intermittently stutters and stalls on 1995 Dodge Neon

Bought this car today for $300 from a friend. He told me it had been cutting out on him but would always restart after 10 or 15 minutes. I drove it 60 miles home today. the check engine light came on within a mile or two. I feathered the throttle and it kept going. Five or ten miles later it almost cut out. Staying light on the throttle, I got it going and it ran fine for another 20 miles. Stopped for gas, it stuttered leaving (as it had been doing the whole trip), and stopped within a few miles. After 10 or 15 minutes with the hood up, it started briefly. A few minutes later, it did better. A couple of times more and it ran the last 15 miles of the trip. Stalled once at a light and stuttered some when accelerating. Runs good otherwise, and I'm pleasantly surprised at how nice it drives. Suggestions?

by in Midway Park, NC on September 24, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on October 05, 2010
Intermittent Crankshaft Position Sensors, Camshaft Position sensors and / or Throttle Position Sensors can cause the above mentioned symptoms. Other possibilities are partially clogged fuel filters or defective fuel pump. Always start with the least expensive part (sensors) if you are a DIY'er or take the vehicle to a reputable repair shop for inspection and diagnosis. Here is a link to shops in your area: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=28544&car_brand_names=Dodge
ANSWER by on December 14, 2010
sell it all dodge neons are problem cars