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Dodge Stratus, Engine, Sedan
#38 of 69 Re: 2000 Dodge Stratus SE [ijo417]
May 24, 2009 (5:32 pm)
Check the cooling fan. It probably is not running. The 2 main causes are:
1. Blown Fuse: There is a fuse for it in the compartment under the hood on the driver's side of the car.
2. Bad motor on cooling fan: If the fuse is blown, the motor could be bad and will continue blowing new fuses. You may try using jumper wires to the fan from the battery for a short period of time to see if it runs. If not, the problem is identified.
#39 of 69 2006 dodge stratus
Jun 12, 2009 (3:02 pm)
TPS OR MAP sensor? you tell me whats wrong. Acting like its not getting gas. was the first problem. would turn over but not start. No fuel filter in line, just in the tank w/fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump. Car will start not but at about 3500 rpm it starts choking in a way will not go above 3500rpm. code reader says MAF/MAP sensor throttle position correlation at load and MAP/BARO circuit high imput. However first after we replaced fuel pump said fuel too lean. What do i need all sensors are about $170. cant take it back if its the wrong one. Already pd $200 for a fuel pump that wasn't bad............HELP
#40 of 69 2000 dodge stratus es
Nov 21, 2009 (4:48 pm)
i recently bought a 2000 dodge stratus es from a previous owner and it drove fine on the way home. it sat at home for about a month and i tried to turn it back on and it trys but wont start. does anyone have any ideas?
#41 of 69 Re: 2000 dodge stratus es [krathwohl]
Nov 21, 2009 (8:15 pm)
I had a similar problem with my son's stratus and it turned out to be the crank position sensor. It is located toward the bottom of the engine between the firewall and engine. Has one bolt holding it in place.
#42 of 69 Re: 2000 dodge stratus es [cheeze74]
Nov 22, 2009 (4:08 pm)
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?
#43 of 69 Re: 2000 dodge stratus es [cheeze74]
Nov 22, 2009 (4:09 pm)
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?
#44 of 69 Re: 2000 dodge stratus es [krathwohl]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:54 pm)
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.
#45 of 69 Re: 2006 dodge stratus [wildbartow]
Nov 27, 2009 (9:22 am)
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.
#46 of 69 Re: Dodge Stratus R/t 02 [02stratusrt]
Nov 27, 2009 (9:27 am)
Do you know how to check for codes on your vehicle without taking it anywhere?
#47 of 69 Re: 2000 dodge stratus es [krathwohl]
Nov 27, 2009 (9:36 am)
Do you know how to check for codes on your vehicle without hooking your vehicle up to a code reader?