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Old 12-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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i have a 200 dodge stratus. i was driving and all of a sudden, check engine light can on and it stop running. is it the timing belt or ....

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Old 12-11-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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Have you checked the oil level?

If you try to start it does it turn over?

How many miles on the car?

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i have a 2000 dodge stratus, put new timing belt on, line up all timing mark, will turn over. do i need to take head off . oil fine 158.000mile
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I would do a compression check on the cylinders. Most newer engines are interference, belt breaks, skip a tooth, bent valves.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:18 PM   #5
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An auto parts house can look up this particular engine in a Gates belt catalog to see if this engine is a 'free spinner' or an interference engine.
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