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Dodge Stratus Oil Leak May Develop at Cam Sensor O-Ring

Dodge Stratus Problem
13 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006

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

Average Mileage: 103,580 mi (50,000 mi - 208,000 mi)


An engine Oil leak may develop at the cam sensor o-ring seal. Our technicians tell us this is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak.

  •  Rookie

    I had to serious oil leaks on my stratus, i would have to put 4 qts every other day just to keep car with car. one was the oil pan was loose and the other they claimed was a head gasket leak, after getting several opinions from several mechanics, one actually got under the car and gave a very detailed overlook under the car and come to find out it was the cam o ring sensor, went straight to autozone purchased the o ring and havent had a oil leak of any kind since then.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 50,000 mi

    Replaced cam sensor and o ring.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 100,000 mi

    oil leak bad everytime i start the car

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 50,900 mi

    replaced the cam sensor in July 2011 and again in October 2012, due to oil at the seal.

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  • Visitor, , 4 Cylinder, 208,000 mi

    leak at cam position sensor dripping all over engine and transmission. leak around engine makes it look like a head gasket leak but had to remove air intake to get a good look and confirmed the cam position sensor leak.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 109,000 mi

    oil leak around camshaft sensor

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