Car cranksvwont start took battery out ran for 10 seconds without a battery put battery back in it stalled now only cranks

Asked by Jan 16, 2017 at 11:15 PM about the 2002 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Took battery out ran without a battery for 20
seconds put battery back in it stalled then
died now only crankß

3 Answers


Running a modern car without the battery can damage the engine computer.


check the large fuses and small, the charge system on the neon works different than the older cars, a volt spike could have happened, it cranks,,,ok unhook the battery leads , touch together with key on ,turn off key ,connect leads to battery and crank, hope for start


High voltage most likely fried the electronics, I had a customer that did the same thing it cost him well over 1500 bucks to get it running again.

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