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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Dodge Stratus
1999 Dodge Stratus
1999 Dodge Stratus Problems
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.
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.
One or both windshield washer nozzles may plug or clog. There are revised washer nozzles available which are more resistant to plugging.
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.
1999 Dodge Stratus Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE TUBE CAN CONTACT THE EXHAUST SYSTEM CLAMP AND WEAR A HOLE IN IT.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
1999 Dodge Stratus Questions and Answers
I just had my timing belt replaced and my car runs fine but it idles a little rough is this due to the timing?
wanted to know about how much it would cost to replace the ball joints ..? ( upper & lower both sides).
MY A/C TAKES ABOUT 3 MINS. TO START COOLING.HOW CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM?
Hi, when i am running my air condition only 1 FAN runs at high RPM. I checked & replaced the relays. Both fans runs when the car is not hot & air condition is not running.
Is this normal...
1999 Dodge Stratus Reviews
We have a 99 Stratus we bought new with a v 6 & we love it. I change the oil every 3,000 miles, & rotate the tires every other oil change. It has 150,000 miles on it & still gets 29 MPG on the highway.
My 1999 Stratus has over 218,000 miles on it and it is still running strong, needs new tie rod ends and shocks though...very reliable car
great car very dependable. Ive put 50k miles on mine and has had minimal problems and complaints. Blower moter seems to only work on high setting, fixed it but quit working again about 1 month later. Brakes sqweek but are in good shape. Head lights are small and not real bright.
4-Door, 2.5 V6, Autostick. Best car we've ever owned (better and more comfortable than the 03 Buick Rendezvous we had). Originally bought it in 2000 with about 25k miles on it (it had been a Budget Rental Car). Earlier this year at 170k miles, we replaced timing belt, plugs, wires, distributor, crankshaft position sensor, and brakes. Still has original shocks and other suspension components. Now has 185k and still runs perfectly.
i have had my 1999 stratus for 3 years.have 121000 mile an still going strong.no complaints just had to replace water pump an belts,other than that its been a good car.