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#1753 of 1773 RE: 1745 of 1752 - Electrical Problems w/ locks & dash [juniorproducer]
May 05, 2009 (5:03 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 (3:14 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 (3:03 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.
#1756 of 1773 Re: My 1995 Neon 4 door Sport was the [andres3]
Sep 20, 2009 (3:36 pm)
My 2005 is a piece of crap also. At 38,000 miles the lower control arm bushings seperated from their housing on both sides of the vehicle. The dealer says he has replaced many of these on both the neons and the PT Cruiser which has the same front suspension. No wonder Chrysler went bankrupt. they deserve it for the garbage they build.
#1757 of 1773 Re: My 1995 Neon 4 door Sport was the [whitewaternut]
Sep 21, 2009 (2:46 pm)
Sorry to hear you got stuck with a Neon. A shame that in 10 years they improved the Neon probably by about 100%, but 100% better than total utter lemon garbage is still garbage, and certainly one of the main causes of bankruptcy.
May Chrysler designers and engineers rot in hell!
#1758 of 1773 Re: My 1995 Neon 4 door Sport was the [andres3]
Sep 22, 2009 (9:56 pm)
Maybe a 95 wasn't the best neon out there ,but they worked out the bugs of earlier ones later on . I read that 2004 and 2005 model years are actually recommended by Consumers Reports (who always bash American cars and Chrysler especially) as a best buy for a used car . I have a 2000 and it now has 149000 on it (bought w/ 83000 ) and I haven't done anything special except regular maint . I drive 83 miles a day to work and it hasn't let me down yet . I only wish that it had a 4 speed tranny instead of the 3 so I would get better gas mileage ,but I know that the 3 speed is actually a better tranny .
Aug 05, 2010 (11:31 am)
i got 103000 out of it then i changed the timing belt why i was in there changing a waterpump 2 neon i did a timing belt on pretty sure its done great car was over heating before now lots of fun or i thought now sometimes it putters or hessitates when in drive in neutral it is ok studders just a bit never had this before someone on here comminted on the feul pump saying it could be going bad and not sending enough gas to the motor causing this. i also was told no its your coil pack the car putters in gear little getting worse but feul pump is 200 and the coil pack around 75 i no the smart thing would be go cheaper parts unless u no well this is what im trying to do is save money any answers would be great also this car is what gets my fiance to and from work so i need it fixed cant have her sitting on the side of the road appreciate it . jay
#1760 of 1773 neon ran for a week then quit
Sep 25, 2010 (2:44 pm)
#1761 of 1773 neon ran for a week then quit
Sep 25, 2010 (2:44 pm)
I have a 1995 dodge neon 2.0 single overhead cam. had this problem before computer said evap system bad replaced. it run for a week got up morning went about 20 ft shut off won't start replaced crankshaft sensor , camshaft sensor,map sensor.replacd coil pack still won't start pull spark plug grounded plug no spark???? need help about ready to run it over a bank
#1762 of 1773 I get shudders just looking here
Dec 23, 2010 (5:15 pm)
God, Those were the days! The first new car I ever bought was a 1997 Dodge Neon Highline 5 speed. I was, (stress was) a Chrysler fan when I was a kid, and everyone made fun of me, well I showed them, I bought a new Dodge! I never knew what people meant till I owned one.
The first head gasket leaked at about 40,000 miles, I blew 5 Five! Head gaskets up to 170,000 miles.
I blew a cam seal at about 50,000, it took me like 12 quarts of oil to get 2-3 miles to a supermarket marking lot to call the dealer.
The recall was no big deal, cars get recalled.
The thermostat went around 50,000 miles and I was stranded on the side of the hwy, overheated.
The inner door panel holding pins broke and the (panel) would get caught on the frame and the door wouldn't open.
The clutch felt like it had "gristle" along the cable and I would have it cleaned...to no avail.
CV joints like to just "go"
Rain and winshield fluid whichever would piss into your face if the window was open a little bit.
The girl I was engaged to had a neon as well.....against my advice......the list of problems was just as long.
My spontaneous shopping brother on a whim bought a 2001 sport..his problems were really bad, in fact, he had the balls to drop it off at dodge, told them to "*******" keep it. I hope you all learn Chrysler never will change. and I wish you all luck..