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My car jerks or kicks

My car jerks or kicks back roughly when I shift to Reverse. What does this mean and what can I do about it? When I shift to the other gears it's a smooth transition.

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Hi.

There is a number of possible reasons for the car jerking when you put in reverse. Things are also different depending if you have auto or manual tranny.

As first thing check the tranny fluid and eventually replace the fluid. This will rule out a common reason for troubles of this kind (or eventually fix the problem).

If that does not help, go to a local garage and have the motor mounts checked. This is the most typical reason for this problem, at least on manual transmission.
On Auto trans, after checking mounts, also have the torque converter clutch tested. A bad shift solenoid in the solenoid pack (in the valve body) may cause the reverse shifting roughly.

Also ensure that the problem is not linked to high idle.


Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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Solenoid pack leak

I have a 02 Dodge neon es and i was told i have a solenoid pack leak. I need to know where it is and how to fix it.Thank you

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th e trans solenoid pack is located on the trans just under the air box, it has a cover on it that says DO NOT REMOVE, there are three bolts on the top and the others you will have to drop the pan and valve body to access. there are seals under/behind it that leak.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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2002 neon security bypass or reset

my 2002 neon won't start because the key hadn't been used for quite some time. started it 5 times and now its locked out and won't start, any way to reset and start over other than having it towed to dealer to have it reset?

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IF YOU LEAVE THE IGNITION KEY ON FOR ABOUT AN HOUR,IT SHOULD COME OUT SECURITY LOCKOUT..YOU ALSO CAN TRY REMOVING FUSE IN UNDERHOOD FUSE BLOCK LABELLED "IOD" FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS AND PUTTING BACK IN..BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE PROBLEM WITH IMMOBILIZER OR POWERTRAIN CONTROLLER..YOU MAY NEED TO PUT VEHICLE ON A BATTERY CHARGER IF INTEND TO TRY LEAVING KEY ON..LET ME KNOW WHAT HAPPENS

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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How to fill manual transmission fluid on dodge neon 5 speed?

Where is fill hole on the transmission?

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It will be on the side of the transmission just above the halfway point. The plug is usually black or green. You will need to dip your finger in to feel the level the fluid is at. It should be just below the lip of the plug.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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my 2002 dodge neon wont shift out of first gear

I am a fair mechanic if i know where to start i can usually figure it out. I am at a loss on this one. One day the the transmission is shifting perfectly. The next time i get in it , it will not shift out of first gear. Somebody please give me an easy solution. Thank you with huge graditude.

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I have the same problem. I replaced the input and output speed sensors as well as the transmission shift solenoid. Still wont shift out of 1st and speedometer still wont work but tack does. Any Suggestions?

Posted on Mar 03, 2015

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How do I replace transmission range sensor for 2002 dodge neon?

I got a diagnosis of my 2002 dodge neon's problem that caused my check engine light to come on and the code that I received was P0705. The definition reads: Transmission range sensor circuit malfunction. then probable cause-open or short circuit condition-poor electrical connection- misadjusted TR sensor- failed TR sensor. That is what my printout reads. My 2002 dodge neon currently has 86,000 miles. How do I replace the transmission range sensor myself? Where is it located? What does it look like? What are the steps? How do I get the part? What price?

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Range sensor is located inside the transmission. I will attach the information. Remove valve body assembly from transaxle. (see below)
Remove Transmission Range Sensor retaining screw (3) and remove sensor (1) from valve body.
Remove TRS (1) from manual shaft.
VALVE BODY
Disconnect battery negative cable.
Remove air cleaner/throttle body assembly.
Disconnect gearshift cable from manual valve lever.
Remove manual valve lever from manual shaft.
Disconnect transmission range sensor (TRS).
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove oil pan bolts
Remove oil pan
Remove oil filter .
Remove the valve body-to-transaxle case bolts
NOTE: To ease removal of the valve body, turn the manual valve lever fully clockwise to low or first gear.
Remove park rod rollers from guide bracket and remove valve body from transaxle.

CAUTION: The valve body manual shaft pilot may distort and bind the manual valve if the valve body is mishandled or dropped.
ONce you get the valve body out the range sensor is just held in by one t-25 torx screw. When you put the valve body back up seat it against the trans before tightening the bolts, and then torque them to 105 in lbs.
Part number 1 is Transaxle Range Sensor. Part number 2 is Manual valve controlling pin And part number 3 is retaining screw.
You can get new sensor from www.autozone.com


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Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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Headliner Removal 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad

How do I remove the headliner for repair?  None of my manuals gives a detailed procedure.  I was able to remove the map light overhead console, but can't figure out how to remove the two visor clips to proceed with removal.

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the visor clip is made in 2 parts. the outer cover needs to slide straight down which releases tension of the inner clip which is wedged in by the outer cover.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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how to replace belt tension pulley for dodge neon 2002

how to do i pull the pulley off and put a new one on.

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The power steering and A/C belt is tensioned by a tensioner pulley. Mine went bad and was "screaming" I thought it was the power steering pump and I replaced it only to find that it wasn't the problem. I couldn't find any bolts and deemed it too much of a problem for me to replace at home. The shop had to drop the engine and transaxle assembly from the engine bay in order to get enough room to replace the pulley. The problem with many FWD cars is having enough room to work so if you have to replace it, the engine has to move because you only have about two inches of room otherwise.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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where can i get a wiring diagram for my 2002

where can i get a wiring diagram for my 2002 chrysler neon auto

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12V CONSTANT WIRE RED and PINK/BLACK Ignition harness
12V IGNITION WIRE DARK BLUE Ignition harness
12V ACCESSORY WIRE BLACK/ORANGE Ignition harness
STARTER WIRE YELLOW Ignition harness
PARKING LIGHTS (+) BLACK/YELLOW At Headlight switch
POWER DOOR LOCK (5-wire reverse polarity) ORANGE/PURPLE Harness Coming Into Vehicle From Driver's
Door
POWER DOOR UNLOCK (5-wire reverse
polarity)
PINK/PURPLE Harness Coming Into Vehicle From Driver's
Door
DOOR TRIGGER (-) YELLOW/BLACK At Headlight Switch
DOMELIGHT SUPERVISION (-) Use door trigger
TRUNK TRIGGER (-) GRAY/BLACK At Light In Trunk
TACHOMETER WIRE TAN/BLUE or BLACK/GRAY At Ignition Coil
BRAKE WIRE (+) WHITE/BROWN At Brake Pedal Switch
HORN TRIGGER (-) BLACK/RED Harness Coming From Steering Wheel At
Column
CAUTION! SRS airbag wires are not enclosed in protective loom at the steering column. They are a twisted pair of wires that run with rest of
ignition harness. Be careful not to cut or probe these wires.

Radio:

(Black plug)
Rear Right speaker -: Blue w/White stripe
Rear Left speaker -: Brown w/Yellow stripe
Front Right +: Purple
Front Left +: Dark Green
Rear Right speaker +: Blue w/Orange Stripe
Rear Left speaker +: Brown w/Blue Stripe
Power Antenna/Amp: White
(Gray Plug)
+12v battery wire: Pink or Pink w/White Stripe
+12v Ignition wire: Red w/ White Stripe
Front Right speaker -: Blue w/ Red Stripe
Front Left speaker -: Brown w/ Red Stripe

Posted on May 03, 2011

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2002 dodge neon cd player problem

The cd player seems to be stuck on eject
All the disc lights and the ready light are flashing
On the radio panel, when you try to switch to cd, it reads error
Is there a way to reset the cd player? or a simple service to try before taking it in to a car stereo service store?

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try put a cd in the slot and it shouldcome out

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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