2003 Dodge Neon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Neon

2003 Dodge Neon Problems

Failure in Spark Plug Tube Seals May Cause Misfire and Poor Fuel Economy

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 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.

Recall to Replace Vacuum Hose to Brake Booster

There was a recall to replace the vacuum hose for the brake booster. In the presence of oil, the original hose could swell and become disconnected. The brakes would function but power assist would be lost and the pedal would feel very hard.

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2003 Dodge Neon Questions

Why a 5 speed transmission will not go into any gear while engine is running? (1 answer)

My manual transmission will go into any gear with engine off.
With engine running, when I try to shift into gear, any gear I can feel something catch and try to slightly move in that direction.
As well I have no engine code and master cylinder seems to be working, as I can see the slave cylind...

Battery go dead after car shut off. No visable open circiuts. (1 answer)

New. Battery. Car drivrsd wel
No coding.

How much would it be to replace a bent valve? (1 answer)

The timing belt is new

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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 parti...
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 f...

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