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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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Horn went off can was disconnected by the dealership can you still drive the car does the car
Hi there. If the horn was disconnected by the dealership, you should be able to drive the vehicle, as it doesn't impact the operation of the vehicle. However, if the horn was stuck due to a problem with the security...
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Wont stay started
Hi there. It's more likely than not that your Dodge Stratus is experiencing multiple, independent electrical or mechanical faults causing these issues. I think it might be best to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a...
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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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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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Gears
Hi there. Production cars, trucks and SUV's are not really designed to have the accelerator "Floored". As a vehicle ages, the engine and transmission's ability to quickly adjust to changes in throttle pressure will decrease due to simple wear and...
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a few issues
Hi there. If you are able to crank the engine over rather easily, but it has a hard time actually starting, it's likely due to a fuel or ignition system failure. The best way to diagnose that is having one...
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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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My car is a 2003 dodge stratus and it wont go over 30 miles an hour
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged or damaged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic...
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2006 dodge Stratus wouldn't start and radio was off. Changed my fuses it started right back up. But it's two days later and the sa
The circuit that the fuse is failing on has an excess current draw due to either a short to ground or possibly a faulty component that itself is internally shorted or shorted to ground. A mechanic would just simply determine...
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Cold start idle isn't working and poor fuel economy!
Hi Jason. Thanks for the question today. It is quite possible that you have a faulty mass air flow sensor (assuming it was not replaced during your recent tune up), damaged idle control valve or perhaps even a loose or...
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IM TRYING TO LOCATE THE WATER PUMP ON A 2005 DODGE STRATUS
There were three different engines used on the Stratus, so a precise answer would depend on exactly which engine you have. Despite that, the water pump is not visible in any of the three applications and requires considerable disassembly to...
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2001 dodge stratus coupe does not turn off when key is removed from ignition
This sounds like the problem is caused by the aftermarket alarm keeping power to the ignition even after key is turned off. You will either need to have the aftermarket system taken out and wiring put back together back to...
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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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How do I put a serpentine belt on a 2005 dodge stratus set. Both belts are missing from my car
Your vehicle uses one serpentine belt to drive all accessories. If you have not removed and reinstalled one of these belts before, it can be done for you at low cost on a mobile basis by a certified mechanic if...
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Speedometer not working all gears selected and not shifting out of 2nd.
Hi Samantha. Thanks for contacting us today. The OBD-II trouble code you provided is a Dodge-specific code that indicates that the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) unable to communicate with Transmission Control Module (TCM). This could be due to bad electrical...
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2003 dodge status rt. No crank no start. Battery and fuses/relays are good. Start motor is fine. Could it be my ignition switch?
Hi Gavyn. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on your question, I would start by checking your ignition or starter relay, as this is commonly the source of this type of problem. If the relay's (and fuses) are all good,...
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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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