2003 Dodge Stratus Q&A
2003 Dodge Stratus Question: Engine Failure
I was driving along, when I came down hard on a hump. At first there were no signs of a problem. Then as I approached my house, I heard a funny noise. All of a sudden the car started to slow down, and then it came to a stop. It would not start back up. It is still not working, and my Brother-n-Law said that it was only about a quart low in oil. But I had just had my oil changed a couple of weeks before. Do you think some damage was done? - cynthiazanders
Hard to answer with out looking at damage. Possible that the engine oil pan was damaged, pushing the oil pickup to a point where it is sucking up air. Here is a directory to shops in your area. https://repairpal.com/directory?address=75180&car_brand_names=Dodge - Johnny Mopar
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.
If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before repl...
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
Have a 2000 Dodge Stratus with 2.4 liter engine. About 4 weeks ago we were out and the car just quiot with no warning after about an hour of driving and wouldn't start. After about 5 minutes it sta...