Cranks but wont start

10

Asked by Aug 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM about the 2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I installed a new radiator in my wife's car and now it wont start. She drove it to the place I did the repair and it started and ran good. I removed the air cleaner box and ECM that is mounted to the left core support to access the radiator but I didn't disconnect any of the wiring except the battery to keep from shorting anything out. I reassembled the new radiator, checked everything over connected the battery and filled the cooling system. When I went to start it, I couldn't get it to start. I can hear the fuel pump come on then off. Very confused any help please?

4 Answers

69,315

Check that the ECM is securely mounted and grounded. The ECM is probably grounded to the chassis by the outer metal shell. Sounds like when you moved the ECM a bad ground connection was created. HTH. -Jim

10

Thank you, I will remove the ECM and clean the mating surfaces on both sides. It sounds reasonable and I hope you are right. Thank you Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
69,315

You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

So this happened to me also expect I was able to drive it but it over heated and instantly shut down. it will crank but not start. I should say the radiator was replaced before I bought the car.

Your Answer

Neon

Looking for a Used Neon in your area?

CarGurus has 628 nationwide Neon listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Dodge Neon Experts

  • #1
    Justin Gilmore
    Reputation
    1,350
  • #2
    Matt Thibault
    Reputation
    960
  • #3
    Scott Goodyear
    Reputation
    850
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Neon SRT-4
31 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
834 Great Deals out of 78,398 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
759 Great Deals out of 42,755 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus
756 Great Deals out of 53,619 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Camaro
422 Great Deals out of 31,785 listings starting at $2,395
Used Nissan 350Z
59 Great Deals out of 1,201 listings starting at $3,917
Used Honda Accord
1,019 Great Deals out of 62,741 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen Jetta
582 Great Deals out of 42,035 listings starting at $700
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
27 Great Deals out of 1,275 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Corolla
929 Great Deals out of 66,116 listings starting at $1,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.