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  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 1
    ...21 2 ...55 3 LOCKING AND UNLOCKING . SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS . INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS STARTING AND DRIVING FOR PLEASANT DRIVING VEHICLE CARE. EMERGENCIES . MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS ...105 4 ...143 5 ...207 6 ...251 7 ...261 8 ...309 9 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 2
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 3
    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Ⅵ Introduction ...4 Ⅵ How To Use This Manual ...4 Ⅵ Warnings, Cautions And Notes ...5 Ⅵ Vehicle Identification Number ...5 1
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 4
    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you... factorytrained technicians and genuine Mopar௡ parts, and is interested in your satisfaction. This manual includes instructions for standard and optional equipment...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 5
    INTRODUCTION 5 WARNINGS, CAUTIONS AND NOTES This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which could result in an ... could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. Notes are provided ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 6
    ... front passenger's seat) → p. 89 8. Audio → p. 221 9. Rear window defroster switch → p. 127 10. Air conditioning → p. 238 11. Fog light switch (if so equipped) → p. 125 12. Hood release lever → p. 42 13. Instrument panel light dimmer...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 7
    ... remote-controlled outside mirror switch → p. 190 6. Power door lock switch → p. 34 7. Sun visor... Sunroof switch (for vehicles with sunroof) → p. 46 Dome light (for vehicles without sunroof) → p. 131 9. Inside ... 217 15. Supplemental restraint system-side air bag → p. 89 (for front seats, if ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 8
    8 INTRODUCTION Outside 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. Engine compartment → p. 259 Engine hood → p. 42 Windshield wiper and washer → p. 128 ...→ p. 190 Whip antenna → p. 221 Front turn signal lights and parking lights → p. 122, 297 7. Fog lights (if so equipped) → p. 122 8. Headlights → p. 122, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 9
    INTRODUCTION 9 Trunk Area 1. Inside emergency trunk release handle → p. 37 2. Trunk light → p. 305 3. Jack → p. 267 4. Spare tire → p. 267 5. Tools → p. 266 1
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 10
    ... bulb check when the ignition key is first turned on. Warning light Do this ·Park the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the engine. Test the system as described on page 115. ·If the light does not go out after the test, or if it illuminates again, have your ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 11
    ...light comes on... 1 Warning light Do this ·Park the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the engine. Check the alternator belt. If the belt is loose,... in a safe place. Idle the engine until the warning light goes off. If the light does not go off, have your vehicle inspected...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 12
    ... Emergency Roadside Service (ERS), authorized dealer, or local towing company for assistance. P. 163 P. 117 Malfunction indicator light ("SERVICE ENGINE SOON") SRS Air bag warning light ·Have the air bag system checked at an authorized dealer. P. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 13
    ..." position. Remove the key to stop the chime. OR "Headlight reminder chime" A chime will sound if the driver's door is opened when the ignition key is... "LOCK" or "ACC" position or removed from the ignition switch with the lights on. If the driver's door is closed, the chime will stop Ref. page P. 27...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 14
    ... when you depress the brake pedal while driving. If you hear a chime from the engine compartment continuously while the engine is on.... The brake pads have worn down near the serviceable limit. Have the brake pads replaced at an authorized dealer. "Brake system (hydraulic brake booster) warning chime ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 15
    INTRODUCTION 15 If you hear the sound...Sound If you hear a chime while the engine is on, see the warning light in the instrument cluster. Warning light Do this "Seat belt reminder/warning chime" If the driver's seat belt remains unfastened 1 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 16
    ... (1)"LOCK" to "ACC" Turn the key while slightly turning the steering wheel right and left. (2)"ACC" to "LOCK" Vehicle ... while depressing the brake pedal. Check if the ignition key is in the "ON" position. 1.Set the heater/air conditioning mode selection dial to the " " or " " position. 2.Turn on the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 17
    INTRODUCTION 17 If this problem occurs... 1 Problem The engine does not start. The lights do not come on or dim. The horn does not honk or weak sound. The engine coolant temperature gauge indicator enters the "H" (hot) position. Steam comes out ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 18
    18 INTRODUCTION If this problem occurs...Problem The vehicle is stuck in sand, mud, or snow. Do this 1. ... may cause the vehicle to suddenly lurch forward or backward, and injure bystanders. 2.Avoid racing the engine or spinning the wheels. Prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle may result in ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 19
    INTRODUCTION 19 If this problem occurs... 1 Problem The automatic transaxle does not shift when accelerating and/or the vehicle does ... depending on the contents of malfunction.) 1.Park the vehicle in a safe place where the surface is flat P. 270 and level. 2.Replace the flat tire ...
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  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 21
    ... Confirmation function ...29 ▫ Using the panic alarm ...31 ▫ Procedure for replacing keyless transmitter battery ...32 Ⅵ Power door locks...34 ▫ Locking and...trunk release ...37 Ⅵ Fuel filler ...39 Ⅵ Engine hood release...42 Ⅵ Power windows ...44 ▫ Driver switch...45 2...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 22
    22 LOCKING AND UNLOCKING ▫ Passenger switch ...46 Ⅵ Sunroof (if so equipped) ...46 ▫ To tilt up...46 ▫ To tilt down ...47 ▫ To open...47 ▫ To close...47 ▫ Sunshade ...48 Ⅵ Theft-alarm system (if so equipped) ...49 ▫ Armed stage ...49 ▫ Alarm stage...51 ▫ Disarmed stage ......
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 23
    ...is attempted. A valid start attempt can only be achieved (subject to certain conditions), using a key ЉregisteredЉ to the sentry key system. All of the ... with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics. 2 F11A1100 Two keys are provided. The keys fit all locks. Keep one in a...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 24
    ... Then try again to start the engine. If the engine does not start, consult an authorized ... able to receive the registered ID code from the key. This means the engine will not start even when the registered ... key is turned to the ЉSTARTЉ position, the engine does not start. In such a case, consult an...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 25
    LOCKING AND UNLOCKING 25 CAUTION! Do not make any alterations or additions to the sentry key system... or additions could cause failure of the sentry key. Replacement keys NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed.... You will also need to register the key ID code. Your dealer can register the key ID's ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 26
    ... (FCC) Rules. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions. • This device may not cause harmful interference. • ... that may cause undesired operation. DOOR LOCKS (MANUAL) To lock the door without using the key F12A2370 To ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 27
    ... km/h) and the door or the trunk is open, a chime will sound to inform the driver that the door is not properly shut. To lock the door with the ...Unlock F12A2330 Rotate the key toward the front of the vehicle to lock the door. After checking that the door is locked, turn the key back to the center ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 28
    ...the inside CAUTION! • Make sure the doors are closed; driving with doors not completely closed is very dangerous.... red mark cannot be seen) to lock the door. All doors should be kept locked while driving.... door can be opened by pulling its inside door handle without unlocking the inside lock knob. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 29
    ...door only. Press the UNLOCK button one more time, and all doors will be unlocked. When the driver's door only, or all doors are unlocked with the reading light in the "OFF" position, the... lid will be unlocked. The trunk lid must be closed manually after it has been unlocked. 2 TRUNK button...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 30
    .... Each time the confirmation function is set, a buzzer will sound to tell you the condition of the confirmation ... regardless of whether the doors are locked or unlocked. Two buzzers: The horn will not sound, even ... and UNLOCK buttons at the same time. Turn signal light feature-ON/OFF The confirmation ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 31
    ... a keyless transmitter button, the battery in the keyless transmitter may need to be replaced. • The doors cannot be locked or unlocked. • The trunk lid cannot be ... by the direct rays of the sun. 6. If your transmitter is lost or damaged, please contact an authorized dealer for a replacement.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 32
    ... for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Procedure for replacing keyless transmitter battery CAUTION! The keyless transmitter is a ... of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions. • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 33
    ... any local store that sells batteries. 2. Your authorized dealer can replace the battery for you if necessary. 2 2 -side CAUTION! When the ... (2) down. Coin type battery CR2032 used 4. Close the transmitter case firmly and tighten the mounting screw. 5. Check the keyless entry system for operation.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 34
    ... LOCKING AND UNLOCKING POWER DOOR LOCKS Locking and unlocking with the door lock switch Driver ... position. 2. Close both the driver's and passenger's doors. 3. Press and hold the driver's (central) ... OFF. F12B0850 All of the doors can be locked or unlocked by pressing the power door lock switch on...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 35
    ... unconsciousness and even death. • Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,... or unlock the driver's or passenger's (if so equipped) door will automatically lock or unlock all ... in the unlocking direction, and the front driver's door will be unlocked. • Give another turn in the unlocking ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 36
    36 LOCKING AND UNLOCKING CAUTION! Do not stand behind the exhaust pipe when loading and unloading luggage. Heat from the exhaust could lead to burns. To... is moving at more than 5 mph (8 km/h) and the trunk lid is open, a chime will sound to inform the driver that the trunk lid is not properly shut.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 37
    ... left of the driver's seat, up to open the trunk lid. CAUTION! Do not operate the trunk lid release lever while the vehicle is moving. If... illuminated ЉTЉ shaped yellow emergency trunk release handle (see illustration) is mounted near the latch inside the trunk lid. Velcro keeps the handle secure ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 38
    ...emergency trunk release handle. Children should be taught not to play in or around vehicles. 1. Tear off Handle... trunk, even if only for a short period of time, can quickly die from suffocation or heat stroke... minutes. • Keep your vehicle doors locked and the trunk closed when not in use. Keep your...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 39
    LOCKING AND UNLOCKING 39 CAUTION! • When loading objects in the trunk, position them so that they will not contact the emergency trunk release handle when closing the trunk. This will prevent damage to the handle that could render it inoperable. • Always keep the handle in its holder when ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 40
    ...removed or the tank filled. • Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is in violation of most state and... regulations and will cause the malfunction indicator light to turn on. The fuel filler is located on the right... a finger behind the fuel filler door, and pull the door toward you. Close...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 41
    ... filler tube cap is not tight while driving, the "Malfunction indicator light (SERVICE ENGINE SOON)" may ... off after driving several times. If the indicator light does not go off, contact your authorized dealer as soon ... To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not "top-off" the fuel tank again and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 42
    ... • Never release the engine hood using the release lever while the vehicle is in motion. • Do not operate the vehicle unless the engine hood is latched. F13A1480 The ...located under the instrument panel near the driver's door) is used to unlock the engine hood. Pull the lever toward ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 43
    LOCKING AND UNLOCKING 43 NOTE: Only open the engine hood when the wipers are at their parked position to prevent damage to the engine hood and wipers. 2 F13A1720 F13A1710 Support the engine hood with the hood prop by inserting the hood prop securely in the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 44
    ... UNLOCKING CAUTION! Be careful that hands or fingers are not trapped when closing the engine hood. POWER WINDOWS or closed for a 30-second period even after the...battery. Operate the window switches while the engine is running. WARNING! • Before operating the power windows, make sure that...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 45
    ...Windows will move while the switch is being operated and stop when the switch is released. 1. Driver's door window switch (To fully open the driver's door window, it is not necessary to hold the switch down for the entire time the window is being lowered.)
