i have a 2001 dodge stratus...the check engine light is on and the battery keeps going dead...i just replaced the battery because the auto parts store said it needed a new battery but its dies since..

Asked by Apr 01, 2014 at 05:06 PM about the 2001 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

11,945

Does the battery die when the vehicle is not in use? If so, there is a constant draw on the electrical system that needs to be identified. It's also a possibility your alternator is dead and not charging the battery. You can have your alternator tested for output as well.

I had the alternator tested, that's not it...they said that's fine...yes it dies when its not in use...

11,945

The next thing I would do is get it back to the auto parts store and find out what code is causing the CEL to come on. They will let you use an OBD-II scanner to retrieve the code(s).

ok, ill do that this weekend and post the codes on here. thanks so much for your help! I have no idea of whats wrong...ugh!

Your Answer

Stratus

Looking for a Used Stratus in your area?

CarGurus has 714 nationwide Stratus listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Dodge Stratus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,060
  • #2
    Chris Daigle
    Reputation
    650
  • #3
    curry22
    Reputation
    580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Avenger
128 Great Deals out of 4,384 listings starting at $1,975
Used Chrysler Sebring
27 Great Deals out of 2,727 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
613 Great Deals out of 36,331 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Impala
538 Great Deals out of 35,327 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord
1,043 Great Deals out of 58,767 listings starting at $1,099
Used Nissan Altima
1,002 Great Deals out of 78,292 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
19 Great Deals out of 2,628 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic
765 Great Deals out of 69,788 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Focus
811 Great Deals out of 55,441 listings starting at $800
Used Dodge Neon
603 listings starting at $999
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,082 listings starting at $994
Used Chevrolet Camaro
442 Great Deals out of 30,819 listings starting at $2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.