Please help

Asked by Mar 27, 2017 at 02:28 PM about the 2001 Dodge Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I have a 2001 dodge neon. It cranks but won't
start. What could it be?

6 Answers

145

Well there is 3 things that/a car needs to run. 1 gas 2 air 3 spark Check any of those first

We have checked all those. It will start if we push start it and continue to start after that. It seems to not want to start when cold.

145

Sounds like the iac is bad... that is intake air control That is what make the car idle high when cold and drops rpm when engine gets hot

Ok so we have replaced A lot of sensors and still nothing. It will crank over but won't start. Have to push start. But after its warm it will start ever time.

We have replaced the cam sensor the crank sensor and another sensor. Still can't figure it out.

145

Have you checked for any vaccume leaks? Bad hoses can cause it to have rough idle. Also one last thing, it could be the ecu. From readimg forums the capacitor (s) they are large in diameter black and when you look down on them it has a silver circle, they can blow out and will discolor. Normal is silver top bad is yellow. And smells fishy. Other than that if every sensor has been replaced providing they are good. Sometimes you can by a bad one but if all is well then it goes back to the ECU. That controls and monitors all sensors giving it a proper reading to run and maintain engine performance. Bent valve? Compression loss can make it not start or run I believe these cars are interference motors so if the timing belt broke could cause the valves to be bent from pistons Do a compression check On last check out is bad grounds. Clean up any grounds that are not in good contact to the metal!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Help please 1 answer

    My dash board lights started flickering and the radio would turn off and then ask on while driving my car. It didn't mess with the way the car ran. I parked it and went out the next morning to sta...

    2005 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Please help 6 answers

    So I have a 2001 dodge neon. It cranks but won't start. What could it be?

    2001 Dodge Neon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • please help 1 answer

    New o2 sensor changed and idle air control sensor chenged but now car is idling too high and leaking oil

    1998 Dodge Neon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My dodge neon won't run like it's suppose to please help. 7 answers

    My dodge neon starts the first time and acts fine when I drive it down the road about half a mile it loses power and shuts off. it'll crank back up half the time the other half it won't. If it does ...

    2000 Dodge Neon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How do you bleed the master cylinder and the slave cylinder on a srt4 after they have been replaced? Please help.

    So I bought a 2004 neon srt4 with a bad master cylinder, I bought the master cylinder and the clutch pedal adjuster and went ahead and bought the slave cylinder new, after I replaced both of them ...

    2004 Dodge Neon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Neon

Looking for a Used Neon in your area?

CarGurus has 15 nationwide Neon listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Search Dodge Neon Questions

Dodge Neon Experts

#1 Justin Gilmore
Justin Gilmore
Reputation 1,320
#2 Matt Thibault
Matt Thibault
Reputation 950
#3 Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear
Reputation 840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
383 Great Deals out of 4,691 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
4 Great Deals out of 1,358 listings starting at $5,980
Used Ford Focus
92 Great Deals out of 2,428 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
117 Great Deals out of 1,243 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
42 Great Deals out of 1,852 listings starting at $838
Used Honda Civic Coupe
63 Great Deals out of 1,063 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Altima
74 Great Deals out of 1,200 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Corolla
178 Great Deals out of 3,948 listings starting at $2,795
Used Chevrolet Camaro
848 listings starting at $8,995

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.