This Gates Timing Belt Kit can be installed on Dodge Neons from the years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. A Timing Belt Kit is much like a timing chain; it meshes the timing of your engine's valves with that of the crankshaft in the same manner. Your Timing Belt Kit needs to be changed every so often so as to prevent motor damage; they are known to break after driving around 100,000 miles. A Timing Belt Kit synchronizes the timing of your engine's valves with that of the crankshaft, permitting the valves to open and shut properly. Timing Belt Kits are not expensive, nonetheless changing the part may be a complex project, making for a large repair bill. Dodge Neons from '96, '97, '98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 and '05 will work with this replacement part. Different vehicles probably will not be compatible, and this element is not designed to be used in those models.