Question about 2005 Dodge Stratus

Open Question

2003 dodge stratus idle problems

Shuts off at idle

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

astruttman
  • 45 Answers

SOURCE: my 1996 dodge stratus stalls at idle

  1. Consider the complexity of your car before beginning and take your car to a trusted repair shop. Modern cars (mid-nineties or later) are extremely computer controlled, and it will be difficult for you to make any adjustments. You will want to take it into the shop to address this problem.
  2. The stall is likely caused by either a problem in the electrical system or in the fuel system. Your engine stops running because it is not igniting gas in the cylinders, this occurs either because there isn't gas to ignite, or because it lacks the electrical charge to ignite it.
  3. Drive the car up and down steep hills. Does this change the performance of the engine, or cause it to stall? This might indicate a clogged fuel filter. Replacing the fuel filter is relatively cheap and easy once you find out where it's located.
  4. Does the car idle roughly and stall when at idle? If your car has a distributor, you may need to adjust the timing. With the right tools and know how, this is an easy and free task. If your vehicle has fuel injection, you can check the injector by using a screw driver or mechanics scope. The injectors will make a clicking/snapping sound if working. No sound would indicate a bad injector available at most DIY auto parts stores. Also check the ICM, idle control motor that controls the air mixture.
  5. If your car has a distributor, you might consider changing the cap, rotor, wires and plugs. This is effectively a tune up. This can usually be done even by a relative novice to car repair, and take a couple of hours with the right tools. It seems counterintuitive, but even the wires and distributor decay over time, and transmit less electricity. This tune up may solve your stalling problem -- even if not, your car should run better and get better mileage.
  6. If your car diesels when you turn off the ignition, it often signals the need to replace the spark plugs. Dieseling describes the situation where you turn off the key, yet the car continues to run for a few seconds or longer, eventually sputtering to a stop.
  7. In rare cases, your car may stall due to what is commonly called a "vapor lock". It is actually a vacuum in the fuel line that causes fuel to eventually stop reaching the engine. Try opening your gas cap. If you hear a "whooshing" sound, like when you open a can of coffee, it's vapor lock. Now try starting the car. It should work after a couple tries. This is usually found only in older cars. If you have it, this will probably happen again, so your fuel line should be checked for blockage. A cheap fix is to drill a small hole in your gas cap to allow air in and prevent the vacuum from forming, but it should not be left this way.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • 90 Answers

SOURCE: Where is thermostat location for 2003 Dodge Stratus, dohc, 4 cyl

Right under the radiator cap. Remove the 2 bolts and the hoses on the housing and there it is. Please rate me!

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • 18 Answers

SOURCE: Dodge Stratus electrical problem

your battery cables and battery posts need to be cleaned. or the pattery cables need to be replaced

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • 334 Answers

SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L DOHC won't start

sound like it could be fuel. pump or timeing belt. if you put a new fuel filter in be sure to replace the fuel filter

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

  • 84 Answers

SOURCE: 2003 dodge stratus key will go into ignition but not turn

try turning the steering wheel a little in both directions

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus (4cyl) that idles rough (almost stalls out), dies on start up and recently had a flashing engine light (backfire error). Any suggestions? No other issues, water pump and timing...


Could be the idle air control, once these start hanging up inside, they can cause as variety of problems with idle speed (can become wildly random) or simply a failure to idle at all.

These links should help:
Where is the idle air control valve located on 2004 Dodge Stratus

2004 stratus idle air control Bing

This could also be caused by a failing ignition pack.

Jan 25, 2015 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

WHAT DOES PO 688 CODE MEAN DODGE 2003 STRATUS


thats about the ASD relay. the automatic shut down relay. that gives power to the computor

Aug 09, 2014 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

My 2003 Dodge Stratus RT 3.0 will crank but will not stay running after I Replaced my sstarter what can cause it to do this?


you may have a bad key check to see if there is a light lit up on the inst cluster showing a key or security if so the key is no good and it will have to be brought to the dealer to repair this problem.

May 17, 2014 | Dodge Stratus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why would a 2000 stratus not idle when warmed up


his problem is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and throttle valve. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control

Aug 29, 2012 | 2000 Dodge Stratus

2 Answers

Inconsistent 2003 Dodge Stratus Transmission Issues


Just check the transmission oil levels first, if they are low this will stop it from engaging into gear.

Feb 04, 2010 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

2 Answers

2004 stratus 2.7L Erratic idle, sometimes dies, sometimes revs at stops


hey-I have has this before different car but same - idle control valve is failing - computer at shop will pick this up on diagnostic

Oct 12, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Dodge Stratus Logo

Related Topics:

72 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8140 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...