Dodge Shadow Repair and Maintenance

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

Dodge Shadow Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

4 cylinder engines may develop oil leaks from the following areas: Camshaft plug, Camshaft seal, valve cover gasket, cylinder head gasket, and distributor.

Fuel pump failure

The fuel pump may fail resulting in a no start condition. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter whenever the fuel pump is replaced. Failure to replace the fuel filter may cause the replacement pump to fail prematurely.

Failed Distributor Pick Up Plate

Vehicles equipped with a 4 cylinder engine may develop a no start or stalling condition, most commonly caused by a failed distributor pickup plate.

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Dodge Shadow Questions

Car won't start after it runs for about 10 minutes (1 answer)

I'll start the car and after 10 minutes it'll shut off and when I go to restart it it won't turn over. I've replaced the fuel pump and filter before brand new. Now the car won't start doesn't turn over. I'm thinking it could be the cat because I have a exhaust leak but...

First the engine started leaking oil it was the oil pressure sending unit which (1 answer)

It a 1992 dodge intrepid u didn't have that for a model (1 answer)

Sometimes when I start it the gas gauge don't go up and it has a mess to it and sometimes when I start it it don't do that . Someone said it might b a ground wire

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Dodge Shadow Recalls

Driver's Seat Mounting Bolts Break

The lower mounting bolts for the driver's seat may break, resulting in the seat becoming loose while driving. Dealers will replace the lower seat back attaching bolt on the driver's seat with a higher strength bolt that includes a self locking nylon patch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Air Bag Sensors Not Secure

The front air bag impact sensors may not be secured properly. Dealers will secure the sensor attachments to their brackets free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Brake Caliper Pin Guide Bolts Loosen

The front caliper guide pin bolts may not be torqued properly and could loosen. Dealers will properly torque the guide pin bolts free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Dodge Shadow Reviews

this car is a decent car. It can take a beating and still keep ticking. It is now that one thing seems to fail, everything at once is going wrong on it. When they are good, they are good, but let one thing mess up and your in a world of hurt.
the car gets great fuel milage, 30+. but besides that nothing to brag about, chrysler rarely ever made a great vehicle
i just got this 1990 dodge shadow bout a month ago and there is a loud squeaking noise that emits from the engine compartment. My uncle which is also a mechanic says that the problem may be the fly wheel is going out on it and also the belt is worn out. it could be to tight or to loose. that may be one of the many problems that is causing the car to emit such a high screeching sound. and i also...

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