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2004 Dodge Stratus 2.7 thermostat location

Finding the thermostat: Follow the LOWER radiator hose to where it meets the engine. It's in there. Most cars that I've worked on have the thermostat at the end of the upper radiator hose, but not this car. Replacing the thermostat: You need to remove the thermostat housing. (It's the piece that the lower radiator hose connects to.) - You do not need to remove the radiator hose from the housing. - First remove the bolt that is holding a bracket. This bracket just holds some wires in place. - Now remove the three bolts that hold the housing to the engine block. These bolts can be fairly hard to turn, but just keep trying. - Gently pry the housing away from the engine block. You can use a flat-head screwdriver to help pry, but do not scratch the mating surfaces of the housing and the block. - Pull out the thermostat, noting that the spring end goes into the engine. - When you put the new thermostat in, you probably want to use a new black rubber gasket, but you might be able to use the old one if you have no choice. Also, I didn't add any permatex or anything and it seems fine. - I tightened the bolts to 22foot pounds, but this might be a little high. Whatever you do, DO NOT overtighten the bolts. Couple other notes: I first removed the air cleaner cover and tubes to get a little more working room. I also unplugged one wiring harness to make more room. Otherwise, I was able to get my big hands in there. A new thermostat did not fix my problem. Here is a description of the problem I was having and the solution: Problem: The temperature gauge was spiking occasionally, all the way into the red. It would spike up and come back to normal. It would spike usually while in idle, but sometimes while driving. Usually about once every twenty minutes. Things I checked first: - The plastic reservior for the radiator was full to the top. - The electric fans were running, and running on high speed. - The car had working heat. - Replaced the thermostat. Did nothing to help the problem. Problem Found: - Vapor lock. Even though the reservior was full of fluid, it had previously gotten too low and the system sucked in some air. Once that happens, it doesn't matter if the reservior is full, the cooling system will not draw in the coolant. This is because filling the plastic reservior does not pour coolant directly into the cooling system. The coolant is sucked into the cooling system through a tube, like drinking soda through a straw. So the reservior, where they tell you to add coolant, was full but the cooling system (radiator, engine, pump, etc.) was almost out of coolant and wasn't able to draw in any more. Solution: When the engine is cool, open the metal radiator cap that's sticking right up out of the engine. It can be found by following the upper radiator hose to the engine. There is a tall metal tube with a metal cap on it. Pull that cap off (when it not hot) and fill it up with radiator fluid. (I use radiator fluid that's pre-diluted and designed for all makes and models of cars). Idle the car, in park, for about thirty seconds. Stop the engine and put the cap back on. If you're lucky, all the air bubbles are out of the system and you're all set.
7/12/2022 6:21:26 PM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Jul 12, 2022
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2004 Dodge stratus radio wont work

It can be radio not getting power or issue with radio code and it needs programming.

To reprogram the radio there is 4 digit code. That code has to be inserted, once these code is inserted, your car radio will get into its actual setting where you can set/select your radio setting.

Many a time's radio asks for the code after car battery is disconnected.

On some cases to retrieve the code its mentioned in manual or else car dealer is other option to get car radio code.

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3/3/2020 6:53:43 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Mar 03, 2020
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RT coupe 3.0 V6. how do you remove the harmonic balancer bolt

Get a good 1/2" socket (don't remember the size) with a half-inch breaker bar and brace the handle of the bar so it won't move then get in and turn the key lightly, making sure you have the breaker bar in the way, just pop the key and the torque of the engine will bust that nut loose. There ya go.
2/28/2020 7:02:58 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Feb 28, 2020
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Fuse panel diagram

10/7/2019 2:11:08 PM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Oct 07, 2019
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I have a code P0491 coming up on my 2004 Dodge

P0491 Secondary Air Injection System (Bank 1)
This code is not fuel injection but air injection, replace the secondary air injection pump.
9/10/2019 8:31:38 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Sep 10, 2019
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2004 dodge stratus will start but will not stay running

Does it fail because it idles too rough or slow, or does it shut down as if electrical problem?
7/9/2019 11:08:50 PM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Jul 09, 2019
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2004 stratus starts run a min then dies an no fireAfter it dies

Check crank and cam sensors.
3/27/2019 2:52:31 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Mar 27, 2019
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Does bcm control the a/c system on 2004 dogdestratus

Does bcm control the a/c system ????? You need to explain , A/C compressor not turning on or the blower motor isn't , no air from vent's etc... An taking the vehicle to a qualified repair shop that has a scan tool that can read BCM code's .
7/18/2018 10:02:53 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Jul 18, 2018
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Location of ecu on 2004 dodge stratus ,2.4l

The ECU is attached to the firewall at the front of the passenger side footwell, behind the glove box.
5/4/2018 3:22:12 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on May 04, 2018
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How do I replace a 2004 Dodge Stratus wiper motor?

Not to hard remove the wiper blades then take off the shield that goes from side to side of the bottom of the front windshield under there you will find the wiper motor just remove and replace it the same way you take it out. Side note make sure you install the wiper arms at the same location you took them off. :-) Good luck
4/20/2018 11:13:05 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Apr 20, 2018
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How to replace license plate bulb in 2004 dodge stratus

There's this website www.reliable-store.com They have books on ALL vehicles. it covers wiring diagrams, electrical diagrams, fuse diagram, torque specs, PCV, error codes, fault codes, service info, repair info, parts info, owner's/service/repair/parts/maintenance manuals etc everything totally.. I have 1987 toyota 4runner model and I keep servicing and when needed repair it on my own. worth it !!!
3/18/2018 5:52:17 PM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Mar 18, 2018
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How to reset an alarm system in a 2004 dodge stratus

I have a 2004 dodge stratus the high bases flash when car is off start car no hight blames at all I have no key fob how can I fix this
3/14/2018 9:14:20 PM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Mar 14, 2018
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2007 Corolla, car stalls at low RPM when cold and

P0138 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P0139 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response
P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold

First things to check and clean is the MAF sensor and the IAC valve...these two cause problems from carbon and dirt buildup...use MAF cleaner only....if this works, great, if not....

Clean trottle body....or

Check for a plugged catalytic converter...remove the O2 sensors and start the car, does it seem better? If it does change the catalyst..
2/3/2018 5:39:59 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Feb 03, 2018
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A/c cold air stops blowing cold

Is the compressor cutting out? It could be the compressor clutch relay is going bad.
1/6/2018 2:50:25 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Jan 06, 2018
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2004 Dodge Intrepid knocks

Bad crankshaft bearing and, weak battery; when you accelerate the increased load on the piston makes the bearing knock; when you lift your foot there is less load on the piston and, bearing so the engine does not knock,
11/8/2017 12:14:19 AM • 2004 Dodge... • Answered on Nov 08, 2017
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