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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Sedan
#1732 of 1773 Dodge Neon Front end repair
Jan 16, 2009 (11:58 am)
I was a large equipment mechanic for 16 year before taking a job as an IT Support Analyst, so I know my way around the mechanical end of most vehicles. I have 2003 Dodge Neon that my daughter crashed 2 months after getting her drivers license. It was a fron end collision that pushed the radiator into the intake manifold and the fenders fair enough back to prevent the doors from opening correctly. My question is would it be better to replace the entire front clip or is it possible to straighten it out properly. We did not have full coverage insurance on this vehicle so insurance isn't helping out at all. We have since purchased her a new car, but would like to get this one going again so my wife can drive it to work as it is much more fuel efficient than her Expedition. If you need more details please let me know. I just have not had that much experience at body work, but have this a my winter project.TIA
#1733 of 1773 Re: Dodge Neon Front end repair [idntdrv55]
Jan 16, 2009 (2:53 pm)
change the clip. straightening is labor intensive,requires skill and takes time and still needs paint. you have tools and skills to change parts and they are not compromised. fit and finish is the goal.
#1734 of 1773 98 Neon cranks, won't start, no lights
Jan 18, 2009 (8:14 pm)
My 1998 Plymouth Neon was idling (for about ten minutes), then just shut down. Now it cranks, but will not fire, and no lights are working. No headlights, interior light, parking lights, or turn signals. Also, the radio and heater fan do not work. I've checked all fuses.
#1735 of 1773 Plymouth Breeze
Jan 19, 2009 (6:53 am)
Our 1999 Ply Breeze will not start. The alt., cylenoid, and battery all checked ok. When we try to start the car it keeps blowing fuses. Any suggestions?
#1736 of 1773 Re: Plymouth Breeze [pmk6]
Jan 19, 2009 (2:36 pm)
what fuses is it blowing. check all the wire running from the battery to the starter and make sure you have no unintentional grounds. look for any wires that are burned or touching metal. check all wires leaving battery on positive side.
Feb 11, 2009 (4:36 pm)
I just bought a 2000 neon and I can't figure out how to turn on the fog lights. I've tried for 30 mins. I'm sure it's infront of my face but I just can't see it. Please Help
#1738 of 1773 Re: fog lights [bosshonkey]
Feb 12, 2009 (7:46 am)
On the headlight knob on the left turn the headlights on and then pull out the nob. note: you cannot turn on just your fog lights. your headlights have to be on first.
Feb 23, 2009 (12:36 pm)
I HAVE OIL ON MY PLUG AND NO ANTIFREEZE IN IT. I ALSO ONLY SEE SMOKE JUST FOR A SECOND WHEN IT STARTS, THEN SHE RUNS FINE. I CHANGED THE VALVE COVER GASKETS AND STILL SAME PROBLEM. I GUESS IT COULD BE BENT PLUG TUBE OR MIS-INSTALLED GASKET BUT I JUST DONT THINK SO. ONCE IN A WHILE I SMELL ANTIFREEZE BUT JUST A LITTLE. I AM THINKING OF SENDING IT IN FOR NEW VALVE COVER AND GASKETS, POSSIBLY A HEAD JOB AND OR ? ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Mar 25, 2009 (3:51 pm)
i own a 95 sohc with 113k miles. wanting to put some money in it a little at a time. looking for more hp. i need to do a tune-up on it. tune-up related what can i do to achieve more hp without having to get to involved with other things? What r the best plugs and wires? should i get a new coil and ingnition? pleez fill me in.
#1741 of 1773 Re: Seat Covers [fman]
Mar 26, 2009 (3:56 am)
The cars are exactly the same in dimensions etc. The only difference is the name plate .That was the main reason they dropped the Plymouth name .Total redudency w/ product .Years ago a Plymouth was a Plymouth and a Dodge was a Dodge .The 2 companies had different vehicles based on the same platforms such as Valiant and Dart ,but they were different in look and design .Very many shared parts but not the same car . Towards the end the cars were just re-labeled for each company . One funny thing though I have to mention about the Acclaim and Spirit models .Even though these 2 cars were almost identical in body and look (except for exterior lighting) the Plymouths always rated higher in crash tests .I don't why .