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95 neon head gasket step by step

Step by step instructions on head gasket.i cant afford to send it to a shop

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  • aph111 Oct 19, 2008

    I already started.The job is pretty intense,but i have the ability to do it.what is the best way to tell if the head is warped?a machine shop?

  • aph111 Oct 19, 2008

    Thankyou,since the job is so time consuming it is worth making sure the head is ok before putting it back together

  • prodanarch Mar 12, 2009

    Okay obviously i and most of us know about the damn 1995 neon head gasket problem well i have had a neon for about three years and it has had a engine oil leak for some time now started off small now a really bad leak i bought a complete engine gasket set with a ton of gaskets including a head gasket i wanted to do the work myself i have done the timing belt and belt tensioner about a year ago. well i wanted to get it fixed but i have gotten laid off and i am short on cash big time right now so plan b is a "do it yourselfer" and i am getting the guts to do it i have the repair manual for it but there is a lot of gaskets inside the pack i have bought so anybody know of a web site that can explain all engine gaskets and where they go?

  • Coss May 11, 2010

    What is your mechanical ability like?

    Do you have a place to do this (like a garage)

    And do you have a fairly good, complete set of tools (including a torque wrench?)

    This is a fairly involved job. And if you have never done it before, you might want to reconsider.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    head gasket removal and installation on 2004 dodge neon srt-4 2.4L

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    A need to now if u got a video on how to removed all the parts. Estep by step for a 2002 jeep liberty 3.7 L v6 to fix Heda gaskets



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Yes, a machine shop is the best way.
A warp can be so slight that you won't see it with out the proper equipment.
Just make sure to tell them, you want an estimate before anything is done to it.
If it is warped, they can do a shave to straighten it.
They can also check your valves and valve seats while it is in there.

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  • Coss Oct 19, 2008

    Very true.

    Also ask them to magnaflux it to check for any cracks.

    There is nothing more frustrating then doing all that work, and still having a problem after you put it back together.


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It sounds like this car over-heated? If so, just replacing the head gasket will seldom cure the problem! The head will be warped and need extensive work! Is the car worth investing in?? Frankster016

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  • frankster016 Oct 22, 2008

    Getting the head shaved should involve line boring for the cam shaft. Otherwise it will be out enough to cause it to snap in a short time. Frankster016



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