Come along with Eric O. at the SMA shop as he has a look at this Dodge Neon that was dragged in with the engine light on and the transmission stuck in limp mode, meaning it won't shift. He discovers and repairs the problem in the harness pretty quickly but we soon find out that there is likely more to the story than we were told. Enjoy!!
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47 thoughts on “Dodge neon : engine light on / limp in mode”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars curtis stewart says:

    Eric have you seen the Klein Advanced Circuit Tracer kit, both AC an Dc trace, with or without voltage on wire👍 curtis

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Canyon says:

    Hey Eric! Have ?.. I have a 05 dodge neon change out
    sensors camshaft, crankshaft, knock, map.. Change spark plugs, wires, coil.. Driving for about 35 mins.and hesitates and shut off … What the problem?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr D says:

    looks like bumper block damage, probably rebar on the bumper block was sticking up and it caught on the harness.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS says:

    About the only thing you could do right now Eric is to tell the government to send Javelin missiles to knock out Russian tanks right on the doorstep to your village over in Poland. Or Carl Gustav recoiless rifles. Can you imagine the wifey firing an 84mm bullet at a deer? You wouldn't have to grind any hamburger for chili.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justin watch says:

    About that one wire that you were asking about, if it's fused it probably goes to the flux capacitor.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Missing skid plate/cover. I just use a cheap bic lighter for heat shrink tubing.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allister Denyer says:

    Hi Eric , LaCo flux from Napa removes most of that black tarnish. No other flux I have found works. I have done more years than you soldering wires.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hector Narvaiz says:

    code p0440 what is that code on aneon dodge 2003 2.0 lite

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Lee says:

    Wear safety glasses when soldering please. A little splatter will not make your day.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KEITH SINDILE DINABANTU says:

    I felt to watched this after my experience today! I always imagine how happy your customers, with this kind of a service. I have a neon 2005 2L, auto, which i bought with a wire connected right from the fan relay pin, down to the yellow wire to both fans. Now, the Relay pin where this wire is connected from got burnt a bit, and when wiggle that wire while the car is idling, the car got shut off. After all, the car was just cranking, not start. I tested the relay first, and heard its clicking. With my cheap DVOM, i check fuses inside and found out that 15 amp fuse LDP Engine relay fuse has no continuation. Underneath, where you fixed the wiring harness, i found out that yellow wire from the fan relay and another black wire were opened and touching. The car started after having insulated those wires and probably replaced that 15 amp fuse LDP Engine relay fuse! "Visual inspection is key!!" Any further suggestions?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars raptorms773 says:

    I don't know why but Everytime I see that banner on the right I always think it says install quality fake parts.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Mack says:

    The difference between Scotch 33 and Scotch 66 is that there is twice as much on the roll. 33 feet on the 33 and 66 feet on the 66. Not sure why its not nice round numbers but I am confident there are some Marketing people who can explain. Great video, and from the infamous words of Dr. Gregory House…."people always lie"

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr D says:

    You know that looks an awful lot like someone pulled over the top of a bumper block in a parking lot and one of the rebar steaks that holds the bumper block in position was sticking out of the top of the bumper block and it caught that wire harness and shredded it.
    That's my thought and I'm sticking with it.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rafael Marin says:

    Everything nice. The work you do, the tools you use, the products and parts you use,,, all of it sums up to professionalism!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Rogers says:

    Oh god, grease monkey gets into your wiring harness. You are screwed!!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jalapeño Humpa says:

    Absolutely love thos wire strippers bought a 90° version off mac truck

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Sprano says:

    If u wasn’t so far away I would have u work on my rigs all the time

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Knorr says:

    Cat has been overworked, with the issue. Precat o2 should bounce back and forth. Post should be stable.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trencher with Chicago typewriter says:

    The tool you used to connect your wires the little hole that bites is for heat shrinking. Just thought you like to know

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike hopkins says:

    This might be the easiest location to do a wire harness repair I have ever seen I’m never that fortunate

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars doughb0y80 says:

    Wish I can bring my car to your shop!!! You seem to love what you do…. enjoy watching them.. trying to learn what I can.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Almost spit my coffee out when you said quality tools and japan in the same sentence, I do know they had excellent aeronautical abilities between sale tools and sail tools sailing through the air in the direction of the scrap receptical. Lol used them lots growing up and purged them as I aged for better tools but I kept some that were pretty nice

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Waisner says:

    Once again. Here is the difference between an automotive technician and a mechanic hack. Do the job right and the first time. Wish I knew someone in my area that would diagnose and repair as you have demonstrated many times.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David says:

    There is a difference between scissors and shears, those are shears. The serrations are called corrugation on shears or scissors.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Pretty job repairing the disposable neon,I still think she nailed a parking bunk pin and tore her wires backing out of the space

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    I noticed the air faring is gone from the front bumper

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    What you wana bet she caught the left pin of a parking chock at a grocery store

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Chryslers answer to the chevette and the Ford tempo and pinto

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Toss it and buy a new one

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars H D says:

    I have a question to ask you if you get time give me a call 559-408-4413 my tac on a 95 GMC Sonoma pickup . thanks H DEXTER

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars H D says:

    lol

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Harrell says:

    SCOTCH..33+…IS..IT!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ihab Phelobos says:

    What a bad location wire's in this car put those wire's at lowest part of the car any thing can hit under the car and damage it.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lucianoromero777 says:

    Dodges are always notorious for electronic issues. Fords are notorious for everything 😂

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Giorgio Cisilino says:

    youtube university is so much cheaper.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Giorgio Cisilino says:

    thanx for your informative videos ,who needs university when we have great videos like yours to teach us.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Schroeder says:

    Never mind…my bad..

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Schroeder says:

    Did you notice the rip and repair in the lower bumper?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Henry G says:

    Eric keep up the good work!!!!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MacmanJim says:

    Strippers…. Probably made for Harbor Freight too LOL

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BUZ1952 Z says:

    It is amazing what can happen to a car when you hit something and then claim I dunno.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Phillips says:

    by the way,I am not being critical I'm just trying to learn,your lightyears ahead of me!! Thanx fer all your excellent work

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Phillips says:

    although you stated that the high switch rate on the rear o2 was like the upstream indicating the converter had seen better days,the Chrysler scanner seemed to show fuel trims that at a quick glance appeared to be possibly trimming out a rich condition would it have been good to check that and advise the customer of the rich condition that would possibly contribute to the converter failure so a future replacement of the converter and a diag for a rich condition? Just curious

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freddy Dee says:

    You're videos are my main source of entertainment. While I'm on leave of absence from a major airline.
    I'm a 58 year old Airline Mechanic probably about to get furloughed. I owned my own auto repair shop from 1988 to 2004, when I sold it and got out of So. Florida.
    My contingency plan is to start working on vehicles again, probably for an independent shop.
    Do I need my head examined?
    BTW you got all the cool tools.
    Love that Autel Scanner.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marshall Larson says:

    I suggest a heat gun for Heat Shrink. No open flame and easy to control the heat. Also leaves a better appearance. Some are capable of soldering such as the use of Heat Shrink with a solder ring inside.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DoTheDew92 says:

    Same thing happened to mine. Shop tried to sell me a trans rebuild before even pulling in the garage.
    Year later a newer chevy cruze hit me head on, texting. My neon folded up, battery thru the windshield. The cruze.. busted headlight and cracked bumper.