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1996 Plymouth Neon Problems

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Most Common 1996 Plymouth Neon Problems

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.
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.
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2 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Brakes Problems

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.

0 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Drive Train Problems

1 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Electrical & Lights Problem

Erratic or intermittent windshield wiper operation can be caused by a poor ground connection at the grounding strap.

5 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Engine Problems

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.
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.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

1 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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 repl...

2 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

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.
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.

0 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Maintenance Problems

3 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Miscellaneous Problems

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 ...
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 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.

1 Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Suspension & Steering Problem

An improperly tensioned serpentine belt may cause a momentary loss of power steering assist when driving in heavy rain or through puddles.

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Known 1996 Plymouth Neon Problems & Complaints

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 repl...
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.
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.
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.
An improperly tensioned serpentine belt may cause a momentary loss of power steering assist when driving in heavy rain or through puddles.
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 ...
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
Front brake pads can wear prematurely in city or commute type driving conditions. Heavy duty brake pads are recommended.
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.
If the vehicle overheats because the cooling fan is not turning on, or if the AC is not working, it may be due to a defective RFI fan filter module (located at the center, near the bottom of the fa...
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.
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.
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 ...
Lubricating the flocked parts of the vertical window weatherstrips with Mopar Weatherstrip Lubricant can help with slow power windows or ease window cranking effort.
Erratic or intermittent windshield wiper operation can be caused by a poor ground connection at the grounding strap.
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