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 46
    46 LOCKING AND UNLOCKING Passenger switch SUNROOF (IF SO EQUIPPED) F17A1610 F19A0960 The passenger switch can be used to operate the passenger door window. The sunroof can be opened and closed with the ignition key in the "ON" position. To tilt up When the sunroof switch (1) is pressed, the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 47
    ...sunroof cannot be operated until the ignition switch is turned on again. 2. If the battery cable is disconnected or the fuse is replaced while the sunroof is open, the sunroof will not close normally even after reconnecting the battery cable. In this case...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 48
    ... LOCKING AND UNLOCKING Sunshade CAUTION! Do not attempt to close the sunshade when the sunroof is opened.... etc.). F19A0770 The sunshade can be opened or closed manually while the sunroof is closed. NOTE: The sunshade ... switch) in the vehicle alone. NOTE 1. Do not stick your head, hand or anything ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 49
    ..."disarmed" stage. If triggered, the system provides both audible and visual alarm signals. Armed stage Park the vehicle and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below. Arm the system and leave. 2 F30A0010 1. Remove the key from ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 50
    ...Lock the driver's and the passenger's door by using the key, power door lock switch, or the remote ... is turned to the "ON" or "ACC". 4. The system will not be armed if a door is not completely closed. If ... for approximately 20 seconds and then go out, indicating that the system is armed. 5. The trunk...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 51
    LOCKING AND UNLOCKING 51 7. The driver should not arm the system until first confirming that all passengers have left ... alarm will be activated if any of the following occur while the vehicle is parked and the system is armed. 1. The driver's or passenger's door is opened without using the key or ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 52
    ... ways. 1. By turning the key (in the driver's or passenger's door) in either direction (toward lock or unlock... transmitter (if equipped) to lock or unlock the door or trunk lid. Disarmed stage Disarm... steps are taken: 1. The front driver's door, passenger's door or the trunk lid is unlocked by using ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 53
    ... driver's side door by using the inside door lock knob and opening the door. 5. Check to be sure that the horn sounds intermittently and the headlights blink on and off when the door is opened. 6. Disarm the system by unlocking the front driver's door, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 54
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 55
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS CONTENTS Ⅵ Front seats...57 ▫ To adjust seat forward or backward ...59 ▫ ... Seat belts...68 ▫ UNIBELT restraint system...69 ▫ UNIBELT instructions...70 ▫ Adjustable seat belt shoulder anchor (front seats) ...73 ▫ Enhanced ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 56
    56 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS ▫ Tether anchors for the child ...and Pregnant Women ...87 Ⅵ Maintenance and inspection of seat belts ...88 Ⅵ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - air bag . .89 Ⅵ Event Data Recording ...95 ▫ SRS servicing...101 ▫ Transporting Pets ......
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 57
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 57 Your vehicle has seat belts and other features ...in severe collisions, but by making sure all your passengers follow the instructions in this manual, you can help reduce the risk of injury. FRONT SEATS 3 G21A0680 Adjust the driver's seat as far ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 58
    ...as far back as possible, while still maintaining good visibility and good control of the steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals. NOTE: On vehicles with a power seat, to prevent the battery from running down, operate the power seat with...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 59
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 59 To adjust seat forward or backward Type 1 (Manual) WARNING! To ensure the seat is locked securely, attempt to move the seat forward or backward without using the adjusting lever. Type 2 (Power, driver's side ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 60
    60 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS Push the switch to adjust the seat forward or backward to the desired position. ... will lock at that position. To recline the seatback CAUTION! Operate the power seat with care not to have the hand or foot caught by the seat....
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 61
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 61 Memory reclining knob When you fold down the seatback by using the memory reclining knob, the angle of the seatback will be memorized. 3 Memory reclining knob G21C0880 Just by pushing the seatback up into position will lock it...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 62
    62 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS WARNING! To minimize risk of severe or fatal personal injury in ... upright position while the vehicle is in motion. The protection provided by the seat belts will be reduced significantly the more the seatback is reclined. There is...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 63
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 63 To adjust seat height (Driver's side only) Type 1 (Manual) Type 2 (Power, driver's side only-if so equipped) Front and/or rear parts of the seat cushion height can be adjusted. Front part of the seat ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 64
    64 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS Rear part of the seat cushion Whole seat cushion G22D0310 G22D0320 Push the switch to raise or lower the rear part of the seat cushion. 1. Raise 2. Lower Push the center of the switch to raise or lower the whole seat ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 65
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 65 To adjust lumbar support (Driver's side only, if so equipped) For access to the rear seat (passenger side entry) 3 Weak Strong G01J0310 G21E0230 A lumbar support is included in the seatback of the driver's seat. The support has a three ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 66
    66 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS REAR SEATS Rear seat capacity WARNING! • The rear seating capacity of this vehicle .... • The rear seat occupants should always wear their seat belts when the vehicle is in motion. Fold down rear seatbacks The rear seatbacks can...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 67
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 67 Adjustment of the head restraints Adjust the head restraint height so that the ... serious injury to you and your passengers in an accident. Always have them mounted and properly adjusted before operating the vehicle. Failure to do ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 68
    ... BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS Seat belts are installed in your vehicle...fatal injury in a collision, including from a deploying driver air bag, the driver should adjust the driver's...good visibility and good control of the steering wheel, the brake, accelerator, and vehicle controls....
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 69
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 69 WARNING! • To reduce the ...deploying passenger air bag, make sure the passenger is also properly wearing their seat belt, remains sitting well back and upright ... belt. Also never place any part of the seat belt you are wearing around an infant or ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 70
    70 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS UNIBELT instructions All vehicle occupant's should sit and remain seated all...posture. To reduce the risk of severe or fatal injury caused by an inflating air bag, adjust the driver's seat to the rear most position that still ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 71
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 71 3 G28A0220 G28A0230 2. Grasp the metal tongue and slide it up the webbing ... the metal tongue into the buckle until a "click" is heard. Pull up on the belt to confirm the metal tongue is locked securely in the buckle. NOTE: If ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 72
    72 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS NOTE: If a person...Retractor (ELR) mode by unlatching the buckle and letting the belt fully retract. The person should then put ... 4. WARNING! G28A0240 4. Pull up on the shoulder portion of the belt to ensure that there is no slack in the lap belt....
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 73
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 73 Adjustable seat belt ... portion will allow regular movement under normal conditions. The belt will lock in the event of an abrupt change in ... belt retracts automatically, so hold the tongue when the belt is released and while it retracts. Should the...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 74
    74 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS WARNING! To reduce risk of serious injury in a collision,...driver's seat belt. • Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off. • Within 60 seconds...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 75
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 75 • Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single chime will ... the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert™) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver's seat belt remains ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 76
    76 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS WARNING! • The extender should only be used if the existing belt is not long enough. Persons who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender. Unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 77
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 77 WARNING! • All children 12 years old and... be used for proper seat belt fit; follow the booster seat manufacturer's instructions. Only use a booster... seat belt. Also never place any part of your seat belt around an infant or child. To ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 78
    78 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS Air bag cover WARNING! Your vehicle is ... equipped with a front passenger air bag. REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINTS or INFANT RESTRAINTS must NOT be used in the front passenger seat as it places an infant too close to the passenger air bag. The force ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 79
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 79 WARNING! • It is important to use an approved rear ... When installing a child restraint system, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and follow the directions in this manual. Failure to do so can result in severe or fatal injury ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 80
    80 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS Installing a child restraint system to the lower anchorage (LATCH System) Child restraint system that is compatible with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system. Your vehicle's rear seat is equipped with ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 81
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 81 Installation 3. If your child restraint system requires the use ... restraint system's lower anchor connectors into the lower anchorages (C) in accordance with the instructions provided by the child restraint system's manufacturer.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 82
    82 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS WARNING! • If there is any foreign material in or around the ...the child and possible other vehicle occupants. • When the vehicle is moving, do not adjust the seat where the child restraint system is installed. Installing ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 83
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 83 Children 12 years old and under should be restrained in the...unibelt through the child restraint system according to the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions. Then insert the unibelt latch plate into the buckle. Make ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 84
    84 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS G18C0550 G18C0560 3. To activate the ALR mode, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor. 4. After the belt has retracted,...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 85
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 85 6. If your child restraint system requires the use of a top tether strap,... it is firmly secure. Do this before each use. If the child restraint system is not firmly secure, repeat steps 1 through 6. 8. To remove a child restraint ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 86
    86 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS Tether strap anchor installation WARNING! Child restraint tether anchorages are ... available booster seat must be used to raise the child so that the shoulder belt crosses their shoulder and the lap belt remains positioned low...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 87
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 87 WARNING! • Children who are not buckled up, with all the doors locked, can be thrown out ... to keep the baby safe. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 88
    88 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF ... indicates weakening by exposure to sunlight, the entire seat belt assembly should be replaced. Good Sleeve No Good ...the event that the loop inside the sleeve has come loose, replace the entire seat belt assembly.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 89
    ... any collision. We recommend that all seat belt assemblies in use during a collision be replaced unless the collision was very minor and...the belts show no damage and continue to operate properly. Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of the seat belt assemblies; that work should be done by an ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 90
    ... and can cause serious or fatal injuries if the occupant comes in contact with the air bag at this time. • Seat belts reduce the risk of injury in rollovers, ... or front passenger sitting too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during air bag deployment can be killed ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 91
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 91 3 G28G1570 G28G1760 WARNING! • Do not sit on the edge of the seat or lean your head or chest close to the steering wheel or instrument panel. Do not put your feet or legs on or against the instrument...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 92
    92 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS Air bag cover WARNING! • REAR- FACING CHILD RESTRAINTS or INFANT RESTRAINTS must NOT be used in the front passenger seat as it places an infant too close to the passenger air bag. The force of an inflating air bag could kill or cause ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 93
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 93 WARNING! • FRONT- FACING CHILD RESTRAINTS should be used in the rear seat... and including 12 year olds, should be seated in the rear seat with their seat belt properly worn and with an appropriate booster seat if needed. How the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 94
    ...Air bag module (Passenger) 3. Air bag control unit (including the front impact sensors) 4. SRS warning light 5. Side air bag modules (if so equipped) 6. ... sensors (if so equipped) The air bag control unit monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the system whenever the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 95
    ... dangerous and does not indicate a fire in the vehicle. People with breathing problems may feel some... danger of not being able to see. The time between the sensors first detecting an impact and the air ... front passenger seat belts were buckled; - Condition of SRS warning light; - Diagnostic code(s); ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 96
    96 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS Driver's and passenger's front air bag system Driver Front passenger WARNING! • Do not attach anything to the steering wheel's padded cover, such as trim material, badges, etc. These could ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 97
    .... • The air bag system is designed to work only once. After the air bags deploy, they will not work again. They must promptly be replaced and the entire air bag system inspected by an authorized dealer. Side air bag system (if so ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 98
    98 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS WARNING! • The side air ... leaning against the window or door. G28L0160 A label is attached to the seatbacks in vehicles with side air bags. ... side of the vehicle that is hit. Because the side air bags do not protect the occupants in all types ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 99
    ... risk of injury from a deploying side air bag, do not allow any rear ... if thrown by the deployment of the side air bag. • Do not place stickers, labels ... interfere with proper side air bag inflation. • Do not install seat covers on seats with side air bags. Do not re-cover the seats that have side...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 100
    ... is located. It is dangerous if the side air bag inflates. Failure to follow all of these instructions could lead to serious or fatal ... panel. The system checks itself each time the ignition is turned on and the light indicates if there is a problem. When the ignition key is turned to the ''ON'' or ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 101
    ...• Do not modify your steering wheel or any other SRS components or related vehicle part. For example, replacement of the steering wheel, or modifications to the front bumper or body structure can negatively affect SRS performance and may lead ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 102
    102 SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS WARNING! • On vehicles with side air bags, do not modify your front seats, center pillar... the SRS and refer that owner to the applicable sections in this owner's manual. • If you decide to junk or scrap your vehicle, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 103
