2002 Dodge Neon engine

Tiny
EAGLETALOND
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  • 2002 DODGE NEON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
Well a few days ago the transmission was starting to slip, and the check engine light came on, so I was thinking of bringing it to the shop next week,

well today I was coming back home from a cofee shop and I noticed a hum from my cd player. Upon pulling into my driveway my car pops out of gear, so I figured whatever I shut my car off. I went to go move it about 5 minutes later and the car started I put it in reverse and it died. With my cd changer lights flashing, I tried it again and the engine wouldnt even crank.

any ideas?
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 9:29 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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Hello, do you have any kind of theft system on the vehicle?

Make sure the battery has a full charge and the cables/wires are clean and tight on both ends.

Nothing is froze-up, can you turn the crank by hand?
There is a starter relay in the power distribution center, you can do some testing there. Make sure the tranny is in park or neutral and the e-brake is set, block the drive wheels.
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Saturday, January 24th, 2009 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
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I would suspect alternator
charge, jump battery and start the engine
check running volts and charging system
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Saturday, January 24th, 2009 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
EAGLETALOND
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Thanks guys, actually there is no car theft system, this used to be a dealer car ( dealer owner owned it) so it is pretty much fully loaded (IE, cd changer sun roof keyless entry)

i tried the code reading process and nothing was working, at one point my fuel gauge didnt even work.
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Saturday, January 24th, 2009 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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Check the battery
and terminals
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Saturday, January 24th, 2009 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
EAGLETALOND
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Alright guys thanks for all the help, but the problem has been fixed, it was all one big fustercluck.
Heres what happened and what was fixed

radiator broke inside, causing the tranny fluid, and radiatior fluids to mix.

This caused my tranny to mess up inside with a loss of fluid causing the faulty shifting issues

electrical errors were due to grounds. Being touched with fluids, and

so new radiator, and flushing of all fluids, cost me a total of 350

was that a good price.
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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
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Not a bad price
good luck and happy driving
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Monday, February 9th, 2009 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
SCOTT0024
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Hey I just had the exact same problem, replaced the radiator it ran great for about 5 days then the trans started to slip. I did do a trans filter a fluid change, any help would be great
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
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Was the coolant mixing with the tranny fluid?
Check for codes
was the correct tranny fluid used (ATF +)
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 5:42 AM
Tiny
SCOTT0024
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Actually the trans. Fluid mixed with the coolant.
Installed new radiator flushed motor, trans and filter change. It ran great for a few days the it started to slip and now it wont come out of 2ND gear, still has reverse. Scan for codes revealed p0700 and p0755.
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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Had one Saturday in the shop with the same codes
replacing solenoid pack solved the problem
good luck and let me know


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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
SCOTT0024
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Do you know if this is a part I have to get at the dealer, or will most auto parts stores have them?
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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We were unable to get it through the part store
my local tranny shop had it in stock for the dealer price
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
SCOTT0024
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Cool, thank you for you help it is appreciated.

Scott
San Jacinto, ca.
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
SCOTT0024
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I found the trans solenoid pack, but if I install this do I have to program it or is this already done.
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 6:55 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect battery
Clean area before removing the old solenoid out
remove speed sensor out
remove center wiring bolt connector
remove 3 holding bolts
remove solenoid and gasket
clean gasket area
install new gasket and solenoid
reconnect battery
starter and check tranny fluid
drive safe
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
SCOTT0024
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Thank you for the info.
I will let you know how it turns out.

Scott
San jacinto, ca.
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 9:22 PM

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