Last post on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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Dodge Stratus, Acura, Engine, Sedan
#9 of 12 2002 stratus 3.0 timeing belt replacement
Mar 19, 2010 (9:31 am)
I replaced belt now car is hard starting , and when it starts runs ruff will rev upto about 1500 rpm.after few minuets smooth out somewhat,the crank & cams time marks were lined up.It acts like flooded at first. After run little while it starts to over heat, exhaust manifolds turn cherry red.Can timing be off 180 deg?this is an interference engine.also had to replace tensioner
#10 of 12 06 dodge stratus
Apr 07, 2010 (2:41 pm)
so at least i'm not the only one. i had the cam sensor replaced on the vehicle not 48 hours later it was doing the same thing. i did the whole unhook the battery and left it off over night. shut the engine light off but not soon after it continued. i don't want another garage to tell me my cam sensor is bad and if its as simple as unplugging something or whipping something off i'm game! any other recommendations are greatly appreciated.
#11 of 12 Re: 2004 Dodge Stratus Camshaft Position [geri24]
Aug 03, 2011 (11:39 pm)
After months with same problem finally I could pinpoint this problem!!!!, in some way cable harness become damaged with a very sharp corner of fuel rail on one of the cables of camshaft positions sensor, I'd remove all tape from harness on this corner (Just where the sensor cables go in to the harness) I check for damage and found one of the cables punctured, so when engine vibation was severe groundind occurs and computer goes into safe mode... solution... I protect this corner wit a plastic cover to prevent future damages and put some tape on damaged cable... computer and car working perfect rigth now and gas MPG goes from 17 to 21.. good luck, hope this help you on solve this issue
#12 of 12 Re: 06 dodge stratus [jaredyayo]
Sep 28, 2012 (12:58 pm)
When I went in to O'Reilly's auto parts and bought a new cam shaft position sensor for my 02 Dodge Stratus 2.7L The gentlemen informed me I needed to stop back in and have him reset my computer so that it'd register that the sensor was replaced. It seems like a lot of people posting here are having the same issue, I think you guys should find a auto store that does free engine diagnostic on check engine lights because that diagostic reader can reset your computer, too.