really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 212007

(reported on)

Neon 2.0 SOHC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles


I am having a problem with my fuel mixing with my oil. Somehow my fuel is getting down in the engine compartment. The car runs good, but it misses because the plugs are carboned up. I quit driving this car until it can be repaired. This car gets 66 miles to a tank of gas. Yes I did say a tank. If anyone could let me know how much it would cost me to fix this I would appreciate it!

- , Elsmere, KY, USA

problem #1

Apr 112004

(reported on)

Neon Sport

  • 56,000 miles

From the beginning the car engine's engine light come on every 5,000-6,000 miles. Dealership is great and they and Chrysler, after numerous repair attempts and taking the head off a couple of times ultimately replaced the engine about a year ago. Neither a reason for the problem was discovered nor a solution found. Now the second engine is doing the same. The problem seems to be that one or more of the cylinders carbons up which trips the engine code causing the engine light to come on. The dealership cleans the cylinder and resets the engine light but 5k to 6k miles it happens again like clock work. Dealer is supportive and will give me all my maintanence records and tells me to write Chrysler to "get out from under the car" or litigate it. They will back me all the way. I will be writing Chrysler this week, however I am curious as to whether anyone else has had the same problem.

One cannot be so unlucky to have two engines with the same problems and no solution. I am beginning to think that it may be either electrical or a computer programing problem. Any Ideas??

- , Dayton, OH, USA

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