    SEATS, SEAT BELTS, CHILD RESTRAINTS AND AIR BAGS 103 Transporting Pets Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. An ...during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts. 3
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  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 105
    ... light ...116 ▫ Oil pressure warning light ...116 ▫ Malfunction indicator light (SERVICE ENGINE SOON)...117 ▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)-air bag warning light...118 ▫ Brake warning light ...119 ▫ Seat belt ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 106
    ...122 ▫ Headlights ...122 ▫ Light auto-cutout feature (headlights, fog lights, etc.) ...122 ▫ When you want to keep the lights on (time delay)...122 ▫ Headlight reminder chime ...123 ▫ Headlight flasher (high/low beam) ...123 ▫ Dimmer (high/low ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 107
    INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 107 ▫ Canadian Programming/Gate Programming...137 ▫ Operation ...138 ▫ Reprogramming a Signal Button ...139 4
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 108
    108 INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS INSTRUMENT CLUSTER 6. Trip odometer 7. Trip odometer reset button D01A2700 Meter cluster 1. Fuel gauge 2. Tachometer 3. Speedometer 4. Engine coolant temperature gauge 5. Odometer
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 109
    ...115 3. Low-fuel warning light →P. 115 4. Brake warning light →P. 119 5. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - air bag warning light →P. 118 6. Seat belt reminder/warning light →P. 120 7. Turn signal indicators/hazard warning light →P. 114...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 110
    ...-alarm indicator →P. 114 14. Malfunction indicator light (SERVICE ENGINE SOON) →P. 117 15. Oil pressure warning light →P. 116 16. Charging system warning... scale indicates kilometers per hour. Tachometer 2.4 liter engine 3.0 liter engine D04A0500 The tachometer indicates engine ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 111
    ...AND CONTROLS 111 CAUTION! The red zone indicates an engine speed in excess of safe operation. Select the correct gear to control engine speed so the tachometer indicator does not enter the red zone.... NOTE: Just after refueling, it takes a little time until the correct fuel level is indicated after ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 112
    ... the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position, an "ODO" or "TRIP" indication is given. Every time the reset button (3) is pressed lightly (less than one second), the ... traveled during a particular trip or period. As a feature, there are two trip odometer displays: and . Trip can be ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 113
    ...battery for a long time, the and will clear, memory of trip meter display and the display returns to "0". Engine coolant temperature gauge... indicator will remain at the "C" (cold) position. The indicator will gradually rise as the engine is warmed up. The indicator will normally stay near the center...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 114
    ... driving, care should always be taken to maintain normal engine operating temperature. If the indicator enters the "H" (hot) position while driving, the engine is overheating. (Refer to "Engine overheating" on page 279.) Turn signal indicators/hazard warning lights The arrow ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 115
    ...turned to the "ON" position and should go out shortly after starting the engine. If the light illuminates during driving; 1. Stop ... If the light goes out, there is no abnormal condition. 2. If the light does not go out or if it illuminates again, the anti-lock braking system is not functioning, and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 116
    ... and have the system checked. Oil pressure warning light This light illuminates when the engine oil ... If the light stays on while driving, stop the engine as soon as possible and do not drive... key is turned to the "ON" position (engine off). When the engine is started, the light should go off. Always ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 117
    ... while the engine is turned off. Malfunction indicator light (SERVICE ENGINE SOON) This light is part of an onboard diagnostic (OBD) system which monitors the emissions, engine and automatic transaxle control systems. If a problem is detected in one of these ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 118
    ...: Do not disconnect the battery cable when the Malfunction indicator light (SERVICE ENGINE SOON)...If the warning light illuminates while the engine is running, it is possible that the engine is overheated. Immediately park... the engine is started. The light should then go out. Check the light every time...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 119
    ... "ON" position (engine off). When the engine is started, the light should go off. But when the parking brake is applied or the brake fluid ... you. 4 CAUTION! If the brake warning light does not go on when you pull the parking brake lever, or if it does not go out when you release the lever, contact ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 120
    ... unfastened approximately 1 minute later, the warning light will flash and the chime sound intermittently (each 12 times) when the vehicle is driven. If the ... 1 minute of seeing the warning light go off, remove the plate from the buckle and re-insert it 3 times. 5. Turn the ignition switch to the ''...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 121
    ... always wear your own seat belt, and do not allow anyone to ride in... turned to the "ON" position, the indicator light illuminates to show the position of the selector lever. (i.e. "PARK", "DRIVE", "REVERSE",...key is turned to the "ON" position and should go out after the engine starts. (See ЉTraction ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 122
    ..., DIMMER AND TURN SIGNAL LEVER Headlights NOTE: Do not leave the headlights and other lamps on for a long time while the engine is not running. A discharged battery could result. Light auto-cutout feature (headlights, fog lights, etc.) ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 123
    ... Turn light switch to "OFF" position within about 45 seconds of ignition key removal. 3. The headlights ...lights. Turning off the light switch will stop the chime. Headlight flasher (high/low beam)... The headlights can be made to flash (high beam) when the lever is pulled slightly to (2), and will go ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 124
    ... INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS NOTE: The headlights can also flash when the light switch is OFF. If you turn the lights off with the headlights set to high-beam illumination, ... ahead of you. An illuminated blue light in the instrument cluster indicates when the headlights are on high beam. Turn ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 125
    ... system. If the indicator fails to light when the lever is moved, check for a faulty fuse or a burned out indicator bulb. NOTE: Replace promptly. malfunctioning bulbs and fuses FOG LIGHT SWITCH (IF SO EQUIPPED) 4 E18A0550 The fog lights illuminate...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 126
    ... system will continue to operate with the ignition key removed. NOTE: If the lights are kept flashing for several hours, the battery will be discharged (rundown), resulting in hard engine starting or a no start condition. E16A0520
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 127
    INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 127 INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT DIMMER CONTROL ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER 4 Dim Bright Indicator E15A0380 E17A0450 The brightness of the instrument panel lights can be adjusted by turning this knob while the light switch is in the ON "...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 128
    .... WINDSHIELD WIPERS CAUTION! • The rear window defroster is not designed to melt snow. Remove snow before ... Use the rear window defroster only after the engine has started and is running. Be sure to... inside, use a soft cloth and wipe lightly over the heating wires. E13A1500 The windshield wipers...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 129
    ... monitored and the delay will be shortened when the vehicle is moving above 10 mph (16 km/h) and lengthened when the vehicle is moving below 10 mph (16 km/h). 4 SLOW E13A1510 Use the intermittent feature when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a pause between cycles, desirable.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 130
    ... defroster before using the washer. NOTE 1. Do not use the wipers when the glass is dry; this could ... the wipers in cold weather, check to be sure that the wiper blades are not frozen to the windshield. Attempting ... switch is OFF. If obstruction occurs, park your E13A1300 The windshield washer can ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 131
    ... the washer for more than 20 seconds at a time. To avoid pump damage, do not operate the washer when the fluid reservoir is empty. 5. ... loss of windshield washer function and damage to the system components. 6. Replace wiper blades when they are worn to avoid loss of visibility when ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 132
    ...ETC.) AUTO-CUTOUT FUNCTION If any of the interior lights is left on with the ignition key in the ''LOCK'' position, the ...''Dome Light'' Type 2), or ''ON'' position (''Dome light'' Type 2 only), any door is opened and closed, or the keyless entry system is operated. G08C0070 Push the light switch (A)...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 133
    ... spot beam for convenient use as a map light at night. Push the reading light switch again to turn the light off. NOTE: • If the reading lights are left on for prolonged periods of time with the engine turned off, the battery will be discharged (run down).
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 134
    ... causes the horn to honk. mark on the steering wheel, GARAGE DOOR OPENER (IF SO EQUIPPED) The HomeLink௢ Universal Transceiver replaces up to three remote controls that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 135
    ...an antenna, make sure that the antenna is hanging straight down. 1. Turn off the engine. WARNING! • A moving garage door can cause injury to people ... or damage to objects. 2. Erase the factory test codes by pressing the two outside buttons (A and B) on the universal transceiver.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 136
    ... 1 B - Universal Transceiver button 2 C - Universal Transceiver button 3 D - Indicator light 3. Choose one of the three buttons to train. Place the hand held ... 1 to 3 inches from the universal transceiver while keeping its indicator light in view. F21A0110 F21A0100 4. Using both hands, press the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 137
    INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 137 NOTE: • Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to replace step 4 with the procedures listed under Canadian Programming. 5. The indicator light (D) will begin to flash, first slowly and then rapidly. The...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 138
    ... the universal transceiver, but your garage door or other device does not operate, and your device was ... if your device is protected by a "Rolling Code" system: • Check the owner's manual for the device for mention of "Rolling Code". • The hand held transmitter appears to program the universal ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 139
    ... garage door opener manufacturer. If you have difficulty in locating the training button, check your garage door opener manual, or call toll-free for customer assistance at 1-800-355-3515, or on the internet at www.homelink.jci.com. 2. Press and...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 140
    140 INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 2. When the indicator light (D) begins to flash slowly (after 20 seconds... hold the hand held transmitter button. 4. The indicator light will begin to flash, first slowly, then rapidly... indicator light (D) begins to flash after 20 seconds. 2. Release both buttons. Do not ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 141
    INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 141 This device complies with FCC rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference that may be ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 142
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 143
    ...153 Ⅵ Steering lock ...153 Ⅵ Starting ...153 ▫ Tips for starting ...153 ▫ Normal conditions ...154 ▫ Flooded engine ...155 ▫ At extremely cold ambient temperature ...155 Ⅵ Automatic transaxle (if so equipped) ...155 ▫ Selector lever ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 144
    ... lever operation ...161 ▫ Indicator lights ...163 ▫ Selector positions (Main gate) ...164 ▫ Selector positions Manual gate Autostick ...165 ... (standard/anti-lock brakes) ...175 Ⅵ Steering wheel tilt lock lever ...177 Ⅵ Power steering ...178 Ⅵ Inside Day/Night rearview mirrors ...179 ▫ ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 145
    ... before driving ...201 ▫ Seat belts and seats ...201 ▫ Defrosters ...201 ▫ Tires ...201 ▫ Lights ...202 ▫ Fluid leaks ...... Ⅵ Driving, alcohol and drugs ...203 Ⅵ Tips for driving in various conditions...203 Ⅵ Operation during cold weather ...204 Ⅵ Trailer Towing ...205 ▫ Warranty ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 146
    ... 1. Avoid racing the engine. 2. Avoid harsh driving such as fast starts, sudden acceleration, prolonged high-...could result in malfunction of engine components. Be particularly careful to avoid wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear. 3. Do not overload the vehicle. Observe the seating capacity. (...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 147
    ... leaded gasoline in your vehicle will damage the engine, catalytic converter, and the oxygen sensors.... working properly. Octane requirement 2.4 liter engine model Your vehicle is designed to operate... vehicle emissions and improve air quality. The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 148
    ...blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer ...Since the MMT content of gasoline may not be indicated on the pump, you should ask your ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 149
    ... of the vehicle's catalytic converter. This may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The manufacturer recommends that you try a different brand of unleaded gasoline having lower sulfur...! To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not "top off" the fuel tank after filling. NOTE:...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 150
    ... the gas cap is properly tightened. The Malfunction Indicator Light ("SERVICE ENGINE SOON") will come on if the gas cap is not properly secured. Make ... fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction Indicator Light ("SERVICE ENGINE SOON") to turn on. WARNING! • Never have any ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 151
    ... signs, accelerate slowly and smoothly. 2. When parked for even a short period, do not idle the engine. Shut it off. 3. .... 6. Keep your air filter clean and your vehicle lubricated according to the recommendations in this manual. 7. Keep your vehicle "tuned-up". An out-of-tune engine wastes fuel and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 152
    ...removed unless the selector lever is set to the "P" (PARK) position. ACC Allows operation of electrical accessories with the engine off. START Engages the... will require greater effort to operate the steering. • Do not leave the key in the "ON" position for a long time when the engine is not running...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 153
    ... continuously for longer than 15 seconds at a time; doing so could run down the battery. If the engine does not start, turn the ... to "Jump-starting the engine" section (page 280) for instructions on starting the engine. 3. The engine is well warmed up if the pointer of the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 154
    ... ignition key to the "START" position without depressing the accelerator pedal, and release the key when the engine starts. CAUTION! • Do not start the vehicle by pushing or pulling. • Do not run the engine at high rpm or drive the vehicle at high speed until the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 155
    ... pedal (clear flood), then start the engine without depressing the accelerator pedal at all. At extremely cold ambient temperature If the engine won't start, depress the accelerator pedal about halfway while ... weather, when you start the engine while putting your foot on the accelerator pedal, move ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 156
    ...3rd gear or 2nd gear), which will permit the engine to exert a braking effect. NOTE: During ...have a shift-lock device that holds the selector lever in the "P" (PARK) position. To move the selector lever .... NOTE: The selector lever cannot be moved from "P" (PARK) to another position if the ignition key...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 157
    ...When beginning to drive, do not shift the selector lever from the "N" (NEUTRAL) position while depressing the accelerator pedal; doing so may cause the vehicle to ... pedal is depressed to move the selector lever. Button need not be pushed to move the lever. Button must be pushed to ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 158
    ... supplements the parking brake by locking the transaxle while the vehicle is parked. The engine can be started in this position. Apply the parking ... the vehicle from rolling when stopped on a slope, the engine should be started in the "P" (PARK) position, not in "N" (NEUTRAL). • Always keep your ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 159
    ... moderately steep grades. Engine braking is automatically applied when necessary, depending on road conditions. "L" LOW This position is for driving up very steep hills and for engine ...(LOW) position. Condition "3" (THIRD) "2" (SECOND) "L" (LOW) Driving speed mph (km/h) 2.4 liter engine 3.0...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 160
    ... allows the vehicle to be driven to a dealer for service without damaging the transaxle. If the problem has been ... and shift into PARK (P). • Turn the key to OFF then start the engine. • Shift into ...determine if the problem could recur. If the transaxle cannot be reset, dealer service is required....
