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Dodge Neon Failure in Spark Plug Tube Seals May Cause Misfire and Poor Fuel Economy

 
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC

Average Mileage: 136,192 mi (55,000 mi - 211,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 167,000 mi

    my car has been smoking bad for about a month going through 8 quarts of oil throughout the week. and i mean they would go empty the other day my car started shaking really really bad and at a red light would act like it wanted to stall . i change the valve gasket and the spark plugs but the spark plus valve seals we cant get out Any ideas how to get them out seems they are dry rotted . I took it to pep boys and they did the check engine light scan and said it was a misfire on #2 i was told a tune up would help anyone else fix the problem yet ? how'd you do it .

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  • Visitor, , 149,000 mi

    Check engine light came on, code reader gave number 1 misfire. Replaced spark plugs, but have not replaced seals yet.

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  • Visitor,

    i change my plugs and push tube down

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 125,000 mi

    Engine would hesitate..stutter, especially noticeable at stop lights or low idle conditions.
    Replacing spark plugs and found heavy oil on the plugs when I pulled them out, heavy dripping oil, on spark plugs 2,3 and 4.

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  • Cresh, , 55,000 mi
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    Same problem w/ tube seals. Any solutions?

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder

    I have the engine light on and poorly on driving

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder

    spark plug tubes of filling up with oil in the car to misfire

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  • mikevail, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 115,000 mi
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    there is oil in my cylinder for the spark plug and its cousing a misfire. how do i fix it

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  • Visitor,

    it had very bad pick up, checked spark plug and all but 1 was filled with oil, had to change the plugs and the seals.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 156,000 mi

    cycl misfire 4#

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