I am fairly mechanical. I took my kids 2000 Plymouth neon with a2.0 liter 4 cyl apart. I had a valve job done and put everything back together. All went well and I started it. It started right up and warmed up normally. As it was idling and about 15 minuted into the first start up I started accelerating it slightly. It died and will not start. It sounds as if it is backfiring thru the throttle body. It sounds to me like an older model GM product when it is 180 degress out of time but it ran so well for the first few minutes. Any ideas where to start. I have checked everything a second time and all is correct. I even removed the front motor mount and checked the placement of the crank and cam to make sure it was correct. I made certain I was on the compression stroke at TDC and then checked the timing marks on the cam sprocket. Im totally lost as to why this happened unless I am out of time some how. Thanks, Scott
have the same problem?
Friday, March 27th, 2009 AT 12:47 AM