dodge neon 02 suddenly won't start
Meredith

Herndon, VA

#21 Apr 16, 2007
I am having a big problem with my Dodge Dakota sport 2002. I go to turn it on one morning - and all I get is this loud rythmical clicking.(sounds like a bug zapper almost)- that's all it will do till i turn off the car. the lights work, it's not throwing any codes, but theengine won't turn on, all I get is the clicking.- I had the battery and the alternator both checked at a Local Advanaced Auto Parts Store 2 days ago, and both checked out fine... I don't know what else this could be, or how to go about diagnosing it or fixing it!! Please any help is appreciated.

Day one : go to turn on the car and it's completely dead, no lights, no noise.. dead air. within 45 minutes, it magicly starts up just fine without a problem.

Day two : getting lights, radio, windows, etc, but engine is a no-go, all I get is the loud clicking noise till I turn off the car. It is currently stuck rather permenantly in my mom's driveway till I find a way to fix this.
steve

Stettler, Canada

#22 Apr 17, 2007
I'm working on a '98 Neon right now that's got ISSUES.
The engine will turn over fine,but,there's no spark at the coil pack.There's a good ground on the center wire at the plug in but there is nothing on the outside two wires.No juice going to the coil to make it fire.
Any ideas??
Thanks.
George

United States

#23 Apr 19, 2007
Check the Auto Shut Down (ASD) and your fuel pump relays located in the fuse block next to the battery, If they go bad your car will not start.
steve

Stettler, Canada

#24 Apr 20, 2007
George,it seems there's no power at the auto shut down relay either.I'm 'bout ready to kick this car out and tell them to take it to an actual shop.
The things you try to do for a "freind".
Also George,any chance you could e-mail me your e-mail adress? The g/f and I are headin' to Boise in May and I need some info from a local.Mine's raggmann_21@hotmail.com
Thanks,Steve
tom

Winnipeg, Canada

#25 Apr 24, 2007
i ran out of gas and know it wont start
tom

Winnipeg, Canada

#26 Apr 24, 2007
i ran out of gas i refilled and it still wont start
nathan

Camano Island, WA

#27 May 7, 2007
I have a 2001 dodge neon, and the first time i had a problem with it was when i was inline for the ferry. I turned the car off to wait and when i went to start my car after say 20 mins, the relays all clicked and nothing would happen. So i turned off the key and back on a couple times and it started right up and ran fine. now about a month later i drive my car home and park it over night. go to start it and all the relays click, but shut off when i turn the key to start, but nothing. so again on off on off and eventually i got my car to actually start. it will start, go to like 3k rpm on the start, then back the rpm's down to an idle and die like it's flooding out. so i took the battery out and charged it overnight, now all i get are the relays clicking. there are 2 relays in the fuse box clicking, the throttle body is clicking, the gas tank is clicking, there is a click comming from behind the engine, the whole car clicks! But my radio works fine the lights work... i have no idea!
Mello

Visalia, CA

#28 May 14, 2007
I am having the same problem. My girlfriend went to her parents house to spend the day with them. She tries to start her car to go to the store for dinner... The car won't start. When I get there i take out the battery and get it tested. It's good. The next thing i thought was it's the starter. Only problem is... she bought the care "used" and we don't know where the starter is. So, i essentially have the same problem as many others. Anyone got some advice on if it's the starter or its a completely different problem. Thx in advance. Plz get back to me at mello937@yahoo.com
Mello

Visalia, CA

#29 May 14, 2007
By the way, I noted we bought the car used; so it didnt come with an owners manual.
Chris

Westford, MA

#30 May 29, 2007
Ok... I have the same problem on an 2005 Neon.
Car will not start and I also hear the relays clicking.
Here is the really weird part....
Initially I thought the battery was dead and decided to give it a jump. The car will start just fine when it is connected to the other cars battery. However, once I disconnect the jumper cables, the car dies! I tested the battery and it is good.....Any ideas???
Geoffrey Katz

