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Well...

I've had my SRT4 for over a year now and have 13k miles.

Last night after work the car wont start. wont turn over, not even click, battery is fine.. Tried to push start it and nada.. My security light is on..

Took it to the dealer and they say its stage I is shot and they want 700 bucks for a new stage I installed or 100 to put back in my stock parts..

Does this sound right? Could my stage I have just died after a few thousand miles and just not make my car start??

Need help and advice, anything I can do??

Thanks,

Nate
 

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wow thats wierd. I would just swap back in the stage 1 ecu and see if it will start...or check that damn yellow 20amp fuse
 

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nope, never got anything other than the odometer.

Service dept just said they didnt get any codes either, they get a comm error and cant even connect to the ecu...

wtf.. :-(
 

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damn im pretty sure its not the stage 1 cuz i had my stage 1 for about the same mileage u did but in less time n never had any probs with it check the fuses it could just be that.
 

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I had the same thing happen to my 2000 Neon. Driving home from work, car just cut out on the highway. Wouldn't turnover any more, lights and everthing else worked fine. Couldn't get any codes from a scanner or the odometer. Dealer put in a new pcm and it fired right up. Stock pcm is covered for 8 years parts and labor.
 

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I checked all the fuses under the hood last night, didnt see any burnt out from above but then again, they may have been burned somewhere else.. I did pull and swap around some of the fuses including the starter on, with no help :-(

When the fuel relay fuse went out, did the car at least crank or turn over when you tried to start it?
 

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Okay, here are a few questions you need to answer before you shell out any money.

#1: Do you have your car, or is it at the dealer?
#2: Can you check the yellow 20amp fuse under the hood for the FPR?
When I say "check" I don't mean look at it from the top. I mean pull it out,
and check to see if the connection is there.
#3: Do you know how to cycle the key and check for codes?

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Its currently at the dealer regrettably. I'll check the fuse myself tomorrow morning (work till 8 tonight)

As for the codes, isnt it just cycling the key on/off?
 

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Cycle the key on and off 3 times. Leave it on the third, and the car should run
a diagnostic. It will say "done" in the odometer window when it has finished.

Do you know which fuse to check? Do you need a photo to show you which one
to pull and inspect? I think I have one here somewhere if it will help.

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Yeah, I did turn the key on/off 3 times, I tried on to run and fully off to on, and nothing ever came up in the odometer window other than the mileage.

I did the key thing before when I had a CEL from overboost a long time ago, so I should have gotten that part right.. but basically yeah, I did the key thing and got no code, no done, just odometer.

As for the fuse, do you know what its labeled? I read the fuse cover last night and pulled and check any that were starter or electrical related, but not the standard little fuses, just the big ones.
 

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Heh.. He didn't pay the Stage 1 annual fee. :jester:
 

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charger71 said:
Yeah, I did turn the key on/off 3 times, I tried on to run and fully off to on, and nothing ever came up in the odometer window other than the mileage.

I did the key thing before when I had a CEL from overboost a long time ago, so I should have gotten that part right.. but basically yeah, I did the key thing and got no code, no done, just odometer.

As for the fuse, do you know what its labeled? I read the fuse cover last night and pulled and check any that were starter or electrical related, but not the standard little fuses, just the big ones.
It is labeled FP/ASP I think. Something like that. I know the FP/ is correct.
Pull the fuse, make sure it is good. Seems to be something that stumps techs.

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If you didn't get "Done", then you might have gone too slow. Lets not forget the power center under the hood, folks
 
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