95 neon turns over but wont start

95 neon turns over but wont start

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Chris

Seattle, WA

#1 Sep 9, 2006
I own a 95 neon which has been running just fine. The other day I went to get groceries and it just wont start. It turns over real strong and acts like it wants to start but never does. I have no idea what to do but cant afford a mechanic. Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated
Chris

Seattle, WA

#2 Sep 9, 2006
oh I neglected to mention its a manual SOHC. thanks
sam myers

Oil City, PA

#3 Sep 11, 2006
first u need to take and if the check engine light is on the read your codes out and check them
Chris

Seattle, WA

#4 Sep 15, 2006
I read the codes but none of them have anything to do with the fuel system. Very strange. I also am not getting any fuel in the injector rail. I know I had some wiring work done last ear near the shifter box. Could this have cause me to hort out?
sam myers

Oil City, PA

#5 Oct 4, 2006
well no u shouldnt have hurt anything there did u try having someone try to start the car while your listening back by the passenger side back of the car you should be able to here it start as soon as the key turnes on and it will only run for a second then stop unless the car is started but you can also only do it twice unless u at least turn the engine over a couple of time

hope this help
Chris

Palo Cedro, CA

#6 Oct 6, 2006
here is an update.

I pulled the fuse box that was under the hood and checked all the wiring since everything else seemed ok. Most of the wired there were loose I I made sure they are all plugged in. The fuel pump works now and I primed it but still not getting and fuel. Im thinking its probably either the fuel filter/pressure reg or the internals of the pump. gonna drop the tank this week and find out.

Thanks for the help!
Matt

Port Jervis, NY

#7 Oct 11, 2006
If i were u i would check the timing belt, i had the same problem,and if thats wut it is u gotta check to see if you have an interferance motor and if u do just plan to purchase a new engine or a new veichle.
Vickie B

Seattle, WA

#8 Oct 21, 2006
I have a '97 Neon which wouldn't start the other day either. Turns over and acts like it wanted to start, etc. - similar to what you mentioned...AAA came out to tow me and the guy checked a few things. Found the fule pump fuse to be blown; replaced it and it started right up...
Neon-Racer

Sioux Falls, SD

#9 Aug 26, 2007
cheack your coil, crank sensor, cam sensor, computer, and fuel pressure. Unfortunetly you need a lot of tools.

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#10 Aug 28, 2007
My 2003 has run rough since I bought it used, but the check engine light started last week and then there were a few times it would not turn over (sounded like it was not getting fuel). The only code I got was a Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction.

Replaced the Camshaft Position Sensor, and the car runs better than it has since I bought it two months ago.

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#11 Aug 28, 2007
Also: Dodge wanted 69.00 for the sensor and 130 for labor...

We went to the parts store and got the sensor for 20 bucks and did it ourselves.

Haynes Guide for the win!
kevin

Great Falls, MT

#12 Feb 24, 2010
95 sohc 2.0 replaced a transmision and starter and then it started but now it doesnt..my speedometer and a temperature gage also does not work.. it started good and after it was done ,i wonder if its a pcm? fuel gage works and i still have to check if i got any spark that i dont know and the mechanic switched relays, the horn and starter relay he switched and thats when i noticed it wont start and i switched them back but still nothing,,whats my problem
tony

Lexington, KY

#13 Jun 3, 2010
my 96 takes 3 sec to turn off when it does start then the gages and radio lite dont work had the bat on charge for 4 days at 2amp and just clicks wolnt start help
brandon

Augusta, GA

#14 Apr 10, 2011
i have a 96 neon it was runnin fine then it just stop runnin it wasnt gettin no gas to the fuel rail i changed the fuel pump and relays and now im gettin fuel but now im not gettin no fire to the spark plugs i just put knew gaskets timin belt a header and downpipe and was runnin fine then it just stop it done this once before and i changed out the oxygen sensor,coil pack,sparkplug,and cranksensor so i know it aint none of them any advice would be appreciated thanks
jeffery

Denver, NC

#15 Apr 10, 2011
try a diff computer
pete

United States

#16 Jun 30, 2011
97 dodge neon with 95 DOHC, won't start! Kept blowing fuel pump fuses. Pump works wired to the battery, I have fuel at the rail. No spark! New ecu, doesn't blow fuel pump fuses anymore but still won't start. Now what???
Hector

Chicago, IL

#17 Dec 5, 2011
If some body could help me with this matter I would appreciated it. I have changed the gas pump already in my neon 95. But when I try to turn on with the key it wanted to start but it did not the starter is OK. then I took out the key and the car and it continued trying to stat for two or the times more with out the key in the car then stops. What should I do. please?
Hector

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 5, 2011
If some body could help me with this matter I would appreciated it. I have changed the gas pump already in my neon 95. But when I try to turn on with the key it wanted to start but it did not the starter is OK. then I took out the key and the car continued trying to stat for two or the times more with out the key in the car then stops. What should I do. please?
Anthony

United States

#19 Dec 6, 2011
I am having the same problem. I bout it used from a private owner, but it ran clean at first. The timing belt, spark plugs (and package), water pump, and battery are recently changed. I also have instances where it will die while driving it. Occassionally I can press (slam) the accelerator and it will rev back up. I am going to test the crank snesor and the electrical wiring first. I will keep you all updated. - 06 DEC 2011 -
mgeeze

Rohnert Park, CA

#20 Feb 27, 2012
95 neon seems to be over charging the battery.?? and now is not wanting to stay running and wont jump with batterie charger quick start?

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