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#161 of 489 2004 Stratus "Creaking Noise"
Jun 01, 2004 (6:30 pm)
Hey everyone! I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT sedan with 5700 miles on it. When the car is in gear with the brake applied, I hear a creaking noise from the front whenever I turn the steering wheel either to the left or right. If the car is in park WITHOUT the brake applied and I turn the wheel I hear nothing. I bought it with 4700 miles on it and it has been doing it ever since. I always hear it when I'm braking and turning into a driveway. I took it to the dealer and they said the noise was normal. Any info/help on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#162 of 489 2000 Stratus rust on hub caps
Jun 06, 2004 (10:41 am)
Can anyone help me? I have recently noticed that my two front tires are always dirty with a rust-like color on the hub caps. It seems like I remember that this indicates a problem with either the brakes or wheels, but I just had the brakes replaced less than a year ago. Right after I had them replaced, I started hearing a high-pitched noise that sounded like it came from my front tires. When I took it in, the guy at the shop just said that some tires do that on certain roads. It comes and goes. I'm about to make a big trip and don't know whether I should have this looked at or not. Can anyone help me?
Jun 07, 2004 (8:42 pm)
If the dirt is black and can be rubbed off with your finger, it's normal; don't worry about it. If it is orange-colored, gritty and very hard to remove, you definitely have a brake problem of some kind. Good luck.
#164 of 489 01 Stratus Vibration
Jun 10, 2004 (5:18 am)
I have an 01 Stratus (not ES but 16" wheels) with a strange vibration problem. Any comments would be appreciated. At highway speed, the car will be smooth then a chassis vibration will start and get worse in intensity. I have to stop the car fully, then proceed and things are typically OK. The problem has been getting worse and is at a lower level now almost constantly. It's not the tires / wheels! It did it with snow tires, older summer tires, and now with new tires. It's not a steering wheel vibration leading me to think it's not in the front end. Plus, I also had the front end fully checked out and no problem found. If it means anything, I shifted into neutral once when the problem happend on the highway at 60mph. That did not make the problem go away.
#165 of 489 99 Stratus
Jun 15, 2004 (5:23 pm)
I just had my oil changed on my 99 Stratus and the guy who did it told me that I had a very small crack in in one of the seals. I just wanted to know if anyone else have had this problem, and about how much would it cost to get fixed.
Also my AC blows out hot air and I wanted to what could be the problem and around how much would it cost to get fixed.
Thanks to all replys.
Jun 16, 2004 (9:19 am)
of a 99 Stratus that had a head gasket leaking oil, cost $800 to repair.
#167 of 489 Re: I know [joe3891 #166]
Jun 16, 2004 (4:07 pm)
So would this be a head gasket problem?
I hope not.
Jun 17, 2004 (9:17 am)
Hey i'm just telling you what I about 99 Stratus oil leaks, do a google search and then you will know what i'm talking about. The $800 was done at the dealer, the timing belt was also replaced. An experienced Stratus tech will tell you in a minute whats leaking , good luck.
#169 of 489 Re: I'm thinking of purchasing an 04' stratus se? [fisher #160]
Jul 02, 2004 (10:20 am)
I've been looking into buying a 04 stratus R/T. I've done a price search on Edmunds and came up with a TMV price of $22,449. I've already received quotes from two dealers of 18,500 and 20,500 for identically equipped cars. How is it that the prices are so different and so much lower (nearly $4000) than the TMV suggested by Edmunds?
#170 of 489 2002 Stratus RT 4dr Sedan
Jul 05, 2004 (2:06 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with suspension noise on this model, I its Limited Edition 4DR R/T, lot of ES, SE and 2Dr RT Coupes.
Also, the 17" wheels need a lot of attention due the Brake dust and seem to attract rust.