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.Google+
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Dodge Stratus Failure in Spark Plug Tube Seals May Cause Misfire and Poor Fuel Economy
Dodge Stratus Problem
Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 132,471 mi (14,000 mi - 203,723 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 166,600 mi
i have oil in the place where my spark plugs go what can i do?
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 95,000 mi
found the same when changing my plug and wires from ruff idling at stops.
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!!
Visitor, 1997 Dodge Stratus, 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!!!
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 127,000 mi
SPARK PLUGS COVERED IN OIL, PAINT FADING AND PEELING, DASHBOARD COMING APART AT THE SEAMS, HEADLIGHTS TERRIBLE
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 74,000 mi
Noticed oil in plug tube four. Rough idle now.
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 116,599 mi
I have changed my spark plugs and when i was doing this noticed oil in my 1st and 3rd cylinder now they are filled agian and the original stalling out and misfiring has been going on from day one cuasing my exhuast to explode continuosly i dont recommend these vehicles to anyones becuase i have replaced everything but the engine transmission and alternator and still have issues so i am not happy ive only owned it a year
Visitor, 1999 Dodge Stratus, 2.5L V6, 100,000 mi
Spark plug tube seals failed (rock hard) covering plugs with oil. Fixed by replacing spark plug tube seals.
Visitor, 1997 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 120,000 mi
Idle is jumpy an oil all over spark plugs I bought it used I got screwed
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Stratus, 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
3) change plugs and wires. I do not
have a mechanic that I trust that
can assist me.