Question about 2001 Dodge Stratus
We have a 2001 dodge stratus r/t we had the starter checked and we replaced the alternator it will just crank and it drains the batterry and then we can charge the batterry up again
Check the fuel rail first. On the fuel rail supplying the injectors, there is a plastic cap much like a air stem cap. Crank the engine with a helper and with the cap removed, use a small screwdriver to press in the stem. IF fuel sprays out of the stem, then it's not a fuel supply issue. If no fuel sprays out, then fuel pump is the problem. Has the car been involved in any sort of impacts that could shut off fuel relay? There should be a reset for the fuel relay if no fuel is getting to the engine in the trunk behind the liner walls on one side or the other.
IF still no fuel and reset has been checked, then check all fuses in fuse panel to ensure power source. If all that checks out good with no fuel, then it's a fuel pump issue.
IF it is getting fuel, continue checking components to ensure all plug wires are attached and secure. Sensors and such on these newer cars also can go bad prematurely, and keep the vehicle from starting. As well as a faulty computer. Those things are much harder to trace w/o taking to the dealer.
Hope this helps!
Posted on May 31, 2010
If the alternator light is off then you have two options. Either the battery is not holding a charge or you have a parasitic drain. (something is on) Even tho the key is off, a faulty computer could be causing a drain
Try this. charge the battery up and leave it unplugged for a day. or so, What ever it take to drain like it has been. If it drains unhooked then you have a bad battery. Also if you have a 12 volt meter hook it up after you charge the battery. Leave the lights on for about 3 minutes. Then shut them off. Then look at the voltage cranking. If it drops below 11v you have a bad battery. A good battery should only loose about 1/4v while cranking.
Posted on May 31, 2010
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