In this video I go through the process of replacing a battery in a 2006 Dodge Stratus. Always refer to your service manual for the proper repair procedure.

50 thoughts on “Replace battery – dodge stratus”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gilbert Cedillo says:

    Thank you much for your helpful videos Boss

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RammyJ says:

    what batteries go in the stratus

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars svagrod says:

    How the hell do you give it a jump? WOW!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr D says:

    i had no idea Chrysler-Fiat used side term batteries.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Johnson says:

    Ludicrous design! Lowering weight is great on race cars, but this is NOT a Formula 1 car. Flat rate to do this right has to be stupid.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars VSAT88 says:

    'Ya chop it off" . Loved it ! dude you are great.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Breauk En says:

    I know this is an older video, so you might not see the comment, but I was just gonna say that, yeah, I totally thought you were gonna use the 1/2" impact to tighten those battery terminals lol! I knew in my heart that wouldn't actually do that, but you scared me for a second lol!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    Nice!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Sapp says:

    Half inch impact on the battery terminals, I love it !!!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Wimberly says:

    The battery is on top on a 2004 Dodge Stratus RT

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars marcos nunez says:

    How do i take off the positive battery cable

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bald man says:

    A customer paid you to do that lmao

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Clack says:

    It looks exactly like my 03 Sebring that I just changed.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Talisman says:

    Wash fender well… U even clean a little too… Most it's not mine i do not Care 🙂
    Hats off To U …. extra mile
    Finally Not A Back Yard Mechanic … a little customer service

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lisa Rushlow says:

    Thank you so much for this. 2021 i just paid $100 labor to get my battery changed. Going to change it myself in 2 years when warenty is out.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JaceD4V1S88 says:

    my grandmas stratus's frame is rusted away so the battery is being held up by thin pieces of metal from what's left so im trying to relocate hers somewhere.
    btw when you said you were gonna use an impact on the battery i cringed and actually said "WHYYYYYY DO YOU NEED AN IMPACT WRENCH ON A BATTERY!?" you got me, man

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dion Khnum says:

    Well that's where it's at

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Engine Buzz says:

    Great video! I had to do the same thing with my stratus expect I didn’t have all the tools and even a shop to do the project. I needed to get to get to work so I just did it in my drive way right here in the city, it only took about 45mins!
    Made a video on it for anyone who wants to do it fast, with few tools and on a budget.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sherry Valdez says:

    Do you put positive or neg on first

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Travis Allen says:

    Dodge stratus and dodge avenger same exact car inly difference is body and names

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mika Cotty says:

    Hey were going to build that God Dame Wall.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Corbin Fobbs says:

    Just brought one same year interesting placement hope mine is good for many many miles

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    Who would have thought that you can remove a battery from a car with an impact gun..??!!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MultiDriverman says:

    Heh heh, Eric said "chop it off"

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A T GN-008 says:

    This brings back memories. Had a '99 Dodge Intrepid in high school and this looks like the same procedure to remove the battery.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe says:

    Car calls for a 75 battery. Would a 78 fit? Thanks!!!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Robertson says:

    No, it's UNDER engineered.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sheldon says:

    You da man!!!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars deno spyridon says:

    I’ve had a 2004 dodge intrepid and had a 1999 Chrysler 300M and all I had to do to change the battery was take out the air filter in both cars when I had to change my battery.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars w2dmw says:

    If it wasn't you, Rick, I'd think someone was pulling a practical joke…..
    Also, deoxit, deoxit, deoxit. Enhance, enhance, enhance….

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Camponeschi says:

    What a horse shit design

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kennth Bennett says:

    Had a intrepid same stupid set up!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leo Bav says:

    Just pre-planned obsolescence. That's how the dealership gets into your pocket.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Bowles says:

    I might be the only one in the comments, but I prefer the battery to be in this location. If you are engineer t makes sense because you don’t have to run complicated wiring to the rear of the vehicle.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars poopytowncat says:

    I've got a 2001 and replaced the original battery about a year ago. I hesitated replacing the battery for a long time thinking it was going to be hard. After finally replacing the battery I realized it was simple and now I think this is actually a great place for a battery. One little problem, maybe because the battery lasted about 18 years in a better environment than on top, was that the negative cable was welded to the battery. Had to take out the battery with the cable and saw off the battery terminal.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars charlie Cox says:

    What's up with all the thumbs down this is the way you do them too many haters good job brother nice video

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rinuncular too says:

    Weird place to put a battery. Almost as if the designer forgot about the battery.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chuck P says:

    POS sensors tingling.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 6977warrior1 says:

    LOL, every comment is negative towards this piece of shit car and its battery placement. I have a 2004 and was puzzled today when looking for the battery. Went right to YT to find it. Waterboard the engineers.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron A. Bolton says:

    The First "Welcome to the South Main Auto Channel"

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kameron Stout says:

    Wow that’s an old battery the battery in my f150 is 10 years old!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GNX157 says:

    May seem like an odd place for a battery, but I've seen some that were under the hood that were a bitch to get out too. In front of the wheel though it's much cooler than under the hood, heat being a major killer of batteries. Probably why this one lasted so long. Leaves a bit more room topside as well.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Smith says:

    Another thought, look how long that battery lasted and the condition of the cables, maybe in the engine compartment leads to an early demise of the battery? You think?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    The 09 Dodge Avengers had the same location, I got used to doing them with one floor jack and one jackstand.
    The worse one I had, I wish I knew what I did with the picture, you'd get a chuckle from it.
    OVER 2 INCHES THICK OF GREEN AND WHITE CORROSION on the plus and minus cables ! ! The plus cables had to be replaced , the ends were gone! The negative took some cleaning, but it worked.
    The tray, brackets, bolts, etc were bead blasted and repainted with Rustoleum black paint, and FINALLY all put back together!
    This vehicle had several Periodic Maintenance Inspections or P.M.I.'s before I got it, so the saying that day was….."P.M. MY ASS!" Memories. Great Video!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars andygomez416 says:

    Thanks for the video. What a mess of a car😡

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HURICAIN RIP says:

    That's the dumbest spot to put a battery how are you supposed to jump start your vehicle or someone else's