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AC doesn’t work – Dodge Neon

Dodge Neon no AC If you own a Dodge Neon and your A/C doesn’t work unless you apply the brakes, here’s what’s going on. A wiring harness runs near the transmission and frame rail. The harness can rub through and short out fuse #7. When you apply the brakes, voltage feeds backwards through the brake/transmission shift interlock solenoid to the A/C cycling switch. Repair the shorted wiring harness and replace the fuse and you’ll be back in the cool breeze of your A/C © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

Dodge Neon no crank no start

Dodge Neon no crank no start Dodge Neon no crank no start, starter won’t crank, no power at starter Many Dodge Neon owners complain of a no crank or cranks but won’t start condition. Shops have found several possibilities for these problems. I’ll list them, but first you should understand how the system works. Power flows from the Power Distribution Center on Fuse 9 through connector 103 to the Ignition switch. From there the power flows to the control side of the engine starter motor relay. When you turn the … Read More

AC stops cooling Dodge Neon

AC stops cooling after some time Dodge Neon If you have a problem where the AC stops cooling after some time Dodge Neon, read this post. The low pressure switch controls whether the A/C clutch engages or not and it should be a simple yes/no situation. If your A/C cuts in and out, or A/C shuts off, either the pressure in the system is correct or it isn’t. But in some cases, an internal fault with the switch itself may turn a simple problem into one that drives you crazy. … Read More

P0340 Dodge Neon

P0340 Dodge Neon Shops are reporting that customers have replaced a camshaft position sensor (CPS) due to a P0340 Dodge Neon. Upon replacement, the code reappears. In most cases, the customer has installed an aftermarket sensor. When replaced with a factory sensor and the codes are cleared, mechanics report that the problem trouble code does not return. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

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