Question about 2003 Dodge Stratus
It has been towed to a shopr 4 times in 60 days for this same problem. I had the fuel filter replaced. Sometimes it runs great, other times it cranks but won't start. Acts like it is getting no gas. Any ideas
Hi Judy, I'm AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair
Judy, I'm not sure which engine you have, but if you have the 2.5 liter engine. Then change the complete distributor. However, if you have some other engine, then I need to know what all the repair shop has done before answering this question. Because, there are a lot of things that can cause this type of issue. Go to my auto repair website and let me know what engine you have. Go to website here: http://www.bigasautorepair.com/
Posted on Jun 03, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A bad earth connection point on my New Zealand model Chrysler Voyager LE (same car as yours but right hand drive) caused similar problems, including the towing thing. My dealer told me that they would be busy for 3 weeks - dealer talk for "we would prefer to sell you a new one".
A bunch of black wires connect to a chassis ground bolt on my model on the right hand side wall, under dashboard height. I was "lucky" to have the fault present when investigating it, and testing I did afterwards proved this to be a definite cause. You have to remove some covers and pull the floor carpet away This may be on the left on your model. A plug in connector is used, to bring multiple wires together at this point. All I had to do was undo the nut and clean the metal of the bolt and earth lug - use a file or sandpaper, and maybe spray on some WD40 or CRC to impove conductivity. I added an extra washer to help the metal to metal bond also.This seems to have fixed the problem. It has been OK now for about 1000 miles. Good luck !
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
hook up a gas pressure gauge to the schrader valve. should be 50-60psi. If it doesnt have any, check relays, fuses. When you replaced the fuel pump you should have checked for 12V to the pump to confirm it was bad. I am assuming you did this. If not its worth checking again. If you dont have 12v its probably a fuse, relay, or wiring problem. Possibly bad ground?
Posted on May 03, 2009
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