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Dodge Neon Questions

mhoke
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Why Won't My Neon Go Into Gear 2nd Or Reverse?

I just bought an 02 neon she 5 speed a week ago. Its been running great until today. It won't go into second gear or reverse. I try putting it in the gears and it bounces back go neutral.... pleas...

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disturbed2185
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Can Anyone Tell Me What Would Cause A Car To Do Do This.....will Crank & Id...

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Michelle Grow
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2005 Dodge Neon. Replaced Radiator That Has No Cap. Only See Reservoir... G...

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Tartdad
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95 Dodge Will Not Move When Placed Into Drive Or Reverse. I Replaced The Tr...

I replaced the filter and fluid as well..

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Taharris
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This Problem Is Driving Me Crazy. I Have A 2004 Neon With 2.0 Automatic. My...

About 7500 miles ago my Trans line broke inside the radiator and caused the colong system to fil with Trans fluid. I shut the car down immediately and did not end up with coo Ant in the Trans. I repl...

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Older Dodge Neon

1999 Dodge Neon Overview
1999 Dodge Neon
80 pictures
1999 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1998 Dodge Neon Overview
1998 Dodge Neon
180 pictures
1998 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1997 Dodge Neon Overview
1997 Dodge Neon
81 pictures
1997 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1996 Dodge Neon Overview
1996 Dodge Neon
67 pictures
1996 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1995 Dodge Neon Overview
1995 Dodge Neon
100 pictures
1995 Dodge Neon reviews:
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About the Dodge Neon

The Neon never really got a fighting chance.  Introduced in 1995 as both a Dodge and Plymouth (it replaced the Shadow and Sundance) this four-door sedan or two-door coupe subcompact was always considered second-class to the Civic or Corolla.  It had its fair share of mechanical problems in its first years that aggravated many buyers, but what is not well known is that the Dodge Neon was faster, roomier, and sportier than any of its competition for many years.

It initially offered a unique twin-cam engine in its Sport coupe that made the Neon fly at the slightest touch of its gas pedal.  The cab-forward design, which lengthened and widened the wheelbase by bringing the wheels farther out to the edges of the car, added stability and extra interior room.  The backseat, while not spacious, was much more comfortable than other subcompacts, offering more legroom and headroom.

A subcompact is all about affordability, because it is oftenthe first car choice for most people.  But the Neon seemed to be more focused on performance and style as well, offering sport packages and trims, which made it popular early on because it was so fun to drive.  As a result, it never offered many creature comforts, and as other subcompacts did, drivers gravitated towards those cars.  Over the years, it fell more in line with other subcompacts and dropped its sport trims and its coupe, but a reputation for unreliability left the Neon still struggling to prove its worth.

The Dodge Neon's biggest selling points always remained its roomy interior and its powerful engine.  Handling was smooth, easy, and agile, and it tackled snow and wet roads surprisingly well.  Despite Chrysler's attempts to fix problems such as head gasket failures, excessive wind noise, and options packages, the Neon never quite got it right in those departments.