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2002 Dodge Neon Starter

Husband installed new starter and battery into 02 Neon and now when it starts it revs the engine. The engine will rev all the way up and then back down continuously. Very scared to even drive to get fixed. Any Suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    what tools do I need

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    what tools do I need

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    after starting it revs wide open

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Just had the same thing happen. Make sure the flex pipe from the throttle body to the intake manifold is on properly at both ends or it sucks air and won't run right.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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Might want to try charging the battery for a while on a battery charger.
usually when a vehicle does this, its because the alternator is trying to charge the battery more then normal causing the motor to rev higher.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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