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Howling sound from front driver side
Hello, It sounds like you may have a failing wheel bearing on the driver side of the vehicle. It is not uncommon for one side to fail prior to the other side. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to...
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I have a 2002 Chrysler Neon LE. I was about to take a drive with my friend, turned the car on, put it in drive, and it just stopped.
Hi there. If the engine was overheating and stalled out, then there could be an issue with the cooling system or the head gasket. If all of the fluids were full, then check the engine oil and transmission oil and...
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Massive hesitation between 1-2 shifting and nearly dies occassionally at stop.
Hi there. It seems that the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valve is stuck and not allowing the engine to run good causing the engine to hesitate, especially when shifting. Take the EGR off and clean it. Then put it back...
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Tensioner Pulley Removal 2003 Dodge Neon
Hi - yes, it should be possible to only remove the serpentine belt idler pulley. After carefully releasing the tensioner, and removing the serpentine belt, there is a plastic cap at the center of the pulley. Pop this cap off,...
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Transmission problem?
Hello, It sounds like you may have a transmission synchro wearing out. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly....
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When I come to a stop sign the oil light pops on and the car feels like it is going to stall
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve that may causing the fluctuation in your idle at stops. As a result of the low idle, the oil pressure will also drop since...
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Ok my car will not start it had the same issue a week ago I changed the cam and crank sensors. It cranks but wont start ...HELP!
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. To temporarily override the immobilizer...
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How do i know what tensioner system my car has
Unless you want to open the timing cover to check, you can give any Dodge dealer your VIN number and they can tell you which tensioner was used. With the VIN number, the dealer can tell you if your car...
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98 Plymouth neon won't start
If a fully charged battery is powering a starter motor that is turning the engine over rapidly, at sufficient RPM, but the engine does not catch and run, that means that there is an ignition, fuel, air induction, or mechanical...
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Replaced IAC valve. Now when I start the car it idles around 1500 rpm in park and neutral. Runs great while in drive and idles at
After the IAC valve is replaced you will need to relearn the engine idle again. Disconnect the battery for a couple minutes and then restart the vehicle and warm the engine at 1500 rpm and then let idle for two...
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My 98 Dodge neon fuel pump fuse keeps blowing?
If the fuel pump fuse keeps blowing then the most common cause of this the fuel pump in the tank is drawing too many amps and blows the fuse after it overheats. Replace the intank fuel pump and the filter....
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Car won't start or turn over
Hello, There could be a few things that may cause this, such as a faulty wire to the starter motor or potentially a bad starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then...
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Won't turn over or start , everything works but the lights where the odometer is
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is...
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My car wont start.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. It sounds like you have a common failure, a faulty ignition switch or lock cylinder. Both the ignition switch and lock cylinder have four positions, Off, On, Accessory, and Start. Each position...
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Blown head gasket for 8 months can I fix it or is it to late?
If the engine has a blown head gasket then you may have got coolant and water into the engine cylinders and inside the crankcase. Since it sat for a long period then you may have rust that built up inside...
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My car is experiencing braking problems.
A failing master cylinder may cause an intermittent lack of pressure in the braking system. As far as the sizzling noise, a seized brake caliper can cause some pressure to be applied to the brake on that corner of the...
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My car at 70 mph reads 3000 rpms. Is that normal because it is burning gas too fast? 2002 Plymouth Neon
Hello - check first to be sure you have the gear shifter in the "D" position, NOT in the "3" position. This ensure engagement of "Overdrive". Your car has a 4-speed transmission, plus overdrive. If you listen carefully, while accelerating...
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Coolant leaking
Hi There, As you know, there are many places in the cooling system that may be prone to leaks. The water pump may leak from the shaft and where the coolant enters and exits the pump. Any of the radiator...
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Car is cranking but not starting
I would suggest checking the crankshaft and camshaft position sensors as these help to control ignition and fuel injector timing. It may be possible for the plugs to have spark and the fuel injection system to have fuel pressure, but...
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When I start my car it accelerates without my foot being on the gas, it's a 2002 dodge neon
High idle can be caused by mechanical or electronic issues. A mechanical issue could be a vacuum leak for example. If there is a break in the air intake tubing or a loose/detached vacuum line, the engine can be drawing...

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