no start but cranks

Asked by Bonnie May 30, 2016 at 11:01 PM about the 2000 Dodge Neon Highline Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 neon it died suddenly
and the check engine light came on
and now it cranks but it won't start
there is spark also

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P 0340 crank sensor I put a new one on It wants to start but it's not combusting

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Turn the ignition to the on position then off position 3 times and if there's a code it will pop up where the odometer mileage is located. There are 2 sensors that I had the same problem with on myour 2005 neon. Crankshaft and camshaft. I replaced one and within a week or so the other went out. Also it could be the piggyback connection to the sensor itself. Changed that and haven't had a problem since. Now it's an overheating issue I'm having to deal with and I've done everything you can possibly think of when it comes to the cooling system, except checking the trani-cooler line. I've been told so many different things and have tried them all and still overheating. I'm so frustrated and can't afford a new car. HELP!!!

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What is the piggyback connection? My neon is doing the same thing. As far as the overheating I just check the water in the reservoir every time I get in it and check the antifreeze mixture from the radiator every few days. It's a pain but it keeps it from overheating and causing you to fail on th road.

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My neon overheated, changed everything except the temp sensor, so changed the temp sensor, no more overheating. good luck.

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I have a 2000 Dodge Neon it cranks but won't start what could be the problem

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Mine was camshaft sensor, then intake air temp sensor (proly your prob now), and now wont start with code 340 so i guess crankshaft sensor now...

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I I put a crank sensor on my Dodge neon 2004 and still it won't start but is firing

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The plug seals on early to mid 00 neons are notorious for leaking oil back into the cylinders. I bought a used one four years ago, drove it to CO to visit family, and it wouldn't start when it was time to go home. Luckily, a friendly neighbor came outside as we were messing with it, who had the issue a few years prior. 1.Remove the spark plugs completely 2. Pop out the rubber s.p. cylinder tubes 3. Twist a solid cloth rag into a snakelike shape 4. Inset and keep doing it until you get as much out as possible 5. Put it back together and...vroom As a quick/temp fix, this does the job for a month or two. When the engine feels like it is in too high of a gear while driving (loss of power) it is an indication that they are filling back up. Doesn't take much time at all, and I did this 4 or 5 times over the next 7 mos before I traded it back in. Sorry if the description isn't very technical, but it's easy once you see it. Good luck!

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Hard to start anf font wsnt to stay on unlesd my foot is om thr gad


I have a 2000 dodge neon that it having the same problem. My brother gave it to me because of that. It just sounds like its knocking when I try to crank it but wont start. He said it will start every once in a while if it sits for a minute. But wouldn't start for me when he gave me the title. I saw someone say crank sensor. I actually just changed it I would say 7 months ago before I sold him the car about 5 months ago. Could it be an alternator? He thinks so

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