Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 139000 miles
Have owned this car for about 8 years, has been very reliable. Started leaking antifreeze on driveway and found waterpump leaking. Replaced waterpump and timing belt. Set timing per manual and rotated motor 10-12 times by hand to verify timing marks before installing timing belt cover, etc. Engine will crank but will not start; the following items are what I have checked:
Compression test, all cylinders between 152-160 psi
Fuel Pressure Test, 45-52 psi
Getting spark at all plugs (removed plugs and grounded)
These are the items that have been replaced to try to solve the no-start:
New coil, new plugs, new plug wires, new crank position sensor. (Items were 8 yrs old)
Have scanned ECM and showing no error codes.
Have electrically disconnected fuel injectors and tried starting fluid at throttle body, no-start. Engine will not try to fire at all, no back-fire, stutter, etc. Acts like the spark is not getting to cylinder at correct time. I can pull spark plug after attempt to start and find plug wet with fuel, this was reason for using starting fluid to make sure injectors were not flooding engine.
Any suggestions or ideas?
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 26th, 2008 AT 7:29 PM