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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Sedan
#1197 of 1773 2001 Plymouth Neon
Jan 31, 2005 (10:20 am)
I would consider replacing the battery. I have had several Neons and currently have a 99 Plymouth and a 2002 Dodge R/T. Both my 99 and an earlier 99 R/T had their batteries replaced because of strange electrical problems. Once the batteries were replaced the problems went away. Even though the batteries started the cars with no problems they had weak cells which did not allow the computer to get the voltage level it required. Hope this helps. Both my kids had Neons while the went to college and they performed as well as could be expected of "kids" cars.
Feb 12, 2005 (11:20 am)
I bought an 01 neon se and so far my only complaint has been the three speed automatic tranni, good trani but no fun! but then someone tried steeling the damn thing and their foiled attempt left me stranded later. they tried to pull the ignition switch off the colomn assembly and just start it that way, idiots! how would they have unlocked the steering column? any how when they did that they broke that piece of the ignition switching assembly that runs between the lock cylinder and the switch. the only place i can find one is to order a new column for about $300. ouch. can't afford that right now. so i'm looking for any nearly complete column or just the ignition switch assembly for any 01 or newer.
#1199 of 1773 Re: How do you replace the headlamps in a 99' Dodge Neon? [mikewinlds]
Feb 13, 2005 (5:48 pm)
its not to hard you dont have to take anything apart. the smaller the hands the better. becides that only 4 bolts hold them in place
Feb 13, 2005 (5:56 pm)
im about to put a turbo on my 97 plymouth neon but i have to know something first is the oil filter positively charged or what?
#1201 of 1773 Re: timing belt [podunk503]
Feb 13, 2005 (5:59 pm)
my 97 requires a timing belt change at 105K miles
are the brakes drum or disk? mine are drum and they dont squeak.. . becides who needs a manual anyways
#1202 of 1773 2004 SXT Electrical Problems?
Mar 10, 2005 (5:45 am)
I bought my SXT back in September and it has a little under 6,000 miles on it now. I gassed up yesterday and as I was leaving the gas station parking lot, the car started bucking and then the check engine light started flashing.
I immediately called the dealer who said to bring it in and they'd do what they can. Ran the computer and found nothing wrong. They said there was a notice just reached them about faulty spark plugs and wires in 2004 Neons and that anyone with problems could have the sparks and wires replaced at no cost. So we made an appointment, and were told the car was fine to drive, it just would buck periodically.
So last night, my husband and I were returning from running errands and every light in the car went out. Instrument panel, radio/cd, headlights, dash board. This lasted about five seconds and then every thing came back on but the car started bucking again. We ended up scrapping plans and came right home as it was too late for the dealer to be open at 7pm.
So this morning they are saying there is no sign of electrical issues and that they've never heard of such a problem occuring in 2004's. I can't believe that I am the only one. I can't be driving at night if my headlights and electricals are going to fail. Has anyone experienced this issue?
#1203 of 1773 Re: timing belt [podunk503]
Mar 10, 2005 (10:58 am)
I have a 2000 also and i am at 100,000 miles and my water pump started leaking and then the timing belt went up till now the only problem has been the shaking when it was sitting at lights which ended up being the motor mounts needed replacing
#1204 of 1773 Troble Shooting The 95 Dodge Neon
Mar 17, 2005 (3:35 am)
My Grandson owns a 95 Neon. Has been nothing but a headache since purchasing,but with a lot of trial and error He and I have about gotten ahead of the game. #1-Instrument Cluster not working-speedometer included. Solution-Pull the cluster and slightly bend the male prongs in the plugs attached to the Cluster. #2-Cruise control-forget about the directions others have told you about removel-Take the battery and battery cage out- The crusie control is attached to the battery cage.Do away with the vaccum box, hook vaccum direct. #3-Headlight lens-Use a mild rubbing compound to clean. #4-Auto-gear shift knob. The push down pin under the handle breaks accasionaly-Superglue it back or dig out some of the remaing pin and make a new one to fit the shaft. You have to remove some of the remaining shaft to have room for it to work properly when handle is replaced with set screw. This is Bozie, Have a ggod Day
#1205 of 1773 PS to trouble shooting 95 Dodge Neon
Mar 17, 2005 (3:55 am)
Another solution to a problem on the 95 Dodge Neon-#5-Gas guage not working properly-Solution-Drain gas tank and remove the pump and senseing unit. It all come's out together- Be careful in removing same, it takes a little twisting and turning to remove. Clearance isn't that good. Clean the sliding sensor bar where the electric signal is picked up to go to the guage. Bozie, Have a good day
#1206 of 1773 95 Neon, problems with starting & fuel gauge
Mar 19, 2005 (8:10 pm)
Need some advice: 1995 Neon would not start. The battery was fully charged, everything electrical was working. Starter would not engage not even a click. Next morning the car started. Dodge dealer replaced starter, they told me it was faulty. 4 days later the same problem again even with new starter. I have also had this car at the same dealer ship to have fuel gauge repaired. They have installed a new fuel pump and sending unit at a cost of $500.00. The gauge sometimes works but most of the time it reads empty with the low fuel light on.
Anyone have any ideas.