Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 75500 miles
My 2001 Status SE (2.4 DOHC) stalls after the engine reaches normal operating temperatures. This does not happen unless the outside temperature is above 55 or 60 degerees F. After 10 minutes the car will start. On days hwn it is around 60-70 and cloudy it will not stall if the heater is turned on full blast. A friend hooked up his OBD I and II code reader and got 3 codes:
I had replaced the fuel cap the week before, so he cleared the generic codes. Now when I drive it, while moving the guage shows low temp just above the blue. Before it stall it is barely at operating temperature.
Even though it stalls, I still get about 19/20 around town and over 30 on the highway (33/34 on trips).
After the car stalls and if I attempt to restart without waiting at least 10 minutes, it will only crank but no fuel odor. The fuel pump works fine and the pressure regulator was replaced last year.
It is a smoth riding car and handles well. The 4 wheel discs are awesome unless its wet (no ABS). I want to put 175000 miles on the car; but dont want spend a lot to fix.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 9:00 PM