Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 110, 00 miles
Hi, I have a 1999 SOHC 2.0L Neon with antifreeze leaking out of the camshaft seal in the head (cracked basically), stripped spark plug hole (someone heli-coiled it previously), and the valves are tapping quite loud from what looks like piston interference marks from a broken timing belt. I obtained a 2000 cylinder head but now not sure if it will work on what I believe is a 1996-1999 engine (it is obviously a junkyard motor because the VIN says it should have a DOHC). Does anyone know if this will work? The heads looks identical and the head gasket and bolt kit separately are the same, but the valve cover gasket part numbers are different for some reason. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could elaborate on this as I really like the car but don't have a lot of money to even purchase a " new" remanufactured cylinder head. Thanks for your help and expertise in advance.
Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 7:33 PM