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#1365 of 1772 Plymouth NEON 2000 200,000 miles from AUCTION..
Aug 25, 2005 (12:03 am)
Hello, I've just got the neon from an auction without knowing that it's mileage is 200,000. What a fool I am. It's also manual transmission ! I don't even know how drive manual ! OH MY GOD. I'm going to pick it tomorrow... My question is, Plymouth NEON 2000 is still ok with 200,000 ? One of my friend told me that it's clutch might be worn out.. Hm.. i'm really worry about it.
#1366 of 1772 Well, romerun, it depends.
Aug 25, 2005 (8:48 am)
How much did you pay for it? If you've only invested a coupla hundred bucks in it, you could sink what -- maybe two thou -- for a rebuilt engine and a new clutch, and have yourself a five-year-old new car! (I'd assume that it still looks pretty good since it's only five years old?)
BTW, how the heck did somebody rack up 40K miles a YEAR? I thought I was bad at 18K!
#1367 of 1772 Re: Well, romerun, it depends. [mdaffron]
Aug 25, 2005 (11:35 am)
40K miles a year is no problem if you travel a minimum of 400 miles a week and do approximately the same on the weekends just to get to work. I have a 99' and I bought it last July 04 with 45K on it and I am at 88K now.
#1368 of 1772 Re: "the flying neon" [mirada]
Aug 26, 2005 (9:49 am)
I have a 95 Dodge neon highline SOHC, and after I passed 100,000 miles I started to have some problems with idle too high or low and also with a throttle 'surge' as I shifted. Sometimes the engine would not stop applying power when I let up on the gas to shift or slow down (this was not fun). There was no trouble code in the on-board diagnosis system and my mechanic had changed out a few of the same parts yours has without solving the problem.
As it turned out, the throttle position sensor in the throttle body and the Powertrain Control Module were both malfunctioning. Replacement was rather expensive (I think about $800 in parts and labor) but the car has run fine for over a year since the repair.
#1369 of 1772 Re: My neon keeps cutting off [arcadefreak36]
Aug 27, 2005 (6:53 pm)
If you haven't got your car fixed yet, I think have the fix. I have a 96 Neon. It to had oil around only the number 4 plug. It would run for a while and die when you slowed and stopped. It would not restart for a few minutes either. The oil around the plugs is due to the spark plug tubes seals are bad. Over a relatively short period of time it will short out the coil. There are a couple of tube types, pressed and threaded. Pressed you will have to get new and threaded you can reseal. Get a valve cover gasket kit. It should come with the tube seals. Ask the store clerk or a mechanic on what type of sealant to use for the tubes you have. I would recommend changing the plugs and wires. If you get the job done by a mechanic it will cost about $425.00. If you can do it yourself it will cost about $100.00. both these prices include a new coil.
#1370 of 1772 99 Neon Smoking????
Aug 29, 2005 (8:15 am)
I have a 99 Neon I bought in 2000, the car was great for a while, have changed the brakes on it twice. I am good about having the oil changed roughly every 6 months or so when recently I started seeing white smoke when I accelerated I got alarmed. I asked a friend of mine (mechanic of course) to look at it, he said that it was the head gasket, so he changed it and sealed it up and put new oil it and said it shouldn't be smoking anymore. But just recently I see the smoke again, and especially more in the heat of TEXAS with the air conditioner on I see it more. I am embarrassed now to drive but I have no other choice. What can I do, on a low budget to fix the car or can some one give me some rough idea of how much it would be fix it.
#1371 of 1772 Re: 99 Neon Smoking???? [bibi3]
Aug 29, 2005 (5:45 pm)
My advice would be to get rid of your car. The longer you keep it the more money you will have to keep putting into it and pretty soon this cheap car will turn into an expensive nightmare. I know I have a 2000 one and it has TONS of problems in the shop every 3 months no joke. I want to get rid of mine sooooo bad. Maybe your friend can look at it again But truly my best friend gave hers to her mom even though her mom had a car to drive it into the ground because her trans has gone out twice. My $10,000.00 car I would say has turned into a $ 25,000.00 car with all the work we have had to put into it. We are only fixing it till the payments are done and we are down to 4000.00 and after that it is going to be driven into the ground because my husband wont sell this lemon to anyone afraid they will come after us and does not wish this car on anyone. Sorry I could not have been more help. But you need to really get a another car and dump the neon. I have another new car and I love it and trust me it is no neon. Shy
#1373 of 1772 1996 Dodge Neon AC Problem
Sep 03, 2005 (10:28 pm)
I have a 1996 Neon with SOHC 2.0L 4 door. The problem Im having is the AC blows air but the air is not cold I have gone and get recharge kit to recharge it with R134a will trying to charge the system I started hearing something was unable to find out where it is coming from. But on the gear for the charging kit it would show in the Blue that it was charge and then drop to 0 as if it had no charge. To me its sound like a relay that comes on and off you can see the car surge with power and then it will lose power this is all will the car is just setting in the drive way. Also most like the AC come on then off , on then off. Any Ideas would help.