I replaced the water pump on my 96 dodge neon sohc, and now it wont crank.

Asked by Dec 12, 2011 at 10:56 AM about the 1996 Dodge Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i replaced the water pump and the timing checks out. it ran good for about an hour. no overheating or jumping or nothing. the next morning i cranked it up and started down the road with it and it stalled and finally died.

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is it seized or does it just not start?

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had it happen to me as well. most likely a bent valve that got slowly worse once you drove it for that hour. you prolly did the same thing i did by accident and turned the cam sprocket slightly counter clockwise while trying to allign the timing. any reverse turning on that cam and it causes some big issues.

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