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: 137,130 (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
45 people reported this problem
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2000 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 166,600 mi,
i have oil in the place where my spark plugs go what can i do?
2006 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 136,000 mi,
Rough running engine. Pulled plugs found oil on them. Not sure of next steps
2001 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 74,000 mi,
Noticed oil in plug tube four. Rough idle now.
2000 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 178,000 mi,
Oil in #2 and #3 spark plug tube.
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 Cylinder 183,987 mi,
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!!!
2003 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 127,000 mi,
SPARK PLUGS COVERED IN OIL, PAINT FADING AND PEELING, DASHBOARD COMING APART AT THE SEAMS, HEADLIGHTS TERRIBLE
1995 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 100,625 mi,
I was driving home from Boston an the car started miss firing
2003 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 95,000 mi,
found the same when changing my plug and wires from ruff idling at stops.
2002 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Change plug,s car still running rough oil on spark plug,s what can be done about problem?
1999 Dodge Stratus - 2.5L V6 100,000 mi,
Spark plug tube seals failed (rock hard) covering plugs with oil. Fixed by replacing spark plug tube seals.
2006 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 112,000 mi,
Oil in spark plugs and when I start car on idle sounds like a diesel.
1997 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 180,000 mi,
When I step on the gas the car takes its time to get up to speed plus there's this loud clicking noise and sometimes it shuts off when I am at stop lights and signs
2003 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 86,000 mi,
oil on the #3 plug causing miss fire
2000 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 192,000 mi,
Oil leaking around top of spark plugs causing misfire.
2000 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 126,000 mi,
I stopped working, my dad messed with the plugs and oil. Wiped it out and it ran for awhile
2001 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 116,599 mi,
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
1997 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 120,000 mi,
Idle is jumpy an oil all over spark plugs I bought it used I got screwed
2003 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 116,403 mi,
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 Cylinder 155,000 mi,
changed out the plgs and seals, intake valve cover gasket.