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Poor Gas Mileage


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1996 Plymouth Neon engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 112009

Neon 2.0L Sohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Well my neon had been getting about 30 mpg, then it suddenly started getting 17-20 mph with out any warning at all. I've replaced all the "normal" stuff (both O2 sensors, thermostat, coolant sensor, ect) within the past 4-5 months but nothing has fixed this. I was getting a code for a shorted downstream O2 but that went away after i replaced it. I'm also getting a "low engine temp" code but when i check it the computer tells me its at 190+ degrees (i bought a computer reader). I'm not sure what else to do with this. Could this be a problem with my computer? I never drive this hard at all. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

- , Millington, TN, USA

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