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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.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cyl.