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1996 Dodge Stratus

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1996 Dodge Stratus Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or both windshield washer nozzles may plug or clog. There are revised washer nozzles available which are more resistant to plugging.

Engine -- Verified

When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.

1996 Dodge Stratus Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, July 8, 1996

Summary: CORROSION OF THE ABS HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT CAN CAUSE THE SOLENOID VALVES TO STICK IN THE OPEN POSITION.

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Brakes, June 10, 1996

Summary: THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER CAN LEAK BRAKE FLUID DUE TO A DAMAGED DOUBLE LIP REAR PISTON SEAL.

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Drive Train, June 14, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLOOR SHIFTER IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK MAY FAIL AND ALLOW THE SHIFTER TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY REMOVED. AN INOPERATIVE INTERLOCK MAY ALSO ALLOW THE KEY TO BE REMOVED WHEN THE SHIFTER HAS NOT BEEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.

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Drive Train, October 26, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE CABLE CONNECTING THE CONSOLE SHIFTER MECHANISM TO THE IGNITION KEY CAN CAUSE A TRAPPED KEY CONDITION WHICH CAN RESULT IN A LOW FORCE REQUIRED TO DEPRESS THE SHIFT BUTTON. A COMBINATION OF APPLYING A MIS-ADJUSTED RELEASE BUTTON WITH A LOW FORCE ATTEMPT TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK WITH THE KEY IN THE LOCKED POSITION, CAN BREAK THE CONNECTING PIN IN THE SHIFTER.

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Suspension & Steering, December 15, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT CAN SEPARATE DUE TO LOSS OF LUBRICATION.

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1996 Dodge Stratus Questions and Answers

sam007, 1996 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Bellingham, WA

My engine is getting very hot very quickly yet the rad and hoses are relatively cool. Is this the thermostat sticking closed and if so where is it located? I have been told it is not the head gaske...

mlyh1, 1996 Dodge Stratus, 2.5L V6, Oak Park, IL

I just replaced the thermostat in my 2.5L dodge and after just 5-10 miles the upper radiator hose is very hot to the touch and the engine smokes. Is this a water pump problem?

pam1survey, 1996 Dodge Stratus, Fayetteville, GA

where is the fuse box and where is the fuse for the cigarette lighter in the box

son, 1996 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Pontiac, MI

My heat is barely blowing hot air. It's just warm enough to defrost the windows if I leave it run for awhile. If it sits idle for 10 minutes or so it will blow hot air but I start driving an...

Visitor, 1996 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Humboldt, NE

How do u change the water pump?

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