1995 Dodge Neon Repair Question
Dodge Neon Battery Problem
Ignition switch, starter, poor connection at starter or ground, would be my suspicions.
Is there an easy way to determine whether its the ignition switch or starter?
With test equiptment yes. Will need help from another MOd on that one though.
Okay, I replaced both battery cables. Is there a test I can do on the ignition switch to see if its bad. I have a multimeter. Thanks for all your help.
Check your email.
Okay, I removed the old starter and had it tested. It was indeed bad. I put in the new one and the car started fine, however it runs for about 5 seconds and shuts off. I was told there was some sort of built in security system and I needed to clamp both battery cables together to drain the capacitor. Have you guys ever heard of this?
YES, as a matter of fact. If you don't there is a memory that will not allow a re-start.
PS: did you get the e-mail?
Yes , I did get the email. Thanks alot.
How long should I leave the cables clapped together?
5 minutes should be plenty......Disconnected from the battery of course!
I left it that way for over an hour and it still starts and run for a few seconds and then shuts off.