well look people i have a 2003 dodge neon sxt..... i love it to death...... but when i'm at a stop or or stop light it begins to shake a little then stops for 3 seconds then keeps repeating that until i take off again???..... by the way its an automatic, the only way i get it to stop doing that is by putting it in neutral which i hate doing every single time....... someone please help [/font]
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have them checked. it shakes at ony a certain rpm because of the frequencyof the vibration and when you put it into neutral the rpms slightly raise so the frequency of the shaking changes and it smoothes out. check them by a visual check to see if the rubber is ripped or deteriorated and then have the hood open, and have someone look at the engine (do not stand in front of the car) as you put it into drive and hold the brake firmly and apply some gas. it the engine moves a lot in the engine bay, you need new mounts. th the same in reverse just to make sure. but make sure rpms go down before releasing the brakes again
yes, but there could be a number of different variables to look at because it still is rubber. you might have leaked oil on them and it ate away at teh rubber. anythings possible and its a really easy thing to check so you might aswell
no point is too early fo motor mounts. Sadly, motor mounts can go for various reasons. One example is just how hard you drive... throwing it around hard corners a lot (like in auto cross or road courses or being dumb on the street) will end up with a limp motor mount. So... im in agreement that it probably is the motor mounts.
no my ac is never on... it works extremely well, i mean to the point to where it hurts cause it too cold....... i like riding with windows down anyways........ i heard also from this mechanic that it was the motor mounds but he had just guessed without looking at it.... another guy from AutoZone said it was the spark plugs but I never believe them cause they're all little 18 yr high school kids working there with no knowledge well at least in our city....... thanx everyone just needed secong opinions before i spend my money on something that didnt need to be fixed.... if anyone has another ideas please feel free to post........
i can understand why they said spark plugs becase of shaking because it might need a tuneup. thats the case for another car but yours most likelt doesnt need one and it wouldnt act like that with the shaking. its motor mounts
I raised my car yesterday and did see the motor mounts were damaged severly....... well not so much the mount but the rubber inserts themselves were cracked really bad..... I found a website that sold them for $25 so it wasnt them bad of a fix to my car...... thanx everyone
i have had this problem with all second gen neons i figure its my driving this new ones doing it although i drive like a grandma now good thing i read this post ive already replaced all my fluilds plugs belt and did a fuel system cleaning. figuring first i should get it done considering it was a rental car and two cause i thought it would fix it. im gonna check my mounts too what site did u find them for cheap and did they have polyurthene(do they even help)
i have that same problem, the mechanic said that could be that the Idle Air Control is dirty, but i also have a broken engine mount (lower) its the second time it breaks. I have a '00 neon, with only 60k on it. I took the car to a dodge authorized service when the car only had 25k-30k (about 3yrs ago), the second time the car had about 50k-55k, and this was4-6 months ago. Now the last place i took the car and changed the engine mount close down, so i can't even get their warranty on it. Plus mine won't cover it anymore. Are the engine mounts of bad quality for neons? Could it only last 6 months? now another shop wants to charge me $265 to change it with a 12months/12k miles warranty, but i dont want to spend that kind of money. How good are the engine mounts on ebay? how hard is to replace the lower engine mount? (which is the only one that i'm having problems with)