1998 Dodge Avenger 2.0L DOHC 420a Head


speedster_1974
07-21-2007, 08:42 PM
I recently bought an avenger and then the timing belt snapped and bent the valves. Can anyone let me know if the Dodge Neon heads from the 420a will work on my car? Or is there something different ( I heard the intake and exhaust valves are inverted..is this true). Is there any other heads from other cars that will work? Any help is appreciated.

growe58
07-22-2007, 10:00 AM
I recently bought an avenger and then the timing belt snapped and bent the valves. Can anyone let me know if the Dodge Neon heads from the 420a will work on my car? Or is there something different ( I heard the intake and exhaust valves are inverted..is this true). Is there any other heads from other cars that will work? Any help is appreciated.

The Neon head will NOT fit, the exhaust is out the back and the intake in the front for the Neon, reversed on the 'venge. This head was unique to this model and it's twins, the Sebring (good luck finding one with a 4) and the Eclipse (good luck finding one without a turbo or the 6).

If you're mechanically inclined, you can pull the head yourself and just replace the bent valves. Of course, the proper thing would be to have the head completely rebuilt but if you're trying to get away cheap, you can just drop in new valves. I did this, cost me about $50 for the valves and labor (I had my mechanic actually put the valves in as I don't have a spring compressor) plus timing belt and head gasket.

95_dodge_avenger
10-04-2007, 10:38 AM
hey, my email is dodge_avenger@hotmail.com, i have another head for the dodge avenger, compleat with camshafts and valves, thought i blew my head, so i got one from a salvage yard, yurned out to be water pump, email me if ur intersted

jasensob
03-20-2009, 12:16 AM
the drive train in this car is not a dodge drive train try looking for a eagle talon or some other Mitsubishi 2.0's

predator600
03-20-2009, 03:01 PM
Hello and welcome. My name is Pawel and came from Poland. I've got dodge avenger '98 2.0 16V ES with manual transmission. Can enybody help and tell me from what else car this transmission can I fit. Ithink about chrysler sebring coupe, mitsubishi eclipse or chrysler, dodge neon with the same engine. Please help me. Thanks :)

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