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My girlfriends 2003 dodge stratus died suddenly. she tried to start it and it cranked over then stopped. good battery. what possible things should i check and start?`

She run the fuel tank very low, she bought the car a month ago on salvaged title. the car ran well. she has driven it back and forth from redding to sacramento twice. no problems

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    Frankie Krug Nov 03, 2014

    ilet me explain better. after it died she tried starting the car . it engaged the starter and the stoped turning over. good charge on battery but cranking

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If the starter wont crank over the engine, see if you can turn it over by the bolt on the crankshaft pulley. if it wont turn then you may have seized the engine

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Timing belt is most likely cause of sudden shut down. The Stratus has a noninterference engine so no damage occurs and the belt change is an easy fix.Open the area. Remove the belt tensioner at the 7 o'clock position compress it and put a pin in the small hole to hold it, Line up the timing marks put the new belt on and pull the pin. Some times it;s the bearing on the crank pulley that fails. If you change it be sure to put the flange to the front, thats what keeps the belt from coming off.

Posted on Nov 03, 2014

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SOURCE: Engine turns over but wont start

Check the cam sensor and crankshaft sensor. If either of these are defective the engine will not start or may start intermittenly.

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SOURCE: 1999 dodge durango will crank but will not start

If you live in a colder climate and you keep your vehicle in a garage, you might have condensation in your tank and your pump might be sucking water (condensation builds) Heet wont hurt your vehicle and works pretty well to get rid of water and ice build up. in my opinion the red (ISO HEET) bottle works better than the yellow.

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SOURCE: 1993 Dodge shadow died while being driven, won't restart

try the transmision you may have to replace it

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: car will not start; 2003 Dodge Stratus 4 cylinder

check for fuel pump relay and if it has a ecm fuse or relay and check them

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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L DOHC won't start

sound like it could be fuel. pump or timeing belt. if you put a new fuel filter in be sure to replace the fuel filter

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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