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2000 Dodge Stratus Jerking and Stalling


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Akfranklin2014
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Aug 6, 2015, 8:34 AM

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2000 Dodge Stratus Jerking and Stalling Sign In

I have a 2000 Dodge Stratus. A couple months ago it started jerking while I was driving it. It loses RPMs, the check engine light flashes and sometimes it loses power. I can press the gas pedal to the floor and it won't go. If I pump the pedal sometimes it will catch and go. Other times if I let off the gas and then touch the pedal again it will go. When I stop, it wants to stall and sometimes does. I got AutoZone to read the check engine codes and I got 3 codes:

P0455 Evap large leak detected
P0340 Cam sensor condition
P1391 CMP or CKP signal intermittent condition

I've looked these up but I can't understand what they mean. I can't afford to replace part after part of its not going to fix the issue. Any advice would be great. Thanks!


Discretesignals
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Aug 6, 2015, 8:51 AM

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Which engine?

The last two codes in your list are something you should focus on. If the engine puter is losing cam or crank signals, it is going to stall/no start.





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Akfranklin2014
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Aug 6, 2015, 9:22 AM

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The engine is a 2.4L. Could those codes mean I need a new engine or what would I need to do to fix it?


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Aug 6, 2015, 1:59 PM

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Really don't think it would need a new engine. There are a couple of sensors the engine computer uses to determine the crankshaft speed and position and also the camshaft's position. If any of those signals are not reaching the PCM, it won't know when to fire the injectors or ignition coils causing stalls and no starts. If the signals are breaking up, that could cause the jerking.

Basically, someone is going to have to monitor those signals to be sure they are reaching the computer and they are valid looking. 2.4L of that year had issues with the cam sensors. Sometimes they allow engine oil to leak into the sensor and its electrical connector. If that is the case, the sensor and connector need to be replaced.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Aug 6, 2015, 2:00 PM)


Akfranklin2014
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Aug 6, 2015, 5:08 PM

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Okay...thanks so much for that info. Any idea how much something like that would cost to replace or how long it would take to replace?


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Aug 6, 2015, 5:13 PM

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IF that is the problem, maybe around $200 not including diagnostic charge and tax. Depends on the shop's labor rate and how long it takes for them to troubleshoot the issue.


The sensor is really easy to change, but the pigtail has to be soldered or spliced in.







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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Aug 6, 2015, 5:20 PM)






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