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Dodge Stratus, Sedan
Feb 06, 2010 (12:12 pm)
Like an idiot, I sold my beloved MB 300TD and bought a 2000 Dodge Stratus from a friend who needed some quick money. I will unload this crummy car ASAP, but there are a couple of things I would like to fix beforehand, if possible.
Sometimes the horn blows for no reason. I can make it stop by unlocking the tilt wheel and moving the steering wheel up and down (hard!). I have just removed the fuse, so I have no horn. However, the dc charger outlet is on that same fuse, so I can't charge my cell phone and other stuff when I am driving.
The driver side and passenger side front electric windows are iffy. Sometimes they work perfectly, sometimes they will stop, then roll up or down next time I start it or if I drive for a long time. Sometimes not.
Any cheap fixes for either of these problems?? I do see that the windows are a fairly common problem with these cars.
#461 of 489 '99 Stratus Idling problems
Feb 12, 2010 (4:36 pm)
I have a 1999 Dodge Stratus w/100k miles, a 2.4L engine, and an automatic transmission. Whenever i put the vehicle in drive the engine idles rough and almost stalls; when i shift it back into park or neutral it still runs rough. The check engine light does not come on. any ideas?
My only car i really need some advice
#462 of 489 Vehicles starts but won't stay running!!
Feb 14, 2010 (1:21 pm)
Have a Dodge Stratus 2006. Bought it used.
Have had it for 6 months. Just recently just started having this problem. Dummy me was trying to start it with a copy key which did not have the transmitter. It would start and shut right off after 3 to 5 seconds!!! It was very frustrating.
After looking through various forums, I got the codes from the computer which gave me the code of P0513 which means that a key without the theft security chip was used to try to start the vehicle. Bingo!! Tried the original key and no problem running the vehicle. Thankyou Lord God.
Just wanted to relay this to everyone.
#463 of 489 Re: 2004 Stratus Will Not Start [jan125]
Feb 14, 2010 (3:23 pm)
Please tell me what parts you had to replace, I am desperate here $1,000 and no money left. Thank You so much
#464 of 489 Re: 1999 Dodge Stratus continues to blow fuses? [itisme1]
Mar 15, 2010 (12:28 pm)
My 1999 Dodge Stratus did the same thing a few months ago.
It was the starter. Once I replaced the starter it fixed that particular problem with the car.
#465 of 489 Re: 2004 dodge stratus horn......beware [sigmaman]
Mar 22, 2010 (7:57 pm)
hey sigmaman, my '04 horn did the same thing while driving in a heavy rain. finally i just hit the horn for 20 or so seconds and that blew the water out of it. try that if u still have the old horn still on your car!
#466 of 489 Noisy blower (2,3 & 4) 2001 Stratus ES
Apr 04, 2010 (1:01 pm)
The blower, both in heating and A/C modes works BUT is
quiet in 1 and increasingly noisy in 2, 3 and 4.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#467 of 489 Re: Ignition [scientec]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:56 pm)
have u tried turning the steering wheel?
#468 of 489 Re: '99 Stratus Idling problems [jshirey]
Apr 25, 2010 (10:08 pm)
Some ideas could be the O2 sensor if its bad the engine could burn to rich (to much fuel can make the pistons float) or lean (not enough fuel and kill the engine) Another idea is head gasket issues, if oil or radiator fluid is leaking the engine will run rough eventually die. Head Gasket kits cost about $120 and labor can exceed $1000. Try using engine sealant additives, synthetic oil better fuel and spak plugs.
I have a 2000 thats leaking small amounts of oil but i discovered it pretty soon and have been able to keep it under control. To anyone else who has this car beware the engine, sensor module on the tranny, and timing belts.
#469 of 489 Re: blown fuses [nanner1]
May 22, 2010 (2:18 pm)
Not sure if you are having problem now but Flue pump and Starter run through that fuse .Starter may be problem