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I accidently drove my 2000 Dodge neon through a big puddle while driving down the road. It stalled and would not start. I let it dry off and dried all of the electrical connections. It still would not start. I worked on it for about two weeks and could not fix it, and my mechanic has had it for about three weeks but has been unable to find out the cause of the no start. My neon turns over but will not start. Some of the things we have tested/replaced are the cam and crankshaft position sensors, the coil pack, the ignition switch, and today the Powertrain control module. But none of this has worked. We are both stumped as to what is causing it to not start. Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time, and have a nice day.

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  • Douglas Parkin Aug 03, 2013

    I still owe $1700 on it so I really need to figure out what is wrong with it.

  • Douglas Parkin Aug 07, 2013

    Does anyone know if the numbers on my replacement Powertrain Control Module have to be the same numbers that are on the pcm that is already in my car. Thanks for your time and have a nice day.



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Has anyone used a scanner to "watch" the computer interact with the sensors and ignition module ?
Are you lacking both spark and fuel pressure ?

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    Stephen Aug 03, 2013

    My first guess would be water in a wiring harness. The fuel pressure and spark are two different systems but both controlled by the computer. So you would need to start somewhere and check off what is working and what is not. If you have no fuel pressure, you need to know if the fuel pump relay is working, or why not.

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    Stephen Aug 03, 2013

    If you are going to try to fix it yourself, get a shop manual from Ebay and plan on alot of time going down the list testing components.

  • Douglas Parkin Aug 03, 2013

    Thanks for the advice. I might have to do that if my mechanic can not figure out the issue.



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