1997 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Dodge Stratus
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1997 Dodge Stratus ProblemsStarting Issues and Trouble Code Due to Defective Cam/Crankshaft Sensor
When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.
Defective speed sensors on the transmission can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors can corrode and/or the connector terminals can spread (poor connection), which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.
The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.