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Dodge neon 04 not starting, After replacing the starter (twise) what elce could be the problem?

A couple months ago i started having a problem, took it to the Mechanic and he said it was the starter, I thought cool $80+ labor and im on the road. About a week later same problem, thinking its possibly a bad starter i use the warranty and get a new one. a day later same problem but my idle is also higher than usual. Any ideas?

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You say it is not starting, but I assume you mean it is not cranking, right ?

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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    olafmartin Jan 16, 2013

    Im not sure im not to car savvy, what happens when i tern the key is that the car makes the usual sound but than nothing happens.

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    Stephen Jan 16, 2013

    The usual sound being the engine is cranking - - but not starting. In that case someone would need to find out if you are getting spark to the plugs and fuel to the injectors. If the engine cranks the starter and battery are doing their job.

  • olafmartin
    olafmartin Jan 16, 2013

    thank you for your input



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