Question about 1996 Dodge Neon
1996 neon, will cut off after its warmed up and only in warm to hot weather. It will restart after about 30 seconds to a minute and maybe or maybe not cut off again. It seems to only do it in warmer weather during daylight hours. It does not do it at night, already replaced plugs and wires are not that old and look fine. I heard a worn out timing belt or tensioner could cause this to happen or maybe even the coil pack. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Don't rule out fuel pump. Had a 95 do the same, ran great when cool in morning then when it got hot in afternoon, it would quit. Wait 15-20 minutes & go again, sometimes got me home, other times a few more miles until it cooled down again. Luckily I had access to a fuel pressure gauge. Cool in morning had 49 psi, when it quit, 2 psi. Wait 20 minutes, 49 psi again. If you can drive it around until it starts to act up then run into a repair shop for fuel pressure test it will confirm it. If not, they may need it all day to monitor the fuel pressure & confirm it is pump. If your a gambler, change it & fuel filter. One thing I did get was trouble codes indicating a lean mixture, due to starving for fuel. Have you cycled your key to retrieve any codes yet?
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