Question about 2000 Dodge Stratus
The engine shut down after the oil light came on after the check i found a hole in the oil filter. i replace the oil filter and added oil back to the engine but the car still will not start. all i get is some clicking sound like a relay is not triggering.
The CPU has read low oil pressure and has shut down the system to protect the engine which it has done. However it cannot tell when you add oil so to get it to change you will have to reset the CPU.. Possible removing the battery lead for 5-10 minutes will reset or have a code reader instrument reset it.
Posted on Apr 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it is the service engine light, go to Auto Zone and they will put a scanner on it for free and diagnose the code. I may have fixed the same problem with my daughter's 2004 Dodge Stratus 2.7L V-6 a few months ago. Is it the "Oil Pressure Light" or the service engine light? My daughter's car had a sporadic low oil pressure light. Checking the actual oil pressure is more work, so I guessed it was the Oil Pressure sending unit and it was. When I took it off it the electrical connection was soaked in oil due to some internal failure. I put a new oil pressure sending unit on and the oil pressure light has not come back on.
If you remove the wire connector and there is no oil on anything, try sparying it with electrical parts cleaner and putting it back together. If the oil light is still on you will need to replace the sending unit.
It is an easy job, but it must be done from the underside of the engine in a tight space. Make sure the enginer is cool because the sending unit is close to the exhaust. There is an aluminum heat shield with three (3) bolts that needs to be removed and is most of the work. You will need to plug the hole with a clean rag or wait for the next oil change to do the job and replace it after you drain the oil.
If the easy steps above do not solve the problem then you may have bigger trouble like a bad oil pump, or worse yet, a really worn out engine that needs a rebuild.
Just last week, I has a SEL scanned at Auto Zone and it turned out to be the Engine Coolant Temperatuere Sensor. I removed the electrical connection and sprayed it with electric parts cleaner and put it back together. No light since then. Good Luck!
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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Try disconnecting the battery for a few seconds, unless you have some anti-theft system on your vehicle, that may get messed up by the disconnect. If you do, then I;d wait it out, I think it's about 50 starts & it should disappear on it's own, if that doesn't work, zip in to dealer & see what they'd charge to reset it for you.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
Most likely the oil pressure switch may be damaged. This is a simple procedure. Change and observe the results
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
I had this problem with my 99 Durango and went to AutoBeef.com to discover this was a major problem with 98 & 99 Durangos. The fix was easy -- PCM "brain" was exchanged with a refurbished PCM "brain" from an online PCM company in Florida. You can google as I can't remember name of company. I called them and they said - Yep this is the fix -- the guys told me 3 screws all I had gone to several mechanics and dealers -- none could figure it out. I was so grateful that someone gave me the clue I needed.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
no crank at all,,chaeck the battery connection make sure is really tight and secure i mean yank i bet it will move 50% vehicle owners this days w/ no start no click is battery.hope it work,good luck.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
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