1999 Dodge Neon

Tiny
KEVINSITO1
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  • 1999 DODGE NEON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 98,000 MILES
My neon wont start all that works in the position the key is in the engine should be running but everything works besides the engine. It wont even try to turn over.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 8:48 PM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Does it make a clicking noise when turning key?
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 11:04 PM
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CARADIODOC
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If there's no click from the starter relay and no clunk from the starter solenoid, try bypassing the starter relay. Remove the relay cover, then re-install it and squeeze the contacts. If it cranks, suspect a cracked cam on the end of the lock cylinder. A repair kit is available for this common problem.

Another way to bypass the relay is to remove it and jump between the two terminals. Disregard the two parallel terminals on each side. Of the three in the center, the middle one is not used. Use a piece of wire or a paper clip to jump between the two terminals that form the letter "T".

If there is a single loud clunk, suspect worn solenoid contacts.

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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 6:54 AM
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KEVINSITO1
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When I try to start it the only thing I hear is the fuel injection kicking in. I am wondering if it is the starter. I can start it by popping the clutch in but thats the only way. I also have a Compustar aftermarket security system that might of put it in (Anti-jacking mode). This mode will only allow the accessories to work not the engine even with the key in it. But still I think I should replace the starter. The solenoid looked fine, but it might be the starter itsself. If it runs normal by popping the clutch, maybe it is the starter?
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 8:29 AM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Did you do anything in my previous post? Be sure it's out of gear when you bypass the relay.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 11:02 AM

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