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1997 Plymouth Neon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Plymouth Neon

1997 Plymouth Neon Problems

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.

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.

When the trunk lid weatherstrip (seal) is worn, the lid may rattle, water may leak into the trunk, or dust may get into the trunk. After installing a new trunk lid (deck lid) weatherstrip, be sure to adjust the trunk slam bumpers so the power trunk latch opens the trunk on the first attempt.

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1997 Plymouth Neon Questions

When I attempt to choose another setting on the vent selector switch (i.e.: move from panel vents to defroster or floor board) it will spring back to the vent position. If it does catch at another position, a sucking noice can be heard. I am assuming it is a vacuum leak, but am questioning if i...

there was oil in my spark plug sockets so i changed the velve covers and spark plug gaskets on the valve cover...so i blew the oil out with an air chuck...and i still have absolutely no acceleration even after changing the spark plugs

I have changed the transmission switch, checked the bulbs and fuse.

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1997 Plymouth Neon Recalls

Chrysler is recalling certain 1997 Dodge Dakota, Neon, and Viper; Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; and Plymouth Neon models because the air bag may deploy without warning when the ignition switch is turned off. Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module.

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1997 Plymouth Neon Reviews

This was my first car. Very good car until the head gasket decides to blow on you. I think after 1999 they did some improvments to the Neon but from 1995 to 1999, BEWARE!!!! These cars are in the junk yard for a reason. I really liked this car but the Head Gasket the big issue. Other than that This car is perfect.

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