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Dodge Stratus Engine Problems



  • actually the will start only if i spray starting fluid into the air intake, but right after i stop spraying, the car will stall. anymore ideas?
  • actually the car will start only if i spray starting fluid into the air intake, but right after i stop spraying, the car will stall. anymore ideas?
  • If that's the case then I would lean toward the fuel pump. My son's quit like about a week after I replaced the crank sensor. It didn't give any warning of it going. When I pressed on the valve in the fuel rail it had no pressure which further showed the fuel pump being bad.
  • I have a 2005 Dodge Stratus. Not sure if you knew this but there is another way of checking codes. Turn ignition on and off 2 times then to the on position. (Put key in ignition, turn to on position without bumping the engine then off, then on then off then on (quickly). Look at your odometer and it will read off codes from the computer then it will say "done" after it has ran through the codes. Hope this helps.
  • Do you know how to check for codes on your vehicle without taking it anywhere?
  • Do you know how to check for codes on your vehicle without hooking your vehicle up to a code reader?
  • cissecisse Posts: 1
    My 96 dodge stratus engine has a motor oil leak any time I turn off the engine & park.I have to put 1 bottles of oil in the engine every day.Also the all antifreeze is oil in the raditor,Please help me about this problem,thank you.
  • From an off position turn the key on three times with out hitting the starter motor and wait. Where the mileage is displayed you will see the code numbers displayed followed by the word done. Good luck :lemon:
  • trace2trace2 Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 stratus that will start and drive but once turned off, it will not re-start unless it sits for a couple of hours. I have changed spark plugs, air filter and new battery. runs alot better but still will not re-start. any ideas?
  • ncmichncmich Posts: 3
    My Stratus runs rough and gives the code for random, multiple misfires. I replaced the plugs, wires, cap and rotor but the problem persists. I was told to check the connection for the coil, which I did and it looks pristine at the distributor, are there any other connectors I should inspect? Any other ideas?
  • ncmichncmich Posts: 3
    edited March 2010
    additional information:

    I checked the resistances on the primary and secondary contacts and the values were what the spec called for.

    There is 12 volts at the harness going to the distributor.
  • davyx38davyx38 Posts: 2
    Sounds like the head gasket is going bad, does the engine sound very rough when driving? The head gasket kit cost roughly $120 and labor can exceed $1000. Mines a 2000 and is leaking small amounts of oil. This engine is very prone to various leaks. Honeslty unless you know for a fact that everything else on the car is in working condition i would get rid of it

    My advice to anyone else is to use synthetic oil and engine sealant additives. Also the transmission sensor is known to go bad on this car.
  • automan62automan62 Posts: 2
    Yes you put key in the ignition turn key to on (when Dash lights come on ) then back one notch to off then on ,off and on and stop there and code should show on dash where Odometer is (like P0305 )
  • unlucky5unlucky5 Posts: 1
    My stratus turns over but wont start. the odometer reads 250000 miles but we aren't sure if its the original or not. In the past year (since i got the car) we have put over $1500 worth of work into it. I know it needs a new computer and a valve cover gasket (is that right? or is valve gasket cover?), but don't know if either of those would keep it from starting. Everything turns on, the displays, lights, radio, etc. When I turn the key it just cranks and cranks... any ideas?
  • sufdudesufdude Posts: 1
    if the car is in park and i rev the motor at 3 grand it cuts out now if i put it in drive it will not cut out till its in 3ed gear is this the injector or a filter
  • crash34crash34 Posts: 1
    I have a 1997 Stratus with a 2.4 DOHC that won't run after it rains outside. I have recently had to replace the fuel filter, ignition coil and fuel pressure sensor. REALLY need some help on this one....
  • Did you get this problem sorted out? I am having the same problem.
  • 4 cylinder automatic SOHC stratus has a horrible idle problem. I read something about an idle air control valve & carbon build up...& cleaning it out my car should idle normal again. I'm not sure if its more severe than that because my car idles at 500 rpm, & constantly acts like its stuck between! :mad:
  • sunny46sunny46 Posts: 6
    edited December 2011
    both fans work when it hits secondary temp the gauge is 3/4 way up before both fans kick on arnt they supposed to come on primary then secondary3.0
  • i have a 1999 dodge stratus 2.5 v6, and it has over 200k mi on it. i spun a bearing the other day so i am getting a new engine. my questin is, how does the engine come out? through the top? or the bottom?
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