2002 Dodge Neon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Dodge Neon

2002 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.

Flooding in trunk and floor boards

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...

Engine Does Not Start and PCM Fault Code Stored

When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.

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2002 Dodge Neon Questions

What is a evaporativeemission system gross leak? (1 answer)

When scanned this code came up.

What could be the problem and a price range? (1 answer)

My aunt drove through a flooded road and got water in her intake, which in return stalled her car out. I was able to get it running after a few hours of letting it dry out and replacing the PCM Fuse. I checked the plugs and wires and had to replace everything. Cylinders 1 and 4 were covered in oi...

My car isn't shifting out of first and it's RPMs are reading high?? (1 answer)

When I start my car its like I'm pushing on the gas and I'm not? It's not shifting into gears stays in first the RPM goes high while it's in drive and when I put it in park? When I give it gas it continues to give itself gas it seems and doesn't want to change gears???? Can an...

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2002 Dodge Neon Reviews

I recently bought a neon from my daughter,her husband paid 1200$for it used.They took it to the beach where it over heated in traffic .When the "mechanic"looked at it,he told them it needed a headgasket and told them it would be 1400$to fix it!I'm not a mechanic ,i'm a carpenter but i gave them 400$ for the car and i replaced the thermostat housing unit and poured in a can of Blue Devil 55$ tot...
We just hit 325,000 miles, care gets 34 mpg on the highway (86 miles each way to work). At 200,000 we replaced the struts, at 275,000 or so the timing belt went out; 3 days before the appointment to replace it. Next week we are taking it in and having the rear main seal and the clutch replaced. I paid $10,700 for it brand-new-no complaints at all!
wife's car for work. O2 sensor problems and computer problems at 80K miles. Other than that it holds up well.

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