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#31 of 67 Torque converter locking and unlocking constantly
Sep 21, 2007 (6:32 am)
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 40,557 miles:
I recently started having a problem with my car that i can't quite figure out. After driving in traffic around town for a while and then getting out on the interstate the transmissions' torgue converter seems to be locking and un-locking constantly as i notice a dramatic fluctation in RPM at that time. Also the speedo fluctuates 10-20 mph...i guess bounces between would be a better description. It also seems to be miss-firing but no associated engine light, so no codes to pull. The missfire feeling could be from the tranny but not sure. It only does it for a minute or so. Then all goes back to normal. Seems to run fine once it stops its little fit but bothers me. Dealership has been no help.
It only seems to do this after doing city driving and not at any other time. MPG has also decreased noticieably. Was thinking transmission control module with the speedo doing the bounceing but just want some input.
#32 of 67 Re: transmission and coolant leaking [billandalisha]
Oct 15, 2007 (11:51 am)
i had this same thing happen last night... i am under the impression that this is the transmission fluid cooling line that runs to the radiator... but not 100% could you let me know what you found out??? pleez!
#33 of 67 Re: transmission and coolant leaking [billandalisha]
Nov 08, 2007 (7:52 am)
Just went thru this problem with a 2002 neon. You need to replace the Radiator, and have the trans fliud and the Radiator flushed out, then hope that ne damage was done to the Trans.
#34 of 67 Re: transmission and coolant leaking [billandalisha]
Dec 10, 2007 (7:48 am)
In case you haven't solved your problem yet, I will give you a little advice on it. My son's 200 Neon lost all the tranny fluid. We found that the cooling line to the radiator was off. The plug that went into the radiator had pulled out. Not the hose clamp, but the threads on the plug stripped. To repair it, I used PC-7 epoxy to hold it. So far it has held. He had driven it without fluid about 5 miles, slipping badly. We put 3 1/2 quarts of high mileage fluid plus sealer and conditioner in it and it didn't slip. I don't know how much damage was done to the discs, but he'll have to wait and see if it continues to run.
Hope this advice helps anyone.
#35 of 67 Re: transmission and coolant leaking [ray40]
Dec 10, 2007 (8:27 am)
In case you haven't solved your problem yet, I just posted the following to billandalisha . My son's 2000 Neon lost all the tranny fluid. We found that the cooling line to the radiator was off. The plug that went into the radiator had pulled out. Not the hose clamp, but the threads on the plug stripped. To repair it, I used PC-7 epoxy to hold it. So far it has held. He had driven it without fluid about 5 miles, slipping badly. We put 3 1/2 quarts of high mileage fluid plus sealer and conditioner in it and it didn't slip. I don't know how much damage was done to the discs, but he'll have to wait and see if it continues to run.
Hope this advice helps anyone.
#36 of 67 tranny fluid leak
Dec 11, 2007 (5:34 pm)
my trans line from the tranny to the radiator popped off from the radiator... the threads were stripped off also just like posted before...........you must replace the radiator and flush the trans.... for a quick fix to get you to a shop use a small piece of brake line and splice the input and output lines together with the brake line and a few hose clamps but i remind you this is a quick fix for a short distance prolonged use can result in trans failure how this was helpful
#37 of 67 Re: tranny fluid leak [bdarrell]
Dec 13, 2007 (7:39 am)
It looks like my son's Neon wasn't the only one that had stripped threads in the radiator. That epoxy repair seems to be holding good so far. I've used it a number of times before and it's good stuff. They ought to, at least mold a little heavier area on the radiator where the fitting screws in. It only has about three very fine threads in it and that's not much. Perhaps they want you to have to buy a new radiator and/or replace the tranny.
#38 of 67 2004 sxt Neon Transmission Problem
Feb 12, 2008 (9:08 pm)
We have a 2004 Neon SXT with 140,000 highway miles. The solenoid pressure switch was leaking fluid and the mechanic has replaced. After driving for 5-10 minutes, the transmission will make a hard shift and then will get stuck in 2nd gear. The transmission will down shift to 1st, but will not shift any higher than 2nd gear. It will remain in this condition until the vehicle ignition is turned off.
Has anyone experienced this problem, if so, what what the source of the problem?
The mechanic suggested the electronic shifter was not working properly due to a low charging battery?? Any thoughts on that statement?
#39 of 67 transmision fluid change
Feb 16, 2008 (11:07 am)
what is the best way to get fluid out od radiator cooler.
#40 of 67 Neon Tranny Problem
Apr 28, 2008 (6:34 am)
Hello All. I've got a 2000 Neon and I'm wondering if anyone can clue me in as to what I've got here with a kinda dangerous problem. It seems as though whenever I have to stop abruptly for whatever reason my car will not move after that. I have to sit there for a minute or two or shut it off and try again. None of the gears do anything for a minute or two and then it's fine. Happened this morning at red light that I should have just gone through. It's an automatic. A tad scary.