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#239 of 490 04 Stratus ES Oil Light While Idleing
Dec 03, 2005 (8:48 am)
I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus ES with a 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine. and when i stop at a red light or the car is running but in park the oil light comes on. I have never owned a car that does this. I purchased it as a program car. it had 36000 miles on it and now has about 37500, as you can see ive had it for about 3 weeks. anyway i am concered at the lack of difinitive knowledge of the dealership in town they want me to bring it in and have them suck 60 bucks out of me to tell me to change the oil. It was changed just before i purchased it. does anywone have any insight on this issue?
#240 of 490 Re: Help! [jefurton86]
Dec 04, 2005 (5:12 pm)
I purchased a 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT in September 2005. I am not happy with the car. It drives good looks good and runs good. The only problem I am having is the gas milegage. It uses anywhere from $47 to $50 a week in gas. I took it to the dealership and they could not find anything wrong. This is my first brand new car too. Any suggestions?
#241 of 490 Just hoping for simple solutions....
Dec 05, 2005 (3:32 pm)
I have a 95 dodge stratus(hence the handle)with many problems. First off, sometimes it just won't start. The gauges come on but the car won't even attempt to turn over. The battery was checked to be good. Also sometimes the car just turns off (stalls) either right after starting or sometimes well after running for 30 mins when I come to a stop light or in stop and go traffic. And finally this problem just started, but after I start it and take off it idles very high. At first it was around 1600 rpms but lately it's been higher between 2000 and 2800 rpms at idle, just sitting there. And when I stop it takes awhile for the rpms to drop or sometimes they just vary from regular idle to about 1500 rpms. Any information anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
#242 of 490 Re: blower in heater and cd player [luvmystratus]
Dec 06, 2005 (5:29 pm)
I have a 2000 Dodge Stratus and the blower resistor motor has gone out several times, which causes the heater to only work on high.
#243 of 490 Re: 04 stratus sedan hood where??? [mellowde]
Dec 09, 2005 (12:45 pm)
Actually, the mark-up will be about the same at the dealer as it would at any auto-repair shop. I'd try the auto-repair shops first.
#244 of 490 Re: Help! [tmhewitt]
Dec 09, 2005 (12:52 pm)
The gas has to be either burning up to fast which I'm not sure what the cause of that would be or there is a hole in your line somewhere. Do you smell gas? If not i'd take it to an experienced mechanic to check the fuel pump or whatever they have to. If so then you can buy some for about $10... I had this problem in my old Plymouth.
#245 of 490 Re: blower in heater and cd player [cardummie]
Dec 10, 2005 (9:13 am)
If you burn out the resistor shortly after replacing it, replace fan motor.
#246 of 490 Re: 04 Stratus ES Oil Light While Idleing [rytylemieux]
Dec 15, 2005 (2:00 pm)
I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 with the very same problem. You are in the beginning stages of sludge build-up. This particular engine is one of the very worst engines by Chrysler. Looks at your tail pipe and see if there is a trace of light blue/gray smoke. If so you're in for trouble because your just about out of time. I SUGGEST YOU DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR "Dodge 2.7 Sludge" and you'll be amazed at the number of reports of this problem. If you can, get rid of this car ASAP. It will require a new motor at $6100 to fix. And even then it's the same size motor as the last one. SO you very likely will experience the same problem down the road. Do yourself a favor and pull the oil light connector behind the dash and get rid of it ASAP. This problem is NOT fixable, itwill only get worse. Ask your mechanic, he'll tell you the same after he's done rolling his eyes about your situation.
#247 of 490 99 stratus problems
Dec 15, 2005 (4:35 pm)
i have a 99 stratus ,2.5 v6 with 90,000 mi on it the car was running great then it just shut off(while driving ) and would not start(it would crank like it wanted to start) it was towed to the shop and it started right up the mechanic told me they got codes for a fuel pump and a distributor which they replaced with oem parts i got the car back after paying a very large sum for parts only to drive the car for about 10 to 15 miles when it did the same thing it would not start after it was shut off for about 20 minutes (i drove to the mall ) i waited about 30 minutes then it started again and i drove it back to the shop that did the work does anyone know what to look for it sounds like a sensor to me but i am not a trained machanic thanks george
#248 of 490 need projector headlights and more....
Dec 19, 2005 (6:54 am)
Hi, first time here hope you guys can help. I have a 99 2.4L stratus and i am looking for projector headlights for it, i have been all over the internet looking for these and i cannot find anything. So if anyone knows, i would love to know, price no object. Also if anyone knows where to find a cold air intake for my car that would be great.