• Tiny
  • 2000 Dodge Stratus
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 113,200 miles

I have a 2000 dodge stratus. I just replaced the distributor cap and rotor car ran fine for about ten miles then it died. My dad says it is getting no fire but he isn't a certified mechanic. What could be the problem? It is a v6 2.5l engin.

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 5:29 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing

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