Chrysler Neon 1995-1999 Repair Guide

Body Lubrication and Maintenance


The body mechanisms and linkages should be inspected, cleaned and lubricated as necessary to preserve correct operation and to avoid wear and corrosion. Before you lubricate a component, make sure to wipe any dirt or grease from the surface with a suitable rag. If necessary, you can also use a suitable cleaning solvent to clean the surface off. And don't forget to wipe any excess oil off the component after finishing lubrication.

To be sure the hood latch works properly, use engine oil to lubricate the latch, safety catch and hood hinges, as necessary. Apply Mopar®, or equivalent, multi-purpose grease, sparingly to all pivot and slide contact areas.

Use engine oil to lubricate the following components:

Door hinges-hinge pin and pivot points
Hood hinges-pivot points

Use Mopar® Lubriplate or equivalent on the following components:

Door check straps
Ash tray slides
Fuel fill door latch mechanism
Parking brake moving parts
Front seat tracks