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#1470 of 1773 Re: Awful gas mileage on my 2004 neon [btrfly]
Feb 03, 2006 (1:25 pm)
We have a 2004 SXT. Consistently we get 31 to 32mpg. At times when we have 4 in the car and a full trunk, going against the wing we have gotten as bad as 28mpg. We use BP 87 octane and mobil 5-30 at the dealer. I change oil every 4 to 5,000 miles. We have 35,000 miles on it with original plugs. I dumped the oe tires at 8,000 miles and put M&S Cooper 195 65 15 tires. They lasted until 35,100miles. We have only had a problem with the CD player and that was replaced. This is our 3rd Neon. We still own a 1996 Dodge Neon Highline with 177,000 orignal miles. We took out the extended service Contract. At the end of the 100,000 mile sercice contract, Dodge has spent more on repairs than we paid for the car! From 100,000 mile there has been only minor repair except for the repainting which was $1,600. We still get 31mpg with it. our other neon was a 2001 we kept until it had 21,000 miles.
In all we have has 14 Chrysler products and have had good experiences, so we stick with the DC brand. We now have a Jeep Liberty Deisel, a 1996 Neon, and a2004 Neon, all 4 cyclenders and good mpg on all. Go to the dealer and say you want a zone rep to come and look at it.
#1471 of 1773 weird mileage problems with a hand-me-down neon
Feb 04, 2006 (11:48 am)
so we got this 96 neon, tuned it up, and it runs great, except for a few quirks. one of them is that the instruments seem to only come on when they feel like it, so it's impossible to tell how many miles are actually on it. but it was getting great MPG (30-32 highway) until something happened with the o2 sensors which dropped it to 2/3 of that. we got that fixed, then a few months later the MPG worsened again, and this time we simply reset the computer and that set it back to a more acceptible rate (25-27 highway). somehow the communication between the sensor and the computer was jumbled, and the car was using too much fuel . so my question now is, should i consider the problem fixed, even though my mileage is still a bit worse than it had been, and if so, what can i do (besides basics like air filter replacement) to get better mileage? really it's a miracle it runs at all, since we've been all over the country with it.
#1477 of 1773 apl sol selonoid circuit
Feb 14, 2006 (6:46 pm)
Hi and thank you for allowing me this oppurtunity to ask a question. my daughter has a 98 Neon with an emission problem.it was checked at Auto Zone and told that she has a problem with an APLSOL Selonoid.we have no idea what this is . if anyone could help with this issue it would be greatly appreciated.Thank you in advance for any help you can give
#1478 of 1773 Re: apl sol selonoid circuit [neonrainbow]
Feb 16, 2006 (6:46 am)
The "apl sol solenoid circiut" is car talk for the battery temp sensor. Something might have gotten coroded and or cut underneath your battery tray. Take your battery out and look underneath it. Hope that helps you out.