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I have an 02 dodge stratus 2.4L dohc... Ok 1st water pump went out. got it fixed and changed the timing belt while off.... Found out it got to hot and warped the head... got it shaved and put back in with all new gaskets and head bolts... Then found out it getting to hot messed the rings up on cylinder 4 getting like 70 p compression are sumthing.. want idle but runs good once going down road so i drove it.. 3 days later starts stalling, crank sensor went out, got it towed got new 1 put on. 2 days later stalls and want start, tried forever, so got it towed, then cranked once got it off wrecker... showing no codes and machanic doesnt no problem, go figure... can someone please tell me what the hell is going on with this pos car???????????

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  • Josh Hyatt Oct 02, 2010

    Could the pcm make it run rough at idle and cut off, are does the rings sound right? are make the crank sinsor go out cause all the problems happened at once. And does this charge me everytime i ask a question?

  • Josh Hyatt Oct 02, 2010

    i have an 02 dodge stratus 2.4L dohc... Ok 1st water pump went out. got it fixed and changed the timing belt while off.... Found out it got to hot and warped the head... got it shaved and put back in with all new gaskets and head bolts... Then found out it getting to hot messed the rings up on cylinder 4 getting like 70 p compression are sumthing.. want idle but runs good once going down road so i drove it.. 3 days later starts stalling, crank sensor went out, got it towed got new 1 put on. 2 days later stalls and want start, tried forever, so got it towed, then cranked once got it off wrecker... showing no codes and machanic doesnt no problem, go figure... can someone please tell me what the hell is going on with this pos car???????????

  • Josh Hyatt Oct 04, 2010

    it seems to be getting fuel ok. pressure is right. is there anyway to test the pcm before swapping??

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I would say that you are having a fuel problem. Not sure where to tell you to start. If the car cranks for more than a second, then take some starting fluid and spray in the air filter. If it starts right up then it is for sure a fuel problem. It could be the fuel pump not pumping enough pressure, fuel pressure regulator, or the fuel filter. That is where I would start!

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Hi! Have you tried swapping the PCM (powertrain control module)?. THe PCM has connectivity on all electrical system that runs inside the car including the engine, transmission, accessories, etc. If the PCM is faulty the engine fails too. Try to swap the PCM and this may resolve it. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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