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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Dodge Neon

2003 Dodge Neon

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2003 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...

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.

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.

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.

2003 Dodge Neon Questions and Answers

03dodgeneon, 2003 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Katy, TX

Every time I start the car, the engine makes a rattling noise that really can be heard from inside the car. When I change it into reverse, the engine stops rattling.
When I open the hood and the ...

dozerman, 2003 Dodge Neon, 2.4L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Sevierville, TN

I was wandering if it is normal for oil to be around the intercooler pipe under the car. Also when installing a cold air intake, what do you do with the vacuum lines on the air box? Thanks!

ironman77707, 2003 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Beaumont, TX

How do I replace the belt

jay1320, 2003 Dodge Neon, Seattle, WA

is there anywhere on the internet that can assist me in replacing my control arm bushings. or can anyone on here help me.

tammyl, 2003 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Whitewright, TX

She was driving at the time when the belt broke. So the mechanic said there maybe more damage and could cost $350 to $800. Depending on whether there is any damage to the cover or the pistons. Is t...

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2003 Dodge Neon Reviews

I got my neon a year and a half ago now with 55000 miles for 3500$. very pleased with the deal i went a year and a half trouble free with just regular oil changes, this summer the transmission failed at about 76000 miles because the trans cooler was integrated into the radiator and it cracked and began cycling coolant through my transmission. ball joints and control arm bushings, probably partially my fault as i do enjoy the excellent handling for an economy orientated car. gas mileage could be better, but cant complain at mid to high 20's for MPG. interior is plenty spacious but the cd player can be temperamental. the body has held up excellently after 7 years of michigan winters and heavily salted roads, just 2 or 3 spots of rust along a few scrapes on the rocker panels. just had overhaul the rear drums because of a failed wheel cylinder that leaked all the brake fluid out all over the brake assembly every couple of days, front discs need work, the rotors are badly warped but pads seem ok for now. problems like any other car but i am still very pleased with my neon.

I have driven this car for seven years and it still has the original battery and tires. No repairs except oil changes. Mileage is good.
Still only have 28000 miles but so far its a very dependable car.

bought this car in march of 2003 and is very reliable. changed battery and anti-freeze in 2008 only because they were 5 years old. replaced tires in 2010 at 45000 miles with generals..gets 29+/- mpg around town. have had no problems except regular mtn...has a/t a/c pw bra pw ste pw wind pw locks cd player. a friend i work with offered me 5500 dollars for it, not bad since i paid about 11000 for it in 2003

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