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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Dodge Neon

1996 Dodge Neon

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1996 Dodge Neon Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Engine -- Verified

Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

Engine -- Verified

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

Engine -- Verified

An engine Oil leak may develop at the cam sensor o-ring seal. Our technicians tell us this is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

When the trunk lid weatherstrip (seal) is worn, the lid may rattle, water may leak into the trunk, or dust may get into the trunk. After installing a new trunk lid (deck lid) weatherstrip, be sure to adjust the trunk slam bumpers so the power trunk latch opens the trunk on the first attempt.

1996 Dodge Neon Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, June 10, 1996

Summary: THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER CAN LEAK BRAKE FLUID DUE TO A DAMAGED DOUBLE LIP REAR PISTON SEAL.

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Electrical & Lights, March 17, 1996

Summary: AN ENGINE WIRING HARNESS CAN SHORT CIRCUIT DUE TO CONTACT WITH THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION TUBE..

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1996 Dodge Neon Questions and Answers

ihitit, 1996 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Cheyenne, WY

pumping fuel but no fire. did start the next day but shut down after 1 block.

browneyes92679, 1996 Dodge Neon, Jonesville, NC

I am having a problem with the idle on this car. Sometime it will do fine and other times the idle will go up and down until the idle finally gets to low and it cuts off. It also seem like at time ...

Visitor, 1996 Dodge Neon, Ely, NV

Battery Is Perfect Both Off Key And Under Attempt To Start. The Problem Cannot Get To Even Turn Over Or "Selenoid-Click" Put On Jumper Cables And NO Difference At All Put On A 10-30-50 AM...

Visitor, 1996 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Painesville, OH

i replaced a starter on a 1996 neon, it would occasionally start but was clicking most of the time. now it has started only once, ran it for approximately 2 hours, and it will not restart; it will ...

vicn, 1996 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Wayne, NJ


i just changed head gasket , had valves reground and inspected cam about three months ago. i am very thorough with my work ,did work on week ends to my daughters car. just got out of hospital, ...

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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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