Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Engine Light Is On: 2000-2005 Dodge Neon - What to Do

We are still working to obtain content for your car,
however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2001 Dodge Neon. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 2001 Neon, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Neon.

Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2001 Neon is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Neon, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Neon and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your Neon diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Add Brake Fluid: 2000-2005 Dodge Neon
    Add brake fluid

    If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems

    2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Transmission Fluid Level Check Dodge Neon (2000-2005)
    Check transmission fluid level

    Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid

    2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Follow These Steps to Add Power Steering Fluid to a
    Top up power steering fluid

    Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels

    2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Check the Belts: 2000-2005 Dodge Neon
    Check the belts

    Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here

    2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Rotate Tires 2000-2005 Dodge Neon
    Rotate your tires

    Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year

    2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • Fix Antifreeze Leaks: 2000-2005 Dodge Neon
    Try this cheap fix for leaks

    Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks

    2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2001 Dodge Neon
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
gas caps code readers fuses phone holders fuel injector cleaner floor mats terminal clamps gas tank doors