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Dodge Stratus, Engine, Sedan
#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.
Jan 13, 2008 (11:14 am)
my 1996 dodge stratus won't start
Jan 20, 2008 (5:44 pm)
I am having issues when starting my Stratus. Its usually the first start of the day and since its gotten colder when i start the car, it wants to continuously die. I have to keep my foot on the gas pedal to keep it running. It takes about 20 minutes of leaving my foot on the gas and the rev dial around 1500 rpms just to get it "warmed up" enough to put into gear. Its really turned into a hassle and i know it could be a million different things but i don't have the finances to just keep guessing. any suggestions?
#14 of 69 2000 dodge stratus
Jan 21, 2008 (7:40 pm)
when I'm drivng along after about 40 or 50 miles the engine cuts out for a couple of seconds and then keeps running doing this every so often. The check engine light comes on and sometimes the altenator light. But if I step down on the accelerater pretty good it then acts normal.I changed the ignition coil, plug wires, plugs, and the cam shaft position sensor. Does it sound like a leaking head gasket ? I don't know whats up with the altenater light, maybe from the engine cutting out.
Jan 22, 2008 (11:36 am)
I am from russia.I have 2002 stratus with engine 2.7.I use engine oil mobil 1 5w50 and I have no what problems with the engine.Many people use this oil and too have no what problems with the engine.And that the bulb of pressure of oil did not blink, it is necessary to remove condensation from an end face of a socket on the gauge.Thanks for attention. I hope that my advice will help somebody. Forgive for bad English.