So, Alex has had his new 98 Plymouth Neon ACR Coupe for about a week now. (Click here for the original blog post with photos and details)
He’s done a lot since buying it and its no longer stock! So far he’s installed :
Prothane Street motor mount inserts
Mopar Performance front motor mount
NGK Iridium plugs
Granatelli spark plug wires
Depo STEALTH black headlights
Depo Euro Diamond front turn signal lenses
Booger bushings in red
Eibach Pro kit springs
Replaced the two front steel wheels with two Sport/ACR wheels so we now have a matching complete set.
What a difference these parts have made! The old headlights had yellowed, and light output was creating a hazardous driving condition at nighttime. The old shift linkage bushings were worn out and made the shifter feel soft and mushy!
The car feels GREAT now! We’re also suprised at how good the car looks, and how good of a condition the body is in considering its 11 years old.
Onto the photos!
What a beautiful front end..
This engine bay cleaned up really nicely.
Side profile with Eibach Pro Kit springs. This ACR looks amazing.
EDIT – Less than 30 hours after announcing this deal we are completely sold out.
Modern Performance is offering a one time special deal on the Mishimoto radiator for the 95-99 Neon. These normally sell for $220-$230, but due to Mishimoto welding on only 1 upper mounting stud instead of two (edit)
These radiators are made out of aluminum for maximum heat absorbtion and dissipation, and are absolutely perfect for use with 95-99 Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler Neons with or without AC, and with single or dual fans.
Heres the link for the Special priced radiators:
Once they sell out, the link above will no longer be valid.
We will be stocking the new batch of Mishimoto radiators with the second stud shortly after we sell out of these.
Check engine light on in your 1995-1999 Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler Neon ? Read further to find out how to check why the light is on.
1. Cycle the ignition key ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON within 5 seconds.
2. Count the number of times the “check engine” lamp on the instrument panel flashes on and off. The number of flashes represents the code. There is a slight pause between the flashes representing the first and second digits of the code. Longer pauses separate individual codes. For example, flash-flash-flash [pause] flash-flash represents the code 32.
To cycle the ignition key ON means to turn it only as far as it takes to get the radio to come on. It does not mean to turn the
CODE Description of Trouble Code
11 Timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more from initial learned value, Intermittent loss of either camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, No crank reference signal detected during engine cranking
12 Direct battery input to PCM was disconnected within the last 50 key-on cycles
13 No change in MAP from start to run
14 MAP sensor voltage too low
15 No vehicle speed sensor signal
17 Closed loop temp not reached or engine cold too long
21 02s sensor problem (oxygen sensor), upstream or down stream
22 Engine coolant temp sensor out of range
23 Intake air temp sensor out of range
24 Throttle Position sensor out of range
25 Idle air control motor circuits, target idle not reached (+/- 200),vacuum leak found
27 Injector control circuit
31 Evap purge flow monitor failure or evap solenoid circuit
32 EGR system failure
33 A/C clutch relay circuit
34 Speed control Solenoid circuits
35 Rad Fan control relay circuit
37 Torque converter clutch solenoid CKT or park/neutral switch failure
41 Generator field not switching properly
42 Fuel pump relay control ckt, Auto shutdown relay control ckt, No ASD relay output voltage at PCM, Fuel level sending unit volts out of range, Fuel level unit No change over miles
43 Multiple/ single cylinder misfire
44 Battery temp sensor volts out of range
46 Charging system voltage too low
51 Fuel system lean
52 Fuel system rich
53 Internal control failure
54 No Cam signal at PCM
55 End of error messages (If you get this only, no errors were found)
62 PCM failure SRI mile not stored
63 PCM Failure EEPROM write denied
64 Catalytic Converter Efficiency Failure
65 Power steering switch failure
This was already posted as a sticky on Neons.org, but because its such a valuable reference to first gen Neon owners, I think its important to have several copies of it posted in different locations. This way in case someones computer fails, we wont lose this valuable cross reference guide.
This guide will be very useful for you guys out there trying to identify which gear sets and final drive you have in your Neon manual transmission.
In order to use this chart, you will need to read the identification tag on your transmission. Its attached to the transmission on the drivers side, behind the wheel, facing outwards.
Heres a small chart that you probably cant even read, just to show what it looks like.
To see the actual chart, click on this link.
Its a sad day for first gen Neon owners.. The 95-99 Dodge Neon Eibach Pro kit springs which Modern Performance has carried since the late 90’s has been discontinued.
These dropped the Neon 1.3 inches front and rear, and had a great linear rate spring that went well with daily driven, and or street driven cars.
We dont have anymore for sale, and cant get anymore from Eibach, or any other warehouse distributors.
We have some of the Eibach Sportlines left as of this posting, and we also still have the BC coilovers for the first gen, which are a complete Strut/Spring/Strut mount replacement that will allow you to lower your car from 1-3 inches, and has 30 way adjustment for dampening and rebound.