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03dodge Neon Manual

My dodge neon wont turn on at all you can hear the fuel pump but thats all I have a red dot that stays on not flashing just on and my battery keeps going. Down to the point that nothing turns on and...

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2001 Dodge Neon

I have a very basic understanding of the combustion engine, bit I cannot figure out what is wrong with my car. While idling at a stop light the engine was sputtering a bit, no backfire or anythin...

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Car Cranksvwont Start Took Battery Out Ran For 10 Seconds Without A Batter...

Took battery out ran without a battery for 20 seconds put battery back in it stalled then died now only crank├č

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Fuses

Which fuses are for your power lock doors on a 03 dodge neon sxt?

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2004 Dodge Neon

I just replaced the inner and outer tie rod on the drivers side now when I hit the gas it shifts and when I let off the gas it shifts has alot of play in the steering wheel what could my problem b...

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Older Dodge Neon

1999 Dodge Neon Overview
1999 Dodge Neon
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1999 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1998 Dodge Neon Overview
1998 Dodge Neon
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1998 Dodge Neon reviews:
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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
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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.

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