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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
133,904 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1996 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 112008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,809 miles


we knew better then to buy a dodge they only make lemons. my brother and i both of us are heavy duty mechanics, bought this neon worked fine.... at first.... then it started like it was misfiring or had a sticking valve, checked head. it was fine. replaced computer still runs like a bag of crap. we are into for big money in sensors, computers and so on. we even tried the dodge mechanics they're a joke, if the computer couldn't tell them anything, they replaced a bunch of sensors, charged us an arm and leg and told us it's our problem........ unless some one can help us this peace of sh*t it hits the crusher. as far as i'm concerned with the attitudes that dodge has, i hope they go bankrupt they brought it on themselves. this wasn't the first dodge we owned but it's THE LAST lemon we we will ever lay our eyes on.

- , Mission, British Columbia, Canada

problem #1

Apr 012008

Neon 2.0L Sohc

  • Manual transmission
  • 128,000 miles

so i got my 96 dodge neon used. its a manual and i dont know the previous owner. this car was misfiring so i replace the plugs. ive been working on cars for years and never seen so much oil on the spark plugs before. i believe the piston rings are fried. has anyone driven their car softly and ran into this problem???

- , Spokane, WA, USA

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