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I have a 97 dodge stratus. It won't start. Tried

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Make sure it's getting fuel. Try using some ether or starting fluid. If it rumbles to life but doesn't stay running then there's a problem with the fuel delivery system. i.e.... Fuel pump, clogged filter, pressure regulator.... If the ether doesn't change the results you are getting now then it's a fire or sensor problem. Ignition coil, relays, sensors not signaling, PCM... I wish you luck. Let us know how it turns out

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My jeep grand cherokee won't stay started sometimes unless i keep my feet on the gas. For a long time or i have to hold the brake and keep my feet on the gas put it in drive and it takes off and dont have any problems but every now and then

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First lets define the codes P 1738 shift time error this is a transmission issue
P1784 Transmission mechanical problem 1st and reverse
P0736 Reverse incorrect gear ratio
P0120 Throttle postion sensor switch malfunction. Here is the fix this now make alot of sense when your TPS sensor fails you will affect the performance of the transmission and hence the transmission codes so replace the throttle position sensor this is much easier than the cranksensor and here is the good thing this sensor has no adjustment just drop and go

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SOURCE: My 98 dodge stratus won't startbut it will turn

may be flooded is your battery ok electronic ingtion needs good 12 volt supply

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