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CarGurusJan 2, 2015 - Car cranks but wont start - I have a 97 Dodge stratus i bought just a few days ago. ... just cranks but wont actually start. Its not the battery or ... the relay for the fuel pump as well. What could be ... wont start. 2003 Dodge Stratus.
CarGurusSep 7, 2013 - One day when I went to start my car it started up then as I went to reach ... anything to get it starting but he had thought it was the fuel pump but then it ... Ihave a 4 cyl 2.4l DOHC with 172,000 miles. Changed the oil on Sunday and on Tuesday it died while driving ... 2005 dodge stratus wont crank 1 answer.
A fuel pump failure will usually set no engine codes and you may get no ... Sometimes the pump will give you warning signs that it is about to go but you may not notice ...times on the tank and turn key to start again and listening for the pump hum. .... been through and you'll feel better later knowing that it has been changed.
Reminds me of when a friend of mine had a car with carbon tracks on the distributor cap. I wiped it clean and it worked perfectly. Are the plug cables going to the correct cylinders in the correct order? A hanes service manual actually put the wrong order down in a mustang manual.
It's all process of elimination. Since you checked fuses, first thing I would do is spray some starting fluid in the intake hose to see if the engine starts for a few seconds. If it does you know it's fuel related. Meaning not getting fuel for any reason. You replaced the pump, but perhaps the pump is not getting power... or the fuel pressure regulator is bad, or the filter is clogged. If the engine DOES NOT start when spraying starting fluid in the intake, then you know it's ignition or ECU related. Start there and report back to us.
Have you had the ignition switch changed? If the ignition switch is faulty you can have issues getting the car to turn over. Also when driving the car can just shut off. The contacts in the ignition switch just wear out over time. It's a good place to start looking.