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2002 Stratus Car Battery and Radio

My stereo did not want to start anymore. Then a few weeks later the car does not want to start unles we get jumper cables. We went ahead and purchased a new battery, but still having the same problem. It will be fine, but the next day or two we need jumper cables again just to start. Can the radio and problems with the car starting be due to the same problem. Oh yeah, and when we are able to jump start the car, the radio comes back on , the off again.

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    your alternator has failed.

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Could be the radio is drawing current. Get an auto electrician to take a look and find the fault.

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Stratus, Start Problem/ Electrical?

First thing I would do, is remove, clean,inspect & tighten all battery connections including & especially the other end of my negative connection. Also any connections to a power distribution box, that is usually found near the battery. In your explanation, you say when it does start, everything works normal, does that include radio & clock?

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SOURCE: My battery kept dying after a really cold day. The

you must have crossed the battery cables. check all fuses under hood

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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Posted on Sep 19, 2010

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SOURCE: began with battery cables breaking from acid from

Check all your fuses and make sure you have a good alternator.

Posted on Feb 04, 2011

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