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Seem common for neon to overheat after loss of cooling fluid or work involving the cooling system. May I suggest you try jacking up the passenger side as high as you can remove coolant cap run till thermostat opens you will get a small amount of air out of the system. Had heating trouble after I replaced a bad head and this solved it cost nothing but time
I couldn't find the person that posted this therefore I copied it out of my email and hope he/she will see it. #74 Re: 1997 Dodge Neon Overheating [beauds] by gvalley1 Aug 29, 2011 (11:36 am) Hi I've been having the same problem with my 99 neon- did you try the battery clean up that wiggdoff suggested ... & if so did it work? View/reply at: Re: 1997 Dodge Neon Overheating ... Read More
Hi I've been having the same problem with my 99 neon- did you try the battery clean up that wiggdoff suggested ... & if so did it work?
Wiggdogg, I read this as well before I posted my symptoms and reading it again and see it was from you. I am going to try this as well....wow... Just didn't pay attention to the posts. And you are saying because of a corroded connection from battery to body of the car would make the engine over heat? I will definitely check this out...Thanks again in advance.
Wiggdogg, I have a 99 neon coupe sport that does the same thing as your symptoms describe. I have learned in the past that when you replace a thermostat it best to get it from the dealership of any make of car. I done that but I dont know why a OEM thermostat works better. I have flushed the radiator. Checked all the fluid levels (oil) included. I am the second ... Read More
i had same exact thing, turned out, for some reason, being a crappy ground from battry to car..bolt was hot...replaced cleaned fine
God, Those were the days! The first new car I ever bought was a 1997 Dodge Neon Highline 5 speed. I was, (stress was) a Chrysler fan when I was a kid, and everyone made fun of me, well I showed them, I bought a new Dodge! I never knew what people meant till I owned one. The first head gasket leaked at about 40,000 miles, I blew 5 Five! Head ... Read More
Where to start, I have a 1997 dodge neon and something is defiantly not right. If i have my car on for about 10 minutes my temp guage will start to rise, and eventually will be at H, but then it will slowly randomly spike back down to mid, and then spike back up again, back down, back to H, and so forth..If i turn my car off with it being ... Read More
I have a 1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L 16 valves DOHC, my problem is to find a similar because this one blows, what about if i install a 2.4 L 16 DOHC from a Ply Brezee, looks similar like 2.0L is any difference on engine supports or other parts like sensors, etc. Thanks for your information.
Hey my names Greg proud owner of a 1997 plymouth neon 5 speed what you need to do is go to wal*mart and buy an a/c recharger it comes in a can leave the car off while you do this regaurdless if it tells you to keep it running or not make sure you have someone with you while you do this when it says its charged stay under the hood ... Read More
hey there i have been haveing the same promblem with my 2000 neon and i also have a system in my car but when i took it to the shop they told me that i needed to have a part of my computer system in the engine replaced so i would have that looked at
Matt420: Hey, welcome to the forum! I have a1996 Dodge Neon Highline. We bought it new. These are fun cars and have a good amount of pep for a 2, L engine. I can only tell you what I do and have done with ours. I take ours to the Dodge dealer, which I thank the Lord is top notch. For me replacing parts one by one to find a problem ... Read More
Hi, I'd appreciate any help at all. I have a 1997 Dodge Neon and first off my battery would drain when I go to sleep overnight, but sometimes itd last for days. We fixed that by pulling the fuse to my A/C that was under the hood (big square fuse that was accompanied by about 5-7 others probably) (it was keeping in the on position, you could actually hear it click ... Read More
Does anyone know/have any 1997 Dodge Neon Blueprints. I need real accurate ones, some that show the electrical wiring under hood, in inside car, cd player, and trunk. If any one has any i would be greatful.
