Dodge Stratus Car Problems

Engine Misfire Due to Oil in Spark Plug Tubes on Dodge Stratus

Problem Description and Solution

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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Average mileage: 142,311 (14,000–229,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 4 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

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Have encountered MULTIPLE problems. Have replaced ignition coil module twice, EGR, MAP sensor, camshaft sensor, valve cover gaskets, oil cap, gas cap, fuel pump and filter, dashboard "motherboard" (to correct problem with losing digital readout and tach resulting from Dodge's not soldering two resistors correctly), spark plug wires, vacuum lines, heater and antifreeze hoses, spark plugs... (Do NOT use plugs other than those specified by affects the ignition coil)!!! I am still encountering more related to starting despite no check engine light and the vehicle passing emissions. It's not wanting to start immediately, but requires several attempts to do so. Frustrating!!!
oil was on the bottom of my plugs...Auto zone has them cheap if you get the valve cover gasket kit it all comes together as one!!
Spark plug tube seals failed (rock hard) covering plugs with oil. Fixed by replacing spark plug tube seals.
Oil in Valve cover tubes. Leaking seals. Hard start and missfires Replaced plugs, seals, Runs great now
Car tries but won't turn over. Put code scanner on it and Only code that reads out is the blower motor sensor. I changed the crankshaft position sensor. Still won't start. I think oil got into spark plugs cuz there is oil splattered all over under carriage. How do I clean the oil up and out of spark plugs ? Please help. I am a girl with no father close by, or a boyfriend to help!
P300 engine code. Disconnected emissions stopped studdering.need assistance with what to.
begin replacing. 1)Oxygen sensor, 2) purge valve replacing
prior to p0300 code I had P0441 and

3) change plugs and wires. I do not
have a mechanic that I trust that
can assist me.
I stopped working, my dad messed with the plugs and oil. Wiped it out and it ran for awhile
I have changed my spark plugs and when i was doing this noticed oil in my 1st and 3rd cylinder now they are filled agian and the original stalling out and misfiring has been going on from day one cuasing my exhuast to explode continuosly i dont recommend these vehicles to anyones becuase i have replaced everything but the engine transmission and alternator and still have issues so i am not happy ive only owned it a year