I have a 2004 Neon sxt, and I need to get a tune up for it, but I don't really want to spend a billion dollars on it plus labor or whatever if my husband can do it himself... Can someone out there let me know exactly what a tune up consists of? That way i can just get everything we need and my husband can do it.
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The dealer where I got my car they gave me free oil changes for life. So I was going there and they tell me I need to give them 400 bucks for a tune up. Once they told me that they were going to change air filter, plugs & wires, etc. I just kinda chuckled and said no thanks. Thats crazy! I actually changed all of that stuff when I got the car and it all cost me like 100 bucks. And the wires are magnecor wires...and the filter was from the AEM intake. Plugs were the stock champions.
Depends on who you ask. Really today filter are checked so often that if it gets dirty you change it whether or not you do a "TUNE UP" take stock of what you need and how many miles you got on the ride.
30K look into Plugs, Air Filter, Make-Up air filter, PCV Valve, Belts
60K add Wires to the mix
90K probably add the timing belt and idler pulleys/tensioner and water pump and coolant exchange
Now for fuel system stuff I would have you pick-up Redline SI-1 fuel injector cleaner (about as effective as a Fuel Injection Service) about every or every other oil change.
Should do you.
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