Question about 1997 Plymouth Neon
My 1997 Plymouth Neon runs fine for 5 minutes, then dies. There's no warning; tach drops to zero & I'm DOA. Accessory lights, everything works; engine cranks but no start. Replaced electric fuel pump relay, fuel filter, & ignition module (coil). Here's the kicker, after the car dies the 1st time, if I switch the electric fuel pump relay with another one, the car starts right up! Then runs ok for another short time until it dies again. Once this happens, the car's got to sit for an hour before it'll start again. With the warmer weather, car's running ok for a continually shorter amount of time.
Fuel pressure checked & looks ok, computer check revealed nothing.Battery's charged & wiring visibly looks ok.
Hello, I would assume this is your fuel pump inside your tank. I would first however do some basics like a general tuneup. For starters I would replace your spark plugs and wires, rotary cap and button and check your fuses. Run some injector cleaner through your system. You know quick simple cheap things before you get to the fuel pump inside the gas tank which can be kinda expensive. The warm up then dies can be caused by, "blownout or fouled," spark plugs. I hope this gives you a general direction in which to go. A sidenote is that coil packs do not normally run an igntion code and I for one do not like them becuase they are expensive.
Posted on May 20, 2009
This sounds like your fuel pump is going bad. Make sure your fuel injectors are clogged.
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