1996 Dodge Neon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Neon

1996 Dodge Neon Problems

Engine May Overheat Due to Cooling Fan Not Turning On

The radiator cooling fan may fail to turn on resulting in an engine overheating condition, or The fan may not turn off once it is on. Chrysler has released a service bulletin to address this issue. The repair involves install a jumper wire harness and new cooling fan relay.

Check Engine Light Due to Pinched Leak Detection Pump Vacuum Lines

If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.

Cars without ABS may experience master cylinder failure

Cars without ABS suffer master cylinder failure. The brake pedal will be spongy in feel, the pedal travel will seem excessive, and overall braking performance will be poor.

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1996 Dodge Neon Questions

no power to the fuel tank. replaced pump. keep blowing 20 amp fuses. (1 answer)

i replaced the fuel pump. there must be a short before the pump. but where? any ideas? i can follow the green wire with white tracer but not all the way to the pump. i turn key to on position & it always blows the 20 amp fuse. the wires all look good.
thank you

Car dies when I push gas new pump and filter what next 96 neon (1 answer)

Instructions how to Install water pump (3 answers)

Remove and replace

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1996 Dodge Neon Recalls

Recall 96V075000
THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER CAN LEAK BRAKE FLUID DUE TO A DAMAGED DOUBLE LIP REAR PISTON SEAL.
Recall 96V026000
AN ENGINE WIRING HARNESS CAN SHORT CIRCUIT DUE TO CONTACT WITH THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION TUBE..

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1996 Dodge Neon Reviews

Bought it from a dealer in 2007 for $1500.00 certified and e-tested. Drove it every day. No problems. Passed e-test in 2009. I'l keep it for another 2 years.

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