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.

Engine Misfire Due to Oil in Spark Plug Tubes

Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

Odor from HVAC vents

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.

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1998 Dodge Avenger Questions

The check engine light is blinking. What could be causing this (1 answer)

I had it checked and it said the camshaft position sensor but now the check engine light is blinking

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.

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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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