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#13 of 48 why is my car over heating?
Jun 22, 2006 (4:53 pm)
i dont understand why my car is over heating. i bought it form a used car dealer ship, they are a new company. it is a 1997 plymouth neon. the first week i had the car it began over heating. there was water shooting out of the over flow tank. the dealers mechanic is looking at it, they put a new thermistat on it, sitll over heating. they ruled out head gasket because the oil is perfect. what is going on? does anyone have any thoughts? thanks
#14 of 48 Re: why is my car over heating? [miss_grn_eyz]
Aug 28, 2006 (1:18 pm)
Im not sure if you still have this problem but mine does the exact same thing. I put a new water pump in it and did all the usual to correct this problem but it still overheats!!!I have a 1995 NEON with 100,000 miles on it.I(f you find a solution to the problem please let me know.Thanxs
#15 of 48 Re: why is my car over heating? [iyz408]
Aug 29, 2006 (11:47 am)
Your thermostst is sitcking or is stuck! Easy to replace should cost about $30. to $40 at the dealer done for you.
#16 of 48 Re: why is my car over heating? [iyz408]
Sep 08, 2006 (11:26 pm)
Borrow a heat temp gun off someone and check the inlet hose and outlet hose to your radiator. The temperature difference should be 10 to 15 deg F. when the engine is at operating temperature. If the temp difference is greater then 20 Deg F the radiator "may" be defective. It also could be a flow problem, but you stated you changed the water pump. Did you also replace the thermostat at the same time. You can check the thermostat two ways. Either remove it and place it in a pan of water. Heat the water up with a thermometer testing the water temperature while waiting for the thermostat to open. The temperature should be around 185 degs F. It should also be stamped on the thermostat. Or take the heat gun and let the engine warm up and check the temp just before and after the thermostat. Two inches either side is ok. With the thermostat closed the temp difference should be great. With it open it should be about the same, maybe two deg different. But you should definitly notice the temp at which the before and after temps become the same. That is the temp at which the thermostat opened. And make sure the cooling fan is coming on when it is supposed to. It should be about when the radiator temp hits 210 deg when the is A/C off. If the A/C is on the fan should always be on. Good luck. I have 2002 neon SXT. It is the best little car I ever bought.
#17 of 48 Jacking points for 99 neon
Jul 15, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I am trying to work on my son's 99 neon sport, on which he has added a ground effects package. Does anyone know a safe jacking point for a floor jack?
#18 of 48 Re: Jacking points for 99 neon [illinidad]
Jul 15, 2006 (5:45 pm)
illinidad: I saw the body shop lift our 2004 Neon with one jack, just about one foot injust even with each front tire. The back was done from the back about the same way. I know this is not all it could be, but maybe it will help a little.
#19 of 48 Re: Jacking points for 99 neon [farout]
Jul 17, 2006 (4:27 pm)
Thanks for the info. I found the points you mentioned. Not the most ideal, but they will have to do
#20 of 48 Question??
Aug 02, 2006 (12:18 pm)
Can anybody tell me if i can use regular gasoline in my plymouth neon 2000??
#21 of 48 Re: Question?? [josorto]
Aug 07, 2006 (7:45 am)
I drive a 2002 Dodge Neon (2.0L) and the owner's manual says to use 87 octane.
#22 of 48 Removing the Water Pump
Sep 16, 2006 (8:33 pm)
My brother in law is having a REALLY difficult time trying to get access to the water pump, does anyone know of how to do get to it. Its a 2000 dodge neon. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.