Question about 2000 Dodge Stratus
My car starts up but then it turns off, could help me with this?
Hi, there may be many reasons why the cars starts up then fail after a short time.
Often the engine is turning down when is cold because there is nit enough air in the fuel mixture. About this problem check, air intake and air filter, and electronic injection control module.
If fuel is not getting regularly pumped with enough pressure, the car will also shut down. Check the fuel filter if present, check if the fuel pump is running, and that there is enough pressure.
If car is misfiring on one or more cylinders, the engine can also turn off after a while. Check if one of the spark plugs is dirtier than the others. Replace spark plugs. Try to understand if engine is firing on all cylinders. Check distributor, or electronic distribution module.
In some case, even if not frequently, a dirty injector can cause the engine to turn off.
If you still cannot fix the problem go to a good car garage and have car computer module (ECU/ECM) scanned, this will return error code that will help to identify the problem.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
If you had a key made and didn't order it from a dealer that will cause it to shut off. Security feature, the key has a chip in it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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