Mechanics

START UP PROBLEMS

2004 Dodge Neon • 80,000 miles

I've recently been having problems getting my car to start. The engine turns, but won't start all the way up. I took it to the shop and they claim it was the pc valve which they replaced with a new one. However, it's been acting up again. I've changed the spark plugs, wire set, and the core pack. I have noticed when I take the pc valve off, so the engine get breath in fresh air for a minute or two, put it back on, the car seems to start right up for a couple of days and then repeats itself. I'm not understanding this. Any suggestions?

Benjamin
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Bk36
October 1, 2012.



I don't see how the PCV could be related to non starting. When engine could not be started, you need to find out what is missing. The link below explains what to look for.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Is the Malfunction Indicator Light showing and was there any trouble codes?


KHLow2008
Oct 1, 2012.