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I have a couple of questions I am a mechanic and my boyfriend's neon started acting up he would start the car and it would idle rough while it was idling the headlights and interior lights would flicker and then he was driving and the belt closes to the wheel well blew off cause the wheel to break after that the car would get really hot but the gauge was saying that the temperature was normal I checked the hoses check vacuum leaks cleaned all the grounds for better connection and I changed the fuel pump in the tank and now the lid won't seal could a little bend cause it to lose gas I only can put 2 dollars worth of gas in and not even 5 miles down the road I would need to get more gas I don't want to even put my 3year old daughter in the car I've never owned a neon but everyone I know says there junk I don't like them bc u don't have room to work in the engine compartment please help..I tried everything the last thing is now it's starting to start ruff

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Brandy Schaffels, Editor at, Inc. Sorry to hear you've had so much trouble figuring out the problem on your Dodge Neon. Your list of problems goes beyond my own technical background as well, so it sounds like it might be time for you to take your Dodge Neon to a technician to help identify the problem. For additional assistance, please find an AskPatty Certified Repair Shop at and they can help you diagnose and repair the problem.

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