Question about 1998 Dodge Stratus
No spark to 3 and 4 cylinder spark plug wires spark to 1 and 2 wires, could it be the coil
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 97 dodge ram no spark
then i would replace whats called the hall effect sensor its that black plastic plate you see when you take dist cap off. just pull rotor and lift up the sensor.dist cap is what holds it on.also under the sensor will be a stamped sheet metal piece that looks like the top of a castle wall. make sure its not loose on the shaft.if it is then new dist will be needed
Posted on May 09, 2010
it should be the mitsubishi 3.0 the upper plenum has to come off also the egr tube and the 2 brackets on the back of the plenum there back there youll feel them unhook all your connectors and tip the plenum up far enogh to get to the plugs once thats off theyre right there kind of a pain but can be done in a day in the driveway no problem hope this helps
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
Testimonial: "Once I figured out what the plenum was it made sense. Thanks"
SOURCE: 2005 dodge grand caravan 3.8L
Ouch! A case of the raucous rodent! I've been there...Not fun trying to track down and repair all the damage.
First of all, let me explain how the code sets: The computer monitors the PRIMARY side of the coil to determine the burn time on the SECONDARY side of the coil. This can be a little confusing. The code will set when the computer determines that secondary ionization (burn time) was too short, too long, or did not occur at all.
If you have confirmed that there is no spark at the spark plug wires, then that is why the code is setting...ionization is not occurring at all. What can be a little confusing is that this can be caused by a failure in the PRIMARY coil circuit even though the code is indicating that the computer is having a problem with the SECONDARY circuit. (The secondary circuit can malfunction even though the primary side is functioning perfectly, but if the primary side malfunctions, the secondary side ALSO malfunctions - it is impossible for the secondary side to work if the primary side is not working.)
So, I said all that to tell you this: I think you have pretty much eliminated the entire secondary side of the ignition by replacing the whole circuit. So the problem must be on the primary side. (Probably more chewed wires)
There are 4 wires going to your ignition coil. The BROWN/WHITE wire comes from the ASD RElay and supplies battery voltage to the coil assembly. Since the other four cylinders are firing, This wire has to be OK.
The code you are getting is for coil #2. This coil is controlled by computer through the DARK BLUE/TAN wire. If you disconnect your coil connector and probe this wire with a test light connected to the POSITIVE battery post, it should "blink" when to crank the engine over. My guess is that it will not be blinking. You can do this also on the BROWN/ORANGE (coil #1) wire and the DARK BLUE/DARK GREEN (coil #3) wire to see the difference.
Anyway, if the DARK BLUE/TAN wire does not blink, then the wire is broken (chewed?) between the coil and the PCM.
Posted on May 08, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 27, 2015 | 2000 Dodge Stratus
Sep 11, 2014 | 1997 Dodge Stratus
Aug 27, 2014 | 2004 Dodge Stratus
Feb 24, 2013 | 2006 Dodge Stratus
May 29, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Stratus
May 17, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Stratus
May 15, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Stratus
May 15, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Stratus
Nov 13, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Stratus
20 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: