Make sure you have your clutch changed every six to eight years. I bought a 1996 Dodge Stratus from its first owners. This is my first car and I wasn't educated enough to ask about parts and their condition. They never mentioned that they hadn't changed the clutch. Two days after purchasing it, the clutch shattered into a million pieces and I was stranded with a dead car. So make sure you keep a time check on how long you've had your clutch. Also, check the oil often because the 1996 Dodge Stratus's head gasket is screwed up, so it will leak oil often unless a silicon layer is put under the gasket to prevent it. So oil and clutch problems are most likely to kill a 1996 Dodge Stratus. Check your coil pack. If you can get the car running again, you will see sparks through the cracks in the coil pack. if you try and put the car into drive/reverse you might get lucky and make it all of about four feet. ==Answer == Another possible reason is a broken timing belt. Cars with over a 100,000 miles need to have it changed. I'm not sure if yours has interference heads or not but engine damage can occur, If not the engine will just crank over and not even try to start. You can check quick by popping the top belt cover apart on the passenger side and cranking the engine over. If the belt isn't moving, the cogs are spun off of the crank pulley.
Probably the alternator.
A timing belt failure normally trashes the engine.
A dodge pickup 1500 would stall out while driving because of a defective air filter.
It's a dodge so yes it would tra-tu s tart
The transmission computer has detected a malfunction and set a code. You will need to have it checked for codes to know what to diagnose.
belt giagram for a 98 dodge stratus 2.4
that would be 0.042
That would be a 2.7L
The Dodge dealer wants $40.00 for the key and programming it.
The average gas mileage of an Automatic 2004 Dodge Stratus is 19 City, 21 Combined, 26 Highway. The average gas mileage of a Manual 2004 Dodge Stratus is 21 City, 24 Combined, 29 Highway.
I have a 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 AC Compress won't turn on put more R134 and replaced relay switch. What else would there be to check
A Stratus is a Dodge not a Chevy. Neither Dodge or Chevy use inertia/safety switches.
Defective flasher relay.
Hey Stephanie==Ther e could be several things wrong. Try changing the fuel filter first. GoodluckJoe
yea i have a 2000 dodge stratus .. after 30 mins of driving it would shut of while i was goin 50 40mph. it would turn back on after i completely stoped but the problem got worse it would die after 5 mins of driving and it would not turn back on.. good thing i didnt have an accident.. i found the problem after droping the tank checking the fuel pump, and the fuel lines, and the fuel presure line, ... theres a fuse next to the circuit box its called the asd relay which means auto shutdown relay which cuts the power to the pump and the spark to the distributor.. change that relay im most certain that's wats wrong with the stratus
I had a 96 Stratus that would do that, and it turned out to be that the starter was bad.
the engine mounts could be bad
you are changing speeds
Your Dodge is probably just rusty. If you leave it out in the rain for a while it can get this way. You might want to consider taking it to the car place. They would probably know better than anyone here.
when my dodge stratus started to do that it was because I needed transmission fluid.
No, but it would probably have been easier!