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Dodge Stratus, Engine, Sedan
#16 of 69 Wild accelerration
Mar 10, 2008 (8:20 pm)
My 1998 dodge stratus 4cyl car has been accelerating with out the gas pedal being pushed down. I tested the cruise control first to make sure that wasnt it. I disconnected the cruise vacuum hose, but it still did the same thing. It is very interesting. I will be driving with no problems until after a stop sometimes it will accelerate by itself. The pedal pulls away from my foot just like cruise control but only lasts for approx 3-5secs. It has started getting longer and today it started as soon as i put my car into drive. THANK GOODNESS FOR GOOD BRAKES!!! Does anyone have any info that could help me diagnose why my car is trying to drive itself?
#17 of 69 Re: 2000 Dodge Stratus SE [ijo417]
Mar 26, 2008 (8:04 pm)
Might wanna make sure the auxiliary fan is working. I had this prob in my 99 Stratus. If the aux fan goes, BOTH fans have to be replaced on the 99.
#18 of 69 Re: Replacing engine [barlaurs2]
Mar 26, 2008 (8:15 pm)
My 99 has over 266k miles. If your engine and transmission are running fine, there's no need to pull them.
#19 of 69 2002 Stratus Help
Mar 28, 2008 (4:28 am)
I've got a 2002 Stratus 2.4 DOHC, When the cam sensor is plugged in it will not get any fire. If I unplug it car will start but runs terrible. I have replaced the Cam Shaft Sensor, The Magnetic pick-up on the cam. The Crank Shaft Sensor, The Coil Pack, Spark Plugs. What Next Do I Try.
#20 of 69 98 Dodge Stratus turns over but won't start
May 29, 2008 (11:00 am)
My son has a 98 Stratus, initially we had to jump start the car. He drove it about 30 miles and parked the car. Tried to start it and it wouldn't start, even with a jump. So replaced the battery and the ECM was replaced. Still no start. Took the car to the garage and they put plugs, coil , cam sensor on it. The car started. Again drove it like 30-40 miles and it quit and won't start again. Any suggestions?
#21 of 69 Re: blown ignition/fuel/starter fuse [ziggyzaggy]
Jun 12, 2008 (4:38 pm)
Had this problem 3 times, the dealership blamed it on the fact that I had a remote
starter put in my car. Removed the remote and haven't blown any fuses.
#22 of 69 Re: rattling in engine [mbt3]
Jun 26, 2008 (8:47 pm)
My mom has a 2000 dodge stratus se and she had a rattle also - it was diagnosed as a "brick like" in her catalytic converter.
#23 of 69 Re: rattling in engine [jodi28]
Oct 07, 2008 (6:47 pm)
The cat on my 97 rattles too, remember the Catalytic convertor on OBD2 cars(96 and newer) is federal warranty 8 yrs/80K miles,so if yours is rattling,and under warranty,get it fixed free! It will onlyget worse,and plug up,reducing power,and mileage,or it will throw rear 02 sensor codes,which will keep you from passing emissions inspections,and keep that check eng light on.
#24 of 69 Dodge Stratus R/t 02
Oct 13, 2008 (2:28 pm)
I have a 02 Stratus R/t with 90,000 miles only. It ran fine 'till one day i was driving it and it seemed like it does'nt have any power. After then, the car won't start anymore. I have sparks, ignition, the motor cranks over by hand, the injector sprays some fuel but not sure if the pressure is enough. I don't know how to check the fuel pressure i can't fine a place to tap a guage. It never been overheated, any suggestons? Thanks
#25 of 69 water pump
Oct 26, 2008 (6:07 pm)
I got a 97 Dodge Stratus it over heated put a now water pump in it and wrote start
I need the timeimg marks and maybe not hooked everthing back up the way its so post to be and need to now how to hook up a water pump step be step