2006 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Dodge Stratus

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2006 Dodge Stratus Problems

Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

Recall to inspect front, lower ball joints
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged.
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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2006 Dodge Stratus Questions

Is there an access point from my trunk or under seat for fuel pump on 06 stratus (1 answer)

My car died at a stop light and started up again in few hours a month ago and then yesterday died again started for couple mins then died again but it sputters since yesterday

Car cranks but no start (1 answer)

Changed crank, coolant temperature and ignition sensor. New spark plugs, wireset, coil pack and battery. Alternator, fuel and starter tested good. Car cranks but won't start and no spark. Can someone help me?

I changed fuses and car won't start, why? (1 answer)

It was running fine, left it overnight and didn't start. Changed the 20 amp start/fuel fuse and started. I replaced the 20 amp hazards and 20 amp ABS and 20 amp Seatbelts and now it won't start. Windows work but no radio and no crank.

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2006 Dodge Stratus Reviews

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based on 4 customer reviews
Play has developed in the crankshaft/harmonic balancer area and in turn the front seal is bad and leaks oil. 140,000 miles on car and being told by mechanic that seal replacement by itself is no good. would need to drop pan and replace at least front main bearing along with seal and with the miles probably the timing belt and water pump as well but cost may be prohibitive and may or may not ...
We bought our dodge new in Kitty Hawk NC from a dealer. The brakes squeak and always have however, the dealer and his repair shop always say that nothing is wrong. Why then; do the brakes squeak? We told them about the problem from the beginning. We were told a couple of time that it was only a moisture build-up.....but, why???? just on this car??? And why does it continue to squeak??????...
Bought this car 4 months ago from a dealership..Car had 60000 miles on it..Spent $700 in repairs for oil leak from crank seal..It did same thing again just to find out that the crank has play in it and is knocking seal out..Told I need to replace engine to fix..Dodge only gave 36000 mile warranty for this car for good reason it seems..They do not stand behind what they sell or it would have the...

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