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Re: 2005 dodge stratus
The relay that runs this fan is stuck closed, have seen this issue fixed by replacing the fan relay. FixYa.com claims they have factory repair manuals, they have nothing of the sort, this is not to say some experts may have manuals, we do, but we work from home and in most cases have a small library. Experts are not employed by FixYa.com, we help free of charge as much as we can with the general automotive knowledge we have learned while working as auto technicians, specific test values, repair procedures and illustrations are unique to each car line, these are not in most cases available to us. Thanks for using FixYa!
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First does it crank, if it does then check to see if the fuel injectors are getting fuel.....could be a fuel pump...
second....if there is nothing when you turn the key and the battery is good and the starter was replaced...it could be a bad ground.....thats the ground coming off your battery and goes to your chassis of the car.........let me know how you make out.
It is pretty hard to TS this type of trouble without being in front of the car.
Try to turn the air conditioner on, and check if the fans or fan comes on. This will give you an idea if the problem is the sensor or the fan it self. If the fan does not comes on, then it is probably the fan. Also, you can test the fan by connecting it directly to the battery. This will also let you know if the fan is in working condition or not.
Now, if the fan is not working, there is no warning about it hen overheating, then it could be the sensor, have it check by a professional.
if you have a certain model of stratus there is a fan under the intake on the 2.4 engine. this fan blows air into the exhaust for emissions purposes. the circuit on these fans have a problem with not shutting off. i believe the dodge dealer installs a resister in this circuit to make it shut off. it can make your battery go dead if it dosnt shut off
You may or may not have a problem with the fan. It should come on around 220 degrees or when the ac is running. The temp on the gauge and the temp the computer sees can be 10 or 15 degrees different either way.
Ambient air temperature sensor, monitors the temperature around the radiator even when vehicle is off. Uses this information to determine whether the cooling fan needs to run after vehicle is shut off. When sensor is defective, can cause fan to run until battery dies if vehicle is off or may not activate at all, creating an overheat condition.
Check the charging system. Charge battery until fully charged. Check battery voltage when engine is runnig. Volts should be 13.5-14.5. If not the alternator is malfunctioning. Let me know if this helps. Moe
Did you replace the starter relay yet ?
A quick and repeated clicking sound, like a mini machine gun firing sound is usually a dead battery or bad electrical connection, but it could also be a bad starter relay.
You sound experienced enough to know if you see a corroded wiring connection this would be a sign of a bad connection.
Are you sure the new battery has enough charge in it to turn the car over? Try jump starting it just in case.
Good luck and keep us posted.
There is a relay and yes it is controlled by a intake temp sensor, they will run a long time, up to 1 hour on a hot day, have you had the battery tested, maybe it is getting weak, but if that's not the case why not just disconnect the fan motor, that is what I did, had a similar problem.