1995 Dodge Neon 95-99 Motor Swap 2.0 DOHC

Tiny
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  • 1995 DODGE NEON
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  • MANUAL
  • 47,000 MILES
I am hoping someone here will be able to help me out as I have searched and searched the net. I currently have a 1995 Dodge Neon 2.0 DOHC 5 Speed manual. I am putting in a 1999 2.0 DOHC engine. I know when my mother swapped hers out, ( 95-96 ) all the sensors had to be taken off the old motor, and put on the newer motor, the 1996. Even that in itself I dont think was right, as when the connect one vacuum hose, the car dies ( idles real low and eventually stalls ) and her check engine light stays on. Anyways, a solution for that would be great too. Back to my problem, I am going from a 95 motor, as I said, to a 99 motor. I have been told to just swap the sensors out, and some even said I should have to get the 99 model pcm. Please, someone let me know what I need, everything I need to do to get this project on the right path and finished up. Thanks.


EDIT: On a side note, I know its not much, but you guys have helped me out before, so I have donated 10.00. As I said its not much but every little bit helps. Thanks again guys
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Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 8:50 PM

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Tiny
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You dont need to swap the PCm unless you arent going to change the sensors over. If you use all original sensors and intake manifold, your PCM will be ok
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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 AT 8:20 AM
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Well that sounds good to me than, so basicaly I am just looking at the same swap that was done to my moms car, and speaking of that any ideas as far as the vacum line goes on her car?
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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 AT 11:02 AM
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http://www.2carpros.com/articles/mitchell1eautorepair-car-repair-manuals

Here you will find all vacuum diagrams
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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 7:24 AM
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Blah. Thatd be great if it wasnt a pay site, but I dont guess you should expect things like that to be free. Anyway you can view the image, save it and upload it here as an attachment or what not?
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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 7:27 AM
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Ok, well after doing a whole lot of calling around, I have gotten the answer from a few mechanics, and a couple of junkyards, that the sensors do not need to be changed, just need to change the intake manifold and maybe the fuel rail, but everything else should be fine as 96-99 are interchangeable "B" type motors, and a 95 model has a "A" type motor I am hoping someoone here can confirm
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 2:49 PM
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Asong as the engine designations are the same, you should be ok
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 3:57 PM
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Can you please be more specific, as far as what needs to be done, agreeing with Ideas I come up with on my end is great and all, but I am looking for further insight into the matter, is there not any one on these forums, or even you yourself who can call someone, talk to someone, or what not to figure out everything needing to be done?
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 6:28 PM
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What do you mean "as far as what needs to be done" do you want step by step instructions on repalcing the engine? If both are the same displacement, same designation and within the years of interchangeability, what else is there to say? Personally I would use the senors off the original engine, just because they are know good sensors, might save some diagnostic time and headaches later
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 7:14 AM

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