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Dodge Stratus Gear Whine or Whistling Noise

Dodge Stratus Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 123,250 mi (85,000 mi - 178,000 mi)


4-door sedan
A gear whine or whistling type noise heard when accelerating or coasting between approximately 65mph and 85mph may actually be caused by an improperly seated steering column boot. The steering column boot seals the steering shaft as it passes through the firewall.

  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    i hear the same noise when i'm driving. it really doesn't matter the speed limit. it still makes a whistling noise. it's really annoying. how do i fix it?

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    same issue, most noticable at highway speeds, has done it since new, has not gotten better or worse in 165000 miles.

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  • Visitor, , 105,500 mi

    A gear whine type noise can be heard at freeway speeds. Sounds similiar to a jet engine. I have no idea what it is. Goin to the dealer this afternoon.

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  • Visitor, , 178,000 mi

    I'm having the same noise when you get to about 70mph. I have no Idea what it is.

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