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Old 06-18-2009, 09:25 PM
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Question Neon DOHC 2.0 & 2.4 camshaft difference

is there a difference between the camshaft in 1999 Dodge Neon DOHC 2.0 and 2.4

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Here we go again.

In short, yes there is a differece. The 2.0L dohc cams provide better performance than the 2.4L cams. There is more of a difference in between the exhaust casm than the intake cams. Is you choose to use 2.0L cams in a 2.4L engine, you will have to rotate the magnet on the intake cam 180*. That is all.
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how do i tell the difference? I replaced the head on my 1999 Neon DOHC 2.0L but couldn't get it to start. Had a shop look @ it. they had the same problem i had, but couldn't figure out what the problem was. They finally said that the camshaft in it was for a 2.4L not 2.0L. But i'm almost certain that i compared the 2 camshafts before reassembling engine. what are the differences>
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Difference between a 2.0L and 2.4L mainly are that the crank TDC on a 2.4L is 180* off from that of a 2.0L. So the magnet on the intake cam (just behind the cam sensor) needs to be rotated 180* to synch the timing sequence between the Intake camshaft and the crank trigger.
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That can't work cause the dowel holes in the cam are drilled off center so it only fits one way.
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