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#185 of 490 2004 Dodge Stratus
Jul 09, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Hello....I own a 2004 dodge stratus 2.7 V6 which currently has 22,000 miles on it. Every now and then when I am in stop and go traffic and I stop, my engine will cut off and the oil pressure light will come on. I use 5w- 30 motor oil. I'm guessing that 5w-30 oil doesn't have enough viscosity therefore the oil pressure light comes on. Should I switch to 10w-30 to eliminate this problem? Also....what is the deal with that creaking sound when i apply my brake and i turn the wheel when i am about to park?????? What should I do???
#186 of 490 Re: 2004 Dodge Stratus [sigmaman]
Jul 09, 2005 (10:15 pm)
I don't think you should be worrying about the oil pressure light. You need to look into why the engine is cutting off. And the oil viscosity has nothing to do with that. You have some other problem going on here.
#187 of 490 2004 Stratus Check Engine Light
Jul 11, 2005 (8:28 am)
I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus with approx 34K miles. The problem I have is that when it gets hot outside (above 90 deg. F.) the check engine light comes on. There is no indication that the engine is overheating because the thermostat reads normal. Even after the car has sat for awhile and cooled off, when restarted, the check engine light remains lit until driven for approx. 15 minutes, then it goes out.
The last time the light came on I noticed power loss and hesitation when taking off after a red light.
Anyone have ideas on what might be causing this problem???
#188 of 490 Re: 2004 Dodge Stratus [sigmaman]
Jul 11, 2005 (10:31 am)
2004 22K Warranty
#189 of 490 2004 dodge stratus horn......beware
Jul 12, 2005 (11:41 am)
Just some advise for anybody with a 2004 dodge stratus. I recently washed my stratus and somehow some moisture has gotten into the horn which is located in the very front of the car on the passenger side at the bottom below the headlight. I think this is due to me spraying directly at it with water at the time not knowing where the horn was located. Ever since then the horn sounds muffled and is not as loud. It has been about a week now and it doesn't sound the same. I have now ordered a new horn from a dodge dealership. So if you decide to wash your car be careful and don't get any water in that horn.
Jul 12, 2005 (9:09 pm)
i own a '03 dodge stratus se, 23,000 miles. took it to the shop for inspection, (knowing i needed brake pads) and the mechanic told me i needed rotors also.
had a friend pull the tire off to look at the rotor on passenger side. seen nothing that would look out of the ordinary. am i getting charged for something i dont need or am i missing something???????? i have no grinding of the brakes, just a bit of a vibration. thanks for your help.....
#191 of 490 Re: bad rotors? [kimmylyn]
Jul 16, 2005 (7:40 pm)
When you say shop do you mean "a Dealer", if not have a Dodge Dealer look it over. I have a 2002 Stratus RT 4dr Sedan with 21000 and 4-5/32 Front and 6-7/32 rear padding left, and I drive it pretty hard every day to the Metro 5-6 mile stop and go.
#192 of 490 2.7 oil flow problems
Jul 21, 2005 (9:17 am)
I heard from a dodge employee that oil lines inside the engine get clogged up if u dont change the oil every 3000 miles (2.7 liter) My 2.4 runs good, thought i would pass this on
Obviously this could cause overheating, poor Oil pressure, poor performance, and eventually engine damege, and who knows what else
supposidly dodge turned there heads when told about the problem
I know people like my dad change their oil every 15000 or so lol.
On an off note me and my dads 97 and 2000 stratus 2.4 and 2.5 run great; cept my dads got broken into. keyless entry alarm thing did nothing.
#193 of 490 Re: 2004 Stratus Coupe R/T problems [pensfan]
Jul 22, 2005 (2:41 am)
Pensfan, symptons are fuel/ fuel pump issue. Go to the NHTSA.gov website. Look at vehicle recalls. Dodge has issued 2 recalls on fuel pumps, connectors and tubing for the 2004 Stratus and is sister car, Sebring.
#194 of 490 Re: 2004 Dodge Stratus [sigmaman]
Jul 22, 2005 (2:53 am)
Sigmaman, engines die for lack of fuel, air or spark. If the problem was oil loss, you might wind up with a 700 pound paperweight under the hood. Go to the NHTSA.gov website and see what recalls and complaints are registered by other owners of your model. Intermittent stalling leads me to check electrical first and fuel system second.