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.

Oil Leak May Develop at Cam Sensor O-Ring

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.

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.

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2002 Dodge Neon Questions

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...

Replaced left front axle, both bearings and motor mounts on passenger side but still have grinding sound when in a right hand turn. (1 answer)

Why would my 02 Dodge Neon idle high when you turn it on and give itself gas? (2 answers)

Can this cause my car to jump time?

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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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