Dodge Stratus 2004

Tiny
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  • 2004 DODGE 600
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  • 107,000 MILES
Why does a Dodge 2004 Stratus make a humming sound from the engine when the car is turned off?
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 7:29 PM

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Tiny
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That's the Engine Computer that takes 20 minutes to go to "sleep mode". Don't ya just love computers?

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Interesting, so I go buy a new battery, put it in and the computer has to run for 20 mins immediately to get to the sleep mode? Does this happen all the time? Wouldn't it kill the battery in a short period of time?
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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You would think, but it only draws about three amps. This makes testing for a drain on the battery very complicated. Anytime the battery cable is disconnected and reconnected or the ignition switch is turned back on, the time-out procedure starts all over.
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
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How in the world do you put the plastic fasteners with the plungers back into place with the wheel cover? I've put two in, the remaining five I'm having a problem. The three screws no problem.
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 10:24 PM
Tiny
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So maybe I'm repeating myself, but I'm having a problem in putting the plastic fasteners back into the wheel well cover after I've put the battery in. Whats the trick with reinstalling the plastic fastners?
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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If you're referring to what I call "feather fasteners", (I think the proper term is fender plugs), they often get ruined when pulling them out. Body shops have new ones.

If the thing you're working with has a metal spring, those make a quarter turn after you push them in. I'm not sure what other kind of fastener has a plunger.

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
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Thought you might be referring to the plastic inner fender liner. The only thing I remember on wheel covers were plastic covers for the lug nuts. They are threaded to take them off, but to put them on, just set them in place straight and smack 'em with a rubber hammer.

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 10:40 PM

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