I have had my 95 2 door, SOHO Neon for about 2 months now. It has
about 135k km on it. (Yes I am Canadian). Anyway, I have two
First off, I aquired a TB of a 95 automatic transmission SOHO Neon. It
is the 55mm model. If I am not mistaken, the one on my car is 49mm.
With the car being completely stock, (other then the sterio) would
this make any difference if I installed this one?
My second question is regarding the transmission. I have noticed that
over the last month, it is sometimes a bit harder to shift down. The
shifter is not as smooth when down shifting. Shifting up on
acceleration is smooth.
Could this be a cabling issue? maybe the clutch cable or shifter
Also, can the manual transmission be flushed and filled simular to an
automatic? I asked the service guy at my local 5 star dealer, and he
looked cross eyed at me. (this is the same guy that F*&$ed up my
ignition switch when I brought the car in the have the key lock in the
Any help would be great.
e-mail at mlawrenc(at)rcc.on.ca
TB = throttle body. You are not charged money per letter that you type to
make usenet posts.
SOHO is a district in London, England. SOHC means "Single Overhead
And no, installing the larger throttle body on your SOHC Neon won't make a
significant difference in anything unless you drive all of the time with
your foot on the floor (full throttle).
The manual transmission can be drained and refilled. "Flushing" a manual
transmission is difficult and risky.
Thank you for the input.
I think that I may put the throttle body on one of these days when I
have nothing else to do. If anything, I think that the cleaned
throttle body will make a bit of a difference, probably more then the
fact that it is a bit bigger.
As for the transmission flush, when you mention that it is "risky",
what is the risk involved? Might be a dumb question, but I do not have
much experience with the manual transmission. (all my cars to day
Thank you again for the input.
The manual transmission involves no fluid pumps or filters -- the fluid is
for lubrication. Adding a flushing compound can compromise seals and can
stir up crud best left adhered to the bottom of the case. If you feel the
trans oil needs changing, go for it, but don't flush it. Be very careful
to stick to the fluid type specified. If the manual says to use 5w30
engine oil, then use 5w30 engine oil, NOT ATF or any specially-prepped
manual transmission lube. If the manual says to use ATF, then use ATF. You
can, if you wish, use a premium grade of whatever fluid is called for --
synthetic 5w30 or synthetic ATF, for instance.
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The T-350 trans in your car requires a special fluid. It is called "Manual
Transaxle Lubricant" the mil spec is ms-9417 and the DCX part number for 1
quart is 04874465 and it holds 2 - 2.3 quarts. Using the wrong fluid can
cause shifting problems.
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