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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Dodge Neon

2001 Dodge Neon

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2001 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.

Miscellaneous -- lupusdoll and 17 others

The trunk seems to fill with water when it rains or you wash ir, then runs under the back seat and floods the floor boards, front and back, this causes mold, mildew and rust, not to mention oder. the problem is water leaks in around the tail light seals and bolts also around the seal of the trunk. Chrysler is aware of this problem but no recalls and they wont correct it. It is a manufactureers defect. a little silicone around the tail light s...

Drive Train -- Verified

A clicking or popping sound from the front of the vehicle (left or right side) while accelerating from a stop may be fixed by installing a rubber gasket on the axle shaft.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The sunroof may open only to the vent position and close, or it may open to the vent position and get stuck. This may occur after the sunroof was operated at high freeway speeds, which applies excessive force to the sunroof mechanism. The sunroof mechanism will need to be disassembled and reassembled, replacing mechanism parts as needed.

2001 Dodge Neon Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 14, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE SPORT APPEARANCE PACKAGE FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." CERTAIN VEHICLES BUILT WITH 16" WHEELS AND TIRES WERE EQUIPPED WITH THE INCORRECT TIRE PLACARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 14, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH 15" WHEELS, EQUIPPED WITH AN R/T PACKAGE. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN INCORRECT TIRE PLACARD. THE VEHICLES WERE EQUIPPED WITH P195/50R16 TIRES BUT THE TIRE PLACARD INDICATED THAT THE RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZES WERE P185/65R14 AND P185/65R15. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."

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Brakes, July 2, 2001

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In the presence of oil and heat, the brake booster vacuum hose could swell and loosen from the intake manifold. This could cause a loss of power brake assist and an increase in engine idle speed. Dealers will replace the brake booster vacuum hose.

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Electrical & Lights, December 27, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. STARTER ASSEMBLIES WERE BUILT WITH SUSPECT PLASTIC TERMINAL BLOCKS WHICH COULD DEVELOP STRESS CRACKS SUBSEQUENT TO THEIR INSTALLATION ONTO THE BODY OF THE STARTER. SEPARATION OF THE TERMINAL BLOCK FROM THE STARTER BODY COULD POTENTIALLY ALLOW THE UN-FUSED POSITIVE TERMINAL TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH AN ADJACENT SURFACE, PROVIDING A PATH TO GROUND.

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2001 Dodge Neon Questions and Answers

indygoblack, 2001 Dodge Neon, Beulah, ND

My main drive pulley has a wobble (both belts came off when driving) , can this be taken off and replaced?

kzbear18, 2001 Dodge Neon, Plattsburgh, NY

My car has been idleing higher than normal when in park. I took it to the shop they seemed lost and were fixing a needle in a haystack. They fixed the hose brake, valve brake, and grommett, now say...

monica37909, 2001 Dodge Neon, Knoxville, TN

We took this car to Pep Boys to have transmission fluid and filter changed and they called us and said the car wouldn't start. They cranked it and drove it into the garage but now they say it...

BILLYBOB61, 2001 Dodge Neon, Madison, TN

Can I change the tensioner pully on a 2001 Dodge Neon, w/ out pulling the bracket off?

dee22dee, 2001 Dodge Neon, Sterling Heights, MI

leaking antifreeze

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2001 Dodge Neon Reviews

the car steering wheel is hard to turn right or left it seems to be locked everything else is good there is 10300,miles can someone help me understand why its hard to turn what maybe a solution to fix this problem my friends said the car still looks new wow

2001 neon 11 yrs old 79721 miles been good car up to about 2 months, started loosing power on the way to work ping noise from engine running very rough check engine light used code reader 2 codes bad fuel mixture misfire number 3 found broken spark plug changed problem still there took to shop. number 3 cylinder piston has hole in it shop took picture through spark plug hole I've worked on cars 40 years and never seen this

my car his doing a front noise in the passeger side i put both balljoint can some one tell me what can be i will give u thanks

i have a 2001 dodge neon and it keeps on overheating and i caint figure out the problem i looked behind the back of the motor and seen water spuing every where and i dont no cause i caint see wat the problem is

I bought this car second-hand with 16K miles on it. I got 191K total miles on it before the timing belt gave out and I had to replace the engine. No other major repairs to list - this car has been awesome! I have run a newspaper route for the last six years - seven days a week and about 80 miles per day. Other than wearing out tires and brakes a bit faster than the average driver, this car is like the Times of cars - takes a lickin' n keeps on tickin'! When it comes time to replace my car, I'll be looking for another used Neon.

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