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I have a 1997 plymouth breeze with the 2.0. This morning my husband drove it to work, the oil light came on and now it turns over but won't start...any ideas. Thanks

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  • aprilsviper Oct 16, 2010

    It isn't the timing..that was the first thing I thought of. I kept smelling gas, and you can actually see where it is running down the gas tank. So, today we will be dropping the gas tank to see what it is. I will let you know, and I greatly appreciate your help.

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I have a 1997 Breeze 2.0 and it is a great head gasket blower. It is on its 4th at about 140000 miles (bought it at a Federal Gov't GSA auction with 13K on it-always had regular oil changes at 6000 miles with filter) -with the past 2 being Chryler "improved ones"!! It now uses 1 qt of oil every 120 miles. No oil in the coolant, no smoking out the exhaust pipe, and no noticeable leakage down the back of the engine as it did when the 2nd head gasket failed and the engine started on fire. I would think that, with all that oil useage, somewhere it should be apparent as to where all the oil is going. My email is fth90@cox.net if anyone has any ideas as to the solution of this problem. Otherwise, the car runs real great and delivers good gas mileage. Thanks, Fred

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The first hing I do with any neon crank no start that I get is check the timing belt to make sure it is turning. If it isn't it broke.

The next thing I do is check for fuel pressure. If there is none it probably needs a fuel pump and I make sure it is getting power and ground before I replace it.

Lastly I check for spark. There are a bunch of things that can cause no spark.

See if all of these are o.k. or not and let us know what you found. I'll happy to help further once we know a little more about what is missing (fuel, spark, etc.)

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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Chec oil level-probly low causing no start to protect motor

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  • aprilsviper Oct 15, 2010

    I did check the oil level and it was a quart low, so i put that in, but it still won't start. Is there a reset button in the car somewhere??

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    Arnie Burke Oct 16, 2010

    no but now I think ur oil pump may be failin-while crankin car take cap off where u put oil and it shud spurt out--if ok then chec for any bad fuses-if alrite then what solution 1 said about fuel pressure /spark is next step--inspect for any loose plug cables or wires around distributer or coil area

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    Jeremy W. Oct 16, 2010

    czaa,

    The car (neon) has no way of knowing how full the oil is. It doesn't make any difference if the oil pan is full or completely empty and the oil light is on. If everything else is working the car will run until the engine locks up. This is the norm across the board. We see vehicles in the shop with oil lights on all the time, especially Chryslers. They have no oil level sensor so how to they continue to run and drive to the shop? If what you said is true than those vehicles should have showed up on a tow truck because they would not have started!

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    Jeremy W. Oct 16, 2010

    Please disregard czaa's comments. This has nothing to do with the car not starting because of low oil or low oil pressure or a bad oil pump! Once again the car doesn't care what the oil pressure is or the oil level or the condition of the oil or what kind of oil is in it!

  • Bill Oct 16, 2010

    Its really not important,

    But the car is not a Neon.

    It's a Plymouth Breeze, Which is the same as a Dodge Stratus and a Chrysler Cirrus.

    The Neon was either a Dodge or a Plymouth, I dont believe they ever made a Chrysler version.

    I only know this cause i owned a 96 stratus and a 99 neon.

  • Arnie Burke
    Arnie Burke Oct 16, 2010

    wait a minute bro u cant disregard all my comments-this is the cyber age and there are some cars with these complications-I listen to motor talk shows during the week and do much reading

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    Jeremy W. Oct 16, 2010

    O.k. you have me there it is a breeze not a neon, however there are still no Chryslers of this vintage or currently that I can think of that have any type of programming that will not allow the engine to start if the oil is low or there is no oil pressure. That knowledge is form years of working in a shop hands on on these vehicles. NOT from what I have read on the internet or saw on an automotive show! In fact I would like to know what vehicle manufacturer specifically has implemented this logic into its drive-ability programming? I am 99% certain it is not a mainstream domestic or asian vehicle which eliminates Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Subaru, etc and it likely a higher end less mainstream European manufacturer like Mercedes or BMW. So by default I would be much more accurate in saying that low oil pressure is not the problem than you are in saying the oil pressure could be the problem.

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