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where is the timing belt located on a 2004 dodge neon?


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liveyourlife304
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Jul 7, 2012, 5:33 PM

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i think its time for a timing belt change. i took my car to 2 different mechanics . the first mechanic told me that i need a new timing belt because he could hear it "slapping" against something and would charge $300 to replace the timing belt and the water pump. to get another mechanics opinion, i took it to my cousins fiance which works at a local dodge dealer garage so that he could take a look at it. he first told me that my car DID NOT have a timing belt and that the only belts on my car are a serpentine belt, power steering belt and my fan belt. we popped the hood, turned the car on for a little bit to let it run. we turned it off after it ran for about 5 mins. he looked at all the belts closely and he pointed out that the belt connected to the alternator had cracks in it and referred it as the serpentine belt, not the timing belt. he said that thats the only belt that mechanic #1 could have been talking about when he told me that my timing belt needs changed. i need ANY advice possible ASAP. this is my only form of transportation for work. thanks everyone!


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Jul 7, 2012, 5:55 PM

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i took it to my cousins fiance which works at a local dodge dealer garage so that he could take a look at it. he first told me that my car DID NOT have a timing belt and that the only belts on my car are a serpentine belt, power steering belt and my fan belt.


I assume this guy is not a mechanic and washes cars or something because your car most definitely has a timing belt and if it fails while you're driving, it will do thousands of dollars in engine damage. $300 is a real deal to do that belt. It's no easy job at all. the entire engine has to be disconnected and shifted to the side to gain enough access to change the belt. You should also be replacing the water pump during that process as it is driven by the timing belt.






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liveyourlife304
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Jul 7, 2012, 6:06 PM

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by any chance could you be able to post a diagram of where the timing belt is located for a 2004 dodge neon?


Discretesignals
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Jul 7, 2012, 6:10 PM

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Ya, $300 is really cheap to do a water pump and belt component kit on that engine. Make sure whoever you have do this is licensed and insured.

If you have Billy Bob Joe do this at his house in the back yard for $300 bucks and something goes wrong later or after the repair and it bends all the valves in the engine, your going to be out a lot more money than you saved. I hope I am not wasting my keystrokes.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jul 7, 2012, 6:12 PM)


nickwarner
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Jul 7, 2012, 11:31 PM

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I know the others here will second me on this.

If you need to be told where the timing belt is on this thing, you have no business touching it and the $300 you were quoted is dirt cheap. The guy is underbidding himself. I'd charge more like $450 easy. Its not like a serp belt you just take off and throw on. This requires special (expensive) tools and the right man doing the right procedure to do it. Its not in the novice realm for a DIY job. If you are just a fraction of a turn off of aligning the pulleys you will wreck parts you don't even know the name of but will quickly find the price of.




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