Dodge Neon Parts offer top-of-the-line parts like engine, radiator, spoilers, tail lights, headlights, fuel filter, spark plug, wiper blade, intake filter, hose kit and a whole lot more. The Dodge Neon engine maximizes intrepid performance, and blends nicely with the standard five-speed manual transaxle or available four-speed automatic transmission. This year, all Neon models come with an available rear spoiler, 16-inch performance tires and aluminum wheels, and brushed dual exhaust tips. Dodge Neon Parts, like all cars, trucks, and SUVs, use the same basic automobile radiator cooling system to keep its internal combustion engines from overheating.
As you might imagine, the heat from the controlled ignition of diesel or gasoline in an engine's cylinders needs to be dissipated safely to prevent an engine from getting too hot. The automobile radiator is a simple and elegant solution to the need for engine cooling. Another Dodge Neon Part is your spoiler. It is used to redirect airflow around a vehicle. For streetcars and trucks, a restyling component that doesn't actually affect aerodynamics in most cases, but that does make a vehicle look sportier.
There are actually several kinds of spoilers. Neon Parts like front spoiler, or air dam, is positioned under the front bumper. Rear spoiler mounts on top of your car's trunk lid and is used in racing to create down force. For pickups, there are also cab spoilers, tailgate spoilers, truck cap spoilers and tonneau cover spoilers. Plus, there are rear window spoilers for SUVs, minivans, vans and even cars.
I can smell burning oil from my Neon's engine. What does this smell mean?
A burning oil smell could mean a serious safety problem so have your mechanic check the car immediately. It could be that there's a leak due to faulty head gasket. Other symptoms of a blown gasket include coolant overflow or leak, gargling sound in your car's radiator, smoke from the exhaust pipe, and engine overheating. Dodge Neon head gaskets could normally go up to 60,000 miles. If your Dodge has more miles on it, it most probably needs replacement now.
I can hear a thumping sound that gets louder as I drive my Dodge Neon faster. What could be the problem?
There could be many reasons why you hear a thumping sound. This might be due to improper wheel and tire balance. The wheel and hub assembly might not be tight enough, and your tires might have dents or small particles that have accumulated in the rim. Thumping sound could also indicate that your struts need replacement. If you hear the thumping while changing gears, your engine and transmission may not be properly mounted.
I'm new to driving. My Dodge Neon engine cranks but the car won't start. What should I do?
In order for an engine to properly start, it should have adequate cranking speed, ignition voltage, compression, and fuel, so check if any of these has a problem. If your engine cranks but it does not start despite having full battery charge, the starter circuit could be the problem. Check your ignition switch, the wirings, the solenoid, and the solenoid contacts. Check the connections and check if there is any corrosion, especially on the copper bar.
I heard that the 3000-mile rule on changing oil is a myth but I do it anyway. Does it do any harm on my Dodge Neon? What's the ideal change oil interval for my Neon?
There are many factors that affect change oil interval including the weather and driving conditions your car is regularly exposed to. Car experts, however, suggest that it's not necessary to change oil every 3000 miles nowadays due to improved quality of oil, engines, and proofing technology used and applied in modern cars. When used in normal driving conditions, Dodge Neon can go up to 5,000 miles. While changing oil in frequent intervals doesn't bring harm to your car, it adds up to your auto expenses.
I have just changed my radiator coolant but I noticed a red tinge on it. Does this mean anything alarming?
The red color must have come from the old antifreeze stained by rust. Make sure to drain out all old fluid from your radiator when changing coolant. It's better to use distilled water instead of tap water as tap water could have corrosive minerals and chemicals such as Chlorine in it. If your car is an older model, chances are hard-to-remove corrosive particles have already built up in your cooling system through time. You might need to take off the hoses from your radiator and heater core, and inject high pressure water through it. Make sure to carefully follow refilling instructions indicated in your coolant product. Some coolants need to be diluted with water.
A Brief History of the Dodge Neon
The Dodge Neon was a compact car with a front-wheel drive that was first released in 1995. It was popular among consumers who wanted an affordable vehicle. The Neon slowly transformed from a budget car to a more expensive and refined one though it still lacked a little in performance. The change drove away its original customer base, people looking for more value for their money, and eventually led to the Neon being discontinued.
1995: First generation
The first Dodge Neon was available as a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. It was equipped with 2.0 liter gasoline engine and a three-speed automatic transmission, making it a very slow vehicle. Dodge later upgraded the vehicle by giving it a more powerful engine and a five-speed manual transmission that vastly improved the handling of the car. Reliability was a glaring weakness of the first Dodge. In 1998, a host of head gasket failures prompted Dodge to have it replaced with a Multi Layer Steel design. The paint was also problematic, eventually becoming brittle and peeling off, exposing the body underneath to moisture and other corrosive elements.
2000: Second generation
The second generation Neon, sold only as a Sedan, was a vast improvement over the previous one. Everything from the body and interiors to the suspension and brakes were upgraded. The vehicle handled a lot better while its over-all appearance was definitely classier. The car was equipped with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine and came with either a three-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. The engine was improved in 2001, increasing power from 132 to 150 horsepower, while a four-speed automatic transmission replaced the old three-speed variety in 2002.
2003: The Neon SRT-4
The Neon SRT-4 was a high performance sedan and Dodge’s answer to all the past issues with regards to the Neon’s poor performance and reliability. It was equipped with a turbocharged 2.4 liter engine with greatly improved suspension and braking. A limited slip differential was added in 2004, further improving the handling of the SRT-4.
2005: Final Year
The last few Neons were assembled in September 23, 2005. Though a lot has been done to radically improve all aspects of the Neon, the resulting price increase from such changes drove away its existing customer base. The Neon was unable to attract additional buyers, leading to poor sales figures and, ultimately, to DaimlerChrylser’s decision to discontinue production of the vehicle. The Neon’s place was eventually filled by the Dodge Caliber.