CAR WONT START Transmission may not shift. Check engine light could be on.
If the 1996 Dodge Intrepid will not start, there might be an issue with the battery or the starter. This could also be a problem with the solenoid or the fuel gauge or fuel pump. The problem and the fix will vary depending on whether the car is completely dead or is cranking when the ignition is turned.
overheated and wont start
Sounds like a starter or battery problem, possibly wiring problem
Bad Transmission, you need a new one.
Sounds like a very weak battery.
Defective ignition switch.
check the ignition module
There are a few things that it could be if you Dodge Stratus wont start on first try. It could be the starter.
Overheating an engine can seriously damage the heads. Check for water in the oil. It may look milky.
My first thought would be that the timing chain is not installed correctly. It is very hard to get the marks lined up correctly.
It is not timed correctly.