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 161
    ...3rd gear or 2nd gear), which will permit the engine to exert a braking effect. NOTE: During ...shifted several times by the electronic control system. Selector lever operation Main gate 5 Manual ... the position of the accelerator pedal. The selector lever has 2 ЉgatesЉ: the main gate and the manual ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 162
    ... selector lever has 4 positions and is equipped with a lock button (A) to prevent inadvertent selection of the wrong gear. Button (A) must be pushed while the brake pedal is depressed to move the selector lever. Button must be pushed to move the lever. Button need not be pushed to move the lever.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 163
    ... beginning to drive, do not shift the selector lever from the "N" (NEUTRAL) position while depressing the accelerator pedal; doing so ... prevent the selector lever from being moved from the "P" (PARK) position. I04A3420 A - Selector lever position indicator light B - "N" indicator light The indicator...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 164
    ...transaxle fluid is overheating. Park your vehicle in a safe place but do not turn off the engine. Move the selector lever to the "P" ...possible. Selector positions (Main gate) P - PARK This position locks the transaxle to prevent the vehicle from moving. The engine can be started in...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 165
    ... prevent the vehicle from rolling when stopped on a slope, the engine should be started in the "P" (PARK) position, not in "N" (NEUTRAL). • Always keep your foot...city and highway driving. Engine shifting is done automatically, depending on road conditions. Selector positions Manual gate Autostick ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 166
    ... must execute upward shifts in accordance with road conditions, make sure the engine rpm remains below the red zone on the tachometer. • By rapidly moving the selector...to 1st or 4th to 2nd). Since sudden engine de-acceleration or acceleration can cause a loss of traction, downshifts...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 167
    ... gear. 5. Move the selector lever gently between the manual and main gates and between positions in the manual gate. Undue force could damage the selector lever. Indication lights 5...never hold the vehicle stationary on an incline by using the accelerator pedal. Instead, use the brake pedal....
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 168
    ... allows the vehicle to be driven to a dealer for service without damaging the transaxle. If the problem has been ... and shift into PARK (P). • Turn the key to OFF then start the engine. • Shift into ... if the problem could recur. If the transaxle cannot be reset, dealer service is required. MANUAL ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 169
    ...care to change gears with the vehicle speed matching the engine speed. Proper shifting will improve fuel economy and prolong engine life. CAUTION! • Do not move the gearshift lever.... This puts the engine at risk of being damaged. Upshifting In order to efficiently utilize your manual transaxle...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 170
    ... conditions (relatively steady speeds) will result in increased fuel economy. 2.4 liter engine Condition Upshift speeds mph (km/h) Acceleration Cruise 15 (25) 13 (20...to 2nd 2nd to 3rd 3rd to 4th 4th to 5th 3.0 liter engine Condition 1st to 2nd 2nd to 3rd 3rd to 4th 4th ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 171
    ...each gear without causing the engine to operate in excessive engine speeds. Condition 3rd to 2nd ...3rd Possible driving speed Condition 2.4 liter engine 3.0 liter engine Vehicles with Vehicles with 205... will come on. NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is on. It does not show the degree...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 172
    ... Park position (automatic transaxle) or Reverse (manual transaxle). To release the parking brake, apply the brake pedal and pull up on the parking brake lever. Push the release button ... brake before placing the gear selector in Park, otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 173
    ... could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake or the gear selector. Don't ...child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. • Be sure the parking brake ...steep grade, use engine braking by shifting the transaxle into a lower gear (manual transaxle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 174
    ... you lose power assist for any reason (for example, repeated brake applications with the engine off),... the vehicle is in motion. If the engine is stopped while driving, the power assist servomechanism will cease ...worn down to the serviceable limit. If you hear this sound, have the brake pads replaced ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 175
    ... most braking conditions. The system automatically "pumps" the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent wheel lock up. All ... braking, steering differs slightly from normal driving conditions. Be sure to operate steering wheel carefully. 2. The anti-lock braking system is not restricted to ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 176
    ...the anti-lock brake system warning light illuminates after starting the engine or while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock braking system is not functioning and that ...The anti-lock braking system becomes operative after the vehicle has accelerated to a speed over approximately
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 177
    ... decelerates to a speed below approximately 3 mph (5 km/h). STEERING WHEEL TILT LOCK LEVER Unlock ... with an anti-lock braking system. To adjust the steering wheel height, release the tilt lock lever while raising or lowering the steering wheel to the desired height. After adjustment, securely ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 178
    ... is locked. • Do not attempt to adjust the steering wheel while driving. This can be dangerous. POWER STEERING Your vehicle is equipped with...reduced. CAUTION! Do not leave the steering wheel in the fully turned position. This can cause the power steering pump to be damaged due to poor lubrication.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 179
    ... will look smaller and farther away than they actually are. Do not use this mirror to estimate the distance of following vehicles when changing lanes. ... the day/ night knob (A) is in the daytime position (1). To reduce glare from other vehicle's headlights, switch the lever to the night position (2).
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 180
    ...in the "ACC" or "ON" position, the green indicator (A) should be illuminated. If not, press the display switch (C) for more than 6 seconds, less than 9 seconds, until the indicator illuminates. Now the mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind you after dark.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 181
    ...indicator (A) goes off, the automatic anti-glare will not function. To turn the function back on, press ...openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. → P. 134 NOTE: Garage door button must be programmed....and anti-glare operation. → P. 182. C - Dome light switch. D - Display. The compass and outside...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 182
    182 STARTING AND DRIVING How to change the display mode The mode will change in order by pressing the display switch for the following seconds. 1. When the ignition key is "ACC" or "ON" position, automatic anti-glare operate and current outside temperature and compass are displayed. I08A0600
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 183
    ... AND DRIVING 183 2. If you press the display switch less than 3 seconds, you can turn on/off the display. 3. If you press the display switch more than 3 seconds, less than 6 seconds, you can alternate the temperature reading between Fahrenheit and Celsius. → P. 186. 5 I08A0660 I08A0590
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 184
    184 STARTING AND DRIVING 4. If you press the display switch more than 6 seconds, less than 9 seconds, you can turn on/off the automatic anti-glare. → 181 5. If you press the display switch more than 9 seconds, less than 12 seconds, you can adjust for compass variance. →187 I08A0670 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 185
    STARTING AND DRIVING 185 6. If you press the display switch more than 12 seconds, you can recalibrate compass variance. →190 Outside temperature (if so equipped) 5 I08A0600 I08A0590 When the ignition key is in the "ACC" or "ON" position, the current outside temperature is displayed.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 186
    186 STARTING AND DRIVING To alternate the temperature reading between Fahrenheit and Celsius NOTE • The outside ...outside temperature displayed may differ from the actual temperature on account of surrounding conditions, driving conditions, etc. I08A0590 Press the display switch above 3 seconds...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 187
    STARTING AND DRIVING 187 Compass operation and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for magnetic variation of compass, your compass could give false readings. To adjust for magnetic variation of compass 1. Press the display switch more than 9 seconds, less than 12 seconds. The ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 188
    ... and variance zone number on the zone map. NOTE • Do not attach ski racks, antennas, or any other object to... The compass may not indicate the correct compass point in the places shown below: • Vehicles in tunnels or parked in buildings • Expressways, near railroads, underneath railroad cables,...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 189
    STARTING AND DRIVING 189 To calibrate the compass If the display reads "CAL" (A), there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass. In this case, the compass may need calibration. 5 I08A0650 D11C0110 If the "CAL" is displayed, drive the vehicle in a circle at about 5 mph (...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 190
    190 STARTING AND DRIVING If the "CAL" is not displayed, but compass calibration is required, press and hold the display switch for ... the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 191
    ... automatic speed control system. It lets you keep the same driving speed. Cruise/ speed control can be used at 25mph (40km/h) or more. It is especially useful for freeway driving. Cruise/speed control does not work at speeds below about 25mph (40km/h). A - Main switch B - Cruise/speed control lever
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 192
    ...-covered, wet, or slippery, or on a steep downhill. • For vehicles with manual transaxles, if you shift to "N" (Neutral) in... control mode without pressing the clutch first, the engine will run too fast and might be... drop on a steep uphill. You must use the accelerator if you want to stay at your set...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 193
    STARTING AND DRIVING 193 2. When the main switch (A) is ON, the "CRUISE" control light on the instrument cluster will illuminate. 3. Pull the lever (B) down while driving at the desired speed. 5 I10A1670 I10A1500 To increase the set speed There are 2 ways to increase the set speed.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 194
    194 STARTING AND DRIVING Cruise/speed control lever Accelerator I10A1530 I10A1550 Pull the cruise/speed control lever up ... than 1 second and release it. Each time you pull the lever up, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6km/h) faster. Press the accelerator pedal to reach your desired speed. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 195
    ... is reached, release the lever. To slow down in small amounts, press the cruise/speed control lever down for less than 1 second and release it. Each time you press the lever down, your vehicle will slow down by about 1 mph (1.6km/h). Press the brake pedal (which disengages the cruise/ speed control...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 196
    196 STARTING AND DRIVING To accelerate for passing To deactivate I10A1520 I10A1510 Press the accelerator pedal as you would normally. When you release the pedal, the cruise/speed control will return to your set speed. The cruise/speed control can be turned off as follows: 1. Push the main ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 197
    ... speed. 4. By pressing the clutch pedal down (for vehicles with manual transaxle). 5. By moving the selector lever to "N" (for vehicles ... while driving. You would have no engine braking and could cause a serious .... Under either of the following conditions, however, using the switch does not allow you ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 198
    ...traction control system prevents the drive wheels (front wheels) from excessive spinning, during starting or while accelerating in turns on slippery roads....in the vehicle body and a whining sound of a motor will be heard from the engine compartment when the traction control system functions. This is ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 199
    ... to "ON", the warning light illuminate and go out after a few seconds. Under normal operating conditions the catalytic converter does not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure proper converter operation and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 200
    ...if your vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In the event of an engine malfunction, particularly ... the vehicle is in motion. 4. Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. If ... race the engine when turning off the ignition switch. WARNING! • Do not park or operate...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 201
    ... engine miss, or any other engine trouble, such as with the ignition, etc. If it is impractical to stop ... good visibility, and good control of the steering wheel, brakes, accelerator, and controls. Examine ... air directed against the windshield. (See "Heater /Air conditioning" page 238.) Tires Examine ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 202
    ...) for proper pressure. Maintain specified tire inflation pressures. Replace tires before they are excessively worn. Lights Have someone observe the operation ... the instrument panel. Fluid leaks Check the area under the vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, water, oil, or ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 203
    ... influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. 8. Never leave the engine running while you take a short sleep/rest. Leaving the engine running while sleeping risks injury or death from accidentally moving ... AND DRIVE. TIPS FOR DRIVING IN VARIOUS CONDITIONS 1. Your front bumper fascia may become ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 204
