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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Sedan
#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.
#1312 of 1773 STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION ??
Jul 11, 2005 (5:48 am)
Was wondering if anyone has experienced this before? My front tires only have 9,000 miles on them and when I get up to 75 MPH, my steering wheel vibrates for awhile and it will stop. When I take my hands off of the wheel it does not pull to either the left or the right. Goes over bumps with no problem and it started this when I checked my tire pressure and I noticed my front tires were 28 PSI. I wnet ahead and pumped them up to 33 PSI. I'll have to admit that no matter how much air is in them they still look like they are low. I believe that part is typical with Neons. I'm still in a daze as far as the steering wheel vibration.
Jul 14, 2005 (6:11 pm)
I was driving on the high way and my plastic wheel well liner of my 03 neon came off and got caught in my tire and was shredded and i need to know if anyone knows a wedsite or anything besides a dealer to get a new wheel well liner for an 03 neon?
#1317 of 1773 1997 Neon Will Not Start Need Help
Jul 24, 2005 (6:56 am)
I really need help with this.
I just purchased a 97 Neon from a coworker that uses it everyday. The radiator was bad so I took it out last week in order for me to put in a new one this weekend.
I replaced the new radiator and now the car will not start. When you turn the key it cranks and turns the engine perfect, but the weird thing is it feels as if its not getting any fuel. Also, the radio, the headlights, the horn, turn signals do not work. And when you put on your blinkers a buzzing sound comes out. Oh the only thing that lights up in the dash is the oil light. Even when I brake the brake lights do not turn on but the oil light inside the dash does. Did I short circuit the car? Or did I mount the radiator on a wire, I checked but everything seemed to be ok.
Jul 25, 2005 (11:07 am)
I bought my 95 Plymouth Neon Highline almost a year ago. We bought it as is, for about $1600. It's my first car. Anyways, since then, we've had to replace the rear main seal, a tie rod, and recently, a timing belt. The timing belt incident happened on the highway, and as you may know, when a timing belt snaps in a Neon, it causes expensive engine damage. The final cost of fixing it was $1542.23. Earlier today, I noticed my air conditioning didn't come on when I turned it on, so I turned it back off, and turned it on again, and it came on. I had been very busy today going numerous places, and I kept it on a lower level of air just in case. Well, as I was leaving a friends house, I noticed that the check engine light came on for no apparent reason. I know it can't be the timing belt--at least it better not be! The car seems to be doing fine other than the air conditioning issue earlier. Any guess of what it could be now?
Jul 26, 2005 (3:59 am)
An easy and no charge way to figure your problem out is to get it to an Autozone and have them diagnose your "Check Engine" light. If you have an owners manual just put your key in the ignition and turn it 5 times without turning it over after the fifth time leave it in the "on" position and it will flash a series for you. Count the flashes after the first time and then count the second set of flashes and that number will be your error code to look up. It's pretty cool that the car can tell you what is wrong with it. Hope that helped you out.