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2003 Dodge Stratus CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Dodge REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Compressor Service -> Denso 10S20 Compressor -> Inspection
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

The clutch plate and clutch pulley are mated at factory. Do not replace compressor clutch pulley or clutch plate separately. The clutch coil can be serviced separately.

  • Inspect friction surfaces of clutch pulley and plate for wear. Replace if excessive wear or scoring is present.
  • Inspect friction surfaces of clutch pulley and plate for oil contamination. If friction surfaces are oily, clut...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting -> Decreasing Brake Pedal Travel -> Dragging Brakes -> Hard Brake Pedal
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0 V6 GAS

Decreasing Brake Pedal Travel

If a decreasing brake pedal is encountered, the power brake unit may be binding internally. To test the power brake unit for this condition proceed as follows:

  • Place transmission shift lever into Neutral and start engine.
  • Increase engine speed to approximately 1500 RPM, close throttle and completely depress brake pedal.
  • Slowly release brake pedal and stop engine.
  • Remove vacuum check valve and hose from power brake unit. Observe for backward movement of brake pedal.
  • If brake pedal moves backward, power brake unit has internal binding. Replace power brake u...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

DaimlerChrysler/AMC/Eagle Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Stratus Coupe & 2001-05 Sebring Coupe -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

Fuel System Pressure Relief

  • On 2002-05 models, remove fuel pump relay from fuse ...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove driveshaft nut, Fig. .
  • Disconnect tie rod end and stabilizer link.
  • Remove damper fork.
  • Disconnect lateral lower arm and compression lower arm.
  • Remove harness clip.
  • Remove driveshaft to transaxle bolt.
  • Tap center bearing bracket lightly with plastic hammer to remove ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.7 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect O2 sensor electrical connector, then remove O2 sensor.
  • Remove front mount bracket from engine block.
  • Disconnect battery ca...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Chrysler LLC Cars -> Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

This lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If the warni...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Drain coolant into suitable container, then remove upper radiator crossmember.
  • Disconnect radiator fan electrical connector, then remove radiator fan.
  • Disconnect hoses from radiator.
  • Remove ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> A/C Compressor/Alternator Belt -> Power Steering Pump Belt
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.7 V6 FLEX

A/C Compressor/Alternator Belt

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove righthand front wheel and splash shield.
  • Loosen tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  • Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow slack, then remove belt.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Power Steering Pump Belt

  • R...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2003 Dodge Stratus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Wheel Speed Sensor Connectors Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus  2.7 V6 FLEXWheel Speed Sensor Connectors Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.7 V6 FLEX

Components on diagram:
  • Outer Seat Belt
  • Steering Column Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus  2.7 V6 FLEXSteering Column Components Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.7 V6 FLEX

    Components on diagram:
  • Left Speed Control Switch
  • Right Speed Control Switch
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2003 Dodge Stratus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 Dodge Stratus  2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Taillight Relay
  • Ignition Switch
  • 2003 Dodge Stratus  2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Stratus 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Window Defogger Relay
  • Body Control Module
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2003 Dodge Stratus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DIAGNOSTIC TEARDOWN PROCEDURE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Document: POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE INITIALIZATION - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2003 Dodge Stratus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2003 Dodge Stratus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2003 Dodge Stratus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2003 Dodge Stratus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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