    204 STARTING AND DRIVING over curbs or parking stop blocks. Always use caution when traveling up or .... Maintain low-speed operation at first to allow the transaxle oil to be distributed to all lubrication points. 3. Check the engine antifreeze. If there is a shortage of coolant due to leakage or ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 205
    ... feet (1.86 square meters). • If using a manual transaxle vehicle for trailer towing, all starts must be in FIRST ... transmission fluid level before towing. Fluid discoloration, or a burnt odor, shows the need for transmission fluid replacement. WARNING! Connecting trailer brakes to your vehicle's ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 206
    206 STARTING AND DRIVING Weight limits I26A1290 Never exceed the maximum trailer weight (A), maximum tongue weight (B), Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 207
    ... ...218 Ⅵ General information about your radio ...218 ▫ Signal transmission ...219 ▫ Weak reception (fading) ...219 ▫ Reflections...219 ... Cassette Tape Player And CD Player (if so equipped) ...221 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ...221 ▫ Power Switch, Volume Control ...222 ▫ Seek ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 208
    ...Release ...224 ▫ Noise Reduction ...225 ▫ Operation Instructions-CD Player ...225 ▫ Inserting The Compact ...226 ▫ Time Button ...226 ▫ Scan Button ...226 Ⅵ Cassette Tape And Player Maintenance... equipped) ...227 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ...227 ▫ Power Switch, Volume Control...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 209
    ... Mode ...229 ▫ General Information ...229 ▫ Operating Instructions - CD Changer ...229 ▫ Inserting the Compact ...Play ...230 ▫ Radio/CD Button ...230 ▫ Time Button ...230 ▫ Scan Button ...230 ...231 ▫ Removing Discs From The CD Changer ...231 Ⅵ Steering wheel remote control switches (if ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 210
    ...▫ Air flow rate and direction adjustments ...237 Ⅵ Air conditioning ...238 ▫ Control panel ...238 ▫ Changing ... or defogging of the windshield and door windows...246 ▫ Important operation tips for air conditioning . . 249 ▫ Air conditioning system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 211
    FOR PLEASANT DRIVING 211 SUN VISORS To adjust the sun visor position 1. Remove the holder (A) from the hook (B), then move the sunvisor to the window. 2. Slide the sun visor and adjust the position. 6 G10A0260 1. To reduce front glare. 2. To reduce side glare. G10A0550
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 212
    212 FOR PLEASANT DRIVING Vanity mirror A vanity mirror is on the back of the sun visor. G10A0580 WARNING! • Do not attempt to adjust the sun visor while driving. This can be dangerous. G13A0850
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 213
    ... G38A0710 Opening the lid of the vanity mirror will automatically turn on the mirror lights (C). Two accessory sockets are provided in the center console. To use a...ON or OFF. CAUTION! If the lid of the lighted vanity mirror is kept open for prolonged periods of time, the battery may be discharged.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 214
    ... on 12V and at 120W or less. Extended use of electronic equipment with the engine off may run down the battery. • When the ... sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 215
    FOR PLEASANT DRIVING 215 CAUTION! Do not drink beverages while driving the vehicle; doing so could distract you ... ACCESSORY BOXES 6 G14A0840 Convenient storage space is located throughout the vehicle. G34H0870 1. Door pockets 2. Center console 3. Center accessory box 4. Glove compartment REAR ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 216
    ... Glove compartment WARNING! An open glove compartment door can result in serious injury to the front passenger ... if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove compartment door closed when driving. NOTE: If the glove compartment is opened, the glove compartment light illuminates....
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 217
    ... console with lid Trunk net (if so equipped) 6 G14C0430 G17E0270 Small articles can be stored in center console. To open the center console, pull up on the front of the lid. Attach the net to hooks according to the illustration. Keep the net stored in the trunk so it can be used at any time.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 218
    ...display panel built into the radio. A digital readout indicates the time in hours and minutes whenever the ignition switch is ... A vehicle is not an ideal place to listen to the radio, because the vehicle moves, and reception conditions are constantly changing. Buildings, terrain, signal distance and...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 219
    FOR PLEASANT DRIVING 219 Signal transmission FM signals do not follow the earth's surface nor are they ... reception disturbance may result. Reflections 6 H12G0020 The reason why one can hear FM but not AM in parking garages, under bridges etc., is that FM signals unlike AM signals, are reflected ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 220
    220 FOR PLEASANT DRIVING The direct signal from the broadcast station reaches the antenna slightly before the reflected signal. This time difference may cause some reception disturbance or flutter. This typically occurs in urban areas. Cross modulation FM stereo reception Stereo reception ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 221
    ... CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER AND CD PLAYER (IF SO EQUIPPED) 6 H11A3220 To remove the whip antenna, turn it counterclockwise. Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 222
    222 FOR PLEASANT DRIVING Power Switch, Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the volume control clockwise to..., pausing for 5 seconds at each listenable station before continuing to the next. Pressing the AM/FM button continues the search in the alternate frequency band.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 223
    ... 2 memory by pressing the pushbutton twice. General Information This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, 2. This device must accept...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 224
    ...10 seconds of each selection. Press the scan button a second time to cancel the feature. Changing Tape Direction If you wish to change the direction of tape travel (side being played), press the TIME button. The lighted arrow in the display window will show the new direction....
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 225
    ...after you insert the tape. The NR light in the display will go off when the Dolby NR System ...-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Operation Instructions - CD Player NOTE: The ignition switch..., the display will show the CD symbol then the time of day will be displayed. If the volume control...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 226
    ...of each track. To stop the scan function, press the button a second time. CASSETTE TAPE AND PLAYER MAINTENANCE To keep the cassette tapes and player in good condition, take the following precautions: 1. Do not use cassette tapes longer than C-90; otherwise, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 227
    ...wrap around and become lodged in the tape transport. The other adverse condition is low or "muddy" sound from one or both channels, as if...AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH 4 DISC CD CHANGER (IF SO EQUIPPED) 6 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 228
    ... Displays program type in Satellite radio (if equipped) mode only. Scan Button Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for the next station, in either AM or FM, pausing for 5 seconds at each listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press SCAN a second time.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 229
    ...to change the display between radio frequency and time. General Information This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, 2. This device ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 230
    ...track. Press the bottom of the SEEK button to go back to the beginning of the track. Press button for a second time to stop Random Play. Radio/CD Button Press this ... track. To stop the scan function, press the button a second time. Loading the CD Changer The CD changer has one load/...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 231
    ...(the slot where the CD is loaded), and the current track being played at the time. If more than one CD is loaded in the CD...ejected. 3. If the disc is not removed from the unit within 15 seconds the disc will automatically re-load. STEERING WHEEL REMOTE CONTROL SWITCHES (IF SO EQUIPPED) 6 H12D0070 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 232
    ... down / Rewind APS button / Track down button 6. Volume down button NOTE: • Do not push two or more of the steering wheel remote control switches at the same time. How to adjust the volume Volume up button - 2 The volume will increase ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 233
    FOR PLEASANT DRIVING 233 To listen to a tape To operate the APS (Automatic Program Sensor) system The start of each song on a prerecorded music tape can be found by using the Fast forward APS button (1) or Rewind APS button (5). As many as 7 programs can be skipped over in this manner. Fast ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 234
    ... of Compact Discs H12F0180 (1) Use only the type of compact discs that have the mark shown in the illustration above. (Playback of CD-R discs may cause problems. CD-RW discs cannot be played.) (2) The use of special shaped, damaged compact discs (like cracked discs) or low-quality compact discs (...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 235
    ...on in cold weather. In this case, wait until the moisture has had time to dry out. (4) When the CD player is subjected to violent vibrations, such as during off-road driving, the tracking may not work. (5) When storing compact discs, always store them in their separate cases. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 236
    ...a manner other than specifically instructed herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Do not remove the cover and ...to repair the CD player by yourself. There are no user serviceable parts inside. In case of malfunction, contact an authorized dealer. H12F0160 (9) Do not put additional labels...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 237
    FOR PLEASANT DRIVING 237 This condition is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does not satisfactorily "clear" by the repositioning of the antenna, it is recommended that the... or off during cellular phone operation. VENTS Air flow rate and direction adjustments Center and...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 238
    ...side by moving the knob (A). Change the vertical direction of the air flow up and down by pushing ... of the vents. NOTE: On rare occasions, air from the vents of an air-conditioned vehicle may look ... Control panel H23A2840 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Blower switch Air conditioning switch Temperature control dial...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 239
    .... When the blower switch is set to the ''O'' position, all air conditioning functions will stop. Select the desired... control dial clockwise makes the air warmer. NOTE: When the engine coolant temperature is low... introduced into the passenger compartment does not change even if the temperature control...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 240
    240 FOR PLEASANT DRIVING Changing mode selection Face position H03I0670 To change air flow to the different outlets, turn the mode selection dial to the desired position. H13D0543 Air flows exclusively to the upper part of the passenger compartment.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 241
    FOR PLEASANT DRIVING 241 Foot/face position NOTE: Air flows mostly to the upper part of the passenger compartment with the dial within position ... the leg area with the dial within position (2). 6 H13D0553 Air flows to the upper part of the passenger compartment and flows to ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 242
    242 FOR PLEASANT DRIVING Foot position Foot/defroster position H13D0563 H13D0573 Air flows mainly to the leg area. Air flows to the leg area, windshield, and door windows.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 243
    FOR PLEASANT DRIVING 243 NOTE: Air flows mostly to the leg area with the dial within position (1), and flows mostly to the windshield with the dial within position (2). Defroster position 6 H13D0583 Air flows exclusively to the windshield and door windows.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 244
    ... NOTE: When the mode selection dial is set to the " " or " " position, the air conditioning compressor will operate automatically. The outside air position will also be selected automatically. (In this case, the air conditioning indicator will not change.) This is done for optimum performance. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 245
    ...brake pedal when shifting the transmission to drive. For the 3.0 liter engine model, if the air conditioning indicator... place and stop the engine. Then run the engine again and see the air... the system checked by the authorized dealer. 6 H23A3260 The air conditioning can be operated while the engine...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 246
    ... How to use the controls Heating Defrosting or defogging of the windshield and door windows CAUTION! For safety, make sure you have a clear ... the mode selection dial to the position shown in the illustration and set the air selection switch (A) to the "outside" position. Adjust the temperature by ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 247
    ... outside air position will also be selected automatically. (In this case, the air conditioning indicator will not change.) 2. While in " " or " " position, you cannot turn the air conditioning off or select the recirculation position. This ensures that the windows will not fog up. 3. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 248
    ...and the upper part of the passenger compartment. Select the desired blower speed. Warm air flows ... and unheated or slightly warm air flows to the upper part of the passenger compartment. Set ... switch (A) to the outside position and push the air conditioning switch (B). 1. Setting for ordinary cooling...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 249
    ... speed. Important operation tips for air conditioning 1. Park the vehicle in the shade whenever possible.... it is necessary to park in the sun, open the windows for the first few minutes of air conditioning operation ... and plug the plenum water drains. Air conditioning system refrigerant and lubricant...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 250
