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#90 of 139 Oil on plugs
Jan 03, 2001 (6:30 pm)
The oil was on the tips of the spark plugs.
Jan 03, 2001 (7:54 pm)
I posted a message about a week or so ago, when my car was still in the shop for a new fuel injector. I was at a friend`s house, had not had the car back for more than 2 days, and guess what? I got in it to leave and the son of a gun would not start. It was very cold outside, and that was the same symptom the car had when the fuel injector was bad. When I was driving to my friend`s house earlier that day, it seemed sluggish and I wondered if the throttle was stuck or something. Needless to say, I ended up having it towed to the mechanic. I am getting really sick of this, not to mention broke from having to pay the repair bills. I still haven`t found out what`s wrong yet.
#92 of 139 Neon & Breeze Head Gasket Replacements
Jan 05, 2001 (5:27 am)
I have already posted a message regarding my Breeze on a prior site, now noticed I fit into this site also.
My 1996 Breeze just had a $1357 repair bill at the Chrysler dealer yesterday. The head gasket replacement accounted for $730 of that bill. Our 1997 Neon was just in at 28,000 for it's head gasket replacement.
Not only are we afraid this will be an on-going problem with both of these vehicles, the Chrysler regional representative is refusing to cover any cost of the Breeze repair.
He stated that only 2.0 liter repairs are being covered. There is a 2.4 liter in our car. Looking over all the complaints posted on these sites, I can't believe we're the only ones to have a problem with the 2.4.
We want to be persistent in our claim with Chrysler. Any suggestions on our next step? Should we "tough it out" hoping for no future head gasket problems or go keeper into debt buying two different on-Chrysler products?
Jan 05, 2001 (5:51 pm)
Check with www.lemonaidcars.com - both the 2.0 and 2.4L DaimlerChrysler 4-cylinders have had significant problems with head gaskets (they're similarly designed engines). DaimlerChrysler should cover the problems with the 2.4L engine as well.
#94 of 139 Neon & Breeze Head Gasket Replacement
Jan 06, 2001 (1:11 pm)
Thanks for the help eneth.
We looked at the site and found the TSB service bulletin regarding the replacement of headgaskets on both 2.0 L and 2.4 L engines.
Hopefully we can settle with Chrysler over the phone...but according to past consumers, threats of small claims court is the only way to receive any compensation from Chrysler.
We have also e-mailed to the local dealer we purchased both our Plymouths from. Maybe the thought of alot of bad publicity will force some type of action on their part.
We can only hope!!
#95 of 139 Class Action Lawsuit
Jan 08, 2001 (8:47 pm)
Dear fellow neon owners, we are in the preliminary stages of initiating a class action lawsuit and are searching for potential plaintiffs. If interested, please email me and include the following details: year of your neon(s), mileage when the headgasket failed, cost of repairs, name, address, phone number, and any associated expenses you incurred. If you do not feel comfortable releasing your personal info, please email anyway and the attorneys can contact you via email directly. Thank you! Aimee
#96 of 139 I need help....getting this done for free
Jan 09, 2001 (10:04 am)
I noticed my 1997 Dodge neon has been leaking oil.I brought it to a dealership yesterday and they said it was the head gasket and they would fix it for $750.I was shocked.Then i told them i wanted to get a second opinion and they said fine but charged me $65 dollars for an hours labor on diagnosing the problem.Then i logged on to edmunds.com and seen this problem is commonplace.I am so mad.I need help holding my composure.I need this to be fixed for free.
Does anyone know the number i call at chrysler?please reply...all help will be appreciated
p.s my car has 48000 miles on it
#97 of 139 Need help
Jan 09, 2001 (10:38 am)
The phone # for Chrysler is 1-800-922-1997. Post # 82 on this site details their encounter with Chrysler.
#98 of 139 RE: Class Action Lawsuit
Jan 10, 2001 (10:29 pm)
I just realized that I didn't include my email address for interested parties. aimeeistal.com I assumed there would be a way to email me directly from the post. Thank-you.
#99 of 139 New Multi-Layer System (MLS) Headgasket
Jan 14, 2001 (6:22 am)
For those of you (like me) who were wondering if the used Neon you bought has the new MLS headgasket, checkout this link http://members.aol.com/deathriderpc/mls.jpg. It shows the MLS headgasket, which has a series of rivets to hold the gasket together. If your engine is clean and you can see the aluminum head to iron engine block junction underneath the intake manifold, you can plainly see the rivets on the gasket on either side of the engine. One is visible to the right and below the radiator cap, the other can be viewed if you remove the air cleaner snorkel. I tell you, I was mighty releived to see that someone had already fixed this problem before I purchased the Neon.