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@  KennyL : (27 March 2015 - 05:39 AM) I think I figured out how I want my lighting to be as a final revision, whenever I can actually get to doing cosmetic stuff (it works for now, as far as being a "safety" device). Those partial black reflector headlights (as the Stratus will do little driving at night anymore, if any, so I'm not worried about light output), lightly smoked "Breeze tails", and re-finish my clear 3rd brake lense and lightly smoke it as well. I just might still end up building some LED tails, but I'm not sure.
@  sgtmyers88 : (26 March 2015 - 11:41 PM) Also got a set of Stratus Tail Lights for $50 total stock.
@  sgtmyers88 : (26 March 2015 - 11:40 PM) I got 3 extra distributor caps and rotors for the 2.5 v6 if anyone is interested. $20 for the set. PM me.
@  Dylan214 : (26 March 2015 - 07:32 AM) Pursuader, did u say your pullies would work with a turbo setup? I bought one a year ago
@  Dylan214 : (26 March 2015 - 07:27 AM) turbosport, look at your log.
@  KennyL : (26 March 2015 - 04:32 AM) I did fire the poor old "purple beast" Stratus the day before yesterday. Not capable of pulling out of the mud, too little tire tread and weight I guess.
@  KennyL : (26 March 2015 - 04:21 AM) I'd have to drop my parts car's tank and verify the pump assembly was in good condition. Unfortunately, it's going to be muddy as crap up there now since we're getting more rain...heh.
@  turbosport : (25 March 2015 - 05:16 PM) Does anyone have a spare fuel pump assembly laying around? I'll post pictures of mine in my log.
@  pursuader : (25 March 2015 - 04:21 PM) thanks Kenny hey guys I still have 7 pullies !!! left
@  KennyL : (25 March 2015 - 07:25 AM) Yea, a 255 will be perfect for the turbo R/T.
@  theronz : (24 March 2015 - 09:20 PM) been running a 255 for years. note that it is considerably louder.
@  turbosport : (24 March 2015 - 05:25 PM) alright i just wanted to make sure. because the fuel pump took a crap in the turbo strat
@  KennyL : (23 March 2015 - 04:56 AM) Like the old style plastic "blackout" covers? Looks like Jegs stocks the traditional GTS blackouts still. http://www.ebay.com/...s-/200775268747
@  KennyL : (23 March 2015 - 04:52 AM) There were many people who used the 255 in their 1gs. You just get one with a 1g Neon install kit and you're golden. If you're doing a fanicier fuel system you can always "spoolboy" mod, but I believe a 255 will work with a stock "returnless" system and FPR as well and give a little more headroom.
@  pursuader : (22 March 2015 - 10:12 PM) are there any head light covers for 1997 stratus? anymore?
@  turbosport : (22 March 2015 - 06:12 PM) who has installed a walbro 255 into their 1g?

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running slightly rough after timing belt change


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#1 mn stratus

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:02 PM

Finished the timing belt change, got it all back together and started it up and it was running a little bit rough. My guess is that a cam slipped a notch or half notch. It was running fine when I took the belt off. Its no big deal to tear it apart again, I will be a pro now :)

Any other ideas or you agree that its a notch or half notch off?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:31 PM

That would be what I would check first.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:25 AM

Finally found the time to check the timing. It was off, more than a few notches too. Not sure how it happened, but it did, no use getting worked up over it, better to just get it fixed.

I got the timing set, verified a few times, turned the crank over maybe a dozen times or so, everything was still in time by the marks. Put it all back together and go to start. Nothing.

The starter cranks and the engine won't start now. The starter kicks in and sounds normal for a sec or so then it starts to spin the engine over what seems a little faster than normal. Its odd. I can't find my compression tester, digging through the moving boxes one by one, but putting my finger in the plug hole, I have both suction and compression in all cylinders, so there is something there. I have fuel and spark. Car was running fine before I took it apart, got it back together with the timing a little off, it ran rough. Took it apart a 2nd time, and I almost certain that the timing is now correct, but now the car won't start and sounds funny while turning over.

This is a 1998 2.4l DOHC Stratus SE, just a normal stock and standard car daily runner for work.

From the few bits and pieces that I have found, the 2.4l is a non-interference motor, but I haven't been able to verify that for the year, I just found info that says the 2.4 is non-interference. Can anyone verify?

Any ideas? I will take it apart again to check timing, and if its off, fix it again, but if its on, then what? I am a little perplexed.

Thanks

Edited by mn stratus, 29 October 2008 - 08:35 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:33 AM

The 2.4 is non-interference.

Double check your cam and crank position sensors.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:37 AM

I just realized I put 1998 (that is my other car), this one is a 2000 :yes: Still non-interference?

What would I be looking for specifically? Wire connectors? Can you test the sensors with an multi-meter? If so do you know the ohm load for each and wires to check?

thanks for the fast reply

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:32 AM

Chrysler's 2.4 from 1995 thru 2006 is non-interference.

Specifics on the sensors I do not have. Hopefully someone else will chime in.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:27 PM

If it has spark you should be able to check timing with a timing light. Why tear it down again? How do you know you've got fuel and spark? If you have both, timing is on the mark, then it should start or run a bit. I'd look for something simple like a wire disconnected or a vacuum line broken, disconnected.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:01 PM

Thanks for all the help. Feel like an idiot, but I had the exhaust cam 180 from where it needed to be. Now I am trying to get the cam notches lined up. What's the trick? Do they have to be level or do they just need to line up? I am trying the half notch below on the exhaust cam like the book says, but since there is no reference mark on the back cover, to me it seems like a half notch starting from where?

Is it any problem to start the vehicle without the crank pulley on to test the timing? When I get the timing set I want to start the car and test it before I put it all back together again, just to find out the timing is still off.

I tell you though, I am good at taking it apart and getting it back together. Getting the timing correct, not so much :)

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:22 AM

Glad to hear you are getting this worked out...wish I could help more, but I have the V6 and don't know much about the 4's.

Where in MN are you located?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:56 PM

North of Bemidji. A little ways from Rochester :)