Dodge Stratus engine light help - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Skippy1827's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Posts: 747
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Skippy1827 is on a distinguished road
Default Dodge Stratus engine light help

Is this a simple question?
2002 Dodge Stratus 2.7 L 24 valve...Wifes car....
Engine light came on. I went to Checker Auto and they pulled a code of PO455 which they said had to do with the fuel system evap something or another. Most likely a gas cap.
Sure enough the gas cap was not tightened. I tightened it, but the engine light is not shutting off. Will it eventually shut off? Or could something else be wrong because of the cap being loose?
She has no idea how the cap came loose like that. It'* been a while since she fueled up.

BTW I changed the air filter (Fram was all they had....Don't shoot me) and it was $17.99..."Holy cheap air filter Batman!"
Skippy1827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bonneville92V688 is on a distinguished road
Default

Go back up there and have them reset the light to turn it off, or remove the negative battery cable attached to the shock tower. But note if you remove the battery cable, you will lose your time and radio presets.
Bonneville92V688 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GoldenBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

it may also be a bad gas cap if the light comes back on after resetting it
GoldenBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 04:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Skippy1827's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Posts: 747
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Skippy1827 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks...I think I will go the route of removing the negative battery able

EDIT: What is the shock tower you refer to?

Lose time? I would hate to lose time....and station presets.....
It'* OK, not my car

I told her I can find an answer for her in no time....this place is great
appreciate it
Skippy1827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 04:34 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bonneville92V688 is on a distinguished road
Default



See the Fuse and relay center on the right? Its right on the shock tower behind that, it is clearly marked.
Bonneville92V688 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Shock tower = more often referred to as the strut tower.

The Stratus/Sebring have remote battery connections as the battery is in front of the wheel well.
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 10:13 PM   #7
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
paul79uf is on a distinguished road
Default

For a '02....replace the gas cap.
paul79uf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 12:10 AM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Skippy1827's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Posts: 747
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Skippy1827 is on a distinguished road
Default

excellent...I was thinking I had to go into the wheel well to remove the battery cable. I knew the remote location was there, but I was thinking the battery would still need to be disconnected from the posts on the battery for it to be considered "disconnected"
I didn't think disconnecting it from the remote location would act the same as disconnecting it from the battery......
Am I talking in circles?
Skippy1827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 12:12 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Skippy1827's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Posts: 747
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Skippy1827 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paul79uf
For a '02....replace the gas cap.
Is this something an auto parts store would have? I would assume I want to get the correct one for the Dodge, or else i could be in a world of trouble. I have heard of gas tanks getting crushed because of an incorrect gas cap.
Skippy1827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 01:09 AM   #10
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Auto part stores should have the right one. I know they at least have locking gas caps which is what I've gotten for all my cars.
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1998 Catera - Check Engine Light, ABS Light and TC light on lucille2 Cadillac 2 02-10-2011 11:58 AM
Dodge Stratus chr0mius Lounge 12 02-18-2008 11:48 PM
Alero&Stratus 56k, For the love of god NO! SSEimatt93 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 4 10-04-2004 09:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:24 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.