1998 Dodge Stratus

Tiny
SBIAGIONI
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  • 1998 DODGE STRATUS
Engine Performance problem
1998 Dodge Stratus Two Wheel Drive Manual 189000 miles

I have within the last weeks encountered that after I start my car the battery light will come on. I only drive it to school and work which are only 5 miles or so. I think it is the alternator but then again sometimes I will start my car and the light will not be on? Yesterday was th first time I noticed the lights dimming and I realized my car was dying so I shut it off and let it rest a bit then drove the rest of the way to work.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 11:46 AM

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Tiny
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The frist thing that you need to do is take the vehicle down to Autozone or Checker O'Reilly and have them test your electrical system: battery, starter, and alternator. Once we have the test done, it is a lot easier to steer you on what to do next. While you are at it, check the tension on the alternator belt. It should not deflect more than 1/2 inch.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 11:29 PM

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