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Dodge Stratus, Engine, Sedan
#2 of 69 rattling in engine
May 04, 2007 (12:52 pm)
i have a 2002 stratus SE and about a month ago something in the engine starting rattling when i accelerate up to about 45-50 mph. it ran out of oil around december but the rattling just started. does anyone know what the problem may be? took to the dodge dealership and various other shops no one seems to know what the problem is. they said it's not the lifters, not carbon build up(had that done), it's not running hot or smoking either!!! Please HELP
Jul 10, 2007 (9:01 am)
i have the same problem in my stratus 2000 but doesn't do anything.
the sound start at 45mph and stay for a while then stoped
#4 of 69 2000 Dodge Stratus SE
Jul 17, 2007 (1:24 pm)
My 2000 Dodge Stratus tries to overheat while I'm at a stop. It only does this at Idle. Does anyone know what this could possibly be. I'm not good with cars so I just need some help. Thanks.
#5 of 69 Re: 2000 Dodge Stratus SE [ijo417]
Jul 18, 2007 (5:12 am)
it could be a number of things. try getting the hose, radiator, clamps and thermostat checked. doesn't sound too major though.
#6 of 69 Re: 2000 Dodge Stratus SE [ijo417]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:14 pm)
my 98 does the exact same thing i bought it new, and can say this. i have, as you do, both low speed and high speed radiator fans.i have been able to determine that for some reason, when the high speed fan kicks on, something is shutting the low speed fan off. this reduces the flow of air to cool the radiator at idle. the car needs both fans at certain times to properly cool the radiator.i have changed both fan relays. no help. paid 65.00 for a diagnosis at the dealership, no help. i dont know what else to do. maybe with this info you could get some help. if so let me know thanks
#7 of 69 2000 Stratus RPM Fluctuation
Aug 08, 2007 (10:33 am)
I have a 2000 Stratus. Recently, I would notice that when driving at speeds around 60MPH (open highway driving) the engine would feel different. What happens is that all of a sudden, the engine RPMs jumped a couple hundred. It feels as if something turns off and on (pump, etc.). There is no hard jolt or change in gears but that small tug of the RPM changing slightly and the slight change in torque.
Is it something of major concern? What can possibly be going on?
#8 of 69 Replacing engine
Sep 21, 2007 (4:22 pm)
I have a 98 Stratus that the timing belt broke while I was going 65 mph. I've been told that with over 190000 miles on it I'd be better off replacing the engine. How do I get it out?
#9 of 69 wont turn over
Sep 24, 2007 (4:57 am)
my lights bells fan work battery ok but when you turn the key on not a sound
#10 of 69 blown ignition/fuel/starter fuse
Jan 03, 2008 (6:37 pm)
Has anyone ever figured out for sure why we all keep blowing this fuse when we try to start our cars? I've searched many forums and all I ever see is "It might be...".
With it being such a common problem someone must have a definate answer by now. Please help if you can
#11 of 69 Re: rattling when accelerating [mbt3]
Jan 06, 2008 (6:46 pm)
I also have a dodge stratus, I about went crazy trying to fix it. I then found out that my car was a recall. You might want to check that out.