I have changed out the front driver’s side-lower & the front passenger’s side-upper & lower motor and tranny mounts, had to adjust the frame-since evidently the car had been in an accident (salvage title), changed the motor & tranny oil & filter’s, temporarily fixed the shifter cable (since it was too short, which made it difficult to put the car in “park”), the lower ball joint, spark plugs, air filter & box, radiator reservoir, oil pressure switch, new tires, alignment, the MAP sensor, and the steering column (which is when one thing after another went wrong). After I switched out the steering column & adjusted the shifter cable again, the car started up briefly then died & I have not been able to get it started since. I have checked all the fuses & relays, the battery, tested the neutral safety switch, which were all good, & fixed the wire harness, since there was no connection from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. I do realize that there are many issues that could be the cause of this car not starting. It was runninng just fine before, and I do have a couple of ideas to still check, but if anyone has any ideas as to why this car will not start, I would love to hear it! I have been working on this vehicle long enough & would really like to get it back to its owner! Thank you.
Chgd steerng column, rewired harness, replaced MAP sensor, still won't start Why on 2002 Dodge Neon
by Beginner Mechanic in Willcox, AZ on May 20, 2012