Why won't car idle?


Asked by May 21, 2013 at 03:00 PM about the 1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Dodge Neon 1997 SOHC. Put new water pump on, new timing belt. I have
checked timing several times. Put new spark plugs on and a new battery. Also checked
cam sensor. It will run as long as you hold down the gas pedal but will not idle. Why will it
not idle?

3 Answers


Honestly I would check the throttle position sensor.

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Erik Buendia

yes check the TPS

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Brad Mooren

Had a similar problem with sputtering and staling I replacer the valve cover gasket and spark plug gaskets fifteen minute job and only costs twenty bucks fixed er for me

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