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2003 Dodge Neon • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 147,658 miles

Dodge neon 2003 engine light flashing, car shaking and bad odor. What could it be? Is my car still drivable?
Car got a new battery, new coils, new spark plug and new timing belt in January this year. I need answers please!
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Juanp215
April 11, 2011.




http://www.2carpros.com/articles/service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Have the computer scanned for code/s-you have a problem within the engine management system that caused the CEL to turn on-This is your starting point of diagnosis,finding out what's going on
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Rasmataz
Apr 11, 2011.
Code is P0440

Tiny
Juanp215
Apr 11, 2011.
That code is not causing the check engine light to flash. There has to be other codes in there.

Wrenchtech
Apr 11, 2011.
Shaking the booty and nasty smell for away from the Evap System-here's what P0440 means-Like Wrench said it has to be something else that the brain is sensing with its parameters/actuators-rescan it a few times and erase it and see what happens

A code P0440 could mean one or more of the following has happened: •The gas cap is not installed or working properly
•The purge solenoid has failed
•The canister is plugged and not working properly
Possible Solutions With a P0440 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times. Here are some things to try: •Remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the code, and drive for a day and see if the codes come back.
•Inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses
•Inspect for damaged or disconnected hoses around the Evap purge solenoid
•Check and/or replace the sensor
•Check and/or replace the purge valve
•Have a professional use a smoke machine to detect leaks

Rasmataz
Apr 11, 2011.
The light only flashed 1 out of the 4 times we turned the car on, when that happened the car was shaking really bad and I smelled and odor like rotten eggs, now the car doesn't shake anymore but the engine light in ON not flashing anymore.

Tiny
Juanp215
Apr 11, 2011.
Scan it again and let us know if its a P0420 which involves the snitcher and the scrubber in other words the oxygen sensor/s and the catalytic converter

Rasmataz
Apr 11, 2011.

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