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 1999 Dodge Avenger
1999 Dodge Avenger
1999 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.
1999 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. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.Learn more »
1999 Dodge Avenger Questions and Answers
when idling or slowing down the oil gauge inside the car drops significantly sometime even so low that the oil light will go on and car will jerk. But when I speed up the oil gauge/pressure goes up...
when slowing down and then excellerating, my transmission doesnt down shift to the right gear and slips into the gear it should. also during accelerating under normal conditions is slow to shift in...
1999 dodge avenger. The brakes on the car have started squeaking loudly when ever attempting to engage the brakes. What is the problem? Can the brakes pads be replaced only, or must the rototars be...
My SRS light stays on all the time but I can I get it turn off??
Code # P1391 says: intermittent loss of cmp or ckp..what do these abreviations stand for? I lose pressure and can't keep car running without it "bucking" like crazy and continually s...
1999 Dodge Avenger Reviews
I am in my 50's and have owned several different performance cars! I buy them, drive them, restore them, show them and sell them! All in all this has been the second most reliable and performance car (without modifications). The comment on tires spinning, your tires are too thin! The handling braking acceleration are fantastic on this Dodge. This car (95 to 00) was built in collaboration with Mitsubishi, and is a close call between the low end 3000GT and high end Eclipse. The "SPORT" trim level (97,98 & 99) was a limited edition and will out perform the ES trim. The car gets excellent gas mileage 25 cty 37 hwy as long as you keep your foot out of it!
All round a good car for everyday of for fun!!!
i have the 1999 es v6 model . great performance handles great, the drivetrain isnt all that great if you like to spin your tires alot, and mine i cant keep balljoints in it .but other than that great car
I have the 99 ES model Avenger, it has ran great and performed well since the day I bought it. The only complaint I've ever had has been the crappy fogging up of the headlights, other than that everything has been great. Now in 2011 I'm having to replace a CV joint, I don't consider this a terrible part performance for this age of car. The car still runs and handles very well even today.
I found out that I need to replace my distributer. The cam sensor is inside of it and rather than replace that, I will just get whole "new" dist. I was going to get used, but it will prob. go bad the same way eventually..as these cars are known to do.
dont buy not worth it