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Old 10-07-2009, 01:28 AM
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just bought a 1995 neon the speedometer doesn't work, the seller said it needed a dash panel. can't i just replace the cable ? also it start like the choke is stuck closed but i checked it and there is no choke. i haven't worked on cars in years but now i'm out of work and can't afford to go to a mechanic, so if anyone out there can help with mechanical advice it would be greatly appreciated.thank you.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:52 AM
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This link may help you. The 1995 Neons had cluster problems that could be cured by re-soldering the board.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:10 AM
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Dick is right. Take out the cluster and resolder all of the connections. I did it to my sisters Neon. Took about an hour, a solder iron, and some rosin core solder.

First thing to do is check your codes. Cycle the key on and off 3 times on the 3rd time leave the key on and count the check engine light flashes.

example (flash---flash-flash) this is a 12.

From what it sounds like is a leaking injector. I worked on one that would run rough from a cold start but clear out and run fine after it warmed up.
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