tom, Thank you for posting this. :drinks:

- Nick
by NickKo
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: tcc connector plug
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: tcc connector plug

Is the plug itself, 'repairable' ??
It is possible, that the 'pin-outs' / wire terminals in the plug, need to be re-seated if they have started to 'back out' of the plug.

- Nick
by NickKo
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Need help. Overcharging Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: Im stumped. Need Neon Guru

Got to be something wrong with the wiring between the two cars. The computers are 100% interchangeable. I have heard / read of instances, where leads or wires in the harness plug (the one that plugs into the PCM) end up getting 'pushed out' or 'pushed into' the plug, depending upon perspective. If ...
by NickKo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 2000 intake on a 95?
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: 2000 intake on a 95?

Yes it works, Im running one right now on my 95. The separate sensors have 5 wires between them, the combined one has 4. I matched colors and combined the grounds (IIRC- its been over two years), then soldered. Works great. This is good to know !!! :smile: Thank you for posting this. I would like t...
by NickKo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: 2005 SX2.0 Auto Trans Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: 2005 SX2.0 Auto Trans Issues

First off, Welcome to 'The.Org'. ( I like the screen name, B.T.W.... You must come from a MoPar family.) :smile: Since the later 4-speed ATX was electronically controlled, there should be TCM codes, which may indicate where the issues are. 1 ). Check fluid levels. (You may have already done this) 2 ...
by NickKo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: surging at highway speed - kickdown related?
Replies: 23
Views: 461

Re: surging at highway speed - kickdown related?

I *suspect* this may be fuel-related.
It could be as simple as a tank of bad gas. If so, the problem will diminish, with the next fill-up.

- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: Rusted Rocker Panels and Side Skirts
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Rusted Rocker Panels and Side Skirts

dbg1969 wrote:Now I just need to find some good looking cheap skirts...Any suggestions? :lol:
Like these ??

http://www.noramstore.com/Dodge_Plymout ... 11140u.htm


- Nick
by NickKo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Radio won't turn on in accessory mode
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Radio won't turn on in accessory mode

Neon1226 wrote:Thanks guys. It was the radio ground
Cool. :smile: Thanks for the update.

- Nick
by NickKo
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 2000 intake on a 95?
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: 2000 intake on a 95?

I was just wondering will a 2000 m/y I'M and TB work on a 95 m/y Car? Main reason I'm asking is I noticed there's only 1 sensor on the 2000 intake vs 2 sensors on the 95 intake Changing a 1995 SOHC Neon to a 2000+ Intake Manifold, is 'problematic', to say the least. I would NOT recommend doing this...
by NickKo
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: 2nd Gen
Topic: If timing is off will the car start?
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: If timing is off will the car start?

Thanks found the wire at junkyard and replaced it. Also I hadn't returned my old head for the core charge yet so I took the magnet out of that one and put it in the new one and it got rid of the code and car drives like normal. You guys were a big help Glad to know this. Thanks for the update !! - ...

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