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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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  • believe90 Mar 14, 2009

    Yes I am writing an answer to my own problem. It turns out my cam (shaft) sensor had gone bad. It was working intermitently. I got the car to start that day and took it to an Advance where my friend works adn had them read the code the computer threw and it was a cam (shaft) sensor malfunction we clear the code and the car ran fine until the other day when my car would not rev over 2500 RPMs and sounded like the exhaust system was rattling. Turned out my Cam (shaft) sensor was working and not working on and off AKA intermitently. Once the Cam sensor was changed out the car ran liek a dream. No problems turning over no problems getting up to speed.



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Check your battery voltage with the car running and verify that your alternator is working (should see 13.5-15v if it is)

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