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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
76,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. update shift solenoid, and put on a transmission cooler (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Neon transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252007

Neon SXT 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles


Bought this car new in 2003. It was an awesome car until the transmission went out. At around 76,000 miles, the transmission was slipping when slowing down. The lower gears wanted to shift in prematurely. So i bought a new filter and fluids, thinking it was time for a change. It took alot of torque to get the bolts out, because dodge doesn't use a gasket on their pans...they use permatex to seal it. Then had to get a block of wood and a rubber mallet to knock the pan off. When I looked at the magnet that is in the tranny pan, it was loaded with very fine metal shavings, almost a powder consistency. So I changed the fluids and filter hoping all would be ok. Then it totally fails on me going about 60mph down the highway! Had to tow it in and it cost me $2,800 to have it re-built. Now the car runs fine other than a little misfire, but beware of not only a faulty transmission, but the camshaft position sensor is the next thing to fail. It is a easy and cheap $30 fix...If you see PO328 or PO325 code, that is what it is!

- , Dubios, PA, USA

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