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Dodge Stealth R/T Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

The transfer case may develop a leak from the output seal. Our technicians tell us that if the transfer case oil level becomes low severe internal damage will result. Any leaks should be promptly addressed and the oil level should be checked at regular intervals

Drive Train -- Verified

 
Tire size mismatch on all-wheel drive vehicles can cause the front and rear driving wheels to "fight" (driveline wrap-up) which can result in drive train failure. Our technicians tell us that original equipment size wheels and tires should always be used to avoid the issue.

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake hoses my crack when operated at full steering lock and suspension travel. If this occurs the affected brake hoses should be replaced to avoid a serious loss of braking efficiency.

Drive Train -- Verified

Vehicles with automatic transmissions may exhibit a delayed 2/3 or 3/4 upshift when transmission fluid temperature is below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Our technicians tell us this is considered a normal condition.

Drive Train -- Verified

A hard shifting concern may develop. If this occurs a friction modifier can be added to the manual transmission fluid to help minimize this issue.

Dodge Stealth R/T Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T, Manorville, NY

how do u change pump with dohc

ghoquiam, 1992 Dodge Stealth R/T, Hoquiam, WA

in 1st and reverse the car dont move unless it is reved up.is there a clutch adjustment that can be made?

Visitor, 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T, Fort Mohave, AZ

how many quarts do i need for a manaul transmission for my dodge stealth rt

drfelivingston, 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T, Dallas, TX

I Replaced my plugs and also want to replace the STS chip, wnat to know how?

JAMESCSERNA, 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T, Flagstaff, AZ

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Dodge Stealth R/T Reviews

This is one of the most fun to drive, reliable, surprisingly economical head turning cars I have ever owned. Other than oil changes, spark plugs and wires, and an alternator... I haven't had to replace anything. The one previous owner had a new head gasket, water pump and timing belt installed at 90k. It is a 5-speed and shifts so smooth, its a dream to drive. although I would like to spend a little more money on this car, I think I will be installing the twin turbo system to upgrade the power and capability on this car, I believe if this car is what they say it is, as one of the indy 500 starter cars, this machine can give me after a full engin upgrade atleast 650HP and a 3.5 torque or better will be worth the money.. "The Dream car" marlon, California .. Drop me a line and see what you think about it.. professionalcandidate@hotmail.com

I just bought a used one. Other than two minor problems I think is was a steal...

I need to fix a switch in the cruse control, reset the keyfaub ? and figure out how the alarm works. No manual

This is one of the most fun to drive, reliable, surprisingly economical head turning cars I have ever owned. Other than oil changes, spark plugs and wires, and an alternator... I haven't had to replace anything. The one previous owner had a new head gasket, water pump and timing belt installed at 90k. It is a 5-speed and shifts so smooth, its a dream to drive. Unlike the VR-4 which my uncle bought... I have had no problems at all other than the simple replacement of the alternator. He has had quite a bit of trouble with his Twin turbo model and spent thousands at the dealer... and for what? a car the can get to 60 a little over a second faster? Over all they are a great car. A little on the heavy side which is nice for traction but tough on gas. I get about 22 - 26 mpg with my DOHC 3.0. My uncle with the twin turbo gets about 18 when he's gentle on it... and when cruzin' around it drops to about 15. The interior is probably the biggest drawback... don't try to sit anyone in the back or it will be an uncomfortable ride for everyone in the car including the driver.... Its basically a 2 seater with 4 seats for better insurance rates. It has one of the best factory sound systems I have heard from any car. Incredible bass response with no sub-woofers and with 6 - speakers you can really feel it if you crank it up.

Known Problems?

These cars sometimes have trouble with the power antennas if they aren't oiled...

The ECS system (Electronic Controlled Suspension) has wiring that goes to every strut to be able to adjust them from the driver's seat. Often if the light gets stuck on... it is because one of these wires has worked itself loose... its the first place to check if you have a blinking ECS light or a ECS system that is stuck in sport mode.

The ECU's have short life capacitors in them which can leak electrolyte causing strange problems like idle surge, and sensors to seem to malfunction... I repaired mine with an 8 dollar kit I bought from ebay because I noticed 2 of mine had swollen and were about to leak... Never have had any problems.

Do not let these cars sit un-driven for long periods of time. If you must let it be in a climate controlled garage (Jay Leno will tell ya) Particularly on these cars... stealth's and 3000's The piston rings like to seize up from rust building up in the cylinder walls (from humidity)... as well as gaskets, vacuum lines, hoses, and cams bearings all dry up, Animals can make exhausts and intakes their new homes... and a whole slew of other problems can arise from sitting. These baby's are meant to be driven or at least started and run once every 2 weeks or once a month minimum up to normal running temperature.

There is much more I would like to write on here but I'll leave it at this. If anyone as any questions they can contact me at philgiasson@hotmail.com

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