Car Starting Problems
1995-1999 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Does the 98 neon have a auto shut down if water pump fails car made a squeal then antifreeze showed car will not start back up timing belt is not broken or off whats wrong thanks?

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12/28/2006

When the bearings seize on a water pump it is not possible for the engine to turn it so it will not start, replace the water pump and everything should be fine. Dont try run without it or remove the belt so you can limp it home as you will cause severe damage to the engine from overheating.