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Blinking engine light, cranks, I changed the cam pos sensor

Customer Question

Blinking engine light, cranks, I changed the cam pos sensor and the coil, but still no start
JA: Does the vehicle stall at low speeds? Does it sputter?
Customer: It did this suddenly. last night i started it it ran for 5 secs then went dead with these symptons.
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2005 neon 2.0 Sohc 4
JA: Are you fixing your Neon yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have replaced the coil module and the cam pos sensor.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing I can think of.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

So the engine cranks over but does not start?

Are there any codes in the computer?

Does it have spark while cranking?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I do not have a reader I am doing this by logic which isn't working.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It has a weak spark, I also swapped out the 40Amp ignition run relay and still no luck.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

Does it run on starting fluid?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It is fuel injected, but I did not try starting fluid.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
There is also a faint smell of Hydrocarbon after I try to start it.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The only thing I havn't tried is the crank Pos Sensor, but with the failures of the previous trys I don't think it will work. It just happened too suddenly.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Could be fuel related, I have no idea what to try next.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

Are you available to speak on the phone?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I can see that you are obviously leading me to make a $26.00 phone call. I want to spend money fixing the car not talking about it.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

Right. I understand. I will help you get the car fixed.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Sorry. I prefer that we continue this way.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

NO problem. But this will take much longer to get the results you desire

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I am unemployed, Retired, and have plenty of time.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

No problem. Lets begin. Your next step is to see if the engine runs on starting fluid. Let me know.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Forget it. I have none of the items here so there isn't any way I can continue. even by phone. Have a nice day.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 months ago.

You too

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