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I need to know the location of the starter motor on a 2002 dodge stratus 2.7. I have changed a lot of starters in my day but they have all been on V8s. Is this something an old shade tree guy can do?

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The starter on that vehicle should be on the right front of the car and will probably come out from underneath the car. A good way to obtain a valuable resource that you can keep is to go to an auto parts store and buy a Haynes manual for the particular vehicle. It has illustrations and locations for the components as well a wiring diagrams and troubleshooting techniques. This is what I would recommend to anyone that does not do this for a living and is trying to save money.
If you can not afford to buy the manual (usually around $30), go to the public library and they will have the information you want in reference manuals. The usually charge about 10 cents per page.

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2002 dodge stratus 2.7does not start no click noise was batt

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Where is starter located?

The starter is located under the exhaust manifold, it's not that difficult to remove if you know what you're doing.
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Location of 2.4l 2005 dodge stratus crankshaft sensor

On the Internet there are a lot of different descriptions of where the CRANKSHAFT position sensor is on the 2005 Dodge Stratus sedan 2.4L engine.

it was on the front of the engine, behind/under the starter motor.

- One website said that if the 8th number/letter in your car's VIN number is an X then it is located here (this was true for my car).
- To confirm: See if there is a wire (3 wires together actually) leading under the starter motor (see #2 below for a description of the starter motor's location).

1. Disconnect the positive terminal of the battery. (Turn the wheels all the way to the right, remove/pull back the black plastic cover of the front of the left wheel well, thus exposing the battery, and then unbolt the red positive terminal). You NEED to do this because you'll be working with the starter motor and you don't want to get shocked.
2. Unbolt the starter motor. You can see and access the starter motor from the top. It is situated on the front of the engine block, below the air intake (see the picture). It just has two 15mm bolts on the right side holding it on. You should be able to get a ratchet or wrench to them from the top, or you may even be able to get at them better from below.
3. Lift the starter motor up out of the way. I left all of the wires connected to it, and simply tied it with twine to the plastic air intake above to keep it out of the way.
4. You should be able to clearly see and access the sensor now (see the second picture). It has one bolt, and the plug. *Make sure to put a little oil on the rubber seal of the new sensor before inserting it.
5. Put everything back, in reverse order.

- I believe this applies to model years 2003-2006, and to the 2.4L Chrysler Sebring sedan of the same years.
- You probably don't need to jack your car up for this repair. I had my car up on ramps, but in the end I did everything from the top.



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Where is the crankshaft sensor in the 2004 dodge stratus 2.4l

Hi Crystal: It is on the front of the motor, under the starter...


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Where is the starter located on my 2002 dodge stratus it has a 3.0 V6 motor

The starter is tucked in underneath the front exhaust manifold just about the oil filter. It is held in by two 14mm bolts and easiest accessed from underneath.

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My 2002 dodge stratus keeps blowing the 20 amp fuse under the hood labeled start/fuel it only happens when I start the car and not everytime?

My 1999 dodge stratus did the same thing. Its a short in the starter solenoid its attached to the starter. all you have to do is change the starter.

Sep 15, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Stratus

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Can't find the starter on a 2002 dodge stratus

you need to first tell us which motor you have.. if its the 3.0 its up front and behind the exhaust manifold near the bottom..On the 4 cylinder it is in the front, under the intake box.
if you need further assistance or more advice on how to locate the starter then please let me know. Thanks, Midwest-tek

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Replacing positive battery cable 1996 dodge stratus

Positive Battery cable will be the thick red wire goes to the starter motor and you thin wire goes to the alternator, do it disconcerting the battery first and follow up to starter one by one, use original parts make sure you clean the battery nipple, with sand paper, tight the starter motor nut well enough

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