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No bus
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. First check all of the fuses on the fuse box in the cab for any of them that could be blown out. Sometimes fuses can pop when hooking up a fully charged battery...
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Won't start
You need to look on the dash to see if your theft light is active. The system will let you crank it a few times until it locks out the crank signal. You may need to try another key if...
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Why does the car stop suddenly?
This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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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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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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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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No spark or fuel
Hi there, typically when replacing the water pump, you shouldn't have to worry about engine timing. Is there a security light on the dash? There may be an issue with the chip in your key that is preventing the car...
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My car won't start
Generally, the most common cause of a no start is the battery. Other causes are the fuel pump, starter, ignition switch, and the neutral safety switch. With the car turning off over speed bumps, that actually sounds completely related. That...
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Idling issue
This is a common problem when the idle air control valve is dirty or faulty. 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...
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Dodge Stratus 2002, Car won't start and No clicking sound
Hello. If there is no sound or any other response when trying to start your vehicle then it is usually a failing battery, a bad connection at the battery, or possibly a failed starter. There are other things it can...
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Dodge Stratus 2002, Car won't start and No clicking sound
Hello. If there is no sound or any other response when trying to start your vehicle then it is usually a failing battery, a bad connection at the battery, or possibly a failed starter. There are other things it can...
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Cigarette lighter not working.
It is very likely that the fuse for the cigarette lighter circuit has failed. This is not uncommon. There is also the possibility that the actual cigarette lighter receptacle has failed as well. I would ask for help from one...
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Check engine light
This can happen occasionally for a variety of reasons and can sometimes be related to things that can change in the atmosphere such as air temperature and density for example. This can impact something like a throttle body temperature sensor....
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Car won't start and clicks when the key is turned
Hello - you may have already diagnosed the problem yourself - well done! By that I refer to your comment that if you jiggle or bang on the shifter, it sometimes makes the difference in starting or not. The neutral...
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Can I reset the computer and if so how?
Hi. The radiator shouldn't make the Check Engine Light come on if it is bad. Your Check Engine Light is on because there is a sensor in your engine sending a bad message to the PCM. To solve this problem,...
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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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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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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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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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