Whats wrong.

Asked by Nov 22, 2017 at 01:50 PM about the 2001 Plymouth Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 plymouth neon with aomw problems
not sure what is going on. There is bad shaking in
the engine mainly while in drive stopped at a light
and worse in reverse. Have changed motor mounts
and apark plugs and one of the belts. Still need to
change the alternator belt wich i believe is the
squick im hearing. Let car ait for a week and
noticed when i started it alot of smoke came from
tue exhaust. Checked oil and was low so put more
the whole bottom is also covered in oil. And is
pretty black after 3 days. There is a sound from the
engine i couldnt describe. And today while driving
it sputtered up a hill and did not want to accelerate.
Yesterday while driving speed said i was 90 but
wasnt moving. And today on the highway it said 70
but did not feel or seem it since cars was passing
and honking. Sorry not good at explaining the
issues but im not completely sure what problems
im looking at. Also not sure if worth fixing. Please

2 Answers


The shaking might be from an ignition miss. Your engine might need a tuneup and filter change. The oil would probably be a leak which you will have to find before it can be fixed. How many miles on the car?


sounds worse than that, to me- sounds like your car done up and died- dang- time for a new car- the good news is that you won't have to cruise around in a Neon any more-

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