United States

#31 Jun 2, 2007
I have a 2001 Dodge Neon when i put the key in the lights and radio work fine but no noise from the engine and no start?? the Fuse labeled 15 next to the steering wheel blows everytime I put a new one in?? Still no start?
Troy

United States

#32 Jul 3, 2007
I have a 1998 neon with 196,000 miles on it. I have been having problems with the engine dieing. The fuel pump fuse keeps blowing, now the red wire with a white stripe that comes out of the relay/fuse box is cut, it stopped the fuse from blowing but still won't run. Can that wire be ran directly to the fuel pump or not safely.

“04 Dodge Neon SXT-4”

Since: May 07

Twentynine Palms, CA

#35 Jul 9, 2007
for chris: it sounds like a bad alternator. as for myself i have a 04 neon and it keeps popping the starter fuse. turn the key to on and the radio and everything else works just fine but when i go to the start it the fuse pops everytime. i changed the ignition switch because thats what it was last time but this time it wasn't it. any suggestions?
Jan

Dunedin, FL

#36 Jul 19, 2007
Try a new battery. I had to replace mine every 2 years. I was a pain in the neck!
Jan

Dunedin, FL

#37 Jul 19, 2007
Try changing out the battery. My neon required 4 new batteries in 8 years!
travis d

Crawfordsville, IN

#38 Jul 22, 2007
i have a 2000 neon and it is the best, but the other day i went to got to the store and i went to start it and nothing, the light, radio, all come on but it will not kick in the starter, ive checked the relays and batt. temerals all good. i can start the car by useing a jumper wire from starter to the batt. runs great. what sould i do? i am ready to sell it? it 4 door 111 k any one interested email me at www.speedy10795@yahoo.com 2500.00 obo,,, takes it home have lots in it dont want to spend no more 2.0 and runs and drives great

“04 Dodge Neon SXT-4”

Since: May 07

Twentynine Palms, CA

#39 Jul 23, 2007
i ended up taking out the PCM to get the part number and when i put it back in and tried switching the relays it worked fine. so all i needed was to reset the PCM
Falon

Nashville, TN

#40 Jul 28, 2007
I have a problem with my 95 Dodge Neon. We took the ecu out to see if that was the problem and and oil like substance drained, yes drained from the ecu. When we took the cover off, the interior of the ecu looks like Jello. Does that mean the "Jello like substance" got too hot and melted? Help?
Anyonoums

Sterling, IL

#41 Jul 29, 2007
I have a 98' Ford Escort ZX2 this only happens in the summer time. I drive the car a lot and when I go to stop my car acts like it wants to stall but it doesn't. I stoped at K-mart and I got in the car and went to start it and it made like a cranking noise when I started it. What is the problem?
Anyomus

Sterling, IL

#42 Jul 29, 2007
I have a 96' Chevy Cavalier and I bought it last year and the first winter it didn't want to start. On a Saturday Morning I went out to go some laundry. The car didn't start. I found out that the battery cable going to the starter was lose I tightened it and the car started. Then just in March my car didn't want to start a friend of mine said that some oil thing was bad and that's why it didn't start. But like at 3-3:30 pm it started fine. If any one knows anything send an e-mail to: jesusgonalez@walla.com

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Dodge Neon Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
2000 Neon rims: 18" a problem? (May '06) 10 hr Anonymous 15
2003 Neon, no power to anything w/New Battery. 22 hr sconnett 1
2005 Dodge neon sxt (Jun '16) Jun 12 JennAK 2
Neon dies out of nowhere (Jul '08) Jun 9 Peggie 2004 dodge... 40
1999 Dodge Neon ~ No power in Lighter Outlet (Apr '06) Jun 8 neonlife 9
2005 Neon won't start (Oct '09) Jun 7 donnham1520 17
Oil light Jun 6 Agutzmer 1
More from around the web