Dodge Neon Experts

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Dodge Neon Model Overview

Dodge Neon Questions

Darin Hopping
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Still Overheating

dodge neon sitting on slight incline with radiator cap off continues to spit out water and air every time I try to add water...don't want it to overheat...

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Darin Hopping
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2003 Dodge Neon Overheating

can't stop car from overheating..drove 70 miles the first time....no problems since then can barely make it around the block...new water pump, thermostat. when trying to fill the radiator with water...

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Kidwithwonders
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Cooling System

I have the check engine light on, i got a p0420, p0304, & p0522. Sometimes when i start the car itll feel like its about to shut off, or ill crank and it wont turn on all the way. At stops the car...

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mike1993icu
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Transmission Fluid In Engine Coolant

I just got a 02 dodge noen and i just seen that there looks to be transmission fluid in the engine coolant and radiator. Wondering what would cause it. Thank You

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Bahamas243
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Neon Not Shifting

I have a 2004 2.0 Dodge neon my transmission is working great but when I'm driving my mph stick keeps jumping up and down. When that happens I have to restart my car because the transmission does...

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Older Dodge Neon

1997 Dodge Neon Overview
1997 Dodge Neon
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1997 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1996 Dodge Neon Overview
1996 Dodge Neon
69 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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Dodge Neon Overview

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.