97 Dodge Neon Fuel Pump Fuse

97 Dodge Neon Fuel Pump Fuse

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Jessica

Chatham, Canada

#1 Jul 18, 2006
So my car died in the middle of an intersection last night, was pretty sure it was the fuel pump until the garage just called and told me it is actually an electrical problem. They pulled the fuel pump fuse and replaced my car started right up and as soon as they put it into gear the fuse blew again! If anyone has had this problem or has any suggestions I would really appreciate it!

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Jessica

Chatham, Canada

#2 Jul 18, 2006
I guess I forgot to add that it is a 97 dodge neon sport. 2.0 DOHC
Scott

Rochester, MI

#3 Jul 22, 2006
Well the fuel pumps fail they keep blowing a fuse because it has alot more resistance. Resistance is the power it takes to over come the pump to make it start pumping. So changing out the fuel pump would fix this problem. The only thing is some times you have to change out the hole sending unit and not just the pump. For the parts alone I would say about $200US plus its in the fuel tank. Good luck let me know how that works out for you.
jim

Southfield, MI

#4 Aug 12, 2006
i replaced the fuel [pump on my 1997 dodge sohc and it contiues to keep blowing the fuel pump fuse ?????
jim

Southfield, MI

#5 Aug 12, 2006
any one have the answer i went across a set of rr tracks and thats when my car quit running . the fuel pump fuse was blown i replaced it it blew again so i replace the fuel pump and it continues to bloww help thanks
jim

Southfield, MI

#6 Aug 17, 2006
i replaced the fuel pump and sending unit on my 1997 neon sohc and it still keeps blowing the fuel pump fuse help thanks
Larry

Manteca, CA

#7 Sep 6, 2006
jim wrote:
i replaced the fuel pump and sending unit on my 1997 neon sohc and it still keeps blowing the fuel pump fuse help thanks
I had a shorted fuel injector that caused the same proble.

Larry
Sam

Chatsworth, GA

#8 Jan 14, 2007
Check the oxygen sensor wire to make sure it is not against a hot pipe and has insulation burned off causing a short . the oxy sensor is on the same fuse.
gord

Canada

#9 Jan 14, 2007
You can just assume that it's the fuel pump blowing the fuse.
The same fuse feeds the fuel pump also provides power to the auto shutdown relay, injectors, alternator,ignition coil and the O2 sensors.
john

Middlebourne, WV

#10 Jan 17, 2007
my son has a 98 neon 2.0 motor would roll over but not start. checked no power to fuel pump,ran new wire to fuel pump and the it wouldn't shut off. went to diffrent wire and loss power to the coil.
any sugestions?
john

Middlebourne, WV

#11 Jan 17, 2007
Any one have a harness for under the hood?
Jeff

Auburndale, FL

#12 Feb 2, 2007
Hello, I have a 96 SOHC Neon with similar problem. First, my fuse started to blow on a rainy day as I drove over railroad tracks. Checked it out and replaced the fuse. As you turn the igition on there is no fuel pump sound, so go to turn the key over to start the car, blown fuse again. If you have this problem and are short on fuses, remember, only turn the key to the on position to check for a functional fuel pump. No sound? DO NOT TURN THE KEY OFF AND ON AGAIN OR ATTEMPT TO START YOUR ENGINE! Just shut the ignition off and remover the key. Replace key and turn on again, but only once, then remove. Repeat until you hear your fuel pump. This will save your fuses. Once you hear your pump kick on, go ahead and try to start the engine. Now, your fuse may blow after getting your car running. How long will that take? Some people can get to where they need to be and others not so far. At this point check the wires running from the distribution box (fuses under hood) over to the corner of the valve cover, down towards the upstream O2 sensor, then in the direction of the oil pressure sending unit (back of the block), across transaxle to uderside of passenger firewall/floor (below the radiator fill tank on firewall), and then down to the downstream O2 sensor. Look for any place the wires may contact the car. Look for worn or torn wires. Straigten and tape off any section of wire that hits the engine block, exhaust manifold or the transaxle,( the heat wears down the wire and will ground out over time.) After you have done all of this, and you still have a problem with blown fuses, check the wiring for each injector and then replace the fuel pump relay with any other relay with corresponding part numbers. A/C clutch relay will do. Still have a problem? Now you may want to resort to the fuel pump itself, both O2 sensors and the ECU. Really there is nothing else to check. As for the O2 sensors, I have seen where Neon owners have just disconnected the O2 sensor that was bad and the ECU falls back on factory defaults. This will get you around, but at the expense of poor fuel economy.
Jeff

