Question about 1998 Dodge Neon
Like with many newer cars, there is a speed sensor and wire for the speedometer, not a cable. I would say based on the information provided that when they replaced the transmission everything was not hooked back up properly. For intermitent electrical problems like your guage cluster/speedometer sometimes going blank, a short or bad connection is almost a certainty. Which could explain the overheating as well, the fan is electric and may not be working all the time. To switch the transmission, they probably lowered the engine and transmission out of it, put the engine on the new transmission and then reinstalled the assembly. In the process they may have missed some wire hook ups, or pinched a set of wires in the loom. There are a lot of wires running through the engie compartment and it can be easy to overlook or miss things.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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