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Car died suddenly, gas gauge dropped suddenly, will not start

We have an 06 stratus. We pulled into store engine light suddenly came on, gas gauge suddenly dropped to empty and car died and we haven't gotten it started since. We can not locate fuel relay and also is fuel pump in gas tank? Thank you, Bonnie

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  • Bonnie Jun 15, 2009

    In case anyone else has this same problem, I will answer our own question. The only way we found the solution is by just jumping in. Our problem turns out to be the fuel pump. In order to get to it we had to drop the tank, by the way, it ain't no fun doing this. Fuel pump is inside the tank. We checked on having a shop do the work for us. But quickly changed our mind when we heard them say it will cost us about $600.00. The fuel pump cost us about $200.00 and we are doing the work our selves. Hope this will help someone out.

    P.S. don't bother with looking for a fuel cutoff switch in this type of vehicle. They do not have it, they do have a fuel relay however.



  • Bonnie Jun 15, 2009

    Thank you t_ray70526, we have got it taken care of. Appreciate the help. Bonnie

  • Bonnie Jun 15, 2009

    Problem Solved, Thanks for the advice. We solved our problem just by jumping in. To see how we solved it look at bold print. Hope everyone has a great day.

  • t_ray70526 May 11, 2010

    did the vehicle hit a bump as pulling into store? there is a fuel cut-off switch located in the trunk behind a side panel. it is a safety feature to shut fuel off in case of an accident. if so remove side panel and push reset button. good luck

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    i started my car when it was snowing out, i went to light my cigarette and my car just died. I had a friend of mine jump my car but it still didn't start. I don't know what it is.

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Yes fuel pump module is in gas tank

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