Question about 1997 Dodge Stratus
I have a 1997 Dodge Stratus es 2.5l v6. It had been running fine until 2 weeks ago when it stalled on my way to work. It started back up, but stalled again a short distance later. It died this 3 or 4 times in about 2 miles. I pulled over into a parking lot and waited about 5 minutes while I called in to work to let them know I would be late. I then started up and drove me home with no problems. I checked for lose or broken wires and vacuum lines the best I could without tearing the engine apart. I then replaced the fuel filter, and most of the fuel line due to rust. I took car for a test drive only to have the same problem after a few miles. Sometimes it would just sputter and lack power for a bit like it was out of gas other times it would sputter and die like it had no spark until I started it again. It does this after a couple 2 or 3 miles from a cold start up, to running fine for 10 or more miles then acts up again. No codes have been triggered, so I have clues on which way to go to fix my problem. any advice would be appreciated.
This could have several problems. #1 Fuel pressure due freezing water in fuel lines add thermal aid or rubbing alcohol . If you have access to a pressure gauge there is a service fitting on fuel rail that you can test pressure while driving and see if the pressure is gone when car dies this could lead to fuel pump electrical or more restricted lines. #2 intermittent sensor failure Mopar uses 2 sensors to control spark and fuel lose one could lose spark lose the other lose injection with a scanner they call it C/C sync ok (cam/crank) if no then check for each parameters for display.# 3 relay controls ASD and FUEL pump for voltage drops.
Posted on Apr 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
mcdevito75 Here, It"s possible the ignition Module is going bad, no way to test and if so, one day the car will not start at all.----------It can also be a vapor loc, wher the fuel is evaporating before it reaches the cylinders. Best Bet, have your local shop check both these items.
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Stratus SE with 39,000 miles on it. Stalls when put in reverse and does not re-start for days to weeks later. Already replaced fuel pump and computer 8 months ago and now the car is doing
I agree with the CPK crank sensor; you can ohm it out to see if its good or not. Another thing that I have seen cause this is the shift interlock switch or sometimes called the safety interlock switch when they get old and tired they can stick and cause the car to not start. Some electronics cleaner may buy you some time if that the problem. One more thing to look at is the fuel filter and fuel pressure at the rail.....I am guessing that was already done with the fuel pump replacement though. Try this when the car won't start; turn the ignition key on to the point when all of the dash lights come on but don't turn the motor over, listen for a 2-3 second humming sound. That sound is the fuel pump coming on. Now roll the key to off and then back to the point where you can here the pump come on again but, don't crank the motor yet........Do this with the key 5 times with 2-3 seconds between turns. on the fifth try crank the engine and see if she starts. If she does you have a failing fuel pump, a dirty fuel filter or a bleed at your fuel rail. If she still doesn't start look at the CPK. Do you have any CEL or check engine lights on? Should have asked that first, sorry. Good luck and post again if you can't get her figured out.
Posted on Apr 06, 2014
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