1996 neon-replaced engine with a 1999 2.0L SOHC engine-code 0300

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Asked by Oct 22, 2011 at 08:40 PM about the 1996 Dodge Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1996 neon- installed a 1999 2.0L SOHC used engine to replace same engine. spark plug and wires- cam sensor-thermostate-timing belt -replaced --injectors cleaned-all engine limits OK....P-0300 code displayed-able to reset light but after 30-40 miles light come back on.Engine runs fine--I have not changed the ECM because before engine was changed there was no trouble with the check engine light..no other codes displayed....any one out there with any ideas?...also 7 sensors -5 ready at code reset....2 not ready....check engine light out (for 40 or so miles)..in this configeration ..will this pass an emission test?

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i'd trace your egr and vaccum lines. the egr is prolly not working correctly or you have a pinched/unhooked line somewhere.

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Thank you dirty boy....do you or anyone out there know if at check engine light reset with 5 of the 7 sensors showing ready and the other 2 showing waiting will this car pass a standard emmissions check in this configuration? I live in Georgia...

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hey check out http://forums.neons.org/ they will have an answer for you.

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we pay 35 bucks for an e-test here. if its cheap there as well, just take a chance and try it. typical e test tricks that apparently work are, higher octane fuel, bring it in hot, new plugs and wires fresh that day etc etc. i'd say just try and go from there.

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Ok...on this subject...it turns out that the plroblem with the check engine light was the crank sensor....even though the engine was running well ...the crank sensor was causing a 0300 code.... after a while the engine would not run...it would just shut off...it was than the it was throwing out crank sensor codes...changed it and no more trouble.

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