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.

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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
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1997 Plymouth Neon103,333
No solution yet I need help with fixing this
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1998 Plymouth Neon- 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC109,000
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.
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1997 Plymouth Neon120,000
rough idle, very poor fuel mileage, oil in spark plug tube
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1999 Plymouth Neon65,000
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, SOHC42,333
Oil in Cylinder 4! just bought the car nov. 11 2010 with only 42,000 miles.
1996 Plymouth Neon- 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC170,000
Spark plug wells full of oil, have to change often.
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