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

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.

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Average mileage: 103,580 (50,000–208,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2005, 2006
13 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
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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1999 Dodge Stratus- 2.0L 4 Cylinder50,000
Replaced cam sensor and o ring.
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2005 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder100,000
oil leak bad everytime i start the car
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2006 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder50,900
replaced the cam sensor in July 2011 and again in October 2012, due to oil at the seal.
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1999 Dodge Stratus- 4 Cylinder208,000
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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1997 Dodge Stratus- 2.0L 4 Cylinder109,000
oil leak around camshaft sensor
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