Originally Posted by lewisfromsells
Please HELP!! My Neon will turn over but will not start. There is plenty of fuel and it will turn over but won't catch. There is plenty of fuel coming out the rod on top of the engine when I open the valve. Everything else is working except it won't start. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
Hmm, from this description it would be very hard to say what is wrong because we really have limited information. What do you mean "There is plenty of fuel coming out the rod on top of the engine when I open the valve."?? The rod on top of the engine? I'm sorry, I am lost. The fuel injection rail with the pressure release valve that might look like a tire's air valve? What "valve" are you opening? Have you run a fuel pressure test? Have you determined your injectors are firing? Have you checked for fire on the ignition side of the equation? You either have a fuel or ignition problem and the causation for that might be underlying somewhere else.
With a mechanically correct and properly functioning engine (ie) no "hardware" issues, you need intake of fuel, compression of the fuel mixed with air (O2), ignition of it, and then exhausting of the byproducts. With all those things you'll be running. I am guessing you have compression and exhaust working, but you're missing or having an issue with either fuel delivery or ignition.
Have you scanned the PCM to see if there are any DTC's in the computer? Check all fuses as well, such as the PCM fuse and IOD I believe Chrysler uses. I don't think IOD can kill fuel or ignition circuits but just go over all the simple things first. Good luck. The more troubleshooting you can do and provide us with the feedback, the better we can assist.
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