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I have a Dodge Neon 2006 which was working fine

I have a Dodge Neon 2005 which was working fine until yesterday. The problem I have is that the car is now locking the ignition system. The car won't start. I checked the battery, the alternator and starter and everything is working fine. I was able to start it yesterday, but this morning I had the same problem. When I turn the key, nothing happens even though the car turns all the diagnostic lights, it does nothing afterwards, not even a sound. I suspect a problem either with the ignition switch or the chip in the key, but I don't have a clue on how to check for this problems.

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  • coryatt Dec 11, 2009

    I live in Miami, FL. So, cold temperature is not an issue. I had someone run a test on the battery and it is working fine. This morning, when I turned the key to the "on" position the first time, it did the same thing, there was no sound at all. The second time I turned it, the car started without any problems at all.

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Do you live in a cold area? I ask due to the extra strain on a battery trying to supply enough power to crank the engine over. You say the battery is working fine==did you have its' condition checked? Pull it out (check cable connections to make sure they are clean and tight) and bring it to a parts store so they can check it to see if it is under charged or on the way out. The battery can be strong enough to power the lights, but too weak to start the car. Usually, you do hear the clicking sound, but no sound still could indicate it's just the battery . Let me know.

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You may be right, try a spare key, that will elimanate the key chip, you will need a scan tool to diagnose this problem, also with key in crank position is there power at starter, the scan tool can tell yuo if computer is reading key chip signal and if signal if right and also you can see if starter is receiving start signal, good luck.

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