Question about 2004 Dodge Stratus
A alternator not charging could be a lot of things.
dirty battery term\broken feed wire from battery to alternator\brushes or dirty rotor slip rings\regulator\ stator wire broken\ or even loose fan belt.
So if f\belt is tight then check with test light power from battery pos to alternator pos term [if ok] take to your local Auto Elect people as you could cause other problems, but check out the list first.
Posted on May 26, 2014
With hearing that it is not putting out power only I would start by testing the alt to make sure it is still good, if so check belts, and then battery connections. I ran into a problem once where the connection looked good but was not. This is a lot of steps but with little information a start.
Posted on May 19, 2014
Hi, Do you have a battery warning light on the dash? If so you need to do a few checks. first you need to check your main positive terminal at the back of the alternator is in good condition and that the voltage is the same as at the battery main positive terminal. then test that there is a good earth to the alternator from the battery, If you have a battery warning lamp on the dash and the positive and negative to the alternator test ok then the unit will require repair or replacing. Jon
Posted on May 18, 2014
First a alt needs power to make power check to see if you have ahot wire going in if you do then could be the diodes inside the alt
Posted on May 18, 2014
Check the alternator with a multimeter set to 20 volts, look for the thicker wires that connect to the battery. If you get under 13 volts you should bring it to an auto part store and have it bench tested. If it is bad it is either worn brushes, a bad diode or diodes, a bad wire winding or a defective voltage regulator. These are all problems that are internal to the alternator.
Posted on May 17, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 98 Dodge Stratus won't start
Best place to start is with "check engine light". Put vehicle in park, foot on brake, and cycle key on, off, on, off, on, then wait with pen & paper ready to read flashes of check engine lamp. Will be a 2 digit code each time. For example, flash, short pause & flash, will be 11, or flash, flash, short pause, flash, flash would be 22. In between trouble codes you'll get a little longer pause, then it will start to flash again if more than one code, which is quite possible. Also note that I say key to on, not start, just on.(normal run position) Then get back to us and we'll be able to better help you.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
Check all your fuses...especially the one for the cpu..if that is blown, it will kill everything else..because that car is basically ran by it..
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
You need to check if its got air, fuel, and spark. spray some throttle body cleaner in the throttle body and quickly try to start it. if it fires up then your not getting fuel so you may need a fuel pump and filter. If it does nothing check for spark, if you have no spark then you need to check the coils and crank position sensor.
Posted on Sep 08, 2011
check the ignition coil or coil pack of their resistance,
primary must have 1.0 ohm to 0.5 ohms(tolerable).
secondary are between 900 ohms to 12,000 ohms
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
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