Question about 2001 Dodge Neon
Key turns over, lights & radio work, but it just chugs & doesn't start. Yesterday it seemed to start to stall, but I pressed the gas pedal & it kept going.
Posted by Anonymous on
SOURCE: 1995 dodge dakota 2wd 3.9 no spark to plugs,or coil,orfuelpump
First of all let's explain how the spark gets to the plugs. There is a crankshaft position sensor and a cam sensor. They are what determines when to fire the coils and injectors. The crank sensor is located on the passenger side on top of the bellhousing, the cam sensor is the pickup plate in the distributor. As the engin turns the send refernece pulses to the computer which grounds and ungrounds the ignition coil causing it to discharge and send voltager from the secondary coil wire to the center tower in the distributor cap. The rotor button recieves the voltage and distributes it to the 6 towers (1 for each cylinder) If you say you're getting spark from the rotor that tells me the primary side of the ignition system is working, and the secondary side is working into the distributor cap. I'd check for spark out of the plug wires at the plugs. Pull a wire and insert a #2 phillips screwdriver into it, hol the shaft of the screwdriver aprox 1/8"(no more) from the exaust manifold and observe the spark as someone turns over the engine. You should see a nice blue spark. If theres spark, spray a little gum cutter in the throttle body an crank it, if it fires you have a fuel problem. Install a fuel pressure gauge on the schrader valve on the fuel rail and observe it as you crank it. If theres no fuel pressure maks sure there's fuel in the tank, if so climb underneath and beat on the bottom of the tank with a rubber hammer, the pump may be going bad, sometimes you can jar them and make them run.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
SOURCE: Dodge Neon 2005) Car will not start.
I was having the same exact problem with my 2005 neon as well. The guy at Discount auto suggested the starter itself was the problem(cost approx $200). The car isn't old enough to be having a starter issue so I figured it was something more simplilar. My dad took a look and founf out it was the starter relay. It is located in the black fuse/relay box on the driver's side right next to the battery. I had to get a new relay at the dealership(cost $20) and my car starts perfectly. Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
SOURCE: My Neon keeps stalling
Try the simple stuff first and ask yourself these questions:
How old are the spark plugs? (I think this is 90% gaurenteed the problem)
Is the car getting enough air through the filter?
Is the filter dirty? (replace if so)
If not you might need your idle advanced a little.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Neon All lights and power functions and
Have you checked the starter relay on the fuse panel? Hope it helps. Good luck
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 - gauges don't work
check the engine to body ground strap. located rear top of engine screwed to firewall Remove,clean, and resecure.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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Unfortunately, on this model, the fuel line & pump are enclosed in the fuel tank itself. I'd have to drop it
problem could be the fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator located on top of fuel pump model.could be fuel pump if its the original factory fuel pump.
reason i said factory pump if the pump is the fuel pump that came with vechicle it could be going bad if vechicle getting harder to build up fuel pressure to crank.