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Hissing sound coming from the front of the car
It sounds like the AC lines may still have a leak in them as indicated by the hissing sound you describe. This is a common sound when there is a leak in the AC system. As the AC compressor builds...
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Q: No start, no crank
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car...
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do i need to replace both sensors
Only oxygen sensors that are DIRECTLY tested and fail need to be replaced. Please keep in mind that OBD trouble codes do not conclusively diagnose failed parts, nor could they. Consequently, the only way to condemn an oxygen sensor (or...
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My 2004 dodge stratus keeps over heating . I noticed a crack in the radiator hose do i just replace the hose or new radiator?
Hi there. It really depends on the damage to the radiator hose and the location of the crack. If it's near the radiator housing, it's possible that there is damage to the radiator itself which is always a good idea...
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Hi, im hearing a creaking noise everytime i turn my wheel on my dodge stratus. Sometimes when it rains, the noise goes away but th
Hello, thank you for writing in. The control arms were a good guess, and there are several other tests you can do. You may be dealing with a failing steering or suspension component. You can start by performing a bounce...
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No crank/No start and reads No Bus on dash, PRDNL123 Illuminated. 2004 Dodge Stratus
Hi there - first thing to check is for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. Any codes found here will help guide diagnosis. Your car, as does virtually all cars in this century, utilizes a...
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We put a new camshaft sensor on my 2004 dodge stratus sxt. Now the car stalls. What could cause this?
Check to see if any OBD-II trouble codes have set as if they have, they will be important clues to what is going on. Stalling has many causes apart from a faulty camshaft position sensor or faulty camshaft position sensor...
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New alternator new battery car only runs till battery dies
Hi There, You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to....
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My brother has a dodge stratus and the alternator and battery are both good but the car won't turn on
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the battery power is reaching the starter, and the starter is not turning the engine over, the starter has failed. You can test how much power is going to the starter with a...
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Oil pressure sensor location - 2005 Dodge Stratus
Hi - the oil pressure switch/sensor is located next to the oil filter on all Dodge engines of this vintage (3.0, 2.5, 1.8l, etc.), and screws into either the engine block, or the oil filter housing, depending on engine model....
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Q: Rough idle an shakes when stopped
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...
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Door ajar chime for 96 Dodge Stratus will not stop when all doors are firmly closed, what can I do to stop it?
Hi Evan. Thanks for contacting us today. The Door ajar chime is a safety system and by law can't be disabled by a mechanic. However, it's possible to repair this problem. Usually it's caused by a damaged door sensor or...
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I was wondering how much it would be to replace vehicle speed sensor and serpentine belt. 2005 dodge stratus SXT 2.4L.
Your engine have more than one belt and the cause of the noise could be any one of them and also could be the tensioners for the belts not holding enough tension on the belts. The speedometer may be a...
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Crankshaftpositionsensor
A failed crankshaft position sensor can cause symptoms like this. When you crank the engine, the engine control unit looks for a signal from the crankshaft position sensor to determine where each cylinder is. When the signal is received, the...
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What causes Cylinder misfire? Spark plugs, wires and coil pack already replaced 2005 Dodge Stratus
Hello - in addition to the components which deliver spark on command (which you have already replaced), are the components which determine when the spark should be delivered (crankshaft and camshaft position sensors). A bad fuel mixture will cause misfire...
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Car creaks when turning while driving and just moving steering wheel back and forth .
Creaking on turning the front wheels can be due to sticking or failed strut mount bearings and/or faults in the tie rods (inner or outer) or even ball joints. It is also possible that the outer CV joints are worm...
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When I parked my car, I heard a loud fan noise. When I came back from work after about 10 hours, the car was completed dead.
Hi Ewelina. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It is quite possible that the noise you're hearing is the radiator fan that is stuck open. This can occur when an electrical relay is damaged, but it can also be caused by...
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The housing that holds the ignition lock cylinder in place is busted since it is connected to the stereo column I can't purchase j
Hello. If the ignition lock cylinder housing that is mounted on the steering column itself is broken, then yes - you will have to purchase a new steering column, as that component is fabricated on the steering column and is...
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How much would it cost at a shop to get a steering column assembly for a 2005 dose Stratus automatic
Hi. The average cost for a Steering Rack Replacement at a typically privately owned repair shop is between $600 and $1,000. Labor costs are estimated between $280 and $450 while parts are priced between $400 and $800 depending on who...
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I have a new battery in my car 2006 Dodge Stratus 2.7L can I fix the alternator if it's not working
The alternator is an electrical system component. To work on the electrical system, be sure to disconnect the battery. Prior to replacing the alternator, you should measure the output of the existing alternator to be sure it is really faulty....

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