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1998 dodge neon thought had frozen fuel lines...

This is a continuation of the same problem...but, I couldn't figure out how to continue the same thread.
To summarize...car wouldn't start after sitting in very cold outside temp's for two days.
Last time this happened, some dry gas did the trick. (a day later)
This time, it was suggested that we thaw out the car in a garage.  I did this for 2 days, and the car MUST be thawed out by now.  Still doesn't start.
I did the push pen  test on the little fuel (air gauge look alike) thing.
Gas oozed out for a moment.  Then nothing came out, no matter how many times I pushed the thing in with the pen.  Still seems to be some kind of clog...NO?
What to do next?

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  • veryodd Jan 19, 2009

    was just doing the pen test to check and see what happens when I push the pin in.  I was asked by one of you guys previously to do that.  I'd never done that before, so I wasn't really sure what I was doing to be honest.


    Anyways...I simply tried to start the car, and it sounds like it's turning over, but just not starting.  I do not know what the fuel pump sounds like.  I did not try and start the car after the pen test.  I was also advised by the people at the shop that I was not allowed to "work" on the car while it was in their garage.


    The collision guy that I know is not there on Sundays, and the SEARS guys that were there...didn't know that 

  • veryodd Jan 19, 2009

    oops...i posted my last comment before I was finished.




    Long story short...it was a scary moment for a second, but I quickly learned that I wasn't able to fix it while it was there, and this is my half sisters car.  Looks like she will have to have Sears figure it out, and fix it when she gets the money to fix it hopefully in a few days.  Anyways...thanks for all your help...you guys have been great!



  • veryodd Jan 19, 2009

    oops...i posted my last comment before I was finished.




    Long story short...it was a scary moment for a second, but I quickly learned that I wasn't able to fix it while it was there, and this is my half sisters car.  Looks like she will have to have Sears figure it out, and fix it when she gets the money to fix it hopefully in a few days.  Anyways...thanks for all your help...you guys have been great!



  • Bill Cloud
    Bill Cloud Feb 21, 2009

    keeping it short running fine then big snow storm very cold now tries but dosant start hooked up to battery charger with new battery still doing same thing

  • peewee105 May 11, 2010

    are you trying to start car or turn key on in between releasing the fuel pressure
    does car turn over
    can you hear the fuel pump working


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Check your fuel filter or the injectors or fuel pump
one of those could be bad

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