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gas/oil in with plugs after change??? help

06-11-2009, 08:33 PM
i own a 95' sohc 2.0 auto

1. after a recent plug and wire change gas/oil moister gets in the plug tubes i dont think its a cracked head ??? but i dont know please help. would it have anything to do with the new plugs or wires?

2.ive had the car for about 3 years without any major prob but has always shifted kind of hard from 1st to 2nd but smooth the rest of the way up and back down anyone have the same prob. they fixed

any help would be appreciated thanks....

06-11-2009, 08:37 PM
ohh it has 129,323 miles on it also if i turn the steering wheel when im not going at lest 5mph it makes a loud sqweel any ideas on this would help has also done this since i got.

Oldsmobile Doctor
06-12-2009, 07:51 AM
The spark plug tubes can leak oil where they press into the head and around the seals to the valve cover. Remove the valve cover and replace the seals and gasket. While it is off check for the tubes being loose. if so remove , clean and replace with locktite or some other hardening sealer. The first gen neons had a problem with the power steering - AC belt not staying tight if it is loose it will squeal. New belt and get it as tight as you can, I have found taking the water outlet off helps with getting to it.

06-12-2009, 07:58 AM
As far as the shifting, I would assume this is an automatic you are talking about, if so, then check the fluid level. It may be time for a new filter and fluid as well. The Chrysler transmissions are sensitive about what fluid you use, so make sure you ONLY use ATF+4!

06-13-2009, 12:04 PM
ok so i have to take the top of the engine off and change the seals/ gasket is it a pretty easy, cheap job? do i need any kind of hardener for when i re-seal the head? is there any way you may beable to walk me through a few of the steps and what parts/ tools will i need ive seen it done before but dont want to make anything worse . thanks for the help and how hard would it be to change my timing belt would i beable to do it my self?

Oldsmobile Doctor
06-14-2009, 12:42 PM
Don't need to take the head off just the valve cover

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