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Dodge Stratus Failure in Spark Plug Tube Seals May Cause Misfire and Poor Fuel Economy

 
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 136,601 mi (14,000 mi - 203,723 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 166,600 mi

    i have oil in the place where my spark plugs go what can i do?

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    oil was on the bottom of my plugs...Auto zone has them cheap if you get the valve cover gasket kit it all comes together as one!!

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 95,000 mi

    found the same when changing my plug and wires from ruff idling at stops.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 183,987 mi

    Have encountered MULTIPLE problems. Have replaced ignition coil module twice, EGR, MAP sensor, camshaft sensor, valve cover gaskets, oil cap, gas cap, fuel pump and filter, dashboard "motherboard" (to correct problem with losing digital readout and tach resulting from Dodge's not soldering two resistors correctly), spark plug wires, vacuum lines, heater and antifreeze hoses, spark plugs... (Do NOT use plugs other than those specified by Dodge...it affects the ignition coil)!!! I am still encountering more problems...now related to starting despite no check engine light and the vehicle passing emissions. It's not wanting to start immediately, but requires several attempts to do so. Frustrating!!!

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L V6, 100,000 mi

    Spark plug tube seals failed (rock hard) covering plugs with oil. Fixed by replacing spark plug tube seals.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 120,000 mi

    Idle is jumpy an oil all over spark plugs I bought it used I got screwed

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 127,000 mi

    SPARK PLUGS COVERED IN OIL, PAINT FADING AND PEELING, DASHBOARD COMING APART AT THE SEAMS, HEADLIGHTS TERRIBLE

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 116,403 mi

    P300 engine code. Disconnected emissions line.car stopped studdering.need assistance with what to.
    begin replacing. 1)Oxygen sensor, 2) purge valve replacing
    prior to p0300 code I had P0441 and
    P0440.

    3) change plugs and wires. I do not
    have a mechanic that I trust that
    can assist me.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 155,000 mi

    changed out the plgs and seals, intake valve cover gasket.

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L V6, 200,000 mi

    spark plug wires wet with oil and it is miss firing.

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