2002 dodge stratus with new battery and alternator. Battery light still goes on?

Asked by Feb 01, 2014 at 10:36 AM about the 2002 Dodge Stratus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

35K mileage and replaced battery and alternator.  "Battery light"lights after short drive.
Any suggestiojns?

4 Answers

33,365

Check your belts and make sure they are tight. The code may be stored in the cars computer and will need to be cleared before the light will go out. Did you just recently do your alternator and battery? Or did you do it at 35k and now you have driven it for several thousand miles and the light is just now coming on?

thanks for response....just bought car from trusted and knowledgeable mechanic. It had not been used for some time but appears to be in great shape. He put new battery in it and no light for about 20 miles. Then light on. I drove it with light on to visit a friend..left it for several hours and when I returned drove home about 20 miles and no light on. Friend then put a new alternator in car. Today, after a few miles...light on..Am wondering if I should take to Dodge service as it may be a quirk that they may be familiar with. Any thoughts appreciated.

33,365

Sounds like you covered all of your bases. New battery and alternator. There shouldn't be any reason for the battery light to be on. I would call the guy you got it from and see if he can clear the error code. If not, then you will have to take it to the dealer and have them clear it. And since you're there, have them read the error code. Who knows...could be something other than the battery or alternator.

Best Answer

Thank you, Reelin68. I will do exactly that. Appreciate the shared knowledge and help.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Stratus

Looking for a Used Stratus in your area?

CarGurus has 1,126 nationwide Stratus listings starting at $1,695.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Stratus Questions

Dodge Stratus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 960
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 550
#3 curry22
curry22
Reputation 510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Sebring
53 Great Deals out of 3,682 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Impala
920 Great Deals out of 36,054 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,434 Great Deals out of 99,709 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Altima
1,091 Great Deals out of 85,580 listings starting at $695
Used Ford Mustang
726 Great Deals out of 38,165 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
1,206 Great Deals out of 77,326 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Focus
1,275 Great Deals out of 58,370 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Neon
917 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
448 Great Deals out of 22,914 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Intrepid
447 listings starting at $3,400
Used Toyota Corolla
1,297 Great Deals out of 67,025 listings starting at $1,595
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
24 Great Deals out of 3,751 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Dodge Stratus For Sale
237 listings starting at $3,995
2004 Dodge Stratus For Sale
245 listings starting at $2,495
2002 Dodge Stratus For Sale
118 listings starting at $1,695