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#1592 of 1773 Re: 1997 Dodge Neon - Crazy problems. One needs fixing. Please help! [mat420]
Sep 06, 2006 (7:05 pm)
Matt420: Hey, welcome to the forum! I have a1996 Dodge Neon Highline. We bought it new. These are fun cars and have a good amount of pep for a 2, L engine. I can only tell you what I do and have done with ours. I take ours to the Dodge dealer, which I thank the Lord is top notch. For me replacing parts one by one to find a problem is pretty expensive. For the most part I have regretted everytime I have taken it to a auto repair shop. They are not equipped with all the tools or computers required to do some of the more specialized work. Not only that but often the dealer would have been less in cost. So 10 years ago I just go to a 5 star dealer, it saves time and money and the work has a 12,000 mile 12 month warranty. Hope this helps, and good luck.
#1593 of 1773 1999 plymouth neon transmission shift points
Sep 08, 2006 (7:41 am)
I just bought a 1999 Plymouth Neon 4 door sohc w/92k miles.
It had camshaft position sensor leak that I fixed.
The right and back side of engine were covered with oil.
Tranny does not shift right from 1st to 2nd - 3000 rpms/25 mph. The other shifts seem fine. Tranny seems strong.
I'm hoping maybe bad sensor or adjustment is the cause... oh please please please.
I changed tranny fluid + filter putting in mopar atf+4.
My guess is this was first fluid change for tranny but I did not see any unusual problems in fluid. The fluid did not smell burnt and magnet had normal amount of filings,
I've seen alot worse anyway.
I tried to adjust throttle position cable but found Haynes
manual a bit confusing. I tried adjusting it a few different ways but tranny never changed shift point from 1st to 2nd. I have noticed that when taking off w/ 2nd on shift lever the shift is always better about 2500 rpms.
Still seems a bit on the high side.
Any suggestions on what I can check out?
I can explain how I set throttle pos. cable if that helps.
Thanks in advance.