    ... cause severe damage which will result in the need to replace your vehicle's entire air conditioning system. The release of refrigerant ... in cold weather. This is to maintain lubrication of the compressor internal parts and maintain the air conditioning in the best operating condition. INSTALLATION ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 251
    ... your vehicle ...258 ▫ Damaged paint ...258 ▫ Cleaning plastic parts ...258 ▫ Chrome parts ...259 ▫ Aluminum wheels (if so equipped) ...259 ▫ ... glass ...259 ▫ Wiper blades ...259 ▫ Cleaning the sunroof (if so equipped) ...259 ▫ Engine compartment ...259 7
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 252
    ...maintain the value and good looks of your vehicle, perform regular maintenance using proper materials and procedures. Be sure to use... you use any product to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the instructions printed on its container. Always open your vehicle doors or windows when you're cleaning ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 253
    ...do not include the substances mentioned above. NOTE: Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Plastic, vinyl leather, fabric, and flocked parts 1. Lightly wipe with a soft cloth soaked in a 3% solution of neutral detergent and water...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 254
    ... Genuine leather (if so equipped) 1. Lightly wipe with a soft cloth soaked in a 5% solution ... the genuine leather surface and should not be used. 5. Dirty genuine leather seats ... of the sun for long hours. When your vehicle is parked, place it in the shade as much as possible. 7. When the temperature...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 255
    ... in the dirt and dust picked up from air, rain, snow, or road surface can... when washing the underbody; be careful not to spray water into the engine compartment. • Using an automatic... to the following items, referring to the operation manual or consulting a car wash operator. • The outside mirrors...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 256
    ... cause heat distortion and damage to the resin parts of the vehicle body, leakage of water into the ... flush the underbody with a high pressure hose every time you wash the exterior of your vehicle. ... off all water drops from the rubber parts around the doors to prevent the doors from freezing. NOTE: ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 257
    ... Wax your vehicle once or twice a year, or when painted surfaces do not shed water well. Apply ...grille, garnish, moldings, etc. • Do not use gasoline, kerosene, benzene or paint thinners to remove road tar or other contamination to the painted surface. • Do not apply wax on the areas having black...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 258
    ...for your vehicle can be found on the vehicle information code plate in the engine compartment. Cleaning plastic parts Use a sponge or chamois. If ... the plastic part surface. • Do not bring plastic parts into contact with brake fluids, engine oils, greases, thinner for painting, and sulfuric acid (...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 259
    ...grease, dead insects, etc., from the wiper blades. Replace the wiper blades when they no longer ...if a hard cloth or organic solvent is used. Engine compartment Never spray or splash water ... components in the engine compartment, as this may adversely affect the electrical circuits. CAUTION! • Do not...
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  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 261
    ...If the vehicle breaks down ...263 ▫ If the engine quits ...263 Ⅵ Operation under adverse driving conditions...263 ▫ If your vehicle ...284 Ⅵ Fuses ...286 ▫ Fuse block...287 Ⅵ Fusible links ...287 ▫ Fuse load capacities ...288 Ⅵ Replacement of light bulbs...293 ▫ Bulb capacity...293 8
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 262
    262 EMERGENCIES ▫ Headlights ...295 ▫ Adjustment of headlight aim...297 ▫ Front turn signal and parking lights...297 ▫ Front fog lights (if so equipped) ...298 ▫ Front side marker lights ...300 ▫ Rear combination lights ...301 ▫ High-mounted ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 263
    ...and the brake pedal will be harder to push than usual. 2. Since power steering system is not operative, the steering wheel will be stiff when turning. Turn ... while applying slight pressure to the accelerator pedal. Avoid racing the engine or spinning the wheels. Prolonged efforts to free ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 264
    ... In such cases, lightly depress the brake pedal to see if the brakes operate properly. If they do not, lightly depress the pedal several times while driving in order to dry the brake pads or linings, then check them again.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 265
    ... icy roads may cause tire slippage and skidding. When a skid occurs, take your foot off the accelerator. Steer gently into the skid. Braking will differ, depending ...(vehicles without anti-lock braking system) pump the brake pedal with short rapid jabs, each time fully applying and fully ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 266
    266 EMERGENCIES SPARE TIRE, JACK AND TOOL SET STORAGE Handling spare tire Loosen Jack Clamp Tool set N01A1180 N03A1870 The spare tire, jack and tool set are stowed in the trunk. Remove the installation clamp to remove the spare tire. To install the spare tire, tighten the clamp firmly with ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 267
    ... and should be returned to the trunk and the original tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If your vehicle is equipped with aluminum type wheels, the wheel nuts...wheels can be used temporarily on the compact spare tire wheel. • Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) while the...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 268
    ... • The compact spare tire should not be used on any other wheels, nor should standard tires, snow tires, wheel covers or trim rings be used with the compact spare wheel. ... compact spare tire pressure should be checked once a month while the tire is stowed. WHEEL COVERS (IF SO EQUIPPED)...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 269
    ...your bare hands may severely injure your fingers. N23B0920 Align the air valve with the valve opening provided on the wheel cover. Then pound around the ... in place. NOTE: The full wheel cover has its reverse side provided with a symbol mark to show the air valve location. 8...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 270
    ...a safe, flat location. Jacking up the vehicle 1. Park the vehicle on level and stable ground. 2.... "LOCK" position. 3. Set the parking brake firmly, and move the gearshift lever (manual transaxle) to the "N" (Neutral) position or move the selector lever (automatic transaxle) to the "P" (PARK) position...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 271
    EMERGENCIES 271 WARNING! • Do not set the jack at any other position on the vehicle than those specified. If the jack is set... injury. Always use the jack on a flat, hard surface. Before setting the jack, check to ensure that there is no sand or pebbles on the underside of the jack base. N22A1280...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 272
    272 EMERGENCIES N22A1450 N21C0280 6. Rotate the jack by hand until the flange portion (D) fits in the groove at the top of the jack. NOTE: Before use, turn the top of jack and set it as shown in the illustration.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 273
    EMERGENCIES 273 N22A1830 N22A0010 7. Remove the wheel nut wrench and bar from the tool bag...(located inside the trunk). 8. Insert the bar (E) into the wheel nut wrench (F). Then attach the end of...jack end, as shown in the illustration. Slowly rotate the wheel nut wrench until the tire is slightly ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 274
    ... the raised vehicle or leaving it supported on the jack for extended periods. Both are very dangerous. • Do not use a jack other... in the vehicle while the jack is used. • Do not start or run the engine while the vehicle is on the jack. N24A1500 NOTE: Place the spare wheel under the vehicle body...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 275
    ... nut wrench, then take the wheel off. WARNING! Mount the spare wheel with the valve stem (G) on the side facing outward, not on the side facing the vehicle. Mounting the wheel back to front ... result in an accident. 8 CAUTION! Handle the wheel cover carefully when replacing the flat tire, to avoid ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 276
    ...EMERGENCIES CAUTION! Tapered nut Never apply oil to either wheel bolts or nuts as it can cause them to overtighten....the hub surface, hub bolts or in the installation holes in the wheel, and then mount the spare tire. 11. Install the spare wheel with the nut's tapered end facing inward, then tighten...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 277
    EMERGENCIES 277 CAUTION! Never use extra force with your foot on the wheel nut wrench or a pipe extension as you can overtighten the nut. 13. Lower and remove the jack, and store the jack, flat tire and chock. Have the damaged tire repaired as soon as possible. N24A0220 12. Lower the vehicle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 278
    ... tire is damaged. Repair the damaged tire as soon as possible. Replace the emergency tire with the standard tire. • After changing the tire and ... the wheel nuts to make sure that they are not loose. • If the steering wheel vibrates after changing the tire, have the tire checked for balance at an ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 279
    ... can take to slow down an impending overheat condition. If your air conditioner is on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to the engine cooling system and turning off the A/C removes this heat. You can also turn the Temperature ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 280
    ... from another vehicle can be used with booster cables to start the engine. WARNING! When using jumper cables to start a vehicle,... automatic transaxle cannot be started this way. Pushing or towing a vehicle equipped with a manual transaxle may overheat and damage the catalytic converter. Also, there ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 281
    ...damage the electrical systems. NOTE: Turn off all lights, heater and other electrical loads. This will...3. You could be injured if the vehicles move. Set the parking brake firmly on each vehicle. Put an automatic transaxle in "P" (PARK) or a manual transaxle in "N" (Neutral). Turn the ignition key to...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 282
    ... the booster battery (B). NOTE: Remove the terminal cover before connecting the booster cable to the positive terminal of the battery. Use the proper cables suitable for the battery size. Otherwise heat damage to the cables could result. Check the booster cables for damage and corrosion before use.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 283
    ... the battery. • Use care not to have the booster cable caught in the cooling fan or other rotating parts in the engine compartment. 7. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the engine in the vehicle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 284
    ... is driven without sufficient battery charge, after the engine has been started by using booster cables, the engine may misfire. This can cause the anti-lock braking system warning light to blink ... a professional towing service and make sure that flat bed type, dolly type or wheel lift type ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 285
    ... sling lift type equipment. This is to prevent the bumper from deformation. If this vehicle is towed, use wheel lift, dolly type or flat bed equipment. • ... if a vehicle has the following conditions: • Any of the transaxle, axles, steering system or power train is damaged. • ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 286
    ...heavy traffic. If you have any doubts, use a professional tow service. Towing-front wheel lift Place the gearshift lever (manual transaxle) to Neutral or the selector lever (automatic transaxle) in the "N" (NEUTRAL) position. Release the parking brake. Towing-rear wheel lift...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 287
    ... flows through a system protected by a fusible link. In case of a melted fusible link, see your authorized dealer for inspection and replacement. 8 N09A1880 In the engine compartment, the fuse block is located as shown in the illustration.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 288
    288 EMERGENCIES Fuse load capacities The fuse cover lists the names of the electrical systems and the fuse capacities. Spare fuses are contained in the cover of the instrument panel (driver's side). Always use a fuse of the same capacity for replacement. N29C0322
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 289
    ... 25 Symbol Electrical system Door mirror heater Relay Cruise control Back up light Gauge Engine control Capacity 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A 7.5A ... fuses are contained in the cover of the instrument panel (driver's side). Always use a fuse of the same capacity for replacement. - 8 -...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 290
    ...fan motor Anti-lock braking system Ignition switch Electric window controls Fog lights - Horn Engine control Air conditioning Stop lights - Alternator Hazard warning flasher Automatic transaxle Headlights high beam (right) Headlights high beam ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 291
    ... 22 23 24 25 Symbol Electrical system Dome lights Audio Fuel pump Defroster Capacity 10A 10A 15A 40A Fuse replacement • Some fuses may not be installed on your vehicle. Fuse application depends on the vehicle model, specifications, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 292
    ... wish to remove, and pull the fuse straight out from the fuse block. If the fuse is not blown, something else must be causing the problem; contact an authorized dealer to have the problem checked. 5. Insert a new fuse of the same capacity securely into the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 293
    ... again after a short time, have the electrical system checked by an authorized dealer to find and correct the cause. REPLACEMENT OF LIGHT BULBS Before replacing a bulb, be sure the light is off. Do not touch the glass part of the new bulb with your bare ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 294
    ... light Rear personal light Trunk light Wattage or Candela Power 10W 4W 8W 5W N10B2830 Description 5 - High-mounted stop light 6 - Stop and tail light... Rear turn signal and tail light 8 - Rear side marker light 9 - License plate light 10 - Back up light Wattage or Candela Power 18w 32/2cp 32/2cp...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 295
    EMERGENCIES 295 Headlights N10C1880 N10C1760 1. Loosen the bolt (A), move the horn (B) (left side only). 2. Push the connector (C) to disconnect and remove the harness connector. 8
