Your water pump may have seized up which in turn snapped your timing belt. That is exactly what happened to my 2001 Dodge stratus. You can crank it all you want. If the timing belt has snapped it won't turn over. I thought it was overheating do to a bad thermostat. Imagine my surprise when we found out the timing belt was gone and the water pump was seized. Cost over 500.00 to fix it. You may have also bent some valves when the timing belt snapped.
Most likely the pistons are seized in their bores. Probably will require a rebuild, or a replacement. (Find a good used one in a junk yard. Usually you'll get a better price; most will offer some guarantee.) And don't let this one run out of water!
There are a few things that it could be if you Dodge Stratus wont start on first try. It could be the starter.
The Dodge Stratus might not start because the battery is dead or the starter is worn or damaged. It might not start because it is out of gas or because the fuel line has water or air in it.
jump start it.
It's a dodge so yes it would tra-tu s tart
If your 1996 Dodge Stratus wonÕt start you can try to jump start the car. There is no reset button like a computer. You can recharge your car battery with a jump start.
Yes, the factory alarm can cause a no start.
yes it does, every car has spark plugs or it wouldn't start.
Check inside the front fender wells behind the tires.
When this problem came up with my dodge stratus my husband found that a fuse was blown. We changed our battery and it would not start for us either. but as soon as he fixed some wiring and changed the fuse it was fine.
This simply means you need to check your accessories
no spark died while driving shortly after start yes has fuel pressure.
The Stratus does not have the 3.3L. Any shifting complaint diagnostics should start with fluid level and computer trouble codes.
You hook the jumper cables to the jump start posts that are under the hood on the driver side.
To fix vapor lock on a 2003 Dodge Stratus, locate the fuel pressure sensor near the fuel pump. There is a button on the side to release pressure. Push on the button, then try to start the vehicle.
For my Dodge Stratus, I have to hold down the off button on the remote for 3-5 seconds, the alarm stops going off, but the engine still will not turn on. Then I hold down the off button again for 3-5 seconds and it normally will start after that.
Unhook the wires on the starter, replace the fuse, turn the ingnition key on as if you were going to start the car. If the fuse does not blow, it is your starter. I just had this problem with a 1996 Dodge Stratus. I replaced the stater and it now works.
Not necessarily. I actually just overheated my air-cooled engine the other day. First, are you sure it is water-cooled? If so then more than likely you will need to replace certain parts in the engine such as piston, piston ring, etc. Or it would be cheaper to just buy a new engine.
This could be a problem with your cam sensor, or crank sensor.
That VIN doesn't appear correct. Should start with a "1".
Tehe timing belt and dozens of other things can keep the car from starting.
just a guess, your fuel filter maybe stopped up?
Well, I don't have a 95 Stratus, but this situation sounds like the gas tank is empty.
Clicking usually is a sign of a bad battery or starter