1997 Plymouth Neon Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Plymouth Neon Problems

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.

Cars without ABS may experience master cylinder failure

Cars without ABS suffer master cylinder failure. The brake pedal will be spongy in feel, the pedal travel will seem excessive, and overall braking performance will be poor.

Improperly tensioned serpentine belt may cause loss of power steering assist
An improperly tensioned serpentine belt may cause a momentary loss of power steering assist when driving in heavy rain or through puddles.

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1997 Plymouth Neon Questions

Vent Selector switch is stuck on panel -- will not allow to move (2 answers)

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...

no acceleration (1 answer)

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

backup lights won't work (1 answer)

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

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1997 Plymouth Neon Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 1997 Models Because the Air Bag May Deploy Without Warning

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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