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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

Vacuum & Wiring Diagrams -> Passenger Cars -> Sebring & Stratus Sedan & Sebring Convertible
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.7 V6 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1999-2000 -> Avenger -> Breeze & Cirrus -> Concorde, Intrepid, LHS & 300M -> Convertible -> Coupe -> Less ABS -> Less Anti-Lock Brake System -> Neon -> Proportioning Valve -> Sebring & Stratus -> Sedan -> With ABS -> With Anti-Lock Brake System
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

Proportioning Valve

Avenger
  • Install suitable pressure gauges, one each on input side and output side of proportioning valve.
  • Bleed brake line and pressure gauge, then gradually depress brake pedal and observe gauge.
  • Observe left and righthand output pressures.
  • Pressure difference between left and right sides should not be more than 57 psi.
  • Refer to "Hydraulic Brake Control Specifications."
  • If pressure is not within specifications, replace proportioning valve.
Breeze & Cirrus
Less Anti-Lock Brake System
  • Road test vehicle to determine which rear wheel exhibits premature wheel skid.
  • Remove ...

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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

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Unplug field circuit from alternator.
  • Remove B+ terminal cover by spreading cover with a small flat blade tool.
  • Remove B+ terminal nut and wire.
  • Loosen adjusting bolt, but do not remove.
  • Loosen pivot bolt, but do not remove.
  • Loosen adjusting bolt to allow removal of alternator drive belt.
  • Remove adjusting bolt.
  • Remove pivot bolt. Do no...

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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

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Dodge Stratus AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 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
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Loosen T-Bolt locking nut and pivot bolt to replace Poly V-belt and/or adjust belt tension.
  • Tighten adju...

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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+.

Control and Solenoids Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus  2.4 L4 GASControl and Solenoids Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus 2.4 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Tank
  • Evaporative Canister
  • LDP
  • IAC Motor
  • EGR Solenoid
  • Dash Panel Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0 V6 GASDash Panel Diagram for 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Glove Box Light
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Fog Light Switch
  • Blower Switch
  • Parking Brake 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 R/T 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • MFI Relay
  • Combination Meter
  • Engine Control Module
  • 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
  • Rear Window Defogger
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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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