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1996 neon hard to start when engine is warm

My 1996 neon starts ok when it's cold. After reaching its normal operating temperature by driving it awhile, I'll stop the engine. Waiting approximately 10 minutes, I have to crank the engine several times before it starts up again. The computer has no codes registered and the car works fine when driving around. The fuel pump is new, crankshaft sensor is new, the map sensor is new, had the fuel injectors professionnally cleaned and the battery is fully charged. If the car sits outside overnight, it always starts immediately the next morning. The compression is good since I replaced the piston rings 10 months ago. I suspect a coolant temperature sensor. Can my suspicions be correct.

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  • 7118 Dec 18, 2008

    exact same problem

  • Dale Thorn Jan 24, 2012

    Did you ever resolve this? I have a 2003 Neon R/T and I have a very similiar issue. Strarts fine when cold or when shut off for a few minutes but if it cools off slightly thenit is difficult to start.

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I had the same problem with my fiero the ignition module quits when it gets hot.

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