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Looking for the starter on a 97 stratus and how to remove. A lot of the simple stuff is in odd places and difficult to get to, such as the battery.

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My 2000 stratus has no dash lights and starter will not turn. It was working great until I tried to start it the next morning.

Sounds like a dead battery, check that and then check your fuses. Sounds like your battery is dead, or has a bad connection. One other thing to check is your security setting, if your car was jumped recently it could have corrupted your computers programming, which means have your cars memory reflashed

Jan 08, 2015 | 2000 Dodge Stratus

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I have a volvo v90 the engine stopped running and an arrow pointing up came on in the dash lights

try the simple stuff first. check the battery. are the connections tight. Does the car start with a jump? if it does,Problem is your battery. If it still does not crank, the problem is related to the starter it self. Bad connection or even a bad starter

Sep 05, 2014 | 1998 Volvo V90

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Where is starter located?

The starter is located under the exhaust manifold, it's not that difficult to remove if you know what you're doing.
disconnect the catalytic converter, remove the exhaust manifold, remove the engine/ trans. bracket, from there you can remove the starter.

May 26, 2014 | 2002 Dodge Stratus

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97 Dodge stratus not wont turn over

First it sounds like there is NO / LOOSE connection to the battery terminals
2nd Battery dead or faulty
Broken or loose wiring to the starter
3rd Starter solenoid faulty
4th Starter motor faulty
5th Ignition switch faulty.
Need any more help contact me

Dec 21, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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2004 Dodge Stratus 2.4 DOHC. Turns over, won't start. Was misfiring and barely running. Code showed P0300, P2302, P2305, P0700. Found Coil Pack had a burned spot near the #2 wire and large crack between #2...

Hey Brian, please don't loose your calm! You CAN fix it!.

Look for a timing belt with a skipped tooth.
Another possibility is that your sparkplugs are not properly gapped or their internal resistor got damaged. (A too large gap will make spark too hard to jump, which ended burning the hole you saw. A too large gap is very difficult to jump and places a tremendous effort on the coil and plug cables. Some times resistor type sparkplugs get the resistor damaged or open, at first, the open circuit can be jumped (inside the damaged plug body) easily, but as gap grows, it will cause an excessive voltaje to damage the coil or wires.

An engine starter that drains too much current means that it is damaged and possibly its bearings are too worn, which places a lot of friction on them, and the por electric motor then has to draw a lot of amperes to turn, draining the battery. Bad starter cable or ground connection causes a high voltaje drop to the starter motor, lowering the cranking speed, difficulting engine starting too.

Finally, a NO SPARK with no voltaje at coil primary means the DIS module that supplies current to the coil went bad, possibly because the too high voltaje leaked from the sparkplug end of the coil into the DIS module, damaging its internal semiconductors.

So, you need to FIX the sparkplugs, then cables, then check the coil, connectors, and, when everything on the High Voltaje side is perfectly OK and cannot damage any newly installed replacement parts, then you can go and check/replace the DIS module. Hopefully, the leaked high voltaje didn't damage the computer or Engine control module, as it is expensive. Best luck, Amclaussen.

Oct 04, 2013 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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Starter clicks and won.'t start.

Check battery voltage it should be 12-12.6 volts if its less than 12 volts either charge or replace battery.If battery checks out to be good then your starter solenoid is bad.

May 04, 2011 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks

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I am ignorant and cant find the starter

Don't feel that way Brian. Not everyday you need to locate the starter on a car.
Even the trade guys need to look for stuff on cars. It's easier for us when we have the information.

Anyway, getting on to your problem.
It is at the front of the engine down low beside the oil pan.
It is even hard to get a look at on a hoist from below. Lots of stuff in the way on this one.
Here is a diagram.

To replace will need some time and patience.
  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the front lower air deflector.
  4. Remove the starter solenoid S terminal nut.
  5. Remove the starter solenoid S terminal wiring harness connector at the starter motor.
  6. Remove the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut.
  7. Remove the starter solenoid BAT terminal wiring harness connector at the starter motor.
  8. Remove the torque converter cover.
  9. Remove the starter bolts. Remove the shims, if necessary.
  10. Remove the starter motor.
  11. Reverse procedure to reinstall.
There you are. I hope the job goes well.
Ask me if you need further help with this.


Jan 23, 2011 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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94 chevy s10 car stared before putting a new starter in i put in the new starter an nothing happened. i have tried tracing wires and its pretty difficult but i have checked the battery it is fine and...

I know on a lot of these gm starters there is two places you can hook the smaller wire on the starter. If so you probably have it hooked to the wrong one even if you look at the old starter and it looked to be hooked to that one try hooking it to the other one.

Nov 14, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet S-10 CA Edition

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Oil pan removal on a 97 jeep wrangler

Instructions can be found in any basic manual but the simple version is to remove anything obvious that will be in your way (starter, trans lines etc). Disconnect both engine mounts and raise engine to get better clearance (watch stuff on top so you don't break anything) I usually stuff a couple of 2x4 wood blocks between engine & mounts to support it. Remove all pan bolts and take it down (remember pump pickup will interfere) Do what you need to do, then reverse process.

Jun 12, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Wrangler

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