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#401 of 490 Re: 2005 Dodge Stratus 2.4L [99strat]
Apr 02, 2008 (8:27 am)
Msg 399, cont'd...Auto electrician said "stopped looking after 1 hr. and $1,500 repairs...blah blah blah." Looked around, hated my options, went for second opinion. Pep Boys changed the battery and so far running great. CHECK ENGINE light is on so I looked under the hood to make sure it was still there. Yep...purring like a kitty. Ain't in a hurry to turn that light off...mileage jumped 10% ever since it came on. Will get back if battery turns out to be a bandage - not a solution.
#402 of 490 Re: I can't figure it out [astudivant]
Apr 14, 2008 (6:17 pm)
i'm havin da same problem how did u fix it?
#403 of 490 Re: I can't figure it out [astudivant]
Apr 14, 2008 (6:26 pm)
i'm havin the same problem how did u fix it
Apr 17, 2008 (6:54 pm)
I have a 2006 Stratus Sedan. Bought it used and dealer only had one key for it. Made spares. Several times car wouldn't turn over at all. Dealer had it twice to go through it and came up with nothing. Realized it must be the spare key. Each time it wouldn't start, we were using the spare key. Does this car require a special key for a spare? LIke the original fob? If so, what do they run in price? I hate having only one key. Thanks.
#405 of 490 2001 Stratus SE 2.4L DOHC
Jun 10, 2008 (6:32 am)
The engine feels like it's under a heavy load when driving at any speed and fuel mileage is really bad. It is worse later in the day(warmer) and it seems to be associated with the a/c cycling. Occasionally the a/c will just quit cooling. With the a/c switched off I feel a slight surging(I feel this is a different issue), but the loaded condition goes away. Any advice would be great.
Jun 10, 2008 (1:18 pm)
same thing just recently during our recent northeast heat wave. well gas milage has been a problem for awhile but didn't give it much thought until plus $3.50 a gallon.
#407 of 490 Re: 2001 Stratus SE 2.4L DOHC [tellmeboutit]
Jun 10, 2008 (2:02 pm)
You may want to check your speed sensors on your transmission. There are two and not very expensive. Symptoms would be as if the car is stuck in gear and won't shift (automatic trans) and you'll note that the tach or engine speed is high. don't drive the car any distance or speed in this condition as the trans may be damaged.
I'm not a pro mechanic but I own and work on my cars one being a Stratus.
If your A/C is cycling it may indicate it may need a charge. Possible leak.
Hope this helps you, good luck.
#408 of 490 High fuel consumption
Jun 10, 2008 (2:05 pm)
Opinions to the cause? No fault codes, no check engine light, plugs (all) look good Suspect failing O2 sensor along with a old cat going south. 1998 Stratus with >100K on it.
#409 of 490 Stratus Door alarm
Jun 10, 2008 (2:06 pm)
Anyone have a problem with the door light switch acting like it's loose and have that annoying door alarm with the door locks opening and closing? Factory recall?
#410 of 490 2000 Stratus
Jun 11, 2008 (8:24 am)
Went to work last night parked car smoke started coming out hood. Water fine oil fine runs fine not missing or anything, opened hood smoke was coming from a box that the spark plugs go into. Don't have money to just take to a shop can fix myself if possible, how do i figure out what that box is and how to fix whats wrong. Thanks