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@  intelon : (18 September 2014 - 05:24 PM) I'm currently having the same engine problem with my stratus, it makes the same noise but I haven't figured out where it's coming from. I've been done it's because one of the lifters is getting stuck or something
@  Koolguy007 : (18 September 2014 - 02:30 PM) I had to use the stock pistons with new rings due to financial constraints. Someone offered me an engine for 800 with a dead cylinder, and thats the cheapest I found. I had to work with what I had. The block was hardly wore and still in spec. It sounds louder from underneath just like the video, but mine started as soon as I started it. All journals were plasticgauged and were on the very tight end of tolerance, but not out of the listed spec. All new gaskets, bearings, rings, and oil pump was installed.
@  KennyL : (18 September 2014 - 06:54 AM) It all depends on where the noise is coming from. The video doesn't really sound like slap, but people also say it's a "neon typical" noise and is caused by the power steering pump, of all things.
@  KennyL : (18 September 2014 - 06:42 AM) Did you have the engine bored to straighten out bores and have it cut to the individual pistons? Therefore, insuring correct piston to wall clearance? If you just honed and used stock replacement pistons and new rings, you might be having more slap due to excessive piston/wall clearances.
@  KennyL : (18 September 2014 - 06:39 AM) Hrm, some comments mention piston slap, which isn't as major. If it were a main or rod bearing you'd know it pretty fast.
@  KennyL : (18 September 2014 - 06:37 AM) I thought it was a collapsed lifter/cam adjuster causing the pecking noise at first, but that's a lot louder under the car...not a good sign for the engine in the video. Can you tell exactly where yours is coming from?
@  Koolguy007 : (17 September 2014 - 07:28 PM) Just rebuilt the engine in a Neon and now I have this exact sound but worse. Has someone encountered this?
@  Dylan214 : (13 September 2014 - 12:56 PM) I should know later tonight on how our Logo stickers are coming.
@  KennyL : (13 September 2014 - 05:46 AM) For that project they're doing initial testing on, the big manned rocket?

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#1 nekozuki

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:16 PM

I need some help with replacing my bags on my 1995 dodge stratus ES i will not let another dodge die in a j-yard so i am fixing it back up it has light damage on it and here just look at the pictures. http://home.cinci.rr...006062733PM.jpg
http://home.cinci.rr...r-tire well.jpg
http://home.cinci.rr...vers-Airbag.jpg
http://home.cinci.rr...nger-Airbag.jpg
http://home.cinci.rr...eld-cracked.jpg
http://home.cinci.rr...all-Car hit.jpg

I already have the drivers side air bag and also the passangers side one as well i have the air bag control mod i was just wondering on the install of the bags and other parts that i need to install these bags. I would love it if someone had a service manuall handy so i can look at it. And it would be better if someone had it online.

#2 GHS550isallusee

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:28 PM

Seems like kind of a small hit (as far as seeing the damage on the RF of the vehicle) for the airbags to deploy. But then, that cement barrier looks like it took one heck of an impact.

I can't vouch for the driver's side airbag - I've never messed with it. I'd presume that replacing it would have something to do with the screwholes in the back of the steering wheel.

As for the passenger airbag it's like 4 really long screws that you have to take out that are accessible only from inside the glovebox (release the catch hooks on the sides so that the glove box spills of all its contents onto the passenger-side floor).

When you're re-installing the airbags be sure your battery is disconnected and maybe even have the airbag control module disconnected as well (under the front center consol).

Good luck with it. Someone help me out with the driver's side airbag. I don't really know what I'm talking about with that one.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:57 PM

not sure on replacing those but I would pull the fuses, disconnect the battery, anything you can do to be 100% sure they arent going to deploy in your face

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 10:13 PM

that would suck me screwing in the bolts and plugging it in then POP that would hurt AGAIN! please i need some help with the wiring on the control mod. i need to know what wires are what please and thanks alot for some of the help guys

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 10:47 PM

If you don't find the answer here soon...I'd check your nearest library. You're paying city taxes for the libraries so ya might as well use them. :yes: They should have the Haynes manual for ya.




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Posted 05 October 2006 - 10:58 PM

this is from the haynes manuel i will type it out for yeah...i know i am a nice guy

REMOVAL (use this in opposite to install cept remember to disable the system first)

Disconnect the negative battery cable from the ground stud on the left shock tower....wait 2 minutes to make sure the back up system turns off 2

PASSENGER SIDE

open glove box,xqueeze the side-walls in and hing the glove box door all the way down

remove the four nuts securing the airbag to the top of the instrument panel

remove the two screws securing the airbag to the support structure

lift the airbag module up and disconnect module electrical connector and remove the airbag module
WARNING: carry the airbag with the trim cover side facing AWAY from your body to minimize injury if the airbag accidentally deploys.

DRIVER SIDE
remove instrument cluster hood

remove knee bolster

remove two screws from the lower steering column cover and separate the covers

INSTALLING
ensure that the electrical connector is joined securely. tighten screws and nuts.

turn ignition switch to the off position then turn it to the on position. The airbag light should stay on 6-8 seconds then goes out indicating the airba system is functioning properly. If the lamp fails to light, blinks on and off or stays on, there is a malfunction in the system. If any of these conditions exist, the vehicle should be diagrnoes by a dealer service or repair shop....hope that helps

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:25 PM

FYI, when replacing the driver's side air bag, Chrysler says you're supposed to install a new clockspring as well...