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2002 dodge stratus dash lights/guages stopped working???

Its an old car a good friend had, then sold to ANOTHER friend, and finally im buying it myself. We went to look at the car and the dashlights(except oil light, that turned on just fine) and guages wouldnt turn on/work(I.E Brake, Check Engine, Transmission, Battery, mileage on car, trip mileage, etc and for guages RPM's, MPH, etc). The lights in the center console also blink on/off which i know indicates theres a possible electrical problem but the console lights have, since ive known the car, blinked on and off. NEVER has the guages/digital dash stopped working. However, they DID start working after it was driven down the road to a new location(less than 1/8 of a mile). Any ideas? What fuses might be the problem, what electrical plugs, could it just have been really low juice, etc? Additional info: The car was sitting for several months(about 8) but started every couple of weeks regularly. Needs to be jumped as the battery is 100% dead(wont hold a charge at all even when ran for awhile). 93,000 miles on the body, 40,000 on the motor.

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When you changed the Battery you likely have "erased" the computers memory and the security system I might try locking all the doors and opening them with the key, see the security system shuts off the fuel injectors and even though you have spark and fuel at the rail the injectors are not allowing fuel to the cylinders.
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Ok,not really enough info to come to a proper solution. It sounds like you have a serious transmission problem. Could be the torque converter clutch or circuit. I really need to know what code is being set when the light comes on to narrow it down abit. If it's a reputible shop, they should tell you what code was found. Chrysler products have a long history of trasmission problems,ranging from internal malfunctions to pcm issues. Could be a simple re-flashing of the tramission pcm. Whatever the case,a flush will not fix it & the battery is pure coincidence. There's also the possibility it's a problem with the electronics for the engine. Being you need advanced diagnostic tools, I'd take it to the dealer or a very good shop. You can't fix this at home.

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crankshaft sensor more than likely but you need to pull codes

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Need to check the condition of the battery. Use a volt meter and check the voltage before trying to start the motor. Have someone to try to start the motor while you check the voltage on battery at the same time. If the voltage dropps to either a 10 or less, replace the battery. If the battery is 4 years old or older then replace it. Hope this will help you.

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