2000 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Dodge Stratus

2000 Dodge Stratus Problems

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.

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.

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.

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2000 Dodge Stratus Questions

my girlfriend always runs her car out of gas this last time this guy gave her gas but he didnt know how long the gas had been there and now it wont start but it over truns

I just got my car 3 days ago went on a trip and on the way home my car broke down 6 times and it started to smell like bad eggs i changed the spark plugs and wires three of them wher just finger tight and one of the wires would not plug on the spark plug tight i have to keep my foot on the gas wh...

The car will run for 5 minutes then stall. Then it will not restart for 15 minutes then you can start it again. No check engine light. We have changed both the crank and cam sensor. I find that this issue is common in this model from reading this board. What I would like to know has anyone correc...

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2000 Dodge Stratus Recalls


The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

Dodge is recalling 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus, and Plymouth Breeze models because the stand-off bracket could separate from the block and cause damage to the right-side brakes. This can cause a half-system brake loss. Dealers will add a brake line bracket to the right front brake tube.

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2000 Dodge Stratus Reviews

i have a 2000 dodge stratus and while driving i felt the car shifting funny and noticed my speedometer jumping then the speedometer stopped working completely and transmission would not shift out of low gear.i have an automatic transmission and i believe its something to do with the transmission control module but not sure how to find out for sure which part it is,the fuse,relay or the tcm.any ...

Since I purchased this vehicle we have had to replace so much it should have been left where it was. I will never buy another Dodge Stratus. The purchase price is very reasonable but you more than make up for it in repair costs. If it isn't one thing it is another. I liked the cars ride, size, and gas mileage. In order to make it worth the cost it needs to be able to stay on the road and r...

Bought new in 2000, the only time it's left us stranded is just recently, fuel pump went out, but for 130,000 miles I'm not complaining, it's been a great car, parts for are dirt cheep, I put some after market drilled and slotted rotors on the front, my Wife is hard on brakes and warped the stock one's. Replaced all the plugs myself, this looks harder than it really is on the 6cyl. The leading...

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