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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Plymouth Neon
1997 Plymouth Neon
1997 Plymouth Neon Problems
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.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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.
1997 Plymouth Neon Recalls (Recent)
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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.
1997 Plymouth Neon Questions and Answers
there is a ticking noise under the fuze box under the hood and car wont start
my neon will die any time, usually after its already running, only once did it fail to start back up. it usually starts up, could be a couple minutes or half an hour. of course it wont do it when y...
while driving down the road my car just shut off and now it tries to turn over when you try to start it but it wont turn over what could it be
OBD code Po455, Large!
Cant' clear this service lite.
It appears imediatly after trying to clear, never shuts off for a second.
Car runs perfectly with 63k mi. No smell of fuel anywhere.
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.