2003 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Stratus

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

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.

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.

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If I wait until the next day, it might start. A friend said that it's either the crankshaft sensor or the modulator. What do you think

Here's the deal...I have had the battery and alternator checked and both are fine. The problem is as I'm driving sometimes the car loses power as if the battery is being drained. The dash lights flicker, the radio goes off, and if the air is on, it doesn't blow as hard. If you turn th...

Here's the deal...I have had the battery and alternator checked and both are fine. The problem is as I'm driving sometimes the car loses power as if the battery is being drained. The dash lights flicker, the radio goes off, and if the air is on, it doesn't blow as hard. If you turn th...

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The passenger side sun visor may detach if an accident occurs with it in the down position, and the passenger front air bag is deployed, striking it. Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

The fuel return line fitting on the fuel pump may be restricted, increasing the potential for a fuel leak due to excessive fuel pressure. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump pressure and modify those showing higher than normal fuel pressures. The recall began December 15, 2003. The Chrysler recall number is C38.

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I bought this car at 20K mileage in 2004. I am now at 93.5K five years later. I have always had any required maintanence done and in a timely manner, including all the oil changes. According to the records from my dealer, who has done all of my repairs and maintenance since purchase, some sort of tranny work was done prior to my purchase. The tranny went again just prior to my extended warrant...

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