2001 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Dodge Stratus

2001 Dodge Stratus Problems

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

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

For the sedan trim only, Coolant can leak at the coolant bleeder valve and is usually evident because of an orange crust formation on the housing. A revised bleeder and housing is available to correct this problem.

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2001 Dodge Stratus Questions

For a 2001 Stratus with an automatic transmission I am trying figure out how to check the fluid for the trans-axle. i am not sure if I am just not seeing it but there is no dip stick like some might have. Is it possible one of the bolts for the ring around the shaft on the drivers side be a place...

I am curious to know if age more than anything can cause Sensors not work correctly without any codes? One in particular being the crank sensor and if it cause a pitch noise sort of like a high pitch hum. I am getting a noise at 40 mph like pulsing high pitch hum. When I let off the accelerator ...

About 3 years ago I replaced the belt for the power steering and I think it needs adjusted. I am not sure how much play there should be when doing this. I am thinking the old belt had very little play it but I do not want to over tighten it to much. There seems like about 1/4 to 3/8 inch of play...

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2001 Dodge Stratus Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. A HOSE MANUFACTURING PROCESS ALLOWED THE REINFORCEMENT YARD TO BREACH THE INNER LAYER OF SOME AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HOSES WEAKENING THE INNER WALL WHICH COULD RESULT IN LEAKAGE OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A NUMBER OF INCORRECT DRIVER SIDE SEAT MOUNTING BOLTS WERE INSTALLED INTO VEHICLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THROUGH DEGRADATION OF THE BOND BETWEEN THE SILENCER PAD AND A SHEET METAL PANEL (QUARTER INNER UPPER), THE PAD MAY FALL ONTO THE MAP LIGHT LOCATED IN THE REAR SEATING AREA NEAR THE C-PILLAR TRIM PANEL (LH AND RH). THIS CONTACT COULD CAUSE THE PAD TO ME...

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2001 Dodge Stratus Reviews

2001 Dodge Stratus 2.4L DOHC. 176K. Car has been relatively trouble-free. The suspension is getting soft but it still rides well. Nothing major has gone wrong except the PCM. Had to replace tie-rod ends, valve cover seal (that was a bitch getting to the bolts in the back), PCM went out, door window motor. Paint has held up and the interior looks great still. I'm getting a whistling from the das...

Bought the SE 4 cyl. automatic as a B'day present to myself, after driving several Stratus rental cars used for road trips. The only problem I had while it was still under warranty was the speedometer needle started bobbing back and forth. That was a little scarey, but no problems after that. This car gets terrific gas mileage and I just love the great power (for a 4-banger), as well as the s...

This car is a bunch of trouble to begin with. If you go to www.autobeef.com and select it, you will see why I rated this car so poorly.

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