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1996 Stratus 2.4 showing code 42. ASD circuit open. It

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1996 Stratus 2.4 showing...

1996 Stratus 2.4 showing code 42

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?

ASD circuit open

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Stratus yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, it cranks but doesn't fire at all

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Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

This code is for the ASD relay's control circuit and can be caused by a few things.

It could be the relay itself.

It could be a wiring issue between the relay and powertrain control module or the powertrain control module itself, but either of these aren't that likely.

There is a good chance that fuse 5 in the power distribution center is blown, which is what powers the ASD relay. If the fuse is blown it's either because of high current draw in a component on the circuit or the circuit is shorted to ground somewhere in the harness.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No blown fuse, besides a code 42 I also have a 33
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago
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Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you

how many miles is on it?

how and when did this problem first begin?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
87000, one week ago
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

did it just die on you/please explain

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
On the way home, died stop sign hasn't started since
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

To avoid asking you to do something you’ve already tried, can you tell me what troubleshooting steps you’ve already attempted?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Checked fuses, fuel pressure, cranks but doesn't fire
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

do you have a spark on your plug wires?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

does the engine seem to crank easier than normal?..does it seem like the engine turns quick and easy?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Not really, why?
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

ok,,i will give you my thoughts..will that work for you?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Sure
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

ok..from the way you explain,i think your timing belt has broken..that is why you dont have a spark,,the cam sensor isnt getting a reading..

you need to remove a spark plug and install a compression test gauge to test the compression,it should have over 100psi on 2 turns of the engine,,if not it is out of time..if it is in time and the belt is good,,then i think the problem may be the crank or cam sensor...

sense it died while running,i think the timing belt broke and needs replaced

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Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE the link below to your browser, I have uploaded more info on this there. please copy and paste the link below to your main browser[INTERNET EXPLORER ,Chrome or Firefox.]

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/8i0qrzdu8f9hguo/0109-stratus-Name%20of%20Code.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/8i0qrzdu8f9hguo/0109-stratus-Name%20of%20Code.doc?dl=0

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Replaced water pump, and belt 300 miles ago. It has compression.
Dodge Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 6 months ago

please stand by. Perhaps one of the other guys has a better idea of what is going on here.

someone will be right with you.

thanks

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