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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Dodge Neon SRT-4, Suspension, Transmission, Sedan
#5 of 67 Re: 2002 Dodge Neon Transmission Failure [andres3]
Mar 03, 2006 (5:58 am)
What a load of crap. Honda has a much worse history of automatic transmission failures than MOPAR... and they continue to this day: A fact you just don't hear about from the paid for auto journalists.
Check the back of any Honda dealership's maintenance department, and the torn out transmissions waiting for shipment. I know, I had 3 replaced in a Civic I owned.
Now I grant you a newer Civic is a better car than a newer Dodge 2.0SX.. the Civic costs more, the the reliability of the Dodge is not that far from the Civic. Check the stats on the Neon based PT Cruiser... gets as good or better reliability reports than various Toyota's
My 2002 300M has been flawless for 4.75 years... I had a nail puncture a tire for the total of un-scheduled maintenance.
There are way too many ignorant posters out there: They know not of what they speak.
#6 of 67 Re: 2002 Dodge Neon Transmission Failure [abbeyhug]
Mar 03, 2006 (7:46 am)
Oooh, let's be careful not to make this personal ... please.
#12 of 67 Neon Manual Tranny Problems
Mar 10, 2006 (10:04 am)
Can someone please help? I just got the tranny fluid on the manual transmission of my 2001 Dodge Neon RT drained and refilled and now when I cruise down the freeway in 5th gear at 75mph or so. The stick likes to randomly pop out of fifth into neutral.
What gives? Could this be a fluid issue? I wonder however that I may have some sort of gear box problem and the clean fresh fluid made it a little more readily apparent.
Thanks in advance
#13 of 67 Re: '00 shifting issues... [emanuelm]
Mar 20, 2006 (7:36 am)
hello there I had just bought a 2005 neon sxt and I have noticed that when i shift into second gear that it tends to lose power for about 2 seconds and then goes back to the normal speed and rpm that it needs to be. They can not figure it out and it has been doing this before it even hit 500 miles it does the sane thing to my fiances neon too.
#14 of 67 Re: '00 shifting issues... [nbowler]
Mar 31, 2006 (7:06 pm)
It sounds like an ecm programming issue. Sounds to me like it is dropping to base idle and your computer is trying to compensate the idle air control. Make sure all the ecm input are continuous signals and you have no dead spots in any of the input signals to the ecm. Good luck, dealers don't like to spend the time needed to figure this stuff out. They want quick fixes with quick money.