The only thing you can do is to thoroughly flush the Trans system and replace the radiator. The two-piece split-case design was aluminum and weighed about 82 lbs. Danniell answered 2 years ago I have an 04 dodge neon. The clutch cover is riveted to the flywheel, and the disc is captive inside the assembly. Never use dexron or mercon or any universal fluids in a Chrysler transmission that is the number one cause of transmission breakdowns in Chrysler vehicles Your best bet is to use a car dolly making sure the front wheels are on the dolly and the rear on the road or a car trailer.
Adjustment for the side gear was made by changing the side gear thrust washers, which came in select thicknesses and various sizes. Be careful not to burn your hands as hot transmission fluid will begin to drain from the pan. The fill plug was on the differential area of the rear case housing, and the drain plug was on the bottom of the bellhousing case half. Final drive for automatic transmission only. The assembly consisted of a stop ring, friction cone, shim, needle bearing, and bearing race. However, in severe duty, even a stick is going to heat up.
Dodge has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Two-piece welded speed gears are shorter than one piece gears to shorten shift travel and transaxle length. I have the pink milkshake problem. Adding a Neon transmission fluid cooler by Perry Draco Adding a transmission fluid cooler to your Plymouth - Dodge - Chrysler Neon Note: we suspect the process is similar for other vehicles. The case itself is cast in only two pieces to minimize leak paths; structural ribs strengthen and stiffen the case to minimize vibration and noise with little or no extra weight. His work has appeared in Texas, New Mexico and Miami and on various websites.
Raise the front of the Neon with a floor jack and support it on two jack stands. Tilt the transmission pan to drain the remaining oil into the drain pan then remove it from the vehicle. Transmission cooler feedback Vince Spinelli added: All lubricants have an optimum operating temperature. Manual transmission clutch The modular 9. I have to drain it out, cause it leaks out all over the place when the car is parked in the driveway. Put on a pair of goggles, climb under your car and position a large drain pan under the transmission pan. Since you now have fresh cool in the cooling system keep an eye on it if you do not see a pinkish milkshake in the radiator and you do not have trans fluid mixing with coolant.
Also grease was not required on the retainer where the release bearing rode. Your intention is to add additional cooling to the system, not replace an engineered component the factory cooler. However, to properly check the transmission fluid level, on an automatic, the car has to be running and in Park. In such a case, there exist what are basically just giant heat-sinks, cast aluminum shrouds which bolt on to the transmission casing, with large fins to promote greater air cooling. Third to fourth and fifth to reverse were on the input shaft assembly, and first to second was on the output shaft assembly. The transaxle required Mopar M.
Draining the Transmission Fluid Drive your Dodge Neon for 20 minutes at highway speed then park the car on a firm, level surface. If the transmission fluid level in your Neon is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. If you do choose to install a cooler, do not, let me repeat, do not bypass the factory cooler. Now that you have the transmission cooler let me tell you what you will need to install it. Since I found out about transmission coolers effects on cars that is the doubling of transmission lives in cars, I purchased a transmission cooler, and installed it myself. The selector shaft moved up and down first to second, third to fourth, fifth to reverse , and the crossover shaft moved side to side between shift planes.
With the parking brake applied, push the brake pedal to the floor and hold it there. Chrysler recommends replacing the fluid every 24,000 miles or two years to help flush out particles, such as metal and friction material that accumulate in the oil over time and accelerate parts wear. The engine in your 2001 Dodge Neon should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. It is important to note that, if one is to perform such a modification, that a skid plate is highly recommended. Two transaxle shafts controlled the shift selector assembly shaft, housing, selector, and pin. Typically, it is integrated into the stock radiator.
Just a thought that might save you a very expensive trip to the mechanic. There were four different sets of gears for the Neon: 1995-2000 Base up to Feb. The cooling system needs a 50 50 mix of antifreeze and water to properly cool the system. If you don't fall into one of the above categories, adding a transmission cooler may likely cause the transmission lubricant to never reach its optimum operating temperature, which results in increased friction, and can lead to failure. Fifth gear was an overdrive gear to improve fuel economy. The dealer usually replaces the entire cable assembly because the bushings are not sold separately by Chrysler.