Engine Misfire Due to Oil in Spark Plug Tubes on Plymouth Neon

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.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 123,060 (42,333–200,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC
6 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000
25 people reported this problem
Viewing
1
-
9
of
9
problem details
1997 Plymouth Neon 103,333 mi,
No solution yet I need help with fixing this
1998 Plymouth Neon - 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC 109,000 mi,
Avery cheap and easy fix sparkplug tube seals are about $3.00 each. change valve cover gasket if needed. about $13.00. takes an hour to do both.
1997 Plymouth Neon 120,000 mi,
rough idle, very poor fuel mileage, oil in spark plug tube
1999 Plymouth Neon 65,000 mi,
My car has been leaking oil and oil has been filling up in the spark plug holes. Mostly in #4.
Seals did not keep oil from pooling inside spark plug tubes
oil leak inspark down on 2 plugs
I just replaced my spark plugs... plug #4 was covered in oil..
1997 Plymouth Neon - 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC 42,333 mi,
Oil in Cylinder 4! just bought the car nov. 11 2010 with only 42,000 miles.
1996 Plymouth Neon - 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC 170,000 mi,
Spark plug wells full of oil, have to change often.