I am having a problem with my 1996 Dodge Neon.
It starts really rough, and will suddenly die until it warms up. It seems like its not getting enough fuel to the engine. When driving I can barely get to 30mph. and if you put the pedal to the floor it just dies. The only way I can drive it right now is to lightly feather the gas pedal and slowly get up to speed.
Here is a little back story with my fuel pump.
I have had the fuel pump replaced 3 times by a local mechanic. The first pump was defective from the manufacturer and the mechanic had to change it right away before I picked up the car. After he
it the second time, I drove it for about 2 weeks and then it just died in a parking lot. Couldn't get it started at all. Banged on the gas tank and then she started right up. MY mechanic changed the fuel pump once again, (this is the third one!) and it
It has been about 1 month since my last visit to the mechanic. I recently ran right out of gas, (My instrument cluster works sometimes, and was lying to me about how much gas I had) and since then, I have been dealing with this extremely sluggish driving, almost like there is no gas going to the engine.
Could this be simply due to a clogged or dirty fuel filter?
Checking my trouble codes, I received a CODE 42:
Fuel pump relay control ckt, Auto shutdown relay control ckt, No ASD relay output voltage at PCM, Fuel level sending unit volts out of range.
and CODE 51:
Fuel system lean ( this code came up when I ran out of gas)
Its a 1996 Dodge neon SOHC, with a plastic gas tank.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. I know this car is on its way out, but aside from this fuel delivery problem she runs great, and I can't afford another one yet.
Thank you in advance