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I drained gas tank and replaced fuel pump on 2000 dodge stratus. should'nt 2 gallons of gas be enough to crank it?

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Should be, do you hear the pump running when trying to start? or it should run about 2 seconds when you first turn the key on. have someone feel the tank, it may be hard to hear. it it does not run, found out why.

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How to remove the gas tank on a 2003 Dodge Stratus


On Yahoo.com, master certified Dodge Man says: "Some newer Chrysler's actually have a drain plug on the bottom of the fuel tank, if so, it is as simple as removing it and catching it in a suitable pan, if not you could jump the fuel pump relay in the power distribution center, disconnect the fuel supply line and route into a suitable container before hand. This uses the vehicles fuel pump to drain the tank.
Always think safety, and have a fire extinguisher handy, don't try this in an enclosed area, due to flammable vapor buildup. "

May 28, 2015 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

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03 Dodge Stratus ran out of gas and now wont start


There is no reset.
The fuse and pump relay should be in the fuse box near the battery.
You may have to disconnect the filter or the rail to let the air out of the system. And you may have plugged up the screen in the tank.

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2000 dodge stratus 2.4L has no fuel pressure at the fuel rail test port


check fuses and the fuel pump relay if good have someone turn key in the on position with key off while you listen for the fuel pump to kick on if you dont hear anything pound on the tank with hand while the person turns it over. you might jar it to come on. if not check power to the fuel pump. Also make sure you have gas in it if questionable on how much put 1 gallon in just to be on the safe side. No I am not poking fun I see the simplest things kick our(technicians) behinds

Oct 04, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Stratus

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How do you change a fuel filter on a 97 dodge stratus


Fig. 7 Fuel Lines At Fuel Pump Module 42402626 NOTE: The fuel filter mounts to the frame above the rear of the fuel tank. The inlet and outlet tubes are permanently attached to the filter.
REMOVAL
  1. Release fuel system pressure.
  2. From inside trunk, disconnect fuel pump module wiring jumper from main body harness.
    • The 4 pin connector is located under the trunk mat on the left side of trunk near the base of the shock tower.
    • Locate body grommet for jumper near base of rear seat. Push grommet out and feed jumper completely through hole in body.
  1. Remove fuel cap slowly to release tank pressure.
  2. With vehicle on a hoist, drain fuel from tank. Support fuel tank with a support such as a transmission jack stand.
  3. Position a fuel approved container, with a capacity of at least 16 gallons, under the drain plug located on the bottom left edge of the tank.
  4. Remove drain plug and allow fuel to drain. WARNING: Drain plug must be installed at this time as there will be 1 to 2 gallons of fuel left in the tank .
  5. When tank is no longer draining, install drain plug. Tighten plug to 32 in lb .
  6. Remove driver's side fuel tank strap.
    • Loosen, do not remove, passenger side fuel tank strap allowing fuel tank fill neck to touch rear suspension cross-member.
WARNING: Wrap shop towels around hoses to catch any gasoline spillage .

  1. Disconnect fuel lines from fuel pump module Fig. 7 . These are quick connect fittings.
  2. Disconnect fuel supply line from the fuel brake module.
Fig. 8 Fuel Filter 42402627
  1. Remove fuel filter Fig. 8 .
NOTE: The fuel supply (to filter) tube, return tube (to pump module) are permanently attached to the fuel filter.
  • The ends of the fuel supply and return tubes have different size quick-connect fittings.
  • The larger quick-connect fitting connects to the large nipple (supply side) on the fuel pump module.
  • The smaller quick-connect fitting attaches to the small nipple (return side) on the fuel pump module.
Apply a light coating of clean 30 weight engine oil to the fuel filter nipples. Install fuel tubes.
  1. Install fuel tank, filter and tank straps. Torque tank strap bolts to 23 Nm (250 in lbs) . Make sure pump module harness grommet is installed in body as tank is raised into position.
  2. Lower vehicle and connect pump module connector.
  3. Fill tank with fuel.
  4. Connect negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.

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How do you change the fuel filter on a 2000 Dodge Stratus?


For your stratus the fuel pump is located inside the gas tank, you will need to unbolt the straps that hold the tank in place, or sometimes just loosen them up enough that the tank will slide out of it's strapped cradle. If the tank is full, you may want to drain as much fuel from it as you can by using a small tubed siphoning hose. If this is new to you, skip this part, and have a friend handy with a jack. You can make a cradle for the tank by screwing 3 2x4's together in an "H" pattern, center the jack on the middle 2x4 so that the two ends support either side of the tank. When the tank starts to lower, on the top of the tank itself you will see where all your wires connect to the top of the pump, and where the gas lines connect, carefully undo these lines and the plugs. Once this has been done, and the gas tank is secure, look to see if your fuel pump is fastened by screws, if it isn't, it should have an interlockin ring around it. If it has the ring, carefully use a large tip, flat bladed screwdriver, to slowly tap the ring till it unlocks. (to avoid damage to the metal ring, and avoid a spark, cover the tip with a wet rag, or damp towel. Once the ring is disengaged remove the unit out of the tank.

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I want to know if there is a way to replace the fuel pump without having to drop the fuel tank on my Dodge Stratus. Because I also have a Buick Century with a little door behind the back seat that is an...


You can check under the seat of the Stratus for an access point. But unfortunately I don't think there is door. You are going to be pulling out the tank.

Jul 10, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Stratus

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