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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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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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I wanted to know about how much it would cost to fix the heater in a 2000 dodge stratus/SE and to fix the windows that wont roll u
Inasmuch as used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs are highly dependent on the actual, as found, condition of the vehicle, the only way to get a reasonably precise estimate of repair costs you might face, and also to protect...
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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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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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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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What ur thoughts are on a 2.5L Es Stratus. Nothing specific, just in general
Hi...thank you for your question and I will try to help you. The preferred fuel pump for your car would be supplied by either OEM (dealer), Denso or Bosch. The Denso pump (Part No. 953-3028), which is from a known...
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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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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 timing belt broke while idelin an in park. Could there be damage to the vavles
The 2.4 is supposed to be an interference motor but there is a chance you did not damage the engine. After installing the new timing belt you need to do a compression test to make sure you did not bend...
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Car didn't want to start
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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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 wont start. Is it the PCM or the Fuel Filter?
Hi there. This is very odd, but is something common with late 98's Dodge's. The oil is actually typically due to power steering fluid finding a way to seep into the PCM. When the PCM is contaminated with any liquid,...
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The housing that holds my ignition lock cylinder in place is busted, can I buy a new housing or is it attached to steering column?
Hi there. The part that you would purchase is referred to as a steering column assembly for a 2005 Dodge Stratus. It's not the entire steering column, but the center portion where the ignition lock cylinder is mounted on the...
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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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