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#1340 of 1773 2000 Dodge Neon Lower Control Arm Rear Bolt
Aug 12, 2005 (4:17 pm)
I have a Dodge Neon (2000) and just went about replacing the lower control arms. Passenger side went Okay but rear bolt (rusty) very tight. On driver side the nut broke loose inside the frame and I cannot see where to get at it. Pulling up carpet there appears to be a round circle in the plastic panel under carpet approximately where and access might be. Am I on the right track here???http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/townhall/webxicons/emo- torcons/emo_confused.gif
#1341 of 1773 Re: 2000 Dodge Neon Lower Control Arm Rear Bolt [rtulloch]
Aug 12, 2005 (6:03 pm)
Well, the little round outline in the plastic floor coving was not it. Next choice is to cut the bolt and drop the cross member hoping there is a slotted hole to insert a new nut through. Failing that my choice will be to cut such a slot, put a nut in and weld it inplace through the slot. Last cjhoice would be cut an access hole in side of frame member, replace nut and weld plate over hole.
Come on now. suggestions?
#1342 of 1773 Re: has the reaper come for my neon? [arcadefreak36]
Aug 12, 2005 (6:10 pm)
i have 144 k miles on my car....thanks for the input..will let you know the outcome
#1349 of 1773 1998 4 dr Neon
Aug 16, 2005 (2:31 pm)
hey, just bought a 2.0 4dr sedan, and one of the 1st people i talk to about it said that they have a history of computers going bad. specificly he said at about 120,000 miles, at a cost of about $1,000 to replace. car has 102,000 miles on it and runs great. any imput would be greatly appreciated. thanx