Oil Leak May Develop at Cam Sensor O-Ring on Dodge Stratus

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.

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Average mileage: 99,798 (50,000–208,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder, V6
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2005, 2006
17 people reported this problem
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1999 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder
I had to serious oil leaks on my stratus, i would have to put 4 qts every other day just to keep car with car. one was the oil pan was loose and the other they claimed was a head gasket leak, after getting several opinions from several mechanics, one actually got under the car and gave a very detailed overlook under the car and come to find out it was the cam o ring sensor, went straight to autozone purchased the o ring and havent had a oil leak of any kind since then.
1999 Dodge Stratus - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 50,000 mi,
Replaced cam sensor and o ring.
2005 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 100,000 mi,
oil leak bad everytime i start the car
2006 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 50,900 mi,
replaced the cam sensor in July 2011 and again in October 2012, due to oil at the seal.
1999 Dodge Stratus - 4 Cylinder 208,000 mi,
leak at cam position sensor dripping all over engine and transmission. leak around engine makes it look like a head gasket leak but had to remove air intake to get a good look and confirmed the cam position sensor leak.
Oil leaking on passengers side by the oil filter area
2005 Dodge Stratus - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 80,888 mi,
just wanted to say thanks for the info I changed camshaft position sensor last year never leaked let friend borrow for road trip came back saying it pouring oil I took a look oil everywhere thought for sure was head gasket wanted to make sure before I undertook the nasty work of removing seen how the gasket could make it look like head gasket and since I replaced last year thought would be worth a look and it was THANKS!!!!!!! AGAIN that mechanic who took his time to diagnose it kick ass guy would go to him from now on if I was you see there are still decent mechanics out there so THANKS!!!! Mechanic keep on being a stand up guy
1997 Dodge Stratus - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 109,000 mi,
oil leak around camshaft sensor