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Old 12-22-2007, 05:25 PM
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Ok, so I'm posting for my brother who has a 98 neon 2.0 SOHC. Well a couple of days ago he was driving when his car suddenly died. Now it just cranks and wont start. He says that there wasnt any unusual things going on before it died.

I checked the valve on the fuel rail to see if there was fuel pressure when the key was in the on position. Only a little bit of fuel sprayed out is this normal? or shoud there be a lot more.

I'm not used to working on piston engine yeah, yeah, yeah flame me if you want.( I was learned on the rotary) Just please... any info/help would greatly be apprecitated.
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:42 PM
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I did run the error codes and I got:

12
35
55

what exactly is a PCM?

PCM
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:15 PM
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35 is Radiator fan control relay circuit problem.


When i took of my fuel hose while it was running i got alot of gas out.
Did you check for spark? If you think its the fuel pump try hitting the tank a few times then starting it.
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PCM is the cumputer isnt it? oh yea 12 and 55 are nothing by the way. Dont forget you need 3 things for you car to run gas, timed spark, and compression.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:33 AM
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pcm is the computer. Most other cars call it the ecu
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:33 AM
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Ok, so I'm posting for my brother who has a 98 neon 2.0 SOHC. Well a couple of days ago he was driving when his car suddenly died. Now it just cranks and wont start. He says that there wasnt any unusual things going on before it died.

I checked the valve on the fuel rail to see if there was fuel pressure when the key was in the on position. Only a little bit of fuel sprayed out is this normal? or shoud there be a lot more.

I'm not used to working on piston engine yeah, yeah, yeah flame me if you want.( I was learned on the rotary) Just please... any info/help would greatly be apprecitated.
Just because gas came out doesnt mean that it's the correct pressure(approx 49psi). First thing i would do is check the pressure with a guage. Then after you know fuel is goodcheck the spark with a spark tester.

this one is similar to the one i have
http://www.amazon.com/Thexton-404-Ad...938&sr=8-1

this site has a video at the bottom with some good info. i've never tryed the coil tester thow
http://www.surespark.com/
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:43 AM
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i had the same problem check ur fuses and when u turn the key make sure u here the fuel pump
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to check the fuel pressure and the spark. Do they sell spark testers at autozone,napa etc.?
I did check the fuses and the Rad/fan fuse is blown. everything else looks fine. It's just the location of the car and me, I live about 200 miles away from it but I'll check it this weekend. Once again thanks guys.
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Do they sell spark testers at autozone,napa etc.?
yes, i got my adjustable onefrom autozone$5
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:24 AM
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have you checked the cam or crank sensor? also the ignition coil goes bad on these also.... any 1 of these or multiple 1s of these issues could be whats wrong... all of them are fairly easy to get to and replace

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