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 296
    296 EMERGENCIES N10C1890 N10C1900 3. Remove the locking cap (D) by turning it counterclockwise. 4. Remove the bulb (E).
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 297
    ... installed after drying thoroughly. Adjustment of headlight aim The alignment of the headlights should be checked by an authorized dealer. Front turn signal and parking lights 8 N10F0820 Turn the light socket (A) counterclockwise and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 298
    298 EMERGENCIES Front fog lights (if so equipped) N10X1460 N10X1630 1. Insert a screwdriver as shown in the illustration and remove the screws. 2. Slide the light unit outward to remove it. Turn the light socket counterclockwise and pull it out.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 299
    EMERGENCIES 299 N10X1700 N10X1740 3. Pull both clips (A) away from the center as shown and remove the bulb from the socket by pulling out. 4. When mounting the light unit, align the pins (A) on the light unit with the holes in the body. 8
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 300
    300 EMERGENCIES CAUTION! • Never hold the halogen light bulb with a bare hand, dirty glove, etc. The oil from your hand could cause the bulb to break the next time the fog lights are operated. If the glass surface is dirty, it should be cleaned with ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 301
    EMERGENCIES 301 Rear combination lights N20I0160 N20I0170 1. Turn the trim cover clip (A) counterclockwise and remove the trim cover clip. Partially remove the trim cover in the trunk. 2. Remove the light case mounting nuts. Disconnect the connector. 8
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 302
    302 EMERGENCIES High-mounted stop light A - Stop and tail light B - Rear turn signal and tail light C - Rear side marker light N20I0290 3. Slide the light unit outward to remove it. Remove each bulb socket assembly by turning it counterclockwise. Remove the...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 303
    ...303 License plate light Back up lights N10J0310 N11H0140 Remove the lens mounting screws, remove the socket assembly and the bulb together by turning it counterclockwise. And remove the bulb by pulling out. 1. Remove the light mounting screw and pull the entire light bracket out. 8
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 304
    304 EMERGENCIES N11H0150 N11H0160 2. Push the connector (A) to disconnect and remove the light bulb. 3. Remove the entire socket and bulb assembly (B) by turning it counterclockwise.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 305
    EMERGENCIES 305 Trunk light Clips N11H0170 4. When mounting the light unit, align the pin (C) on the light unit with the hole in the body. N10O0230 Pull both clips away from the center as shown and remove the light unit. Then remove the bulb by pulling out. 8
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 306
    306 EMERGENCIES Dome light 1. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the notch of the light assembly and pry gently downward to remove it. N10M0410 2. Remove the light bulb from the light holder. N10M0380 NOTE: Wrap a cloth around the tip of the screwdriver ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 307
    ... Insert a straight blade screwdriver into the notch of the light assembly and pry gently to remove the lens. Remove the light bulb from the light holder. NOTE: Wrap a cloth around the tip of ...to remove the lens, and then remove the bulb from the light holder. NOTE: Wrap a cloth around the ...
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    MAINTENANCE CONTENTS Ⅵ View of engine compartment ...311 Ⅵ Service precautions ...312 Ⅵ Emission-control ... Diagnostic System (OBD II) ...314 Ⅵ Replacement Parts ...315 ▫ Fuel system (tank... Ⅵ Clutch fluid (manual transaxle) ...324 ▫ To check the clutch fluid...324 ▫ To replace the fluid...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 310
    ... Ⅵ Windshield wiper blades ...333 ▫ Windshield washers ...333 Ⅵ Parking brake ...334 Ⅵ Drive belt (for generator, water pump, power steering pump) ...335 Ⅵ Timing belt ...336 Ⅵ Tires ...336 ▫ Tire inflation pressures ...340 ▫ ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 311
    .... Automatic transaxle fluid level dipstick 12. Air cleaner filter 3.0 liter engine Q02A2510 1. Power steering fluid reservoir 2. Engine coolant reservoir 3. Engine oil filler cap 4. Engine oil level dipstick 5. Battery 6. Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transaxle only) Q02A2520 9
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 312
    ...you can do yourself, if you so desire. Follow the instructions and precautions for each of the various procedures. WARNING! • When checking or servicing the inside of the engine compartment, be sure the engine is stopped and has had a chance ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 313
    MAINTENANCE 313 WARNING! • The fan may turn on automatically even if the engine is not ..., and all other "General" maintenance services included in this manual, should be performed to provide ... with the schedule in this manual. Inspection and service should also be performed any time a malfunction ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 314
    ... electronic scan tool. If your vehicle has recently been serviced, the OBD system may have been reset to a Љnot readyЉ condition because the OBD system has not had sufficient time since the servicing to reconfirm that emissions components are operating properly...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 315
    ... on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time you add fuel. Tighten the cap until you hear it "click." REPLACEMENT PARTS Use of genuine Mopar parts for normal/scheduled maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure the designed performance...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 316
    316 MAINTENANCE Air cleaner filter After replacing the air cleaner filter, reinstall the cover in its original ... use, and the filtering effect will be substantially reduced. Replace it with a new filter in accordance with the schedule in this manual. 1. Unclamp the air cleaner cover. 2. Take out ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 317
    MAINTENANCE 317 Spark plugs require replacement as frequently as the conventional type spark plug and..., or faulty cables must be replaced. Distributor cap and rotor Check the distributor cap .... Spark plugs should be replaced at the mileage specified on the scheduled maintenance chart. Your vehicle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 318
    ...following pages contain the maintenance service recommended by the manufacturer. In addition to the general maintenance items for which ...items does occur, it could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance. These items should ..., if you have any questions. Engine oil and oil filter 2.4 liter ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 319
    ...Good NOTE: The engine must be "OFF" when performing oil level checks. If the level does not reach ... oil change intervals. Before starting the engine, check the engine oil level. Replenish if necessary... dipstick. WARNING! • Used engine oil is contaminated, and can cause skin problems: Avoid contact...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 320
    ... the oil filter The oil filter should be replaced at the time or mileage specified on the scheduled maintenance chart. You should be ...Genuine DaimlerChrysler oil filter is recommended as a replacement filter. Follow the installation instructions printed on the filter. Engine oil identification mark ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 321
    MAINTENANCE 321 API service symbol Recommended engine oil viscosity Use engine oil with the proper ...5W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30 engine oil can be used in outdoor temperatures ranging from 0 ... oil for the expected temperature range. SAE 5W-20 or SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended. 9
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 322
    322 MAINTENANCE ENGINE COOLANT To check the coolant level The coolant reserve system provides a quick visual method ... completely full so there is no need to remove the radiator cap except for checking the coolant freeze point or replacing the antifreeze coolant. To add coolant Use DaimlerChrysler ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 323
    ...to ensure sealing and to allow the coolant to return from the reserve tank to the radiator when the engine cools. If cap replacement is necessary, use the proper cap. 3. Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator using proper instruments, when ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 324
    324 MAINTENANCE CLUTCH FLUID (MANUAL TRANSAXLE) To replace the fluid Recommended brake fluid conforming to DOT 3 or DOT 4 should be used. The reservoir cap must be fully tightened to avoid contamination from foreign matter or moisture. Good CAUTION! • Do not allow petroleum-...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 325
    ... user may be erased when the battery is replaced. If this happens, establish the settings again using the relevant procedures. Checking battery electrolyte level Use ...(if so equipped). NOTE: Be sure to close the battery cover after checking the battery fluid level and after replacing the battery. 9
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 326
    326 MAINTENANCE Cell A B = .31 in (8 mm) M07B0110 Insert the tip of a screwdriver at the edge of the cap, pry gently to remove the cap. The inside of the battery is divided into several compartments. Check the electrolyte level (A) in each cell. The electrolyte level must be within the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 327
    ...caps are fitted securely. • If any of the caps has a loose fit, replace the battery. During cold weather The capacity of the battery is reduced at low temperatures.... of cold weather and, if necessary, have it charged or replaced. This not only ensures reliable starting, but prolongs ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 328
    328 MAINTENANCE WARNING! • Never disconnect the battery while the engine is running; doing so could damage the vehicle's electrical .... • If the electrolyte level is very low, have the battery checked at an authorized dealer. • Battery posts, terminals and related accessories ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 329
    MAINTENANCE 329 NOTE 1. Check each battery terminal for corrosion. If necessary, neutralize corrosion ...the battery fluid will not freeze. The battery should be stored only in a fully charged condition. AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE Good M05A0530 The automatic transaxle should be maintained and serviced by...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 330
    330 MAINTENANCE To check the fluid level The fluid level should be checked when the engine temperature gauge indicates a normal warmed up condition and the fluid in ... for checking the fluid level 1. With the parking brake engaged and the engine idling, select each gear momentarily, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 331
    ...your vehicle. Check brake pads and rear brake linings for wear, and check rear wheel cylinders for leakage. For proper braking performance, replace brake pads with original equipment type pads. BRAKE HOSES Brake hoses and tubing should be checked...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 332
    332 MAINTENANCE HOOD LOCK RELEASE MECHANISM AND SAFETY CATCH The door hinges, ... exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. Open ... when performing underbody service. Check for any of the following conditions: 1. Check for holes or exhaust gas ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 333
    ...blades continue to streak or smear, they should be replaced. NOTE: Do not operate wipers for long periods on dry glass; this accelerates deterioration .... Windshield washers M31A0730 The windshield washer reservoir is in the engine compartment. Check the fluid level at regular intervals ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 334
    334 MAINTENANCE PARKING BRAKE For vehicles with rear disc brakes: You should feel the parking brake take hold between 3 to 5 clicks. Also check to see if the lever is properly engaged with the ratchet, when pulled. I27A0100 Check the parking brake lever travel occasionally. To check...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 335
    MAINTENANCE 335 DRIVE BELT (FOR GENERATOR, WATER PUMP, POWER STEERING PUMP) 2.4 liter engine Water pump pulley Power steering pump pulley Inspect the drive belt for evidence of cuts and cracks, and replace it if damaged. When replacing the belt with a new belt, make ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 336
    ...sidewall of the tire, or WARNING! Do not check or touch the drive belt with the engine running, or serious injury may result. TIMING BELT The timing belt should be replaced with a new one at the mileage specified on the scheduled maintenance chart.
