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On the Internet there are a lot of different descriptions of where the CRANKSHAFT position sensor is on the 2005 Dodge Stratus sedan 2.4L engine. HERE IS WHERE I FOUND IT ON MY CAR: it was on the front of the engine, behind/under the starter motor. HOW CAN YOU TELL IF IT IS AT THIS LOCATION ON YOUR CAR: - One website said that if the 8th number/letter in your car's VIN number is an X then it is located here (this was true for my car). - To confirm: See if there is a wire (3 wires together actually) leading under the starter motor (see #2 below for a description of the starter motor's location). THESE ARE THE STEPS I TOOK TO REPLACE IT: 1. Disconnect the positive terminal of the battery. (Turn the wheels all the way to the right, remove/pull back the black plastic cover of the front of the left wheel well, thus exposing the battery, and then unbolt the red positive terminal). You NEED to do this because you'll be working with the starter motor and you don't want to get shocked. 2. Unbolt the starter motor. You can see and access the starter motor from the top. It is situated on the front of the engine block, below the air intake (see the picture). It just has two 15mm bolts on the right side holding it on. You should be able to get a ratchet or wrench to them from the top, or you may even be able to get at them better from below. 3. Lift the starter motor up out of the way. I left all of the wires connected to it, and simply tied it with twine to the plastic air intake above to keep it out of the way. 4. You should be able to clearly see and access the sensor now (see the second picture). It has one bolt, and the plug. *Make sure to put a little oil on the rubber seal of the new sensor before inserting it. 5. Put everything back, in reverse order. A COUPLE OF THINGS TO NOTE: - I believe this applies to model years 2003-2006, and to the 2.4L Chrysler Sebring sedan of the same years. - You probably don't need to jack your car up for this repair. I had my car up on ramps, but in the end I did everything from the top. e5a262cb-58d3-4912-ac0e-371ae7cbade3.jpg 55cae5e6-03b6-484d-98af-4854d311adc5.jpg

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Aug 13, 2020


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2005 Dodge... • Answered on Feb 28, 2020


I had the same problem with my '05 Stratus SXT 2.4 DOHC. I've replaced the cam pos sensor and it seems to be running fine right now. On the Dodge forums a lot of the guys say that you need to replace the crank pos sensor too. I've bought one of those just in case it comes back again. Hope this helps.

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Dec 08, 2018


Left or right ? Do the hazard flashers work ? Probably the flasher is bad , without test the electrical circuit's that would be a guess .

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Sep 09, 2018


Wiring, schematic, electrical diagrams etc are basic contents of these online books they here on this website www.reliable-store.com Must check it out

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Sep 09, 2018


I don't think you'll have the room ,you need to force upper joint out with a tool and you need to release pressure on lower A frame

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Sep 04, 2018


Best thing go to www.reliable-store.com they have got books on every vehicle and also how to service/repair it, service/repair/owner's/maintenance manual with parts info, fuse box, gear box, PCV, torque specs,coiling, wiring diagrams, electrical diagrams, fuse diagrams, error codes, etc everything Worth it

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Mar 15, 2018


Get solution for this online at www.reliable-store.com and get complete guide on whether to repair or not, service it, and how to repair etc

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Mar 06, 2018


You still have air in the fuel lines. Get the air bled out of it and you'll have no problems with starting.

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Jan 16, 2018


When turning the key on does the check engine light come on ? Headlamps light and are bright ? Check for blown fuse's , starter relay check .

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Jan 08, 2018


Heater cores are being made with such small tube/passages that small specks of rust, dirt, bugs, anything that may be traveling around inside your engine with the coolant, sticks to the heater core. Lately, I have been calling heater cores "coolant strainers". Ha Ha. Here is what you do. Take the heater hoses off (at the engine). Push water through both ways. Chase that water with some air pressure. This will blast all debris from the core. Hook up the hoses, fill the coolant to the proper level, and POW you have heat.

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Dec 29, 2017


Check for a fuse on the underhood fuse block labeled memory if its burnt there ya go. After you check that update me and we will go from

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Dec 22, 2017


Just wondering if you cleaned the battery cable ends before putting in the new battery? You may also have a loose ground wire from the battery to the engine block.

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Dec 11, 2017


The fan runs for a short time, after ignition off, to continue to cool the hot engine.

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Dec 10, 2017


P0302 is a misfire in cylinder #2. When was the last time you changed spark plugs? That's the most common cause of a misfire.

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Nov 25, 2017


The part that keeps the seat upright is not underneath--it is on the sides. You don't have to remove the seat to diagnose.

2005 Dodge... • Answered on Sep 24, 2017

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