Dodge Neon Problems

Engine May Overheat Due to Cooling Fan Not Turning On on Dodge Neon

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Dodge Neon Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 138,270 (60,000–226,435)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC
9 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005
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Car started over heating water pump thermostat,fan relay, radiator all replaced also radiator cap car is still over heating .Fans will not come on I need help ASAP.
temperature sensor is has powewr going to it....but the fans will not turn car is overheating so bad to the point that the antifreeze is leaking on the front passengers side???
Car over heated and fans were intermittent. Replaced fans and they only come on when A/c IS ON.
I don't know how to fix it that's why iam here.If I jump it it will stay on all the time so where do I jump it from.......
I can put anywhere up to 5 to 6 gallons of water in my car for a 25 mi trip and over heat 3 to 4 times having to sit for 20 to 30 min each time for the engine to cool, for one trip. Can anyone tell me what the best solution for the problem is. I'm getting so fed up with it. Had the car about a week and regretting ever coming across it.
I have replaced the ac relay on my 97 dodge neon highline but the fans will still not turn on . I believed if the engine got hot the would kick on automatically but to no avail. Any advice would be useful.
rad. fans won't turn on and engine will get hot but pull over put in neutral wait a few seconds and temp gage drops to middle of gage.
After a new Radiator, 4 thermostats later, can't run air or drive longer than an hour or car will run hot. After visiting 4 repair shops issue still remains.
As of 2 months ago I started to notice that my car was over heating. The fans were not turning on whatsoever.
It gets hot very quick n the temp gauge will go to middle for like a half hour then it raisesto boiling in the reserve tank i put a new thermostat in n still does the same thing everything seem to be working but the fans dont turn on when the car starts to get hot
engine overheats then cools a bit, at times when it overheats a clunking sound occurs even with the engine off and sound dies as engine cools. It generally loses about 1/2 gallon of coolant.
After driving a medium distance (anything over half an hour) and then I stop somewhere for under 20 minutes, when I get back into the car and turn the key, the temp gauge goes all the way to high and starts chiming... but once I put the car in gear and start to move, the gauge immediately levels out and is fine the entire time I am driving, until I stop again and get back in the car. Nothing serious has happened yet. I asked a mechanic about it and he says it sounds strange and doesnt know what it could be.... Anyone???
Car overheated because cooling would not come on. Bought a new fan and neither fan will come on either. Problems has not been fixed.
Overheated a month ago I added coolant seemed to fix it for a while. The overheated again (no5iced at this time only one fan was in). a leak in the radiator was my guess on the original reason. Replaced radiator. Fans do not kick on when staring the engine but niece air flows though one will kick on. But one one
Overheating intermittently, hasn't been fixed yet. Radiator fan replacement did not work.