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I just bought my dodge Stratus and it will run but cranks hard while trying to start it, you can drive it but it will turn off randomly and WILL start back up after a couple minutes. Battery is new, but I don’t know what’s wrong with it

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There are many issues that can cause the engine to stall randomly. To get more information, you need to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. This can be done by any technician or at most automotive parts stores. Use any present codes to help direct you towards a component that the computer detects an issue with. Good luck!

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