1995 Plymouth Neon Problem Reports
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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.
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 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.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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.
If there is a water leak into the passenger side of the interior, under the dash panel, it may be the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) housing drain is plugged or restricted.
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.
The interior lights may stay on or flicker intermittently if the door jamb switches are out of adjustment. The switches may require replacement because they are self-adjusting.
An improperly tensioned serpentine belt
may cause a momentary loss of power steering assist when driving in heavy rain or through puddles.
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.
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 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.
Lubricating the flocked parts of the vertical window weatherstrips with Mopar Weatherstrip Lubricant can help with slow power windows or ease window cranking effort.
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.