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 337
    ...2. The outward facing sidewall of an asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that must always face outward when mounted on a vehicle. • Rim : a metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire beads are seated. Tire Markings ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 338
    .../80D18 103M. Service Description EXAMPLE: 95H 95 Load index A numerical code associated with... to its load index under certain operating conditions. The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol ...side of black sidewall tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 339
    ...heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high ... rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example,... wear one and one half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 340
    340 MAINTENANCE Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Tire inflation ... tread life, resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 341
    ...safe speeds. 5. After the tire inflation pressure has been adjusted, check the tires for damage and air leaks. Be sure to replace the rubber caps on the valve stems. Radial ply tires Radial ply tires provide improved tread life, road hazard ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 342
    ...4 psi (28 kPa) above the recommended pressure but do not exceed the maximum cold inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall. Replacing tire and wheels 3. Rotate tires regularly in accordance with the recommendation in the section "Tire ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 343
    ... including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, and, if so equipped, air conditioning and additional weight optional engine. • Accessory weight : the ...in excess of those standard items which may be replaced) of automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows,...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 344
    ... your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your ...purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating and load capacity of your vehicle....
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    346 MAINTENANCE Cargo loads The load-carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on the tire and ...your tires have been worn to the point of needing replacement. Many states have laws making tire replacement mandatory at this point. These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves and...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 347
    MAINTENANCE 347 When the indicators appear in two or more adjacent grooves, tire replacement is recommended. NOTE: The mark and the location of... to your vehicle condition, road surface conditions and each individual driver's driving habits. Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 348
    348 MAINTENANCE CAUTION! Do not use the compact spare tire for tire rotation. Tire chains Snow tires should be ... nuts are used on your vehicle, change to tapered nuts when snow tires (steel wheels) are used. CAUTION! Tire chains are not recommended for your vehicle. The clearance between the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 349
    ... oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ... oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ...29 000 km) or at 18 months Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 350
    ... filter. ▫ Replace spark plugs, standard type. ▫ Check drive belts condition (for the generator damage. water pump, power steering pump). Check manual transaxle oil level. Check coolant hoses (radiator hose, heater hose). Check ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 351
    ...oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE ...oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE ... oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ... oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 352
    ... recommended but not required. Change automatic transaxle fluid. Check drive belts condition (for the generator, water pump, power steering pump). Check manual transaxle oil level. Check fuel hoses condition. Flush and replace engine ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 353
    ...evaporative emission canister). Check distributor cap and rotor. Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ...oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE... oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 354
    ... automatic transaxle fluid level. ▫ Inspect disc brake pads, rotors and calipers for MILEAGE/ MONTHS water pump, power steering pump). Check manual transaxle oil level. Check fuel hoses condition. Check automatic transaxle fluid level. Flush and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 355
    ...engine oil filter. Rotate tires. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE REPAIR ORDER # ▫ Replace spark plugs, platinum-tipped type. ▫ Replace timing belt.*2 ࣴ 96,000 Miles (154 000 km) or at 96 months wear and leaks. Check brake hoses for deterioration ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 356
    ... recommended but not required. Change automatic transaxle fluid. Check drive belts condition (for the generator, water pump, power steering pump). Check manual transaxle oil level. Check fuel hoses condition. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 357
    ... evaporative emission canister). Check distributor cap and rotor. Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate ...DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE REPAIR ORDER # ▫ Check fuel system for leak SEVERE MAINTENANCE ...oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 358
    358 MAINTENANCE ࣴ 9,000 Miles (14 000 km) or at 9 months ▫ Change engine oil and engine ... (24 000 km) or at 15 months ▫ Replace air cleaner filter. ▫ Replace spark plugs, standard type. ... (except vehicles with disc brakes) for wear and leaks of all wheels. Change engine oil and engine oil...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 359
    ... wear and leaks. ▫ Change engine oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Inspect ...24 months Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Check automatic transaxle ... and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE... and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 360
    ... filter. ▫ Inspect disc brake pads, rotors and calipers for ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS water pump, power steering pump). Change manual transaxle oil. Change automatic transaxle fluid. Check fuel hoses condition. Inspect rear drum brake linings...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 361
    ...000 km) or at 45 months Replace air cleaner filter. Replace spark plugs, standard ... with disc brakes) for wear and leaks of all wheels. Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE... and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 362
    ... and damage. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE REPAIR ORDER # ▫ Change engine oil and engine ...91 000 km) or at 57 months Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ... oil and engine oil filter. ▫ Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 363
    ... ▫ Check drive belts condition (for the generator, ▫ Replace timing belt.*1 water pump, power steering pump). *1: For California, Massachusetts and Vermont this...transaxle fluid. Check fuel hoses condition. Flush and replace engine coolant. Check coolant hoses (radiator hose,...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 364
    364 MAINTENANCE ࣴ 63,000 Miles (100 000 km) or at 63 months ▫ Change engine oil and ... for looseness and damage. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE REPAIR ORDER # ▫ Change engine oil and engine oil ... looseness and damage. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE REPAIR ORDER # ▫ Change engine oil and engine oil ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 365
    MAINTENANCE 365 ࣴ 75,000 Miles (120 000 km) or at 75 months ▫ Replace air cleaner filter. ▫ Replace spark plugs, standard type. ▫ Inspect rear...brakes) for wear and leaks of all wheels. Check brake hoses for deterioration or leaks. Change engine oil and engine oil filter...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 366
    ... Replace air cleaner filter. ▫ Replace spark plugs, standard type. ▫ Check drive belts condition (for the generator water pump, power steering pump). Change manual transaxle fluid. Change automatic transaxle fluid. Check fuel hoses condition. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 367
    ...looseness and damage. DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE REPAIR ORDER # ▫ Change engine oil and engine... 000 km) or at 93 months Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE... oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. MILEAGE/ MONTHS DEALERSHIP NAME/CODE DATE...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 368
    368 MAINTENANCE ࣴ 102,000 Miles (163 000 km) or at 102 months ▫ Replace spark plugs, platinum-tipped type. ▫ Change engine oil and engine oil filter...000 Miles (168 000 km) or at 105 months ▫ Replace air cleaner filter. ▫ Replace spark plugs, standard type. ▫ Inspect ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 369
    ... filter. ▫ Replace spark plugs, standard type. ▫ Check drive belts condition (for the generator, ▫ water pump, power steering pump). Replace timing belt.*1 *1: For California, Massachusetts and Vermont this maintenance is recommended but not required. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 370
    ...) or at 120 months Change manual transaxle fluid. Change automatic transaxle fluid. Check fuel hoses condition. Flush and replace engine coolant. Check coolant hoses (radiator hose, heater hose). Inspect rear drum brake linings and rear...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 371
    ... plate ...372 ▫ 3 - Vehicle information code plate ...372 ▫ 4 - Air conditioner label ...372 ▫ 5 - Engine serial number...373 ▫ 6 - Tire and loading ... vehicle data ...375 Ⅵ Tires and wheels ...375 Ⅵ Vehicle weights ...375 Ⅵ Engine specifications ...377 Ⅵ Capacities ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 372
    ... the windshield. 3 - Vehicle information code plate The vehicle information code plate is located on the bulkhead inside the engine compartment. 4 - Air conditioner label The air conditioner label is affixed on the inside panel of the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 373
    SPECIFICATIONS 373 5 - Engine serial number 4 Cylinder B02B0540 6 Cylinder B02B0550 The engine serial number is stamped on the cylinder block as shown in the illustrations. 10
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 374
    ... size of the batteries in the BCI Group No.86. When you replace a battery, check the size of the battery to prevent interfering with other parts in the engine compartment. 7 - Certification label The certification label is located on the inside sill...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 375
    ...) 16x4T NOTE: These tires satisfy vehicle loading conditions described in the owner's manual. 190.9in (4,850mm) 70.3in (1,785mm) 53.9in (1,370mm) 103.... front or rear axle. Seating capacity: the number of maximum occupants Wheel Spare wheel 10 PCD: Pitch Circle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 376
    376 SPECIFICATIONS Cargo loads capacity: 150 lbs (68kg) time the designated seating capacity, subtract from the vehicle capacity weight. CAUTION! Do not use the gross vehicle weight rating data provided in the chart or on the safety ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 377
    ....031 in) 1-3-4-2 1-2-3-4-5-6 Refer to the "Vehicle emission control information" label under the engine hood. NOTE 1. Your engine is equipped with intake and exhaust valve auto-lash adjusters that require no ... of the listed spark plugs. Use any one of the listed spark plugs for replacement. 10
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 378
    ... equivalent HFC-134a - Oil pan Oil filter Power steering Automatic transaxle Manual transaxle Brakes and clutch Transaxle linkage, Parking ... cable mechanism, hood lock and hook, door latches, seat adjusters Engine coolant Refrigerant (air conditioning) Windshield washers *: Include 0.65 L (.69 qt...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 379
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Ⅵ Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...380 ▫ Prepare For The Appointment ...380 ▫ Prepare A... If You Need Assistance ...380 Ⅵ Warranty Information ...382 Ⅵ Mopar Parts ...383 Ⅵ Customer Arbitration Board ...383 Ⅵ Reporting Safety ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 380
    ... a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make a written list of your vehicle...you've had an accident, or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the service advisor know. Be Reasonable...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 381
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 381 • If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner of the dealership. They want to... 48321-8004 Phone: (800) 992-1997 DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Service Chrysler Center P.O. Box 1621 Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6 Phone -...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 382
    ... Motors Corporation will not stand behind any service contract that is not a Genuine DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Service Contract. It is not responsible for any service contract other than ... Contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a Genuine DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 383
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 383 MOPAR PARTS Mopar fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from your DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation dealer. They will help ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or DaimlerChrysler ...
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  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 386
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 387
    ...wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example,...relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may... traction tests and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 388
    ... the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperatures can cause the material of the tire to ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 389
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  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 390
    ... Accessory (installation) ...250 Adding Fuel ...149 Air cleaner filter ...316 Air conditioning ...238 Aluminum wheel ...259 Antenna ...221 Anti-lock braking system ... ...323 Hose ...331 Parking brake ...171,334 Pedal ...173 Power brakes ...174 Warning light ...119 Warning sound ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 391
    ... console box ...215 Charging system warning light ...109,116 Check engine/malfunction indicator lamp . 109,117 Child restraint ...76 Clean Air Gasoline ...147 Cleaning ..., Garage ...134 Door-ajar warning light ...109,114 Doors Lock ...26 Power door locks ...34 Drive belt ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 392
    ...Engine coolant level warning light ...109 Engine coolant temperature gauge ...108,113 Engine hood release ...42 Engine oil and oil ... serial number ...373 Engine specifications ...377 Exhaust system ...332,377 Fluid... flasher switch ...126 Hazard warning light ...109,114 Head restraints ...66...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 393
    ... Headlights ...122 Reading lamps ...133 Low-fuel warning light ...109,115 Luggage hooks ...217 Malfunction Indicator Light ...314 Manual, Service ...385 Manual transaxle Oil ...331 Possible driving speed ...171 Shift points (recommended speed) ...169 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 394
    ... Operation under adverse driving conditions ...263 Overdrive indicator ...109 Oversize tires ...342 Owner's Manual ...385 Parking brake Operating method ...171 Parking brake ... Rear seats ...66 Rear window defroster ...127 Replacement of light bulbs ...293 Reporting Safety Defects ......
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 395
    ... Service Assistance ...380 Service Manuals ...385 Setting the clock ...218 Severe maintenance schedule ...... cold ambient temperature ...155 Flooded engine ...155 Normal conditions ...154 Steering system Steering ...,114 System ...49 Timing belt ...336 Tips for driving in various conditions ...203 Tire ...
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus | Owner Manual Coupe - Page 396
    ... ...266 Towing ...284 Trailering ...205 Trailer Towing ...205 Transaxle Automatic transaxle ...155 Autostick ...165 Manual transaxle ...168 Transmission Automatic transmission ...160 Transmitter, Garage Door Opener ...134 Transporting Pets ...103 ...



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2005 Dodge Stratus Manual