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#1 allen405

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

I'm looking for a mechanic to help me with a timing belt on a 05 dodge neon.  I've tried to do it 3 times according to manual and I can't seem to get it. The car is for my wife. I could pay you some Mooney and give you some conquest parts.  My lower back is crap so I have a hard time doing it
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:39 PM

Hey Dwayne, I don't know anything about the car specifically but I could take you up on your offer.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 09:13 AM

Back story on car.  Picked up the neon for the wife only to find out that it had a cracked head. I lined up the timing marks and removed the head. Got the new used head lined up timing mark and replaced head. Put on new belt according to Haynes manual and watched YouTube video.  It idles fine but when you step on gas to accelerate it falls flat on its face
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:29 AM

Did you have the used head you purchased resurfaced and pressure checked before install?

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:56 AM

Did you check compression after? Any codes? Fuel pressure?  Coil pack tested?
Just a few good things to check before you proceed further.                         Good code scanner/analyzer should show something not happening right most of the times.

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:25 PM

The was in great shape. I did a comp test on it today and the numbers were 180, 180, 190, 180. It still has p0016, p0344 code that is driving me crazy. I may do the timing belt one more  time
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

The head was in good shape
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:57 AM

P0016 and P0344 are camshaft/crankshaft codes. Have you tested or replaced your cam sensor? Can you get pictures of your timing marks? You could be off a tooth. It would idle fine but not go anywhere under a load.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 11:23 AM

Both sensors are new.  I'm gonna do the belt one more time.  I will take pic off it.  I have to wait til Saturday too do it tho
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Posted 29 September 2018 - 10:41 PM

Redid timing belt, still does the same damn thing it stammers at about 2 grand rpm. I'm out of ideas and my wife's gallant is dying soon, it has about 340000 miles on it. Over heats in traffic, burns oil, and shakes when you step on brakes.  I thought the neon would be a good car. I'm gonna go eat worms and pee on myself.
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:01 PM

Foot it fixed. After much thought and looking at the old head and the old cam there is this thing called a tone ring on the end of cam.  I swapped them out and it took care of problem.  I appreciate all the help.  Stupid tone ring
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