I had recently bought an aftermarket, Sony, Mp3 Cd player for my 97 Neon. It was working fine. Now i had some issues with a cable under the hood of my car which was ripped and caused some fuses to blow. I had not realized this at first and then at one point my car stopped working; i checked and found the problem. So i taped up the wiring and secured ... Read More
I have a 2-door manual transmission 1997 Dodge Neon with 66,000 miles. This is my work car. And up till now it has been great transportation. It gets good gas mileage, is quite quick, and has been reliable. Yes, it had a leaky trunk, which was easily fixed by taking the lights out and reinstalling with a silicone sealer. And yes, it has wind noise around the windows, which is improved ... Read More
I have a 1997 Neon. When I got it the fans would not work either. There is a small Mopar relay mounted (oddly) underneath the battery tray. For some reason, this fails reliably. It costs around $80 from Dodge, but I found it on Ebay for $32. Search on Ebay for "dodge fan relay" and it is the only thing that comes up. The relay is used on many Dodge models. ... Read More
I have a Haynes book and I am only aware of relays on the fuse box (power distribution center) and my 1997 Dodge Neon does not have the radiator fan relay there.
My wife drives a 1997 Dodge Neon.There seems to obviously be an Electrical short somewhere in the system. Walking up to the car and slightly touching the outside of the vehicle starts an Electrical current and the Interior light starts to flash. You can also do this while driving. It just flashes...you can hear an electrical surge somewhere but cannot pin-point it. This is starting to effect other Electrical components such ... Read More
and am quite impressed. For the price of the car $3875 (99 Neon Sport Coupe, 5spd with 52k miles) I can deal with the flaws. The drivers side door lock has some issue where you have to hold the key in the unlock position while opening it (the used car dealership said they would go ahead and fix that). The passengers side window does not even come in contact with the ... Read More
Snowman, I think what you're getting at is a psychological phenomena known as cognitive dissonance. What I find curious is that it's not just the average Joe that seems to possess it, I've also noticed it reflected by automotive journalists, several of whom write for Edmunds (people who shouldn't actively demonstrate biases toward any manufacturer). These people actually draw opinions first (which is easier to do and more comfortable), and THEN ... Read More
There were 'sport' labeled dodges in 95-97 as well. The badge looked different, a body colored scripted sport, vs the chrome individual S-P-O-R-T on the 98 and 99's. If anything the early plymouth's were badged 'sport', but I do believe the Dodge never was badged 'expressso' at least in the US. I two neon books from the dealer showroom for the 98 models, one Plymouth and one Dodge. The dealer I ... Read More
I have a 1996 Ply mouth Neon. At 24K the suspension went south. At about 55K (just out of the warrantee period), the head gasket went ($879.00) and at about 60K the paint began to bubble-up and peel off around the roof-line and sides ($237.00). I could peel every last hint of paint off the car using my fingernails if I wanted to waste an afternoon. It appeared that it wasn't ... Read More
I leased my 1997 Dodge Neon in February of 1997. It only had 20000 miles on it when the head gasket went bad for the first time. I took it to the local Dodge dealer who supposedly fixed it. At 48000 miles the head gasket went bad again and it had no warranty coverage left. Fortunately the dealership payed for the cost. I don't understand why I was not notified of ... Read More
I noticed my 1997 Dodge neon has been leaking oil.I brought it to a dealership yesterday and they said it was the head gasket and they would fix it for $750.I was shocked.Then i told them i wanted to get a second opinion and they said fine but charged me $65 dollars for an hours labor on diagnosing the problem.Then i logged on to edmunds.com and seen this problem is commonplace.I ... Read More
My opinion, only! There is no such thing as a good NEW car for $11,000. There is one possible exception, a modestly trimmed out 2000 Toyota Echo. There is a problem with laying out $11,000 of your hard earned cash, it's called BUILD QUALITY. The domestic car manufactures can't produce a new vehicle in that price range, with any decent build quality, or for that matter reliability/re-sale value! The better import ... Read More
What is the difference between a Dodge and Plymouth Neon? I priced out identical 1997 Highlines (Edmunds used car prices) and the Plymouth came out more expensive($1000).
I purchased a 1997 Dodge Neon with 5000 miles on it.After i have it for 2 wks. i had to be put in the shop 4 times for rewplacement of oxygen sensors.It would go through them in 15 min.!! Also, it has an electrical prob. that no dealership in town can find,but it is showing up on the computers(it shocks the piss out of you when you get out of the ... Read More