1996 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Stratus

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1996 Dodge Stratus Problems

Engine Does Not Start and PCM Fault Code Stored

When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.

Head Gasket May Fail Prematurely

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

Engine Misfire Due to Oil in Spark Plug Tubes

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.

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1996 Dodge Stratus Questions

It just died while driving (1 answer)

This is the first time I just out new spark plugs gave it a oil change and they cleaned out the fuel ingectors

Front end lifted turned on. It's a 5 speed. Put in gear front right tire turns. (2 answers)

Front left tire don't. When u stop right tire from turning the left tire turns but under transmission it bangs and shakes really loud. Then when you let right tire turn again the left tire stops and no banging. Can't take it no where to have checked. I've heard CV joint or broke insi...

What will cause my car gears not to shift out while driving? (1 answer)

got the transmission selenoid replaced a year ago and i recently contacted the mechanic and was told it could be a sensor but i forgot what sensor it is.. HELP ME PLEASE

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1996 Dodge Stratus Recalls

Recall 04V021000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLOOR SHIFTER IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK MAY FAIL AND ALLOW THE SHIFTER TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY REMOVED. AN INOPERATIVE INTERLOCK MAY ALSO ALLOW THE KEY TO BE REMOVED WHEN THE SHIFTER HAS NOT BEEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.
Recall 98V183000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE CABLE CONNECTING THE CONSOLE SHIFTER MECHANISM TO THE IGNITION KEY CAN CAUSE A TRAPPED KEY CONDITION WHICH CAN RESULT IN A LOW FORCE REQUIRED TO DEPRESS THE SHIFT BUTTON. A COMBINATION OF APPL...
Recall 97V201000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT CAN SEPARATE DUE TO LOSS OF LUBRICATION.

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1996 Dodge Stratus Reviews

i love my car i just cant fix it

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