Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance
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Dodge Stratus ProblemsWater Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain
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.
Dodge Stratus QuestionsI changed fuses and car won't start, why? (1 answer)
It was running fine, left it overnight and didn't start. Changed the 20 amp start/fuel fuse and started. I replaced the 20 amp hazards and 20 amp ABS and 20 amp Seatbelts and now it won't start. Windows work but no radio and no crank.
Dodge Stratus RecallsPassenger Sun Visor May Detach In Collision
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 right steering knuckle may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. This could cause the steering knuckle to crack and separate from the upper control arm, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the right steering knuckle. This recall is expected to begin on December 27, 2004. Chrysler recall number is D55.