1998 Dodge Avenger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Dodge Avenger

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1998 Dodge Avenger Problems

Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems

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.

No Start/Stalling Issues Due to Internal Distributor Fault

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.

Rattle from rear shock

A rattle from the rear of the vehicle may indicate that the rear shock absorbers are defective. Updated shocks are available; however, careful inspection of all suspension components should be performed before any parts are replaced.

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1998 Dodge Avenger Questions

Check engine fails to come on and car won't start, if I comes on when I turn key (1 answer)

If I turn on key and check engine comes on engine starts, if I turn key on and check engine light doesn't come on car will turn over but no start

my check engine light will not go off. I have changed several sensors. (1 answer)

I changed oxygen sensor, cam shaft sensor, and the idle air sensor. What other sensors might i need to change to get light to go off.

i accidentally place transmission fluid in the engine. would it damage my car? (1 answer)

i was told that my oil plug has lost its thread and I need to replace the oil pan. how much would it cost?

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1998 Dodge Avenger Recalls

Recall 00V421002
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.
Recall 98V045002
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DASH PANEL PAD CAN SHIFT INTERFERRING WITH THE THROTTLE CABLE CONTROL.

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