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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Dodge Neon

1997 Dodge Neon

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1997 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.

1997 Dodge Neon Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 15, 1997

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 1997 Dodge Dakota, Neon, and Viper; Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; and Plymouth Neon models because the air bag may deploy without warning when the ignition switch is turned off. Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module.

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1997 Dodge Neon Questions and Answers

pbucharski, 1997 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Washington, DC

The front crank seal blew in my neon today, and i'm wondering how many hours book time is on the repair. And will I be able to pull off the crank pulley in the car, or do I have to remove the...

bishokl, 1997 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Denver, CO

What is the difference between valve cover gaskets or valve guides. I know the repair cost for valve cover gaskets, but not find anything on valve guides.

carl kuzdal, 1997 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, North Vernon, IN

How do I test and change the crank sensor

Visitor, 1997 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Tucson, AZ

car just suddenly won't start, engine tries to start, can hear the fuel pump working, battery good

Visitor, 1997 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Bowling Green, KY

my dodge neon makes a rattleing noise when i accelerate quikly or hit a bump what should i do

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1997 Dodge Neon Reviews

bought this car brand new for wife she loves it but is get old and worn down it has over 200k miles on it need to get around and do some work on it but it has been a great car the only problem is that it is black gets really hot inside when sun is out

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