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2.0 liter SOHC, first generation vin designation 'C'.
After new valves, timing belt, (cylinder head removed). When initial attempt to start, engine cranked over - but no electrical on dash, traced that problem to the BODY not being grounded, could find no cables, straps, or wires that were disconected, so I fabricated a ground cable going from engine to cylinder head. Sha-Zam electrics now present. Attempted to start - no start - traced problem to having no spark at plugs, or coil.
Did 'flashing light' test at coil pack connection. Then replaced CPS (camshaft position sensor), then the CRPS (crankshaft position sensor) In that order.
Again this is ((AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM)).
I am wondering if attempting to start for a time with the body not grounded could have damaged the PCM? (as it is bolted to the body) Remember the starter was working fine, even though nothing else electrical (lights, and dash indicators) would work) I really would not like to replace the PCM $$$$ if not the soulution.
All relays were switched around - NOT the problem - all fuses checked, one other thing, when we were cranking it over last week, I noticed some smoke coming from the rear of engine compartment - the exhaust side-.
Does the PCM have to be reset, every time I replace a component (CPS, CRPS)?? there are no trouble codes when testing with my OBD I, or II.
Please read this question carefully, before answering.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my daughters only car, and I am just trying to get it back on the road.
Ken @ K.C. Engineering (Motorcycle tire, and service center)
San Francisco, Ca.
i hit a bump and at first just my speedometer would stop working,now all gauges stop
Auto Trans on floor.
When it's been drove for awhile it clacks a little more than usual. sometimes it don't clack at all. Fresh oil turns back rather quickly. Neon website said it might be "piston slap". Never heard of that before. Doesn't show up on a code reader, and another Neon owner said he's had three Neons, and two clacked just like mine. It still has plenty of power and goes like hell, but make a ..... clack noise. any ideas?
my check engine llight came on for about a week then turned off for a few more days now its back on again.
Shifter keeps popping out of drive and the car only has 74000 miles on it
Timming belt broke when my wife was on the freeway I changed the belt but it acts like its not getting compression. it has spark and full. I suspect all the vales are bent how do i check to see if they are?
i took it apart three times to make sure the timming was right so i am 99% sure it is car was running befor timming belt broke.
brake light switch fell out not sure if wires are out or where to put it
I only know what my altenator looks like. I have basic mechanic skills and was wondering how i could go about changing it myself with a step by step guide or detailed picture with it showing a step by step way. Or maybe if someone could give info on a site that would have what im looking for. Thanks a bunch!! -college student with a broke down car
The seal is leaking heavily
had one of my oil rings blow out on me. Do i need a lot of equipment or anything like that? Some kind of compressor?
How can I determine if the filter is failing or the fuel pump is going out? Where is the fuel pump and filter? How do I get to it? Could the problem be the fuel injectors? This is problem is not constant but is becoming more frequent. The engine light is on.
The engine light is on most of the time. Example today the car sat for two hours after driving to work with no problem. the car started fine. but when I backed out of the parking spot and put it in drive,with my foot on the brake the engine died. It started again with no trouble. I drove on the highway at 60 mph for 10 miles. the engine light was on the entire time. The engine ran well with no problem. When I pulled into my driveway I took off my seat belt and put the car in reverse to park and the engine light went off. It seems to idle low but doesn't sound rough. However sometimes it sputters or seems rough briefly when first starting to drive. The engine dieing is becoming more frequent. I am not sure if the problem is fuel flow or electrical.
This happens very randomly as i havent been able to pinpoint any one thing that i or the car may be doing that would be a common denominator for the reason why the lights would keep going out while i am driving. thatnk you in advance for any and all help you may be able to give me in reagards to this amtter
This happens mostly at the start of the day. Cold or moisture may make it worse- not sure. Happens 3 out of 10 starts early, then OK rest of the day.
Changed the battery, the Starter, Swapped the A/C relay and the starter relay in the fuse panel, to check for bad relay - no change. Playing with Shift seems to have no effect.
This is the single ohc engine.I thought it was a bad valve, its very hard getting up hills how do I get that fixed and how much does it cost?
I left my ignition in the on postion by accident and I got up the next morning and I had a dead battery. I jump started the car and everything was fine except the radio wont turn on and the led lights on the radio eq just flash on and off.
when i turn the ignition everything comes on but the engine makes a clicking noise almost like its trying to catch but it cant. i though maybe it was just flooded so i let it sit for a few hours and that didnt help at all. could it have something to do with the water that leaked in to the passenger side and trunk or is my car just completely screwed up? :(
After it randomly stalls, it starts right back up with no problem. Its been doing it once a day so far for the past 3 days. Yesterday it started jerking when i go to speed up from a stop. it acted like it was on ice or something and had no traction. i would have to take my foot off the gas for a second then slowly put it back on. i put transmition fluid in last night and i think that took care of the jerking problem. i think these 2 problems are related since they seemed to both happen at once, but my dad said there not connected so im not sure. please help
the radio worked fine up until when i went to drive it today now i cant get the tape out and the radio doesnt turn on either
2000 Neon shuts down, the check engine light does not come on. I know when it's going to start, when I push the gas peddle and it goes to the floor then will kick in for a few feet. It is showing no diagnostic codes. It happens after about 25-30 miles of driving.
After starting again it then drove for a little while then a check egine light came on and it felt lick it was bucking a little bit
it shuts down whenever and it wont hold transmission fluid it does drain right back out but we think its fine then by the time we get to where we r going its all drained out and the transmission is slipping again...anyone got any ideas on what to do?
changed and air filter replaced but if the air cond is turned up more than very little the guage starts heading to hot and I have to turn the heat on and blower to releave the motor so it doesn't overheat. What else could cause this? Does my car have a thermostat? where is it if it does and how much does it usually run to replace. Thank you. Rainy
My 2000 plymouth Neon jerks while driving before the engine light comes on. Some times while standing at red light the car will stall.
My car wouln't start without spraying starter fluied in the air in take. I listened to see if the fuel pump was turning on and it is. Aslong as I start it soon after the first start it startes without starter fluied but when I go to start it again after several hours it wouln't start again without starter fluied.
this happens when accelerating from a stop.not when i'm already moving.
I could not pass SMOG, Due to fact that I need a sensor for P0551 code,I need to know do I have too drive it for some miles before it will computed over again...please let me know ,if so or what...Thank You very much...Repair Pal is the best Q A shop ever.. please let me know where I could donate a check to...Dolores G. Merza-Cortez...
the ac compressor only comes on when i push the brake
On my way to work, I was getting up to speed and it accelerated, made this clunk noise and shut off. It won't turn over or even try. I need my car desperately, please help!