put new timing belt on and will not start?

Asked by May 08, 2014 at 12:20 AM about the 2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 dodge neon and the timing belt broke. I tore everything down and put a new
belt, water pump and tensioner on it. I got a head from wrecked 2000 neon and put it on.
First the battery was dead because it was down for quite a while. So after charging the
battery the car will not start. any suggestions?

1 Answer

1,445

since it was a JY head i would do a leakdown test to ensure there are no leaking or bent valves. i would also double check timing as well as cam sensor.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Timing belt 2 answers

    What can stop my timing belt from turning when I got to try and start my car the serpentine belt turns but the timing belt won't and the engine turns but won't fire

    2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1995 dodge neon timing 13 answers

    the 95 dodge neon broke the timing belt i replaced it and timing marks are good. On starting engine idles very rough and have to keep foot on gas to keep it running. Its a 2.0l 16 vavle engine. i was ...

    1995 Dodge Neon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Neon wont start - crank no start & new battery 6 answers

    Ok so we had a snow blizzard here in VA and the car set for about a week, now car wont start even with jump cables, the things that i did so far: 1 New battery (fully charged) 2 I do hear the fu...

    2005 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Timing belt 3 answers

    I have a 03 neon sxt and the TCM was going out and on my way home the timing belt smelled like it was smoking and cut off well now when I try to turn the car I've everything moves but the timing b...

    2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1987 dodge ram 50 with new belts and lined up right , but will not start 4 answers

    I have put new belts on my ram 50 with a 2.0 . All marks are lined like the book says so why want it start.

    Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Neon Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Neon Experts

#1 Justin Gilmore
Justin Gilmore
Reputation 1,210
#2 Matt Thibault
Matt Thibault
Reputation 890
#3 Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear
Reputation 790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
938 Great Deals out of 68,308 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
963 Great Deals out of 59,075 listings starting at $1,395
Used Honda Accord
1,082 Great Deals out of 76,813 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang
583 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Camaro
475 Great Deals out of 39,921 listings starting at $3,499
Used Toyota Corolla
1,079 Great Deals out of 64,183 listings starting at $1,595
Used Dodge Ram 1500
528 Great Deals out of 13,261 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW M3
77 Great Deals out of 2,091 listings starting at $4,795
Used Nissan Altima
1,068 Great Deals out of 82,299 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Stratus
1,098 listings starting at $1,399

Used Cars For Sale