car dying

Mindy La France

Asked by Dec 16, 2015 at 10:18 PM about the 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving on the highway and my check
engine light came on along with my oil
light.Heard a grinding noise and lost power.
It wont turn back on.

2 Answers


It is most likely your timing belt. A qualified technician will have to look at it to see if there is engine damage...sorry probably not what you want to hear before Christmas...:-(

Guy Outland

sounds like you have the BIG broke. The engine light was probably a knock sensor as a result of loosing oil pressure. loosing power and grinding noises then nothing lead to engine failure. I swear I think something about this holiday season winds up costing people more money than it should. I hope that I;m wrong about this.

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