Question about 2001 Dodge Stratus
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Dodge stratus v6
ck the coolant level, if low, top off and ck for leaks. then see if the heat comes back. if coolant level is good and engine temp guage is in the middle, flush heater core. if engine temp is too low, replace thermostat.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
From what you are describing it sounds like it must be a valve lifter sticking. Try putting a cup of transmission oil in your crankcase, or pick up some suitable additive from your local parts store. I wish i could hear it and give you a better idea. Maybe let them listen to it at the parts store, and they can determine if it's a lifter or not. Let me know how you make out.
Posted on May 21, 2009
Did this on my 2002 Stratus 2.4L. I agree with other poster, you do have to remove the passenger tire and wheel wall to do it, but the tensioner travels clockwise.
Note: I offer this solely as a description of how I accomplished the task on my vehicle. It should not be taken as me advising anyone else in any way on how or whether they manage to repair their own vehicles.
1) Engaged parking brake, loosened lugs on passenger front tire.
2) Jacked-up and placed jack-stand.
3) Removed piece of black under-carriage which surrounds the oil filter and attaches to front bumper. There are at least 10 plastic push-pins to remove and I managed to destroy half of them in the process.
4) Positoned belt over lower pulleys and tensioner (as best as possible) then used a bungee to hold the top end of belt up while I worked under the car.
5) Used a 3/8 ratchet and inserted into square hole attached to the tensioner, disengaged the tensioner (moves clockwise) then used a brace to keep the ratchet handle in that position.
6) From top, removed bungee and finished placing belt over alternator, checked the position of entire belt, reengaged the tensioner, and replaced wall and wheel.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
P0016 usually indicates, Crankshaft and camshaft are out of sync, which will cause the symptoms you are experiencing. You can try replacing both crank and cam sensor, but no guarantees.On the other hand, a dealer should be able to test both those sensors before replacing them if they think one or more is defective, as they have been having some problems with transmission flex plates cracking and causing signal to be off, on crank sensor. The dealer can put the DRBIII scan tool on to sync it and check. If it turns out to be flex plate, ask dealer to go to bat for you with Chrysler on paying part of the repair, as it is becoming more common these days and they may just help out. If not, call owner relations at Chrysler yourself and ask them why they won't help when it's an obvious defect, but let dealer try first. Good Luck, keep me posted.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
The thermostat on this car is located on the passenger side lower Engine block. Follow the lower radiator hose and it will lead you right to it. The Wheel and splash guarding need to be removed as well as the Alternator to gain access to the housing bolts. It about a 3 hour job to replace thermostat.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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