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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Sedan
#1302 of 1773 Dodge Neon 2003
Jul 06, 2005 (1:28 pm)
I purchased a Dodge Neon from a salvage company that had a damaged computer.
I replaced the computer with one with the exact part number purchased from
a salvage company. The engine started and ran for a few minutes and then
completely shut off and would not restart. It appears that the key that I was given by the company was not the correct key and the vehicle has the Sentry security system. I towed the car to the dealer and they are telling me that they will need to
1) Make new a new key for about $100
2) That the computer needs to be replaced for $800
3) That they would need to reprogram the new computer to match the car.
Someone else told me that they only needed to reprogram the security system for the new key and that it should cost about $50
Does this seem right.
#1303 of 1773 Re: Battery being drained... [boyo3221]
Jul 07, 2005 (7:21 pm)
HELLO I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND FOUND THAT IT WAS MY REAR DOOR SENSERS THEY ARE THOES BLACK BUTTONS IN THE DOOR FRAME
ETHIER RE PLACE THEM OR DISCONNECT THEM
#1304 of 1773 Re: Battery being drained... [boyo3221]
Jul 07, 2005 (7:38 pm)
REMOVE YOU'ER REAR DOOR SENSERS THEY ARE THOSE BLACK BUTTONS IN THE DOOR JAMS IT WILL FIX YOU'ER PROBLEM AND IF SO YOU THEN CAN RE PLACE THEM IF YOU WHAT. ANY HOW I AM SURE IT WILL FIX YOU'RE IT WILL WORK
LET ME KNOW WHAT HAPPENS
#1305 of 1773 2000 plymouth neon stereo wiring diagram
Jul 07, 2005 (8:25 pm)
Hi, I'm trying to help out a friend of mine who recently had their head unit stolen, I told her I could put her new one in but the problem is that when they ripped it out the head unit the cut the wires off behind the lettering on them that tells you which wire is which. Now I know the basics such as the power and ground but i have know idea what the other wires correspond to and I was wondering if anyone here could list them and find a stereo wiring diagram for it online? I looked but I couldnt find anything and i figured i could maybe get some expert opinion as i've never put a stereo in a neon? Thanks to anyone that replies, the help is greatly appreciated.
#1306 of 1773 Re: 2000 plymouth neon stereo wiring diagram [mk7]
Jul 08, 2005 (3:47 am)
The same thing happened to me. I went to a car stereo place and they sold me the entire wire set that goes to the neon. Color to color, perfect match. I then was able to easily match all the wires and connect the new connectors that came with it to my stock stereo. The cost was very reasonable.
#1307 of 1773 Popping Noise and Loss of Control
Jul 08, 2005 (5:00 pm)
I have a 1996 Dodge Neon Expresso. It has about 86,500 miles. In the past 2-3 weeks it's been doing some weird things. When I start the car, it makes a loud popping noise, like a tire has been popped. Then, when I put it in drive, the car does not move. It makes a loud whining noise. It is fine in reverse though. I turn off the car, wait about 5-10 minutes, start it again and usually it is fine. The first two times it happened after it rained. However, this past third time, it happened while I was driving! The loud popping noise happened and the car skidded and I lost control for a second...it made a whining sound when I tried to press the gas...I turned if off...turned it back on and it was fine again. Oh and no it does not happen every single time, although I guess maybe it started to happen more often after awhile. I've brought it to 3 places now. Two transmission places and one Dodge dealer. I've gotten 3 diff opinions now...one said my entire transmission was probably shot. another said it might be electrical. the dodge dealer wants to replace the exhaust doughnut, timing belt and spark plugs but he can't guarantee this will fix it. No one can diagnose it because of course when they test drive it nothing unusual happens. They say my trans fluid is clean and it's shifting fine. anyways I don't want to spend the money on this car if it might not even fix the problem...has this problem happened to anyone? Sorry so long, thanks for the help!
#1308 of 1773 Re: rear main seal [lacyrc]
Jul 09, 2005 (8:16 am)
My neon is a '96 and it had the same problem as yours. It was the rear main seal. I took mine to a dodge dealership and paid $700 to have it fixed. Call around before you take it in.
Jul 09, 2005 (8:20 am)
I've known for quite sometime that I needed to have my front o2 sensor replaced, but everytime I took it in I was told it was fine. So I was driving last night and my Check Engine Light came on. I took it to Auto Zone and had it tested. Sure enough it is my front o2 sensor, but I don't have the money to fix it for a week. How bad would it be to drive it?
#1310 of 1773 Re: 2000 Plymouth Neon Timing belt replacment [toyracer]
Jul 09, 2005 (1:17 pm)
I too have a 2000 Neon. I just replaced the large motor mount on my car that you are refering to and I found it pretty easy. Once the passenger side of the car is raised and on a jack stand you have to take the weight of the engine off of the mount first by using a jack (the scissor jack that comes with the car worked great) along with a piece of wood ( i used a 3-ring notebook) to avoid damaging the oil pan.
I don't think I will be of much help but I was wondering how many miles your neon has on it because I have 77,000 on mine and I think mine will need replacing soon also. I was going to do it my self as you are but when I read the service manual it says you have to remove the water pump and power steering pump as well as drain all of the fluid out. I'm considering taking it somewhere but it costs almost $700 but that is replacing both water pump and timing belt.
Do you have the service manual for the car? If not I have one with instructions on how to replace the timing belt. I will email it to you if you need it. Let me now
#1311 of 1773 Re: neon 2000 problems [farout]
Jul 09, 2005 (1:40 pm)
No doubt. By the way nobody had my motor mounts except the dealer. I paid $40 for each one. I must admit though, I am a bit confused about the motor mounts. The service manual refers to the mounts on the passengers side of the vehicle (engine front) as engine struts but the dealer calls them motor mounts. ????
Anyways, I replace both the upper and lower struts and the vibration is not as bad but it is still there. I can really hear it in reverse so I think there are two other mounts that I probably over looked?
Other than the usual maintence that a car goes through 80k it runs great. I just took a 800 mile road trip and it did great.