Question about Dodge Neon
The easiest thing to check first is the body ground cable, is it there, is it loose, is it broken? take it off, clean the connections and reinstall it. Do the dash lights or interior lights go out when the engine dies? What do you mean that the speedometer doesn't work right? Does it bounce, Bang going into reverse intimates it has an automatic transmission, and you are driving the car when it shuts down. Des the transmission do anything strange while driving? If driving and the engine shuts down, does the car come to a stop somewhat slowly or abruptly? If abruptly, it may be the transmission going into two gears, stalling the engine.
It is most likely an electrical problem that needs more diagnosis. Is this a rust belt car, is there rust under the fuse box or where wires go from front to back in the car, or in the driver or passenger side firewall or floorboard? Does it make any difference if the headlights or parking lights are on or off? Does the car have air conditioning, if so does it make a difference if it is on or off?
It may even be the ECU quitting when hot, does the problem go away, or take longer to happen if you put an ice pack on the ECU?
Changing spark plugs "and all that" fixed this man's car.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like you should start by dropping the pan and changing the filter, put cheap fluid in it or reuse the old fluid if its not too bad bring it to a shop and have a transmission flush performed with a good flush machine your valve body is sticking and this should clear things up please rate -jeff
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
2 or 4 barrel?
If auto choke, chk yhat for opening.
Msnifold vac fluctuating or thats just the range? Sounds a little high. neck time you start the motor, give the throttle a snap and vck the coke play position Cold running the choke should be 1/4 - 1/3 open. If you need info on how to adjust let me know Hot, or at operating temp, choke should be wide open. Good luck.
Posted on May 17, 2009
The code reads: ignition coil #1 primary circuit. If the coil pack has been replaced, then it is likely the PCM (computer package) is defective and needs to be replaced. That circuit is driven directly by the PCM. This information was taken from a '96 Dodge Caravan service manual (3.3 V6 engine with coil pack ignition system), and should be similar. If your engine uses a distributor instead of a coil pack, then the above code doesn't apply. Even if it does apply, the code implies a 'miss' situation, not complete engine stoppage unless the computer operates the 'automatic shut down relay'??
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
sound like the electronic module that controlls tranny is heating up or just going bad...have it tested by a good mechanic
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
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