Engine oil in my transmission?! I am puzzled because I am use to the transmission being a separate assembly on vehicles, but am not certain on this car. Don't skimp on a once yearly… Answer Pull out the dipstick and pour the fluid in the tube. I use the car for work as a courier. Feb 12, 2012 For Automatic transmission problem,click the link below:---- Automatic transmission troubleshooting:---- --------- Automatic transmission shift lever issues? Raise the front of the Neon with a floor jack and support it on two jack stands. Dec 14, 2009 same issue.
Most dealers will not warranty claims on this defect stating that it is driver abuse or due to mods done on the vehicle in violation of the magnuson-moss warranty act. We have been using Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic in our transmissions for over a decade now, and wouldn't use anything else. The parking brake could not hold the weight of that car. I checked the fluid level and it was out, I filled the fluid back up started the car and moved it around no problems at first. Shift the transmission gradually through every gear then back to park.
. Chrysler recommends replacing the fluid every 24,000 miles or two years to help flush out particles, such as metal and friction material that accumulate in the oil over time and accelerate parts wear. Posted on Sep 11, 2009 www. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Neon and how to check the transmission fluid level. During the up shift, at times it will just lock out of gear, and I will have to release the clutch, rev the engine and then press the clutch again to get the gear to engage.
I looked for a ruptured hose but found none. The dealership has serviced the vehicle 5 times, in which the sparks plug, air filter, oil filter etc,. They replaced it again with a new transmission. Instead, I inadvertently placed it on fourth gear which is right next to reverse. So far I have flushed the cooling system with dishwasher fluid and ordered a new radiator on line.
We get a lot of calls from customers asking what type of fluid they should be using for their transmission. If you have questions about a part you have already ordered, please contact us by email at info modernperformance. When this occurs, the clutches wear out quickly. I purchased the car last may brand new with 2 miles on the odometer. Just figured I'd record myself changing the trans fluid on my 00 Neon. In this instance, you will need to remove the transmission and replace the clutch packs transmission overhaul.
Draining the Transmission Fluid Drive your Dodge Neon for 20 minutes at highway speed then park the car on a firm, level surface. Dodge transmission is picky to what transmission fluid you use. Good luck and keep me posted. If the shop put in something that is supposed to be compatible, then you need to drain the fluid, refill it, run it a little, in rev and first, like 10 feet each direction. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer but they were unable to diagnose the failure. Feb 15, 2012 For Automatic transmission problem,Check the list of help links below.
When adding transmission fluid to your Neon, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Gradually begin to tighten the mounting bolts with the ratchet, long ratchet extension and socket, starting at the center of each side and working your way towards the front and rear of the pan. The cooling system needs a 50 50 mix of antifreeze and water to properly cool the system. Get a friend to move through gears while you look under to see whats moving and whats not. You can do your research and find out why retired Chrysler Engineer Ed Peters recommends doing this by watching the Ed Peters tech talk on youtube. Tilt the transmission pan to drain the remaining oil into the drain pan then remove it from the vehicle.
What may have appeared to be transmission fluid more likely it was severe rust. However, if you drive your car hard, a Chrysler Engineer that we work with has recommended the use of Mobil 1 High Mileage Full Synthetic 10W-30. Trans acted the same way within a few thousand miles. A couple guys recommended replacing rad, then servicing tranny just in case any coolant leaked backwards. Feb 08, 2012 For Automatic transmission problem,click the link below:---- Automatic transmission troubleshooting:---- --------- Automatic transmission shift lever issues? So, this indeed will work with your Neon.
About 6,000 miles later I had the same problem only worse. Ruleofnike answered 3 years ago I had a breach in my tranny lines in the radiator The water pump was rattling and the tranny fluid was pitch black with a foul odor. Be careful not to burn your hands as hot transmission fluid will begin to drain from the pan. Pulling out in traffic becomes quite an adventure and when the problem occurs, I cannot do anything but try to go back into second or into fourth. Then it all poured on the ground. It is specifically matched to the synchronizer material for good shifting, and has special friction modifiers to last a lifetime.
With the parking brake applied, push the brake pedal to the floor and hold it there. Change the filter if it hasn't been done lately too. Install a new O-ring seal at the filter mounting fitting and a new transmission filter. Feb 27, 2014 When a transmission gets low on fluid and starts to slip, what is slipping is the clutch packs. You're on your own if you decide to use something else. The rpm hangs at 3000; while stopped in neutral the idle fluctuated from 3000-1000 rpm and the vehicle idled very rough. Once fluid drains, replace drain plug and remove Fill plug with your hand But could you pliars and access it over the drivers side wheel.