2003 Dodge Stratus Pleassssss help iM starting a new job an

Tiny
ENJOYINGLIFE86
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  • 2003 DODGE STRATUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,005 MILES
I drove it to the store about 3 blks away and when I tried to leave it would not even turn over. I have power to my lights, windows ect, but not to my radio. I checked my battery connections and they were solid I checked my fuses and I found I small 20 amp fuse to the start\fuel that was blown I did not have an extra so I robbed the abs 20 amp fuse I tried to start the car and it didn't do anything different I checked all the other fuses did not see any obvious blows (not sure about the bigger covered ones) I ended up getting pushed home by a friend that happened by while being pushed I noticed a trouble code come up?(I think) it was where my mileage usually is and it said either bu5 Or bus I have next to no money and am starting a new job that I have no clue how I am getting to in the morning im pretty car savvy at least I can take a motor out and apart and put it back together but im lost here
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 AT 11:25 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

You will have to replace all the correct fuses and than you will have to get a scan done, a BUS error is a communication problem with the ECU / computer, we will have to know the exact code to go any further.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 2:30 AM
Tiny
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I changed the fuses including the one I robbed from the abs, pushed the car to auto zone and had them hook up the obd2 computer and it said that everything was good do I need a different kind of check/ scan, could it be the ignition module OR coil and if so cant I check that by jumping the starter with a screwdriver and bypassing the normal sequence also the original code said no bus or no bu5 not just bus or bu5 dont know if that makes a difference, if I have to run another test on the ecm could I just take it out and bring it to a shop instead of haveing it towed cause im runnen out of favers quick it sits towards the top by the fuses and does not look to complicated, also if I should try the bypass correct me if im wrong the starter for my particular car should be up by the back side of my oil pan covered by my muffler
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 10:33 PM
Tiny
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Hi enjoyinglife86, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation this is what keeps the site going to help people in need and to cut costs

I drove it to the store about 3 blks away and when I tried to leave it would not even turn over

Let me asked you this: Is it cranking over and will not start or just won't crank at alll/nothing when you turn key to starting position
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Saturday, September 11th, 2010 AT 10:02 PM

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