2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L Problems
I'm at a complete loss as to the problem of this car. All help would be greatly appreciated.
I have a 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L and it's been acting up recently. I've never had problems with it before, then one night all hell seemed to break loose. I drove it for about 40-50 miles to the local school, stayed there all day, then started the drive home.
About 15 miles from the school, the engine just died out, with electric still on. Managing to make it to the side of the road, I tried to turn everything off and turn it back on, with no success. About 20 minutes later, I tried again and it started right up... for about four minutes, before doing the same thing.
The next day, after towing the car back home, the car started right up again and ran for about 15 minutes, before cutting out again. This is the current condition of the car, with symptoms repeating. Again, the engine dies out, but electric stays on inside the car.
It almost seems as though the engine has to warm up before it cuts out, then has to cool down before it will start up again.
I got my hands on a code reader, and pulled these three codes:
P0601 - Internal PCM controller failure (Has actually been in there long before the current problem)
P0700 - Trans control system malfuntion.
P0725 - Engine speed sensor circuit
At the moment I'm at a loss of what to do, has anyone seen anything like this before? I can't get it to run long enough to get it to a dealer, and I'm trying to avoid towing it to one if at all possible. I've searched through these forums and through google in general and haven't found very much.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just your thoughts on the situation (or by posting "that sucks.")