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#1692 of 1772 Re: startting problem with plymouth neon 1998 expresso [samehyassin]
May 05, 2008 (11:21 am)
This could be an idea, and I am not a tec for sure. I have had 3 Neons a 1996 which we still have with 196,500 miles on it, a 2001 Neon and a 2004 Neon. So what ever I suggest is only a guess. It sounds to me like a fuel pump.
Might I suggest to take it to a dealer and have then check it out. In the long and short of it will save you time and money.
Have you checked to see if there are any codes showing? That would say a lot if it is.
#1693 of 1772 Re: startting problem with plymouth neon 1998 expresso [farout]
May 07, 2008 (6:59 am)
Thanks for your advise. I got your advise. I towed the car to a mecahnic. Probably today he will tell me what is wrong with the car. I will let you know as soon as I get a response.
After changing the EGR vacum, the light "check engin" became off. Also, I showed me no error codes in two different places "autozone and a mechanic".
Again, Thanks very much for your support.
#1694 of 1772 Re: startting problem with plymouth neon 1998 expresso [farout]
May 08, 2008 (8:32 pm)
The problem might be sorted out now. I was the speed sendor. This senor was faulty and confilict with cam and crank sensors. that is why it was not starting. the error code did not show up till the car became cold. the code is p0320. I wish this would be a good for anybody have the same problem.
Thanks for your supprot.
Jun 13, 2008 (12:24 pm)
Hey there! I've got an adorable 99 and he ran perfectly teriffic, that is until some punks stole him from out of my driveway and took him for a little stroll. They obviously ran over something really huge, the donut was on the front of the driver's side (they left my rim, wheel, hubcap, jack, and lug wrench by the side of the road somewhere, so considerate, right?) and the back wheel had a bubble on it like it got knicked a little. The front wheel was also sticking out at an outrageous angle and when you drove straight, the steering wheel was up and down instead of straight across. Now I was told that the control arm was bent, since everything else looked okay. I replaced the arm and ball joing and got him some new tires and since the new arm went on (which I had one heck of a time with two of the bolts! Torching had to be brought in to it) his wheel leans out a lot less. BUT IT STILL LEANS OUT!!! I don't know what else it could be, it leans towards the bottom and that causes the steering wheel to stick when you turn too hard to the right and makes a grinding sound. Does anyone know what can be wrong with it? I want my poor Pinky to be back to 100%! He's been through a lot and he's quite sad
#1696 of 1772 hard (early) shifting - 2003 Dodge Neon SXT (automatic)
Jun 13, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Hey guys (and gals). I have a 2003 Dodge Neon (Automatic) SXT. Worked GREAT until about 55K miles. Then crap started falling apart.
Fast forward 4K miles. At 59K my engine light went on. I went in, and they told me I needed transmission work. Still covered under Powertrain, so that was cool.
After having it for a few hours, they told me that the engine air cleaner was hosed. It was cracked and couldn't even be tightened down. Fine, replace it. New air cleaner, transmission seals fixed.
I've had my car back for a week now. It feels like it's shifting harder, and not at points that it used to. I'm having a _really_ hard time finding info on when my (automatic trans) car should be shifting.
It doesn't seem to be shifting based on RPM. Shifts into 2nd at about 12 mph, shifts into 3rd about 35, shifts into 4th about 42. Can that be right? It feels _awfully_ strange.
Even weirder on the highway. Shifts into 3rd about 40 mph and 4th about 43 mph. Huh? Also, between 60-70 mph, I feel little jumps/kicks. Kinda feels like when there's a moderate wind that moves your car a bit. Just feels.... not right.
My fuel economy has even gone done. Before engine light came on, and with my busted air cleaner, I was getting about 250-260 miles a tank. Now I'm getting about 230-240.
Any ideas? Sorry this was kinda long. I'm not a car guy (yet), so I did my best to explain the situation. If anybody can help, or needs more information, that'd be fantastic! Oh yeah, a friend pointed me at Chilton manuals, but there's so many. I'm a little lost.
#1697 of 1772 Re: Me and my '96 ACR coupe [flightofone]
Jun 18, 2008 (3:52 pm)
having a problem with my speedometer. On good days it works but every once in awhile my speedometer will go out. Along with it my odometer goes out but yet my fuel gadge and my thermostat keep working? any ideas????? please help...i hate this car it's one thing after another.
#1698 of 1772 Re: Me and my '96 ACR coupe [meximelt2007]
Jun 18, 2008 (7:58 pm)
It will be the speed senser located back bt the trany. My car went further though and had to relpace the wire harness.
Good luck and I know what you mean one darn thing after another...
#1699 of 1772 Re: Instrument Cluster [jlt8030]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:58 pm)
I have a 95 Neon with 40k - just replaced the circuit board and now works great. Problem is "cold solder" process used to build the boards for 95-99 Neons cracks and makes for a bad connection so stuff won't work. Found this guy on ebay Seller: in_the_country( 166) who rebuilds the boards. 49 bucks includes one yr warranty, a prepaid return label and 10 bucks credit to return the core. Takes less than 30 minutes to pull the cluster, 4 screws, and pull the board 8 or 9 screws and stick it back in. Hardest part is getting to the two bottom screws in the dash, use a mag screw driver. Be sure to note if you have a tach and 7 or 8k or none in the remarks section.
#1700 of 1772 Vibration at 55-60 MPH
Jun 24, 2008 (5:43 pm)
In the morning when I start the car and get on the interstate, going 55-60 MPH the car will vibrated greatly and the steering wheel will vibrate also. The car will lose power, but not shut off, and while stopping the brakes will be hard to push down. After sitting for about 1 hour it will start up fine and go down the interstate fine? any ideas???
#1701 of 1772 1998 plymouth neon stalling
Jul 08, 2008 (9:00 am)
I have a 1998 5-speed manual Plymouth Neon with about 125k miles. When I depress the clutch to make a turn or stop, the car stalls. Normal shifting doesn't cause a stall (maybe because the clutch isn't depressed long enough for the RPMs to drop below 1000, where it typically idles). The check engine light has not illuminated, so I can't check any codes. Any ideas? Thanks.