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#1746 of 1773 Re: 2000 Plymouth Neon LX power lock problem [striker223]
Apr 13, 2009 (9:26 am)
I had a similar problem w/ my neon ,however I don't have power locks .The dome light and door ajar would come on intermittantly . It turned out to just be the switch that controls the dome light .It was out of adjustment .Just check to see if its loose and try and adjust it so it goes all the way in when the door closes . Its been a few years since so I don't remember how its adjusted but all I think you have do is simply turn it .Let me know if this works and good luck !! Love my Neon ,145 ,000 and 85 miles a day at between 65 and 90 mph hasn't let me down yet !!!
#1747 of 1773 Re: Electrical Problems w/ locks & dash [juniorproducer]
Apr 13, 2009 (12:02 pm)
I believe this MIGHT ne your instrument cluster. I had some simular things and it was replaced that ended the problems.
Now my radio quit working no electricty getting there and the fuse is new.
Here is an expensive lesson I have experienced. At 90, 000 miles I replaced the timing belt and put on a new water pump. I now have 197,000 miles on it. The timing belt pully broke the timing belt broke as well, the engine stopped. I had it towed to a local shop. The owner said he was sure at 50% he could replace the pullu and the belt and get it going, if the valves were not bent. Itook the chance and I was aware it might not work. Well nearly $400. and the valves are bent. Now whenI fix it, the cost will be more than $600. I was wrong to take such a gambel. So if you have not had you timing belt and water pump changed do so 101K is a belt just about to brake. Hope this helps.
#1748 of 1773 Re: 2000 Plymouth Neon LX power lock problem [striker223]
Apr 13, 2009 (1:11 pm)
Hi, striker223: Unfortunately, I haven't been able to resolve that rather annoying problem with my locks. I never really got a chance to mess with that problem, since not long after I posted, my car completely stopped working. (luckily I had another car.) I posted my question about the other problem on here also, so I'm still holding out hopes that someone has resolution to any of these problems and I still monitor discussions in the forum. Sorry I don't have any answers to your problem - I know it's frustrating. If I didn't have another car, I would've just cracked and taken the car to a mechanic by now, but I think that my problem may be computer-related or something. Basically, the gas pedal was sticking and the car was revving up by itself, then would just stick around 1500 rpms or something and would basically drive around by itself, Christine style. We tried all sorts of things and suggestions, but not long after that happened, the entire car just DIED. Nothing worked and it wasn't the battery. However, I've started getting worked up again about getting the car running, so if I do find any solutions to the door lock craziness, I'll definitely post something or will email you as requested.
Apr 18, 2009 (5:26 pm)
I am a new member to this forum and i have a question hopefully some one can answer. My wife has an automatic 04 DODGE NEON SXT that she want to get rid of but i really like it and want to keep it for myself and trade my mustang for a new car for her cause we got a baby girl on the way. I was wondering is it possible to put a srt-4 motor in it and what would i need to do the engine swap.
#1750 of 1773 Re: Hi all [1dodgefan7704]
Apr 19, 2009 (8:43 am)
Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on the baby!
This for all practical reasons is a dangerous idea. Here is why. The engine would fit, but the tranny is a special beefed up stick, brakes are extra heavy duty, the body is strengthened, all the control moduels are different. But say yoy really wanted to put an SRT engine in the safe way it would cost more than you can buy a fairly low mileage SRT for.If your 04 sxt has acceptable mileage in the NADA sell it andthen buy a real honest to goodness safe solid worth something SRT. To give you go on ebay motors and check out all the SRT's. By having a blessing on the way I am assuming you are 30 or less years old perhaps uo to 35, insurance on a SRT just might be really up there.
If you did find an SRT engine and tranny, you would spent real high dollars for it, there are lots of SRT's with needed rebuilding and many would rather get a used engine even for big bucks. Call some different auto salvage places and see how many SRT engines you find, id any.
Sorry to but the brakes on for you, but safety is always the best idea first and formost.
Oh, we had an 04 sxt. Our daughter had an accident, at 30 miles an hour everything worked perfectly. The air bags went off, the engine tucked under the body as designed and she just had some neck pain from the air bag going off. The Neon is designed to protect the driver and passengers, and because of that the vehicle crumbles. In a accident this is a throw away car. The design for safty was good, for rebuilding it costs too much.
#1751 of 1773 Re: Dodge Neon Front end repair [okko1]
Apr 19, 2009 (10:04 am)
if u dont have experience it can turn in 2 a headache need to straighten frame 2 align parts in order not that easy if u do attempt make sure u checkout everything before driving good luck
Apr 20, 2009 (5:12 pm)
Thank you, and i am glad to hear that your daughter is safe. Oh I really didn't know that it would be that much of a pain in the butt. I really didn't even think about the safety hazards. I also have a 1977 Dodge W-200 4x4, and I am so used to working on an older vehicle that I didn't think about all that. Safety is very important especially with my daughter on the way. Thank you so much for replying to my post [farout], you prove that there are still some good people left in the world by giving good advice and worrying about the safety of others. Thank you so much and God Bless.
#1753 of 1773 RE: 1745 of 1752 - Electrical Problems w/ locks & dash [juniorproducer]
May 05, 2009 (6:03 am)
Here is an update to my post from two weeks ago, 4/13. Replaced the door ajar unit on my driver's side back door. Cost $12 from the dealership and took 30 minutes to change out. Since then, I have had no more locks clicking and no dome lights issues. Still have a malfunction indicator light on my dash and will have that checked out soon. Hope this is helpful to more people. Keep preserving your vehicles! :o)
#1754 of 1773 Good head for 1996 Neon
May 30, 2009 (4:14 pm)
I have a 1996 2. L single cam Neon. I have bent valves. I am looking for a good head at a cheap price. Anyone know of one?
#1755 of 1773 My 1995 Neon 4 door Sport was the
Sep 15, 2009 (4:03 pm)
Biggest mistake of my life.
Problems too numerous to list without taking up 10 monitor screens of text.
More expensive to keep running than a vintage Ferrari by FAR.
Chrysler bankruptcy was in large part caused by the Neon in my book.