Auburndale, FL

#13 Feb 2, 2007
For those of you who are wondering if I fixed my problem. Ehh, sort of. I used the above steps and tracked my problem down to a short. When I disconnected the O2 sensors I still blew fuses left and right. So, I guess my sensors are ok. The short is between the ECU, distribution block and valve cover. When I get the car to run, I pull and tug on the wires in the specified area, then I remove the distribuion block cover and watch for the fuse to blow. It does blow more than half the time. I just make sure that the wires are not touching anything, and I mean anything. Once that is done I can start the car and tug on wires all night long without ever blowing a fuse. However, I can't pin point the bad wire by just a visual inspection. No nicks, cuts, melting, or visible copper wire. Just bends where the wires have rested on various parts over the years. Obviously I have a short. I will go ahead and go tape crazy in the next couple of days. I hope that this will assist you guys and please post the solutions to your problems as I did so others may benefit and learn. Thanks
Jeff

Auburndale, FL

#14 Feb 3, 2007
Hello once again. I have found the problem. The Dark Green wire with an orange stripe that leads up to the ignition coil. A bolt that the wire harness rested on wore down the Dark Green wire to the copper, causing a short. The cut in the wire was very tiny, but I isolated the wire and replaced the blown fuse and then started the car. I took the wire and placed it on the bolt. Snap! Another fuse bites the dust. So, I got tape crazy and tapped every inch of harness from the injectors to the upstream O2 sensor. Pulled the wires in such a way that they won't contact the engine. Great! No more problems. SOHC owners, check the 2nd bolt that holds the Cam Sensor in place on the head. The harness sits directly on top of it. This could save time and money for some.
Jim

AOL

#15 Feb 10, 2007
I also had a problem with my 1996 Plymouth Neon, It was blowing the fuse for the fuel pump, So I bought a new fuel pump ($230)and changed it but it didn't fix the problem, I comb the wiring on the car and went to this web site and took Jeff's advice. Found the sigle wire on the valve cover and it also had a very small part of bare wire exposed. move the wire and car started right up.
Thanks for the great advice.
dale

AOL

#16 Feb 13, 2007
i have had this problem for a long time now i have replaced pcm and i have tried all of the above but still having problems help me please thanks.....
dale

AOL

#17 Feb 13, 2007
i have a 95 neon
michele

Long Beach, MS

#18 May 1, 2007
I ALSO HAVE A 97 DODGE NEON THAT THE FUEL FUSE KEEPS BLOWING, THE CAR STARTS BUT I CAN ONLY DRIVE SO FAR UNTIL THE FUSE BLOWS AGAIN WHAT ADVICE WOULD U GIVE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?
michele

Long Beach, MS

#19 May 1, 2007
Jeff wrote:
Hello once again. I have found the problem. The Dark Green wire with an orange stripe that leads up to the ignition coil. A bolt that the wire harness rested on wore down the Dark Green wire to the copper, causing a short. The cut in the wire was very tiny, but I isolated the wire and replaced the blown fuse and then started the car. I took the wire and placed it on the bolt. Snap! Another fuse bites the dust. So, I got tape crazy and tapped every inch of harness from the injectors to the upstream O2 sensor. Pulled the wires in such a way that they won't contact the engine. Great! No more problems. SOHC owners, check the 2nd bolt that holds the Cam Sensor in place on the head. The harness sits directly on top of it. This could save time and money for some.
I HAVE A 97 DODGE NEON SPORT AND THE FUSE FOR THE FUEL PUMP KEEPS BLOWING THE CAR WILL START BUT ONLY WILL GO ABOUT 1 MILE BEFORE THE FUSE BLOWS AGAIN WHAT WOULD U SUGGEST I DO FOR THE PROBLEM?
Bill

United States

#20 May 4, 2007
I have a 95 neon sohc that wont start and I am getting power to my new fuel pump but no sound. Engine cranks strong but no start. I checked the timing belt thru the access hole and it is not slipping and looks fine. ALL my fuses are fine as well.not sure what to do since I am getting power to the pump but no fuel working. there are 4 wires on my fuel pump harness one black, brown, green, and blue. connected the black and green one and the light on my tester lit up. any advise would be appreciated.

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