really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Neon brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 182000


  • miles


While I was getting my oil changed and tires rotated, the mechanic told me that my rear drum brakes did not function properly. The mechanic at precision tune in encinitas, ca, mentioned that he would need to replace the drum brake components. Because brake fluid leaked and rusted the insides of the the brakes, he also did mention that my right rear tire did not spin as it was suppouse to spin due to damage in the drum brake. While showing me the insides of my brakes, he mentioned that my car was also leaking brake fluid. Since my drum brakes do not function properly, the drum brakes distort my front disc brakes from making my car stop normally. Therefore not only putting my life in danger, but also putting my families and friends lifes in danger.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 072000


  • miles
On the morning of 06/27/00, while driving to work. As I accelerated to 70 from 65, the donut on the exhaust manifold (flange gasket) gave out. The car began to sound like a lawnmower. I toke it to midas. They told me to check with Dodge for federal repairs for exhaust. Dodge said no, it wasn't covered, only catylitic converters and brain of elect. I didn't beleive the rep. He proved no proof. The brake system, had the rotors resurfaced and pads replaced at 36244. Is this normal? the drums had to be recerfaced also.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

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