This is an easy how to video with music. Take the dust cover off. Your motor has a better compression ratio anyway. However, if 5w20 isn't available in your area 5w30 can be used. When you open the hood, there will be a black plastic box with four short black rubber wires mounted to the top of the valve cover above the bar that says '2. Bleeding is typically done after the radiator has been drained of the old coolant and has had new coolant added.
Any help that you can give me concerning my car would be greatly appreciated. From what I can tell there were no changes made in the engines from 2004 to 2005 that warrented a change in oil viscosity recommendation, so the change was to satisfy fuel … economy requirements. I have a litany of other concerns with the 2000 Neon. If it can be fixed, it can be a pain… Look on the left side of the engine,this is your right when facing the car,you cannot see it without a light. When you flush or replace the coolant or antifreeze in your Neon you will need to bleed the radiator to get rid of any air that is trapped inside.
Make sure the hose leading from just under your radiator cap to the reservoir tank has a tight seal at both ends as well as no leaks. I replaced the radiator and the engine now…. The manufacturers problems included a rear main oil seal leak, an oil pan gasket leak, and a distributor switch leak. Sep 10, 2010 The drain plug is at the bottom of the radiator on the passenger side. Using sponges and a shopvac to soak up the water and then leaving windows open to dry it out is my only remedy to the moisture and odor. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading.
Some may cofuse this with the orange Dex-cool, but it is not the same thing, and should not be mixed. If you need exact date, I can find that. You will spend a minimum of atleast 1,000 man hours wiring and soldering a standalone engine managment together then a standard swap. Checking the engine coolant also known as antifreeze level in your 2001 Dodge Neon is pretty easy. If the hood was changed or the car was in an accident then it is an unreliable way to tell. In other words Chrysler coolant is unique, and you should only use coolant specifically made for Chrysler vehicles. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Neon.
They like to break, especially on older radiators. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Another… The radiator is prone to restriction and clogging at around 60,000 miles and beyond if the vehicle is mainly city driven. I took my car to another mechanic and they told me the same exact thing. Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir.
Replace both parts gasket and thermostat secure the bolts, reattach the hose. Thank you for your help. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in Dodges, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. I don't remember exact day in April I took it to the shop. Once you run it, then next time it will need more again after the heat bleeds the air out.
The 2005 model year neon calls for 5w20 to be used. Chrysler uses their own special formula of coolant, which is actually a hybrid, that is cross between ethylene glycol based coolant green and the organic acid technology orange coolant, comonly known by the brand name Dex-cool. The spark plugs are located underneath the four black rubber plugs visible on the top of the engine valve cover. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. The check engine light service engine soon comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Neon for head gasket leakage. Adding engine coolant also known as antifreeze to your 2001 Dodge Neon is pretty easy.
The anti freeze is to be changed at 100,000 miles. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. This is the spy hole where you can see the timing mark. My 2003 Neon overheated multiple times after driving on the highway for approximately 20-30 miles. Just simpy pull the plastic plug off the top of the timing cover. I hope my information helps you out. Transmission fluid hose or connector failed on Feb 19, 2006, resulting in sudden and complete loss of fluid.