1988 Dodge Aries



January, 30, 2010 AT 6:45 PM

Electrical problem
1988 Dodge Aries 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 14723 miles

Car is getting gas - battery turning motor over won't start - acts like it; s trying to run.


1 Answer



February, 1, 2010 AT 6:04 PM

I read your post and was suprised to see only 14,000 miles on an 88 K car.
If it did this all of a sudden like, and had no other symptoms that you noticed, the car has excellent dashboard diagnostics. The 'check engine' light flashes. A short flash, a pause and another flash and pause would be an 11.
Key on, off, on, off, on. All within 5 seconds and count the flashing light.
Best place to start, since so many items could cause this, and 87 and 88 had map sensor problems. It would cause a start and quick stall. There is plenty of information about the different sensors and even a video series also. When you find the codes a 55 ends the diagnostics, you can do it as many times as the battery and computer allows, good luck. Very good car.

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