97 ES STALLS

1997 Dodge Stratus

Tiny

rivermikerat

January, 11, 2012 AT 3:38 AM

Check primary and secondary resistance on the ignition coil, both hot and cold.

Tiny

ElJay744

January, 11, 2012 AT 2:25 PM

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

January, 11, 2012 AT 2:59 PM

Coil resistance checks out. Cam sensor or crank sensor. Or get rid of the car.

Tiny

rivermikerat

January, 11, 2012 AT 7:34 PM

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.

Tiny

lil_turtle_777

October, 14, 2015 AT 4:33 PM

This may or may not help but, I have a Jeep grand Cherokee 1996. And I had a similar issue which this one is a big one on these Jeeps. At first I replaced my gas cap. No solve. Then I did all plugs and wires, This one had a distributor cap replaced that and the cam and crankshaft sensor. And It started to do better then I replaced the coil thinking that was this issue. Checked all the ground wires poitive lead and batter for corrosin. Checked my fusebox and fuses inside and under the hood. All good still shut off on me sometimes, turned out to be the wires that connect the PCM computer, So find the computer on you car while someone starts it. And wiggle the connectors to the PCM and hold it in different spots if it stalls at anypoint while doing this the Sodering points inside the PCM have a break or something inside there causeing a stalling issue. Mostly More common in Jeeps and A few other Chrysler Products. But mostly Jeeps. But that may not be your issue. Just thought i'd throw my experience in here.

Tiny

rivermikerat

October, 15, 2015 AT 3:49 AM

Thanks for the heads up.

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