My 2000 Stratus wont start

Asked by May 06, 2015 at 05:30 PM about the 2000 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 days ago i was driving home when i start hearing this clanging sound when i
accelerate, then i noticed that my engine oil light is flashing but i had the oil changed 2
days before. so i tried to get home as safely as possible with a friend following behind
me after 15 minutes of driving my friend said he say puff of black smoke come out the
exhaust and the car died. the car was over heating as well. so i was tugged home and
i found one problem with a gas hos with a cut spraying by my #1 spark plug so i
changed the hose and plug then i tried to start the car but still wont start can anyone
help me?

12 Answers

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does it crank and not fire or no crank at all

it cranks

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did you check for spark when you had it apart is your CEL on

no there isnt anything but i changed my coil but im still not getting any power

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if it has a coil does it have a distributor

yes

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have you cleaned the rotor button and made sure the ignition gap is all right inside and you ignition condenser is working

sorry about that it doesnt have a distributer its a coil pack

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make sure their is power at the end of the wire

nope nothing

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is the fuse to the power distribution good

5

I have a 2002 Sebring with a V6. If you replace the oil filter sometimes the oil filter seal sticks to the engine and oil will leak between the new filter seal the the seal stuck to the engine. Check to see if you have oil. There is a plastic fitting at the top of the V6 with sensors on it and heater and overflow tank hoses attach to it. If it cracks and leaks you will loose your antifreeze. Check your radiator to see if you have coolant in your radiator. Also check your radiator and heater hoses for leaks.

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