The automatic transmission can develop problems like erratic shifting, rough shifting, or delayed gear engagement. Repairs for many of these problems are outlined in service bulletins.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Dodge Avenger
1996 Dodge Avenger
1996 Dodge Avenger Problems
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosion, which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.
Sensor failure inside the distributor can cause intermittent stalling or a failure to start. In addition, the wires to the distributor are susceptible to internal damage, which can cause the same symptoms.
An engine Oil leak may develop at the cam sensor o-ring seal. Our technicians tell us this is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak.
1996 Dodge Avenger Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.Learn more »
1996 Dodge Avenger Questions and Answers
the positive post on the battery gets really hot and sparks and car dies
Where is the fuel pump kill switch located on a 1996 dodge avenger?
My Avenger has a stainless steel exhaust. I assume not all
of the parts are stainless. Which parts are not stainless and
will the stainless parts burnout?
How do you replace the distributor from the motor? And is it something I can change out myself without using a mechanic?
1996 Dodge Avenger Reviews
I spent all day on replacing the rubber seals to my lower manifold that the fuel injectors seat into and still I smell gas?
i have owned my car for 4 years now. i love this car. i have had it in places i thought a car would never go...and still not tore anything under it up, the moter is great. my car just need a few sensors and minor work on the body(beneath the doors) but other than that it drives good, it handles pretty good..better than most..o far it has not let me down . the transmission hasn't slipped a bit and the interior is in exlannt shape. i love my car but i need mony so plz. either give me advise or come get ol' red! alsoi have a killer raido !!! also it get great gas milage and it is awsome!