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1998 Dodge Stratus Problems

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Most Common 1998 Dodge Stratus Problems

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 ...
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged. Most commonly, drivers find that a clunking sound occurs when passing over bumps, and popp...
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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0 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Brakes Problems

2 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Drive Train Problems

The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.
Defective speed sensors on the transmission can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors can corrode and/or t...

0 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Electrical & Lights Problems

6 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Engine Problems

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 ...
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.
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.

2 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Check Engine (MIL) light illumination, along with hard starting or a rough engine idle, can be caused by the EGR valve; a revised EGR valve is available.
If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before repl...

1 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

0 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Miscellaneous Problem

One or both windshield washer nozzles may plug or clog. There are revised washer nozzles available which are more resistant to plugging.

1 Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Suspension & Steering Problem

The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged. Most commonly, drivers find that a clunking sound occurs when passing over bumps, and popp...

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Known 1998 Dodge Stratus Problems & Complaints

The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged. Most commonly, drivers find that a clunking sound occurs when passing over bumps, and popp...
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 ...
The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.
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.
One or both windshield washer nozzles may plug or clog. There are revised washer nozzles available which are more resistant to plugging.
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.
If the car will not start, stalls, or hesitates while accelerating, it may be caused by wires in the wiring harness that are broken internally. This is typically found where the wires pass under th...
Check Engine (MIL) light illumination, along with hard starting or a rough engine idle, can be caused by the EGR valve; a revised EGR valve is available.
If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before repl...
Defective speed sensors on the transmission can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors can corrode and/or t...
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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