04dodge neon sxt Sounds like it want to start but won't turn over
My 04 neon sxt has about 47k on it and it will act like it is going to crank but wont turn over. after several trys it did turn over but the check engine light remained on. what could it be. Only had the car about 2 weeks. runs great and is in great condition. I have seen a car fax report on it and it said it had a new battery and starter installed at 35k. what could be causing this.
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Ok, even if the battery is new, get a voltmeter and measure the battery, if its below 12v, thats the problem. That way you completely eliminate all these factors without a doubt. Also check negative wire from battery to the ground box and connections. It sounds more like a corroded terminal.
i would check and see if spark pluges are firing. you can take one out and plug into spark plug wire then let the bottom of the plug sit on engine and get someone to try to start while you look at the plug to see if there is any fire. if you have no fire or fuel it would be the crankshaft sencer. it could be the timing belt but the motor would sound different turning over then it used to.
the crank sensor is on the back side of the engine just above the oil pan there will be two sensors there one is the crank sensor and the other is oil presser sensor. All so check the wires from the crank sensor to the cam sensor. If you think it is the timing belt pull the cover and check it. hope this helps.
same thing happened to me, with a 2003 neon sxt..... but tranny went into error and wouldn't shift out of first til i reset the engine error, tranny and gages were fine (til it got cold). i had to warm the car up, reset the error to go anywhere. i was told it was the drivetrain computer. but i'm still checking other things.
sounds like the car is running off the battery due to a bad alternator,the battery is just for the car to start,not to keep it running,replace the alternator and charge the battery and your problem should be solved,hope this helped