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2004 Dodge Stratus Problems

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Most Common 2004 Dodge Stratus Problems

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.
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...
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0 Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Brakes Problems

2 Known 2004 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.
4-door sedan A gear whine or whistling type noise heard when accelerating or coasting between approximately 65mph and 85mph may actually be caused by an improperly seated steering column boot. T...

0 Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Electrical & Lights Problems

4 Known 2004 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.
For the sedan trim only, Coolant can leak at the coolant bleeder valve and is usually evident because of an orange crust formation on the housing. A revised bleeder and housing is available to co...

1 Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Exhaust & Emissions Problem

"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.

1 Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

If the Heating A/C fan only works in certain positions ie. 3&4 but not 1 or 2. You most likely need a new blower motor resistor.

0 Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Maintenance Problems

2 Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Miscellaneous Problems

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.
Foam tape placed between the door trim panel and door sheet metal can solve a rattling issue caused by audio output from the door speakers.

2 Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Suspension & Steering Problems

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...
SedanA click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised parts in the column (requires removal of the steering column).

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Known 2004 Dodge Stratus Problems & Complaints

The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.
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.
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...
A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.
If the Heating A/C fan only works in certain positions ie. 3&4 but not 1 or 2. You most likely need a new blower motor resistor.
"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.
4-door sedan A gear whine or whistling type noise heard when accelerating or coasting between approximately 65mph and 85mph may actually be caused by an improperly seated steering column boot. T...
It is important to use the correct oil filter in the 4 cylinder engine. There are two different 2.4L engines, which use different filters. The 2.4L in the coupe is made by Mitsubishi motors while t...
For the sedan trim only, Coolant can leak at the coolant bleeder valve and is usually evident because of an orange crust formation on the housing. A revised bleeder and housing is available to co...
SedanA click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised parts in the column (requires removal of the steering column).
Foam tape placed between the door trim panel and door sheet metal can solve a rattling issue caused by audio output from the door speakers.
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