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1998 Plymouth Neon

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1998 Plymouth Neon Problems

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.

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 -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

Engine -- Verified

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.

1998 Plymouth Neon Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 2, 1999


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1998 Plymouth Neon Questions and Answers

toni2001, 1998 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC, Cora, WV

what would make my car quit while driving or when i hit a bump or pothole?

Visitor, 1998 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC, Orrville, OH

a/c will not kick on. charged system but compressor won't engage. thanks.

Visitor, 1998 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, DOHC, Wallkill, NY

what could be the problam with the check engine light staying on.can't get car inspected

Visitor, 1998 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, DOHC, Algonac, MI

my 1998 neon blows out cold air and when i drive it the car over heats

Visitor, 1998 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC, Stoneboro, PA

I have a 98 Plymouth Neon. My reverse lights won't work. I've checked the fuses and they are not burnt out. What else would cause this?

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1998 Plymouth Neon Reviews

It's just been a great car...this one is edging up on 200K, so probably nearing its end, but I said that at 140K, and since then it has reliably shipped me from the East Coast to Kansas and back no less than 8 times, to Florida and back twice, transported members of Congress in Washington, DC traffic with the "best A/C on the Hill," and now gets me to either work or school and back 50+ mi. round trip with not much problem.

The thing will never pass NJ emissions, but I manage to get around that...by now, the struts are mostly shot, she goes through brake pads like gramma goes through diapers, and the headlights are so oxidized that they aren't bright enough to go over about 60mph because you just can't see that far!

I love my Neon! It is a great daily drive car & is awesome on long haul trips. Very dependable.

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