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#1 of 102 97 Neon Discovered clicking noise & slow acceleration
Nov 30, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Just bought it for my 15 year old daughter. after giving it some acceleration, the engine is making a clicking noise on passenger side and has very slow acceleration. Any advise or ideas as to what could of happened?
#2 of 102 Re: 97 Neon Discovered clicking noise & slow acceleration [angrice]
Dec 05, 2008 (8:07 pm)
HAVE THE RIGHT CV AXLE CHECKED THE RIGHT SIDE IS THE MAIN PULLING SIDE AND IS THE ONE THAT USUALLY GOES OUT FIRST. HOPE THIS HELPS
#3 of 102 Re: 97 Neon Discovered clicking noise & slow acceleration [BIGDADDYHORTON]
Apr 06, 2009 (4:54 am)
Is it an auto trans or manual. That's going to make a big difference if we don't know.
#4 of 102 Dodge neon 2002 r/t ... help
Apr 06, 2009 (5:13 am)
#5 of 102 Dodge neon 2002 r/t ... help
Oct 03, 2008 (9:49 pm)
i just bought a dodge neon 2002 r/t (used) and everything is stock, and i was wondering if anyone can help me and see what i can do to make it better in everything such as performace, modification, and ect..
please help me out with suggestions
Thank you for your time..
#6 of 102 Re: Dodge neon 2002 r/t ... help [ronald8]
Apr 06, 2009 (5:13 am)
The best way to upgrade without too much problem or expense is bolt ons.
The first and most important thing you need to address is the air flow. Installing an aftermarket air filter and inner cooler will give you a few ponies and probably give you better gas millage.
The next thing you will want to address is the exhaust. An aftermarket manifold and 3" pipe will give you more increase without too much trouble, but anything larger might cause trouble.
After those are addressed, you'll want to move on to fuel delivery. While the stock system is competent, you'll want to install a set of higher pressure injectors and a stronger fuel pump before you get to crazy with the mods.
After you've done that, it gets a bit more involved and the difficulty level goes up with it. An under drive pulley system will free up even more ponies, but you need to make sure that you check to see that the alternator won't be affected. Most of the under drive kits out there will not cause a problem, but there are some that will.
A small but effective, if not expensive mod is to replace the pcm of the car. There are places that will do it for you, for a price, and send the pcm back to you. I'd suggest that you make DAM sure you did all the other mods you want to first so that they can program it to work with your mods, and so it won't throw trouble codes left and right.
By now you're pushing probably +30-50 hp and a similar increase in torque, so you will probably want to upgrade your c.v. shafts. A problem even with the non turbo neon's that people seem to have is that they can be over-torqued by even a stock car at times.
At this point, you'll probably also want to address your breaking system. With all that power increase, the stock breaks aren't going to cut it. Replacing the stock ones with drilled and slotted roters front and back is the best way to go and will reduce the rotating mass at the drive wheels. You might see it in your 0-60 eta if you're lucky, but this mod is more for safety then anything.
Unless you want to start tearing into your engine like replacing the crank/cam shafts, that's about the extent of what you can do.
#7 of 102 doge neon flasher/wiring
Apr 19, 2009 (9:13 am)
#8 of 102 doge neon flasher/wiring
Apr 17, 2009 (11:54 am)
My issue started with the driver side rear blinker/brake light stopping and the front light flashing fast, after bulb changes, checking bulb sockets, and even bypassing the driver side left panel flasher I still can't figure out what is wrong. When I bypassed that socket the left blinker seemed to work from inside the car but actually both rear blinkers were just dimly blinking and the radio clock blinked with it, this also caused the left blinker to stay lite inside the car if the headlights where on and you can't turn it on, I put the old socket back on and now its back to the front flashing fast the side also still the rear is dead. The right side works fine though and the hazard lights work, also I don't know if they are related but recently the one or two speakers on the left that worked stopped and we get kind of a buzzing sound when the door is opened along with a shock when we step out.
#9 of 102 Re: doge neon flasher/wiring [99neon]
Apr 17, 2009 (5:27 pm)
sounds a bit like the grounds for that rear light are bad. I'd suggest taking the light out and tracing the ground back to where it attaches. For the speaker, try taking the connection loose and see if that clears up the other speakers. If it does, trace the wires as well.
#10 of 102 Re: doge neon flasher/wiring [hellcat1988]
Apr 18, 2009 (5:10 am)
If I found the right one then the ground goes up and around to just behind the trunk, it plugs onto a clip there but it looked ok. I'm guessing this same problem is what keeps my interior light from coming on when the driver side door is opened but it does come on when you open the passenger side door. I also found some water in the trunk and back floor board recently as if a seal is leaking, we had a couple of days of heavy rain so it must have gotten in, not sure if it could have had an affect on the blinker situation or not. Is their any chance that the flasher relay could cause this problem at all I have not changed it yet as I thought if it was bad the flashers would not work period but I'm not 100% on that.