I posted once in another section but I don't know which one is right. I have a 96 dodge neon that will not start. We have jumped it and it still wont start. It turns over like it wants to start but won't turn all the way over. Someone suggested I put a heater on the motor and we did for a couple of hours and it would start for a few seconds but then cut off. Does anyone know what it could be?????
is it cold where you are? maybe they meant put a block heater in your engine, or if it has one... plug it in. maybe outa gas... i know stupid question but possible? if it's turning over get someone to test it for spark. cant help you much more unless i know more about the problem.
Cars not starting can be from a myriad of problems. The first thing I would do is try to determine if you are getting spark. If you are, see if you are getting fuel. Usually these are the 2 biggest problems. You may also have gotten some water in your gas that is now frozen.
my guess is that either your battery is just dead completely or that your alternator aint working...use a voltmeter and check to see if your alternator is chrging your battery...
Sounds like the IAC valve is sticking (it allows air into the intake during idle and controls cold idle speed). It costs about $50 and is fairly easy to replace. Although, you should have it tested before shelling out any cash.
it could be your O2 sensor