2005 Dodge Neon not starting properly

Tiny
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  • 2005 DODGE NEON
Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Dodge Neon Front Wheel Drive Automatic 104000 miles

I have a 2005 Dodge Neon. Shortly after I got it almost 2 years ago when it started warming up outside the car didn't seem like it wanted to start. I thought maybe the car was vaporing locking. When the weather really cold or really hot seem to be when I have the most trouble starting it. Most of the time though I need to give it gas when starting it and I shouldn't have to give it any. I replaced a sensor in it plus recently I put in new spark plugs. Trying to figure out what else it could be before putting hundreds in to it.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 9:17 AM

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Tiny
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We need to verify if we are missing fuel or spark.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 11:13 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_an_ignition_system.htm
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 11:15 AM
Tiny
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I'm pretty sure there's spark. When the car is running it's not missing!
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 11:19 AM
Tiny
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When its running is there a check engine light on?
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 11:48 AM
Tiny
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No, there isn't any light on.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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Check one or two of the plugs and see if they have a heavy fuel smell
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 12:13 PM

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