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#1439 of 1773 1999 Plymouth Neon
Dec 11, 2005 (6:04 pm)
My daughter who is 17 years old, owns a 1999 Plymouth Neon that from what I understand overheated. When she arrived at her boyfriend's house, he added water to the reservoir while the engine was hot and WITHOUT the engine running. He then added some oil -- about a half of a quart. Once she cranked the engine up it began making a noise that I would describe as growling. The noise reminds me of bearings grinding without lubrication. Today, I went out to check the oil and water and it does seem to be very low on water and the oil is very thin and smells stongly of gasoline. If anyone can please make any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. She is a high school senior with only a part time job and needless to say she is very upset because her car is messed up.
Thanks a bunch!!
#1440 of 1773 Re: 01 Neon Problems? [schoonie3]
Dec 12, 2005 (10:25 pm)
check the door jamb switches they may be broken which will show fuse and its because the jamb switches dont recognize that the doors closed mine did it until I bought door jamb switches at auto zone for 7.97
#1441 of 1773 Re: Just Cruising [beachbrum]
Dec 12, 2005 (10:28 pm)
camshaft sensor or valve cover gasket rarely rear main sealbut sometimes
#1442 of 1773 Re: neon 2000 problems [shymerm8]
Dec 12, 2005 (10:44 pm)
just had the engine and transmission replaced on my 00 neon loud knocking in the engine and shifting hard 3 oil leaks to
#1443 of 1773 had my share of problems with my neon
Dec 12, 2005 (10:50 pm)
new engine and transmission new valve cover gasket new camshaft seal and rear main seal thank god it happened less than a month after I bought the car and the dealership replaced it with no charge
#1445 of 1773 Re: Belts question [arcadefreak36]
Dec 14, 2005 (10:36 am)
I'v got a 98 neon expresso, and Im having the same belt slipping, and im wondering if there is an easy way to adjust the tension on it... It seems loose ;o The belt in question slips more when I turn the air on, and it just started happening when it got real cold outside.
#1446 of 1773 Re: Belts question [badmotorsctrr]
Dec 14, 2005 (11:24 am)
It's not an easy job. My mechanic took 2 hours to do both of my belts last January. If their slipping, chances are they are worn out a bit and will need to be replaced. My mechanic charged me $180 to do both belts.
#1447 of 1773 New 2005 Neon SXT
Dec 21, 2005 (12:50 pm)
I'm considering buying a new Neon 5 speed manual SXT
with the "Kicker Live Sound" system that I heard was being made available as an option for the SXT 2005 model year.
I was wondering it any Neon owners who have a newer Neon
2003 to 2005 would reply on how they like their car and
how reliable it has been. If any of you have a Neon with
the "Kicker Live" stereo system I'd like to know if it's
a great sounding system.
#1448 of 1773 Re: New 2005 Neon SXT [tom71]
Dec 21, 2005 (5:49 pm)
I have a 2004 SXT with 35,000 miles Not a single problem,except the cd player was eating cd's for lunch. It was replaced for free and the cd was returned to us. Can't beat that! This is my 3rd Neon. We have a 96 with 176,000 on the original engine. We had a 2001 and drove it for 25,000 miles, sold it. The 2004 is reliable and gets 29 to 32 mpg. even our old 96 gets 27 to 31. Its not a peppy as the new one. The 05 is almost exactally the same as the 04. The kicker is rather costly is it not? Merry Christmas.