2000 NEON DOES NOT ACCELLERATE, BAD RATIATOR. PLEASE HELP!

  • Tiny
  • sylence702
  • 2000 Dodge Neon

2000 Dodge Neon
123K miles
4cyl. 2.0L 16valve
automatic

bought this car yesterday, test drive was great, no problems or noise from engine. 20 mins. later it began to lose acceleration power, and wont go past 5-10 mph even with the pedal to the metal. a mobile mechanic at autozone said it could be my massflow air sensor? we are changing the radiator saturday, (reason we were at autozone). could it be something to do with the radiator not cooling the tranny properly? it has NOT overheated at all, no check engine light, no smoke, no knocking, just cant drive over 10mph. PLEASE help, my wife is preg. and this is our only car. thank you in advance for any help.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/118429_Dodge_Neon_stock_2000_1.jpg

:(

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 1:31 PM

5 Replies

  • Tiny
  • blackop555
  • Expert
  • 10,563 posts

Yes it can be cleaned with qd contact cleaner!

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 6:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • sylence702
  • Member

Clean "what" with qd cleaner? Thanks.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 7:55 PM
  • Tiny
  • blackop555
  • Expert
  • 10,563 posts

Sorry! Clean the MAF with qd cleaner, whatever you do, don't touch the wires with your hand.

Does the car drive over 10mph with the MAF unplugged or does the symptoms still presist.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 8:32 PM
  • Tiny
  • sylence702
  • Member

Changed the radiator today, new plugs and wires, nothing. Also the car still drives the same with the MAF unplugged.
Another note: the car was not driven for around 3 months, could the gas have gone bad? It feels like if it isnt getting enough gas.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, November 18th, 2007 AT 10:48 AM
  • Tiny
  • blackop555
  • Expert
  • 10,563 posts

Sounds like your fuel filter can be plugged, perform a fuel pressure test and post back the results here, or just chagne the fuel filter, try fresh gas also.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, November 18th, 2007 AT 7:57 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions