Question about Dodge Stratus
2003 Dodge Stratus Rt 3.0 will crank up but will not idle or stay running. It just started this after I replaced the starter on it.
You may have a bad key check to see if there is a light lit up on the inst cluster showing a key or security if so the key is no good and it will have to be brought to the dealer to repair this problem.
Posted on May 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The LX platform consists of the 300, charger and magnum.
They will all have front end noise. It's just a matter of time. This appears to be a poor design and should be recalled.
The front end should be replaced with energy suspension bushings and greasable ball joints.
The front end needs to be inspected, but here are the usual suspects. Most to least
1. Stabilizer bushings to frame. Rattle and bump sound. Not too expensive.
2. Tension struts - radius arm as some may say. Makes a poping noise and moans when driving and turning.
3. Stabilizer end links if loose to touch. Noise over bumps only.
4. Tie rods. Primarily outer. If you can turn them by hand they need changing. These make noise when braking and turning. Inner is more pronounced when steering. May cause road wander.
5. Upper and lower control arm bushings. Creak!
6. Ball Joints. These sound like an orchestra when going up a driveway. The most expensive fix on these cars. Up to 1800.00 dealer cost. They do not press out the old joints. They use a new knuckle.
7. Steering rack... another expensive fix. Moans and hisses.
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
you bypassed the wires that connect to the sensors? that would have been my first guess the harness that plugs into the sensor. after that i would check the ground connection from the ecm. wouldn't hurt to check the battery posts too. if the battery posts are oxidized you can have all kinds of goofy electrical problems. hope that helps.
Posted on May 27, 2009
For the 2002 Dodge Stratus 3.0L SOHC V6:
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Posted on May 04, 2010
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Check the air filter and replace the fuel filter. both will cause this problem.
Posted on Dec 02, 2010
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