1995 Plymouth Neon

neon

#1

Wife was driving her car and went around a corner when out of the blue it died. Unable to re-start. I’ve replaced plugs, wires, coil pack and still no response. I’m not a mechanic and don’t know where any of the sensors are located. I tried doing the self-diagnostics test but now none of the dash lights come on. Car cranks just fine. I’ve heard that it may be sensors, it could be the safety switch. It’s a 95 Plymouth Neon Sport, 2.0 SOHC Five Speed manual.


#2

No point throwing parts without knowing what is wrong. Is the timing belt intact? Do you have fuel pressure, do you have spark?


#3

If none of the dashboard warning lights (oil, battery, etc) are coming on I would suspect a blown fuse, blown fusible link, or a failed ignition switch. (electrical part)
That’s theorizing because I have not bothered to dredge up a wiring schematic for this car.

When it comes to electrical problems like this, I always suggest checking every single fuse and fusible link with a test light or VOM even if certain fuses are known to have nothing at all to do with the problem.


#4

Let Me Guess. You’re Not The Car’s Original Owner ?

Just as a starting point, I’d call a Chrysler / Dodge dealer and have them check your VIN (vehicle identification number) for “open” recalls. Neon vehicles built during the first half of the 95 model-year run were RECALLED for PCM (powertrain control module) failures that caused several malfunctions, including engine die-out, no-start, and check engine light coming on.

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