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97 ES STALLS

1997 Dodge Stratus • 98,000 miles

I have 97 Dodge Stratus ES that keeps stalling intermittently. It used to just stall when you would stop at a red light, then step on the gas. But now it stalls while driving. Once even going up hill. It does start right back up.
Once while driving on the highway, it bucked.
I checked the check engine codes by doing on off on off on off and received 1 flash, pause then 2 flashes followed by 1 flash pause and 1 flash. Then the 5 and 5 to end.
I've had it in to two mechanics four times, but they can't duplicate or find the problem. My ****** drives this car and she is too afraid to drive it because the situation has gotten worse.
Any ideas?
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ElJay744
November 10, 2011.




Check primary and secondary resistance on the ignition coil, both hot and cold.
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Rivermikerat
Jan 11, 2012.
Thanks for your reply. They are checking the coil resistance right now. They said the 1997 Stratus ES model does not have a cam sensor, rather a distributor. I thought it had a cam. Please advise.

Tiny
ElJay744
Jan 11, 2012.
Coil resistance checks out. Cam sensor or crank sensor. Or get rid of the car.

Tiny
ElJay744
Jan 11, 2012.
Some cars have cam sensors, some don't. It's just what the engineers decide to use to help the ignition system decide when to fire the plugs. Every engine has a camshaft of one type or another. That decides when the valves open and close.

Did they check the coil resistance both hot and cold? Some electrical problems will only show up while hot and can't be diagnosed cold.

Check continuity and power to and from the crank sensor.

Rivermikerat
Jan 11, 2012.

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