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Why does my heater only blow warm and not hot on my 2000 Dodge Stratus
Hello. It does take some time for the coolant to get hot enough to blow hot inside of the vehicle. I usually start by checking the coolant level. Low coolant will cause this. If the coolant level is fine then...
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Why are my windshield wipers not working on my 2004 Dodge Stratus
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the wiper switch itself. This arm tends to fail internally and not make good contact which will cause the system to not work. Before replacing it though the...
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My car won't start 2001 Dodge Stratus
Hi there - your problem may be a weak fuel pump, and a bad starter solenoid (relay). The whine you now hear while the key is turned on is probably the fuel pump - a good sign. The fact that...
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Car was low on oil and the engine locked up while driving.
Hi there: Oil is essential for keeping all the moving parts "moving" inside a combustion engine. When the oil level is low or pressure is low, it can cause metal parts to create excessive heat or friction. If this occurs,...
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Why is my car still running hot?
Hi there. The radiator cooling fans are designed to come on with the air conditioning turned on. They are not designed to come on with the heater turned on. The fact the heater is not working leads me to believe,...
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How much can I expect to pay for a crankshaft position sensor repair? My car won't start now, and when it did, it cut back off sho
Hi there. No, this is not an accurate diagnosis. This is simply a guess related to the code that is stored. The ECM stores a code when a fault is detected. It does not know what, how, or why the...
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Car won't turn over
Hello, thank you for writing in. From the sound of it, the vehicle's battery is likely dead. It is not uncommon for the vehicle to have enough power to work electronics, but not be able to work the starter motor...
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Car Sitting waiting for repair. Sat 9 Months Now repair finished but will not start.
Hi...gasoline has a limited shelf life. After four months or so, but sometimes even earlier, gum and varnish develop. Gasoline that is nine months old will typically not have enough of the volatile fractions (from the refinery process) to start...
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Serpentine Belt Keeps Breaking
The serpentine belt is driven by the crankshaft pulley and, in turn, that belt drives a variety of pulleys and accessories, such as the power steering pump, alternator, a/c compressor and so forth. The belt rides along one or more...
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Loose electrical wire that i dont know what it connects to.
It is hard to say what could have been damaged during the collision considering that certain parts are no longer in their correct position. If you say that everything else is working fine other than the horn, I would recommend...
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When replacing my ball joints on my 2005 dodge Strauss do I need to replace the control arms as well
Hi there. When changing out the ball joints, you don't need to change the control arms if you have a replacement ball joint. However, if you are wanting to replace the bushings and the ball joint, then you may get...
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transmission not shifting and the rpm's keep climbing up.
Hi there. It seems that the gears are slipping and causing the rpm's to climb up. Check the transmission fluid and make sure that it's full and red in color. Very dark red or black transmission fluid is an indication...
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My car radio and inside light will not turn on. Then, I went to get a diagnostics but the place they attach the machine to
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely experiencing an electrical issue. You will want to start by testing all of the fuses and relays under the hood, in the inside fuse box, and under the driver's dashboard....
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The clutch went out and i cant find one. Can I convert my transmission to an AWD?
Hi there. If you wanted to convert your transmission from a manual to an automatic all-wheel drive, then you will have to change the transmission from a manual to an automatic and change out the shifter from a manual shifter...
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Power steering and idling rpm issues - interior fuse box questions.
Hi there. If the car is stalling when turning the wheel sharp in a parking lot, then the power steering pump control valve is stuck and not working under a heavy load. I recommend replacing the control valve. If you...
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Brand new battery totally drained when I turned the key.
Hi there. There seems to be a loose or bad ground on your electrical system to your vehicle. Check all of the ground wiring to the entire vehicle from the battery to the chassis. If you need further assistance with...
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Car feels like it will die when stopping or taking a slow corner.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Checked starter replaced ECM checked alternator start just clicks and fuel gauge goes down
Hi there. What tests did you perform on the starter, alternator, and battery? What were the results versus manufacturer specifications? Why did you replace the ECM? Was the battery tested using a digital battery tester that provides current voltage, cold...
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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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Will my motor fit in a 2006 dodge stratus
Hi there. The motor mounts are identical for the 2002 and 2006, however; you are most likely going to have difficulty with ECU compatibility. Each engine has unique attributes and there are different sensors, electrical connections and fuel system connections...

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