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2000 dodge stratus no spark replaced crankshaft sensor, checked coil

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2000 dodge stratus no spark
replaced crankshaft sensor, checked coil
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 6 years ago.

ricardo hohl :

hi, have you check for power to the coil?

Customer:

no took the coil out and checked at local auto parts. how much power do test for.

ricardo hohl :

ok. do you have a test light or a multimeter?

Customer:

multimeter

ricardo hohl :

ok,lest check for power to the coil .remove the coil wire harness plug, turn the ignition key to on and with the meter in d/c volts lest check each wire on the plug. you should have 11 to 12.65 volts on one of the wires.

Customer:

I have just checked the volts to the coil and got 0 volts

ricardo hohl :

ok how many wires are on the plug 2 or 3?

Customer:

3

ricardo hohl :

ok there is no voltage in any of them with the key in the on position?

Customer:

yes, no voltage with the key on

ricardo hohl :

ok, somenthig is wrong there, can you locate the auto shut down relay in the relay box in the engine compartment.

ricardo hohl :

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ricardo hohl :

let me know when you locate the auto shut down relay.

Customer:

is it in the fuse access box

ricardo hohl :

no is inthe relay center look at the picture i send you before is next to the air filter

ricardo hohl :

yes in the fuse access box next to the air filter

Customer:

i have the access box next to the air filter

Customer:

what is the auto shut off relay called

ricardo hohl :

ASD RELAY or AUTO SHUT DOWN RELAY

Customer:

ok , thye abs is a 20 amp fuse

ricardo hohl :

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ricardo hohl :

THIS IS THE BOX WERE THE RELAY IS LOCATED. I

ricardo hohl :

is not an abs fuse is a relay a black square box

Customer:

yes

ricardo hohl :

did you find it?

Customer:

the relays in the box tcm, fuelpump,wiper, iterm wiper. air cond relay

ricardo hohl :

you don't see the auto shut down relay?

Customer:

no

Customer:

pcm, abs 10 amp

Customer:

abs 20amp

ricardo hohl :

do you see this box? is this the box you are looking at? #5

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Customer:

yes, but my box is not the same in side

Customer:

i have the box listed as 5

ricardo hohl :

are there any relays inside does the box looks like this inside?

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Customer:

my fuse access box is the same in the lower half

Customer:

it didn't have the uper 4 squares

Customer:

I found it i was in the wrong box sorry

Customer:

the box has 4 relays in it 1 is the auto shutdown relay

ricardo hohl :

ok remove the auto shut down relay and replace it with another relay in the same box then check for power on the coil wires again

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Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 6 years ago.
sorry had to change communication there seem to be a problem with the original one.