Dodge Neon Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Neon
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Dodge Neon ProblemsEngine May Overheat Due to Cooling Fan Not Turning On
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.
If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.
If the screws holding the case of the powertrain control module (PCM) are not tight, the tachometer may fluctuate or bounce from 300 to 1000 RPM while driving at a steady speed.
Dodge Neon QuestionsMy Neon will srive in reverse and drive. But will not ahift out of first. What could cause this to do so. (1 answer)
Can this cause my car to jump time?
Dodge Neon RecallsDodge Recalls 2000-2001 Neons Due to Loose Brake Hose
In the presence of oil and heat, the brake booster vacuum hose could swell and loosen from the intake manifold. This could cause a loss of power brake assist and an increase in engine idle speed. Dealers will replace the brake booster vacuum hose.