Last post on Mar 25, 2009 at 1:11 PM
You are in the Dodge/Plymouth Neon
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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Dodge Neon SRT-4, Exhaust, Sedan
#5 of 11 Re: Black smoke from 96 SOHC Plymouth Neon [red96]
Oct 14, 2006 (3:33 pm)
red96: We have a 96 with 192,000 miles on it. This summer we had the upper sensor replaced at the Dodge dealer, he had to get one from a parts store as the Chrysler one was nearly double the price. It came to about $230. When we got about 20 miles from the dealer the service eninge soon light came back on. The lower sensor had gone out. If we had replaced both at the same time it would have been more than $100. Hope this helps.
#6 of 11 Re: Black smoke from 96 SOHC Plymouth Neon [farout]
Oct 23, 2006 (7:20 pm)
Turns out that my troubles with O2 sensors nearly mirrors your own.
However, I did the work myself and the biggest lesson I have learned is to do some researching before jumping to conclusions and running into expensive trial and error methods.
Thank you for your response to my question!
#7 of 11 Dodge Neon Srt-4
Nov 12, 2006 (7:45 pm)
I am looking for anyone that could possibly give me any info regarding Srt-4's and any unreliablity that you have had with them. I bought my car with 12,000 miles on it, in Sept 2005, the first week it started having problems. I took it back to Dodge and they tried to tell me that I was driving the car too hard. It started to slow down greatly and I had a feeling that the turbo was going out. I was getting about 7 miles to the gallon. Several weeks later the cat went out. And recently the turbo did go out altogether. After I had the car back from Dodge for one week it started acting up again, now they say that the motor is going out and that they will not fix the car (it is still under warranty) if I dont produce 4 receipts showing that I used synthetic oil only. I change the oil myself and never dreamed this would happen. Anyone that can please help would be greatly appreciated.
#8 of 11 Re: Dodge Neon Srt-4 [suseq]
Mar 11, 2007 (7:50 pm)
They also need to produce proof of maintenance for first 12,000 miles and any other information on repairs if they represented the car to have a warranty, If you changed your own oil then a statment of this fact should be sufficient. They put a demand on you put a demand on them. These cars are fast not tough if you drive them hard expect problems$$$$
#9 of 11 Quality, quality quality
May 08, 2008 (10:53 am)
We need to start a rally to get chrysler/Dodge to start making quality neons. They are a nice cheap car to buy, easy on gas but overall quality sucks. there are many problems with them and for the most part a simple fix. but we should be able to not have to worry about theses problems espically at such lo Kms. If quality was better i would def stick to these cars they are fun to drive and lots of cool things that can be done to them.
#10 of 11 Re: Yellow Smoke [bellbch06]
Dec 05, 2008 (2:26 pm)
YA! THAT IS WEIRD, YELLOW IS USUALLY AN INDICATION OF SOMETHIG BURNING, LIKE WHEN YOU ROAST THE TIRES TOO LONG, I HOPE YOU FIGURE IT OUT, BUT IF IT HAS NOT AFFECTED THE MOVEABILITY, OR RUNNING OF THE VEHICLE I WOULD JUST KEEP AN EYE ON THE GAGES, INFACT MAYBE BUY AFTER MARKET GAUGES SO YOU CAN KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS BETTER, THEY MAKE A COOL RAIL THAT GOES ON THE DRIVER SIDE THAT HOLDS TWO OR THREE GAUGES, YOU CAN ORDER IT FROM ORIELLY'S OR A COMPANY CALLED MODERN PERFORMANCE.COM. I BUY MY BOLT ONS FROM THEM AND LOVE THE SERVICE. AND FINALLY SMELL. ANY OUT OF THE ORDINARY SMELLS NEED TO BE ADRESSED IMMEDIATELY. HOPE THIS HELPS.
#11 of 11 dodge neon srt4 brakes
Mar 25, 2009 (1:11 pm)
i have a 05 srt-4 which the drivers frt brake caliper sometimes freezes up after short to long highway trips.can someone tell me if i need to replace the caliper or will bleeding the system help any