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Tiny
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the ride: 1996 dodge neon, SOHC, automatic

the problem: parked for three minutes, wouldnt start. Starter clicks, but wont turn. Key turned to accesory, and it takes several minutes to power up (bell dings, idiot lights come on, etc.). Strange high-pitch buzzing sound coming from ECM.

So far weve replaced battery, alternator, starter, starter relay, starter solenoid, & ECM (with used unit). All have been bench tested. Battery cables were ohmed out w/a multimeter. Still no progress.

WTF is wrong with this thing? PLEASE HELP!

( yeah yeah, its a dodge. Bla bla bla : D)
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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 AT 7:31 PM

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Tiny
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Hmmmmm! Lets try the ignition switch and fuel pressure check.

I like your linguistic abilities I hope you can understand everything I'm about to throw at you for possible causes. Comprende amigo.
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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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If the ignition switch was bad, why would the starter 'click' once after turning the key forward?

As for fuel pressure check. The fuel pump never came on. And if its a dead pump, wouldnt the motor still turn over?

Yes, I comprende amigo. Lemme have all ya got
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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 AT 9:05 PM
Tiny
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1. When the starter control circuit at the switch goes bye-bye-it can click or nothing at all that's one thing people overlook. Starter relay-dunno, connections?

Dead pump or whatever has nothing to do with turning over the engine-that's the job of the battery and starter

Doing an ohm out check is the wrong way try the voltage drop test on each cable

****** Answer this -does the engine turn over or it turns over and refuses to start.

ECM high pitch buzzing this concerns me-you need to check this out thoroughly something don't jive.

ECM is the main brain on the engine management system

This one is very interesting-the fuel pump never came on -investigate why it won't come On.

We still got a long way to go Amigo
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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 AT 2:15 AM
Tiny
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1. When the starter control circuit at the switch goes bye-bye-it can click or nothing at all that's one thing people overlook. Starter relay-dunno, connections?

Dead pump or whatever has nothing to do with turning over the engine-that's the job of the battery and starter

Doing an ohm out check is the wrong way try the voltage drop test on each cable

****** Answer this -does the engine turn over or it turns over and refuses to start.

ECM high pitch buzzing this concerns me-you need to check this out thoroughly something don't jive.

ECM is the main brain on the engine management system

This one is very interesting-the fuel pump never came on -investigate why it won't come On.

We still got a long way to go Amigo
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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 AT 2:15 AM
Tiny
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the latest - checked all the ground wires in the engine. Used negative side of jumper cables to ground block to frame incase there was a loose ground someplace.

Sent it to the dealer w/a brand new battery. Dealer pulls battery out, connects cables to a jumper box(which we already tried), car fires right up. Dealer puts mopar battery in it, and it runs fine now. But the check engine light is on when it wasnt before.

*shrugs shoulders*
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Thursday, April 5th, 2007 AT 8:11 AM

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