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

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: 131,719 (14,000–203,723)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 3.5L V6, 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
34 people reported this problem
17 people shared problem details
2000 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder166,600
i have oil in the place where my spark plugs go what can i do?
2003 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder95,000
found the same when changing my plug and wires from ruff idling at stops.
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!!
1997 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder183,987
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 Dodge...it affects the ignition coil)!!! I am still encountering more problems...now 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!!!
2000 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder178,000
Oil in #2 and #3 spark plug tube.
2003 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder127,000
SPARK PLUGS COVERED IN OIL, PAINT FADING AND PEELING, DASHBOARD COMING APART AT THE SEAMS, HEADLIGHTS TERRIBLE
2002 Dodge Stratus- 3.5L V6151,222
Oil in the spark plug tubes on number 2 and number 5 cylinders, how do you fix it
1995 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder100,625
I was driving home from Boston an the car started miss firing
2001 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder74,000
Noticed oil in plug tube four. Rough idle now.
2001 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder116,599
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
1999 Dodge Stratus- 2.5L V6100,000
Spark plug tube seals failed (rock hard) covering plugs with oil. Fixed by replacing spark plug tube seals.
1997 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder120,000
Idle is jumpy an oil all over spark plugs I bought it used I got screwed
2003 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder116,403
P300 engine code. Disconnected emissions line.car stopped studdering.need assistance with what to. begin replacing. 1)Oxygen sensor, 2) purge valve replacing prior to p0300 code I had P0441 and P0440. 3) change plugs and wires. I do not have a mechanic that I trust that can assist me.
1997 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder155,000
changed out the plgs and seals, intake valve cover gasket.
1999 Dodge Stratus- 2.5L V6200,000
spark plug wires wet with oil and it is miss firing.
1999 Dodge Stratus- 2.5L V655,000
Oil in Valve cover tubes. Leaking seals. Hard start and missfires Replaced plugs, seals, Runs great now
1999 Dodge Stratus- 2.4L 4 Cylinder134,000
oil in spark plug tubes.
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