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Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH
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My 2004 dodge stratus wont start...it doesnt crank or

Customer Question

my 2004 dodge stratus wont start...it doesnt crank or anything... the oil light comes on when i turn the key
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: let me check...hold on please.
JA: Are you fixing your Stratus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no i am not fixing it myself. i can turn the steering wheel. the key is a ltttle worn. when i turn the ket the oil light come on... i am able to cut on the heat...but it wont start
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it is very low on oil
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

Hi,my name is ***** ***** you filled he oil up yet? How low is it?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Extremely low...almost out
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

ok, do you here a single clunk or click, when you try to start it?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I do not have the addtl $26 to call. The lights come on...my odmeter lights come on...but not the radio...no cranking sound and when i turn the key only the oil light come on. Could it be a blown fuse
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Also it is difficult...but i can slightly turn the wheel when the key is in the ignition
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No clink or clunk when turning the key...no sound at all
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

Ok, if the radio does not wotk also, then this is going to be a bad ignition switch, there are several trunks off the ignition switch, and if there a re some that are working, it can only be the ignition switch, if it were a fuse, it would only affect one item, replace the ignition switch, you can verify this if you have a voltmeter or test light, do you have either of these?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No i dont..im a women at home. Where is the ignition switch located
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

It is inside the steering column, I can look up the part price and the labor price for doing this if you like?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
please...im located in phoenix az
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

the ignition switch is about 40 dollars, and the labor to install it is about 120 dollars, any independant shop can do this, but make sure the oil gets filled back up,Tim

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

Please dont forget to rate , so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

is there a reason you wont rate me?? I do not get paid unless you do??