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#1402 of 1772 Daughter's 95 Neon Engine
Oct 09, 2005 (8:00 am)
My stepdaughter has a 1995 Dodge neon sport with 168000 miles. The other day her engine started make noise and stranded her on the way to school. Her dad had it towed to the wrecking yard where he works. He did some minor investigating and found it was a possible blown head gasket. If the engine needs replaced he can get a used one through he place of business. He said the only problem was the 1995 was a model where only a 1995 engine would fit and when they find one it would be approx $1750. Does anyone know if there are other options short of rebuilding? I do not have access to the car now but the vin# is 1B3ES67CXSD580633.
#1404 of 1772 1995 neon electrical - no radio or wipers after rain
Oct 10, 2005 (7:29 am)
Hi, we just bought this car for my step-daughter, and everything DID work. NOBODY drove the car, but now that it has been raining here ( pennsylvania ) for a while, the radio doesnt work, and the wipers wont work EXCEPT when you pull the handle down to use the fluid - then they do work :/
I thought it would be a fuse problem, but my fatehr-in-law has been looking at it and says it is not.
Would anyone have ANY idea what is going on that would cause these things to act the way they are?
Oh - is there a way to make this forum look like a regular forum setup? I see posts and responses all thrown together, and it gets confusing
#1405 of 1772 Re: 1995 neon electrical - no radio or wipers after rain [knightrid]
Oct 10, 2005 (9:56 am)
ok - the dome light doesnt work either....ARGH
this is what we get for not having money to buy an expensive car for her I guess...*sigh*
#1406 of 1772 Re: 1995 neon electrical - no radio or wipers after rain [knightrid]
Oct 10, 2005 (11:40 am)
ok - wipers work, and probably always did - father in law turned the knob for the delay rather than turning the wipers actually on
Dome light - maybe never worked - kid doesnt have a clue if it ever came on or not.
radio - still dead, not a fuse, worked when she parked it, now it doesnt. REALLY dont want to rip the dash apart for these crappy radio installations they do at the factory, but if I have to - argh...
Well since i narrowed it down to basically the radio just dying, anyone have any ideas now? I mena NOTHING works on it - time or anything..totally black and dead.
#1407 of 1772 Re: 1995 neon electrical - no radio or wipers after rain [knightrid]
Oct 11, 2005 (4:46 am)
Easy removal of the radio if it's a stock chrysler radio. The cover that's over it just pops off. Use a flat head screwdriver and pry it off then there are two screws to remove and you can easily pull the radio out. Take the antenna wire off and also remove the grey plug as well as the black plug and you can junk the radio. If this is the original stock radio than you are lucky it lasted 10 years. If it's an aftermarket then reply back and we'll discuss it further as to the removal. My sister's radio died in her 97 Neon and I went and bought a stock cassette player off of eBay for $30 dollars and I installed the stock radio from my 99 Neon into her 97. I removed hers, installed my old one and was done in 15 minutes flat.
Like I said, stock is easy, aftermarket is a little more complicated.
#1408 of 1772 Re: 1995 neon electrical - no radio or wipers after rain [arcadefreak36]
Oct 11, 2005 (7:27 am)
Well heck, that does sound easy. I was expecting to have to pop the side panels off next to the radio, then get up behind it and remove a screw ( my plymouth laser had it in that way - argh )...I might just pop that baby out and see if the radio just died all of a sudden...
#1409 of 1772 New 2005 or 2006 neon
Oct 22, 2005 (5:42 am)
I'm considering buying a new 05 or 06 Neon with the automatic
tranny. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who has bought
one of these model year cars. My questions are:
1) Does the automatic tranny work well and shift smoothly?
2) Is the car quiet at freeway cruising speed?
3) How good is the stereo system either base or upgraded?
Oct 25, 2005 (7:18 pm)
How difficult for an average joe like me to install a cold air intake in my 2001 RT. Also, I was wondering if there were any recommendations as to which product would be the best.
Thanks in advance!