My Neon doesn't want to start after it is warmed up sometimes. It is like
it isn't getting any fuel. It only has 25,000 miles on it. I have
dissconnected the fuel line a couple of times to see it it was getting any
fuel to the injectors and it seems like there is not much presure in the
line. When I dissconect the line and turn on the car so the fuel pump runs
and let it fluss out a cup or so of gas and hook it back up it starts fine.
Untill the next time,and you never know when it is going to start once it
is warmed up.
I'll take a whack at it and say there's moisture in the lines. I'm purely
guessing here, but I think that water separates from gas when the car is
sitting, and when things get moving the problems start. My old base model
Daytona used to do that until I put some water remover in the gas tank. The
problem stopped after that. Of course, the car had many miles at that point
and snake oil didn't look so bad. I'd think hard about adding anything to
the oil or gas (or coolant) before doing it.
Second gas would be shite gas. It happens.
2003 Neon SXT Auto
2004 Neon SXT Stick
Sorry guys when I did the post for the Neon earlier I forgot to mention the
engine light has been on at the same time it won't start. The light goes on
sometimes and stays on for several days then it will go out.
It almost seems like a bad fuel filter or fuel presure regulater. It's my
undertanding that it is a combined unit mounted in the fuel tank.
Since you didn't mention an engine lite being on What you may have is the
fuel draining back to the tank, You have 3 seconds to start the engine until
the shut down relay shuts the fuel and spark off until you turn off the key
and retry it. If there is no fuel in the lines at the time you try to start
it, it wont start until you do it a few times. Now if it starts up good cold
that wouldn't be your problem. It could be an out of calibration coolant
My opinion only
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