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Pearl. I was in a minor front end accident with my 03 Dodge

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Hi Pearl. I was in a minor front end accident with my 03 Dodge Neon. Immediately upon impact, the engine stopped. I haven't been able to get it started since then. There are no sounds that indicate the fuel pump is working, and the starter is not turning when the key is turned. The cluster, radio, windshield wipers and even the ac come on when I click the key in the first position but nothing else happens when I try to start the car. The red SKIM system light illuminates when I try to start the car, but I'm using the same key that I have been using for years. The only thing that has changed is that I rear ended someone.
JA: Many things can cause trouble with the A/C. Some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Switching around relays and checking fuses.
JA: Is there anything else the Dodge Mechanic should be aware of about your Dodge?
Customer: No
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Dodge Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
Hi Pearl my name is ***** ***** I will try to help you
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes, I'm here
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
Unfortunately on these cars under the front radiator support they run all the wires for the engine control module. Its very common that they get damaged in a front impact.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What do you recommend?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
I would recommend takin it to a mechanic and having him repair the wires.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
make sure you get an estimate first there is no fixed price for this
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
some may repair the wires others may change the harness
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is there anything else I can try before taking it in for service?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
Unfortunately no. Ive seen this happen many times. Unless you are handy yourself and can repair wires.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, thank you very much.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 7 months ago.
TY and please rate me so I can get paid for my time

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