1995 Dodge Neon Problem Reports

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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.

The fuel level sensors can wear out causing erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings.

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.

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

The engine may develop misfires when accelerating up a grade or when carrying a heavy load. This can be from carbon tracking that has developed on the spark plugs causing the plug to not fire (misfire). The engine will run roughly and lose power.

If there is a water leak into the passenger side of the interior, under the dash panel, it may be the HVAC housing drain is plugged or restricted.

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 a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.

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.

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.

Front brake pads can wear prematurely in city or commute type driving conditions. Heavy duty brake pads are recommended.

Erratic or intermittent windshield wiper operation can be caused by a poor ground connection at the grounding strap.

The ignition key may become difficult to remove on models with a tilt steering wheel. Make sure the gear shift lever is in "Park" and sometimes placing the steering wheel in the lowest position helps with key removal. The shift interlock cable, that connects the shifter to the steering column, may need adjustment.
An improperly tensioned serpentine belt may cause a momentary loss of power steering assist when driving in heavy rain or through puddles.
Lubricating the flocked parts of the vertical window weatherstrips with Mopar Weatherstrip Lubricant can help with slow power windows or ease window cranking effort.