Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles
First off, it's awesome that this site exists.I had no idea!
Okay, for a wihile now my car has been idling really rough, eating more gas than usual, seems to have lost some power and the check engine light has been on.
We finally were able to get it to the garage this week. It was diagnosed with misfire on cylinder 2 and a leak down (is that right?) Test showed low compression and leakage into the exhaust. In case it makes better sense, the receipt from the mechanic reads:
"scanned engine, got code P0302; low compression in cylinder #2. Leak down test found cylinder #2 valve open, leaking into exh; compression test found cylinders 1, 3, 4 has 125 PSI and cylinder #2 has 75 PSI. Misfire due to low compression."
They estimate it to cost between $500-$1K. Again, it has around 85,000 miles on it and it will be paid off in January. Do you think this is worth the investment, or should we start looking for a new car?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 6:46 PM