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1996 Dodge Stratus

Runs for 5 seconds and shuts off. Put in a new engine computer and car now starts but stops in 5 seconds. Ideas?

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  • ewwhoc Nov 08, 2008

    Hi Thank you very much I did not think about the theft prevention. It is a 2.4L. I have a scanner but it does not run long enough to give any error codes. The scanner says it has scaned about 50% of the sensors but that's all it indicates.

    The car had a fuel leak at the filter. I replaced the filter and flushed the gas line. It appeared to have dirt in it. I bought the car not running and the engine computer was missing so I purchased the new refurbished computer. My plan is to start going through all the sensors and doing the checks I can.

    Can the crank or can sensor cause a shut down like this?

    or am I at apoint I need to take it to a dealer or shop?

    Thanks again. Any info on how to address a theft prevention system?

  • William Booher Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2001 Dodge Stratus, I changed out the computer and now the car only runs for about 5 seconds. I believe that it has the antitheft system I need help to reprogram the computer the vehicle Vin is1B3EJ46X91N646416 and the computer PN is P04896033AG this is the same as the original computer.

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Depend of the Model and Engine size.
Some of this Computer need to be Programed with the Vin number and Theft code,
To work correctly.
But the first step I can Recomend is Get the Vehicle Scanned to see if there any available code.
To do the Right procedure related with the code. ..
But some times even when you Have programed the computer but if the BODY computer has a problem will prevent the car to running.
When the Engine run for about 5 seconds, is mean the Theft system is activated.
Are a few step to program the ECM installed on the car.
But is a little complicated because all the Accessories need to work ok. Door locks, Horn, Lights.
Door lock cylinders and Trunk lock cylinder.

Try with the scanner, first.
But if you need some information let me know.
I'm a mechanic and have information for all Vehicles.

Thank you for use fixya....

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

  • Juan Guillen Nov 09, 2008


    With the Cam or Crank sensor bad.

    The vehicle will not Runnimg at all. On ly will Crank but not Run.

    If you Know a little about Mechanical work.

    Maybe you can fix.

    But You have to Know CHRYSLER vehicles are very Delicated on the Electric system. And Modules

    To help you about the Posibility of the Theft system.

    Or other possibilities I will Need.

    The VIN Number. Model.

    And the Number of the ECM. You have for it. All the Number. with not matter if is Original or Aftermarket.

    I need this info. to see axactly if the car is equipaded with theft System.

    And the Right prossedure to Program.

    OK.. Let me know..



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