Several issues

Asked by Sep 08, 2011 at 06:14 AM about the 2002 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

OK so I bought my 02 Neon around 2 months ago, and  I have a few issues with it. I've already replaced the transmission. The old one burnt up on me due to the fact that the previous owners changed the radiator and looped coolant hose back into the transmission. They never hooked it back up, so for 2 months I was driving with no coolant to the tranny.

When I stop or put it in park there's a vibration, the motor mounts seem ok. I haven't checked the valve cover yet though, or changed the spark plugs.

When driving there's a cycling noise that sounds like a fan, it get louder as i accelerate and slows down to a drudging turn around 30 mph, it makes kind of a "womp womp womp" noise like something turning slowly. And keeps going when I stop for a few seconds after the vehicle rests. Sometimes it does it without going anywhere when idling

A chirping sound comes from the front passenger side at random times when accelerating.

Also once in awhile it makes a clunk, which I can recreate by pushing down on the front passenger side of the car.

The brakes and rotors are fine, but they still squeel, and sometimes catch.

And the steering with is off center, like it's constantly turned to the left some.

Any advice would be helpful this is my work car and I drive 800 miles a week. Thanks in advance.

1 Answer

3,105

Buy a car in better condition. Youre looking at about $2000 of repairs at LEAST!!!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Several problems with my 02 neon... 3 answers

    Hello all, I've had my '02 neon for two years. In this time I've noticed several problems that I can't seem to find consistent fixes for. If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. First...

    2002 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 neon transmission issue 2 answers

    I have a 2003 dodge neon that acts like it is in forward and reverse at the same time. doesn't matter if the shifter is in drive or reverse when you give it gas it trys to move forward but engine ...

    2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Power and acceleration issues 1 answer

    Intermittently (although lately it's pretty common, perhaps due to the heat?) my car will take several seconds to start. It sounds like the battery is dead but it eventually engages. When this happ...

    2005 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 03 neon stalling 1 answer

    I recently purchased an 03 neon SE and it didn't start, I fixed the wiring harness to the ECU and now it runs and drives fine as long as I don't put too much pressure on the engine, If I do it'll thro...

    Dodge Neon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Several sensors went out at same time. 2 answers

    I was on a 400 mi trip and had to stop to answer Mother Nature. My 2005 Grand Caravan had driven perfectly well and was acting normal when I turned off the ignition. When I came out and tried to start...

    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Neon Questions

Dodge Neon Experts

#1 Justin Gilmore
Justin Gilmore
Reputation 1,310
#2 Matt Thibault
Matt Thibault
Reputation 950
#3 Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Neon SRT-4
32 listings starting at $4,999
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,604 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
470 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Ford Focus
539 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Dodge Stratus
884 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
950 Great Deals out of 79,668 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,002 Great Deals out of 90,919 listings starting at $650

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.