95 Neon stalled and will NOT start again. Please HELP!

Tiny
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Hello, I have a question already on here in regards to my 1995 Plymouth Neon Hi-Line. It is a 2.0 Liter SOHC with approx. 165,000 KM (not sure what that is in miles). Yesterday it was making a wierd clicking noise from the engine compartment on the passenger side. It ran good for close to half an hour and then while in heay traffic durring morning rush hour it stalled out. I tried to start it again but it wont go. I get the occasional "SPUTTERING" like it wants to fire up but then nothing. I believe the problem is the fuel pump. Usually before this happened if you turned the key half way you could hear the fuel pump kick in. Now when you do it you dont hear anything.

My question now is. What can cause a "Fuel System Failure"? Example. Fuses, Sensors, etc. Or is it JUST the pump? Please help. I need this car very badly!

Thank You. :-)
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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 AT 2:10 PM

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Tiny
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A loss of power to the pump will cause to not run, such as wiring or a fuse for example. Typically it is the pump. I would recommend having a shop troubleshoot it to verify.
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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
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Thank You for the reply. I actually had someone come take a look at the car yesterday. He is not a Mechanic but knows some stuff. The car IS getting fuel and LOTS of it! It is not getting any SPARK! Can you tell me perhaps what would restrict the car from SPARKING? It seems to have something to do with the Distributer block that sits on top of the valve cover and leads to the plugs. We did a simple test and found no ARCHING.

If you have any ideas please let me know.

Thank You.

I will make a donation as soon as possible. Money is kinda tight due to this situation with the car.
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 AT 9:04 AM
Tiny
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Well if your getting good fuel, the asd relay is okay as it support both fuel and spark functions. IF it was the "black box" (ignition coil) where the wires go to, it would somewhat want to start as there are 2 coils there. Each one controls two cylinders. So if you checked one cylinder, you will need to check one that coresponds to the other coil's cylinder. One coil supports the 1 & 4, and the othe is for the 2 & 3 cylinders. Becareful with testing this system as you can hurt yourself with the volatage it puts out.

If all 4 cylinders are sparking, I would be suspicious of the camshaft position sensor and/or the crankshft position sensor.
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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I would guess a timing belt with tensioner job would run around $500. I don't know that I would call it a do-it yourself kinda job.


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Friday, May 4th, 2007 AT 10:22 PM

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