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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Sedan
#1239 of 1773 Re: neon 2000 problems [tellie]
Apr 23, 2005 (2:57 am)
I am new to this site but I just wanted to let you know tellie the 2000 neons are pieces of crap. We have one we bought it at 35,000 miles and it is in the shop every three months no joke. 2 months after owning it the speed sensor went out and when I took it in they said there was recalled part the break hose that was recalled several months before we drove the car off the lot. Since then we have had our cam sensor go out it lets the car know if it is on or off. Two window motors go out since they are power and a door go out power too. Then our battery so it was replaced but the dealer broke something so we were iding from 0-20 without our foot on the gas. So they fixed that problem they made. We has the timing belt and another one replaced and found out we were charged for these so called belts but they were not put on. So we stopped going the original dealer because the car already breaks down it does not need help.Then we replaced the brakes and found out our rotar had been eaten because one side of the pad was braking and not the other. So that's not a big deal because that is matance. But then we had our freeze plugs replaced because our car kept overheating and I could smell the coolant when I got out my car. My car has stared overheating again, 3 months after 600.00 worth of work for the freeze plugs done. So it broke down right on schedule I guess you could say. So we took it in and they told us it was not our radiator because they flushed it and tested it so it is good. They did say it was our radiator cap so a new one was put on. Problem is 2 weeks out of the shop and it is still over heating and needs new motor mounts at 84,000 the upper and lower ones and a new power steering pump. Which is quite funny because our pump has always sounded like that since we drove it off the lot and now we need a new one. It however is very noisy. No one knows why the car is overheating and now they are telling us it is our termastat what next our gasket ??? or the trans ??? Our car is a piece of carp and I wanted to let you know your not alone and warn people not to buy these cars.My best friend bought one too the same year and her trans went out 50,000 and now is going out again 80,000. So I am not alone in the fact that these cars are pieces of junk. I will never buy another dodge if my life depended on it. I'm so upset with mine I just want to scream.
#1240 of 1773 Re: neon 2000 problems [shymerm8]
Apr 23, 2005 (3:10 am)
oh i forgot to mention our cars feels like it wants to stall sometimes too. This has been going on the past 6 months we thought it might be a fuel thing so we used a fuel clearer. However it is still acting up it goes a little then it shakes and then drives a littke more and shakes it feels like it is trying to shut off like when the cam sensor went out the first time. Which is quite scary when your on the freeway and your car wants to shut off because it is not getting a signal that it is not on. This was the case when the sensor went out. It's like there is little power when my foot is on the gas and then a bust then a little and then a bust. That is best way to describe it So does anyone know what problems this is and why the stupid car is overheating ?
#1241 of 1773 Re: wiring problem? [neonlitezz]
Apr 23, 2005 (6:30 am)
yes i have the same proplem with my 2000 neon did you solve this proplem could you let me know i think it could be a short or could be the relay thank you
#1242 of 1773 Re: wiring problem? [neonlitezz]
Apr 23, 2005 (9:16 am)
Okay I have a Dodge Neon that is also a 00 and it is doing the same thing. And I have noticed the same thing concerning the weather conditions. Example in the mornings when there is dew, rainy days, cold days it is worse. I took it to get the brakes done today and talked to the guy at the garage about it and he said it sounds like there is rusty S pin in the door panel (p/s door) since that is the only door that acts up with the auto lock system. If I get any answers on this I will let you know and if you do if you could please let me know that would be great. Thanks
#1243 of 1773 Re: wiring problem? [purplerose]
Apr 24, 2005 (3:11 pm)
I also drive a 2000 Neon LX that does the exact same thing. When I am driving, the car constantly thinks the door is open and the light goes on and off. The doors also constantly lock and unlock, and this is all very annoying! To complicate matters, the passenger rear door lock makes this horrible sound when it locks. It drives me crazy.
Anyway, I have a temporary solution. Please excuse my lack of technical car language; I have a degree in theatre and know nothing about cars. There is a "button" on the car that gets pushed in when the door closes. If you are in the driver's seat looking at the door, there is a "hole" on the left side in the middle that has a little latch in it. Push the latch up and close the door. This should help force the "button" into the car so that the car won't think the door is open. Also, this sounds cheesy, but if you cover the "button" with a piece or several pieces of duct tape, this also helps a great deal. Closing the door HARD also helps. I know this doesn't offer a long-term solution, but maybe it can help restore your sanity until you can have your car professionally looked at. I know I plan to have this done immediately after I stop being poor!
#1244 of 1773 Re: wiring problem? [purplerose]
Apr 25, 2005 (7:54 am)
Spark Plug Wires!!!! On a dry day, spray them with water using a spray bottle. If you see sparks then your wires are junk. Change them and your car will run the way it's supposed to be.
#1245 of 1773 1997 Plymouth Neon Service Engine Light
Apr 26, 2005 (4:13 am)
The used Neon I recently bought just turned over 102,000 miles and the service engine light is on. I am sure it is something to do with the oxygen sensor or something along those lines, right? What do I need to do to fix this problem the correct way and reset the light? Thanks
#1246 of 1773 Re: 1997 Plymouth Neon Service Engine Light [rick15]
Apr 26, 2005 (8:47 am)
Put your key in the ignition and turn it 5 times like you were going to start it 5 times but don't let it start. The check engine light will do a series of flashes and those flashes can be found in the repair manual as to what is wrong with your car. The O2 sensor is cheap money. I believe I paid $150 at the dealer to get mine done on my 95 when I had it. Also, Autozone can check your engine light problem for free. Once the O2 sensor is replaced, the check engine light should go out. If it annoys you then remove your negative cable on your battery for 5 minutes and put it back on and you will find your check engine light out. This is a temporary solution until you get the new sensor. -Rick
#1247 of 1773 Re: 95 Neon, problems with starting & fuel gauge [chessall]
Apr 27, 2005 (10:54 am)
on the starting problem , i have a 95 plymouth neon and i am having the same problem but mine is because of the wire that runs from the internal fuse box to the positive battery terminal has a bad conection. try replacing it or rigging it to fit better.i also have the fuel gauge problem as well as a speedometer. i could use some help too
#1248 of 1773 Re: neon 2000 problems [shymerm8]
Apr 27, 2005 (2:10 pm)
Sounds a lot like a head gasket. Neons were famous for blown head gaskets from 1995 to 1999 but perhaps your Neon got an old one dur to a late build on the engine. It's worth a look anyway.