Question about Dodge Neon
Have the battery load tested as it may have a dead cell. Ensure that the battery posts and terminals are shiny clean and tight .. Check any relays in the circuit for correct operation.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my 1997 monte carlo wont start
The neutral safety switch is used in automatics and prevents the car from being started in gear. In your car it should be located atop the transaxle near the shift cable. There may be two switches on this model that screw into the trans. housing. One is the backup lights switch, the taller one is the neutral safety. Check for a problem with the shift cable. If the trans is not really in either park or neutral, it's not going to actuate the switch. If the car is a stick, there is instead, a safety switch actuated by the clutch pedal.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
unlikely to be immobiliser fault ,so check basics,try a set of jump leads or check battery voltage above 12.5,if the clicking is coming from the starter motor with a fully charged battery then suspect starter motor failure.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
The starter motor on a car takes a lot of energy, you may be able to use the radio but not have enough power for the starter. You also might not be able to start it because the motor's starter or it's relay is bad. So here's what to do:
Check the connections on the battery, try loosening the connections and moving them around a bit, then tighten them down good.
Next go try to start it up again. If it still doesn't respond, turn your headlights on and see if they are still bright. If they are, then I would look into the starter or the starter relay.
The relay is in a box somewhere under your hood, possibly with some motor related fuses. Take the cover off and look at the under side of it. The cover should have a sticker displaying which relays do what. Now look for the air conditioner relay. Check to see if the air conditioner and starter relays have the same number printed or stamped on them. ONLY if the numbers mach, put the air conditioner relay in place of the starter relay, and try to start it again.
If you still get nothing, then it is either a bad starter or wire somewhere. On this car it may be a bit difficult to find and reach, but try to get to the starter on the bottom of the car. You can find pictures online of what it looks like if you are not sure. Play with the wires and knock on the starter with something hard like a rock or hammer. It doesn't take too much to do it, even a firm punch can do it, just don't break it. If this works then the starter is bad and needs serviced or replaced.
If there is still no response after this, there is nothing more you can do unless you are capable of taking things apart and checking the wiring. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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