02 Dodge Neon hard start boggs out wh...

02 Dodge Neon hard start boggs out when gas pedal pressed

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Milford, MI

#1 Jun 26, 2010
I have an 02 Dodge Neon that just recently out of nowhere started giving me problems. was driving and all of a sudden, when the gas was pressed it would bog out and stall. once running, if i baby the gas, i can get it to go thru the gears if i manually shift the auto tranny but if i floor the gas it bogs out and dies. i've been told MANY different causes. i'm getting good spark, new spark plugs, new wires, replaced the MAP sensor, the TPS, the O2 sensor, i've run out of options. now i'm being told its the timing although when i can get the car started, it idols perfectly fine til i give it gas then it bogs down. i've checked the fuel, fuel rail and pressure. check engine code is P0171 saying the o2 sensor is detecting vehicle running lean. if you need anymore info, please ask. thx
iowa neon ownr

Kendallville, IN

#2 Jul 12, 2010
I just bought a car doing the excact same thing and i need help i replaced some of the same stuff i was wondering if the car u have has been rolled somebody help pleeezzz

United States

#3 Jul 14, 2010
Sounds to me like you've run into the same problem that the first gen neons get sometimes... It's most likely the cam shaft position sensor. If you have the gumption to do it yourself, you should be able to get one from a parts store pretty cheap and replace it yourself. You can get one from orilie's for close to $24. You'll more then likely need the one that includes the new wire end if it's never been replaced on your car. Even with needing the wire end replaced it shouldn't take you more then about an hour. It's 4 bolts holding the sensor on and an rcod (red clip of death) locking the wires to the sensor. If you don't feel confidant in doing it then a local shade tree mechanic or a kid who knows how to wire in stereos should be able to do it for you for cheap.

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