I am now a owner of a 2002 Dodge Neon SE. I have all the options I believe for that model... even the 4 disc CD changer. I got the car for 300 dollars. It is not in the best shape, but the motor has been rebuilt and the Trans is brand spanking new. The car popped a P0700 and a P0605 code so the previous owner decided to take it to the crusher.
I was just in the right place at the right time. He lived right across from a friend of mine. The friend needed help flushing the cooling system and we were in the garage. The neighbor was outside pushing the dang thing onto a dolly. I walked over to him and noticed he needed help loading the neon. I was more than happy to help him get it ready for the crusher. lol
Anyways, long story short.... It would not shift... I diagnosed the problem (Transmission Control Module failed) and he told me what would I give him for it. I told him no more than 300 dollars... To my surprise... He accepted. Signed the title over and I was upset all day.
Anyways. NO MORE HATE FROM ME!!!
I drove the car home at a max of 30 miles an hour. I didn't want to damage the rebuilt motor or trans. The previous owner offered to dolly the car to my place, but I lived about 33 miles away and still needed to help my friend.
Found out why the TCM failed...
I decided to go out and find another one... Didn't really want to buy a new one... so Junkyard I go. Found a totaled 2002 with all the same options. Same rims too. I snagged the TCM from that. It had a little surface rust so I pulled the cover off and had it sand blasted clean and then repainted with some Rustoleum paint. (I only had blue from a previous project.)
Anyways... so far the only other problem with the car involved the window switches, but they were rebuilt and now work like new. I need to realign the sunroof because it is loose in the front and sticks up some when closed, but that should be easy.
So far I have had it for just a week and I have taken back 90% of the hate I had for this thing. It is growing on me and I am glad to see this site. I have found a lot of useful information here and hope to be useful here as well.
My plans for the future include:
*2003+ front end swap with fogs or 2002 R/T
*2003+ rear end or nothing lol
*2003+ steering wheel swap
*rear view mirror with temp and compass
Here is the build sheet of my car. Figured it was kinda neat to have.
Vehicle Description: DODGE NEON SE FOUR-DOOR SEDAN
Model Year: 2002
Body Model: PL D H 41
Sales Code Description
*K7 Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats
-DV Dark Slate Gray
ADAP Light Group
AGS Sun/Sound Group
AJK Convenience Group
APAS Monotone Paint
ATDP Radio & Cassette/CD Changer
BA7S 250 Amp Alternator
BCUS 450 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BRAS Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
CGCS Unique Tropical Region Requirements
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CG6S Center Rear 3-Point Seat Belt
CKAS Carpets - Floor and Cargo Area
CKPS Trunk Dress-Up
CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats
CLPS Door Sill Scuff Pads
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSRP Passenger Assist Handles
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CXAP Silver Seat Insert
DGBS All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGL 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter
DLDP 2.7 Overall Top Gear Ratio
ECB 2.0L I4 SOHC 16V SMPI Engine
GADS Tinted Glass Windows
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNES Passenger Side Sun Visor w/Mirror
GNFS Driver Side Sun Visor w/Mirror
GNGP Rear View Mirror w/Reading Lamps
GTGS Power Fold-Away Mirrors
GWAP Power Sunroof
GXRS Keyless Entry
GXTS Rear Door Child Protection Locks
GXXS Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
HAAS Air Conditioning
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
JAAS Instrument Panel
JBKS Instr. Panel Accent Color Bezel
JCBS 120 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JJFS Single Low Note Horn
JKHS Glove Box
JKKS Inside Emergency Trunk Lid Release
JKPS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JPAS Power Windows
JPCS Power Trunklid Release
JPHS Speed Sensitive Power Locks
K4QS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING COLOR
LBCP Glove Box Lamp
LCKS Front Dome Lamp
LDCP Trunk Lamp
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LMUS Ft Side Marker/Side Repeater Lamp
LPNS CHMSL Lamp
MFKS Body Color Grille
MGKS SE Badge
MGNS Dodge Badge
MLAS Body Color Fascias
MLRS Rear Painted Fascia
MLUS Front Body Color Fascia
MNKS Body Color Door Handles
MUDS Dodge I.D. Badge
MV3S Dodge Dart Badging
NAS 50 State Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
NBVP Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
NFMS 12.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHFS Power Steering Cooler
NHMP Speed Control
PBQ Steel Blue Pearl Coat
QBQS Steel Blue Pearl Coat
RBBP AM/FM Cass Radio w/Changer Control
RCGS 6 Speakers
RDDS Fixed Long Mast Antenna
RDWP 4-Disc in Dash CD Changer
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCAS Steering Wheel
SDCS Touring Suspension
SHAP Front Stabilizer Bar
SUAS Tilt Steering Column
TBCS Compact Spare Tire
TQKS P185/60R15 BSW AS Touring Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WKK 15" Aluminum Chrome Wheels
XFAS -35F Protection Anti-Freeze
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
You can see some of my Cavalier in the back...
Also my motor
New and shiny lol
THe previous owner replaced it because cylinder 3 lost compression. Something with one of the valves? I don't remember.
Also, this is my reason for a front end swap. lol
PS: The hood is popped. It is not out of alignment. Sorry for the phone pics. lol. Can't find my camera atm.
It is not a lot of damage, but it is enough to bother me. I kinda like the 2003 front with fogs a small amount better, but if I could find a 2002 R/T bumper.... then I would also be happy. lol
looking to maybe do something to it for more performance, but I could also care less. lol. Someone give me ideas other than burning it.
Also, I became a father in the last 8 months and have been busy finding a decent place to raise a family. Recently bought a home, and all that other responsible adult stuff. lol. Just now got internet... No more surfing from my phone. lol.
My daughter Kimberly!!!
...I think that is all the updates...
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