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#246 of 489 Re: 04 Stratus ES Oil Light While Idleing [rytylemieux]
Dec 15, 2005 (3:00 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 489 99 stratus problems
Dec 15, 2005 (5:35 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 489 need projector headlights and more....
Dec 19, 2005 (7:54 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.
#249 of 489 Smelly heat etc etc etc.............
Dec 20, 2005 (2:01 pm)
Its been a while since I've been on here. I own a 2004 Dodge stratus SE 2.7 V6 w/ 30K miles. Lately when I turn on the heat, theres this nasty musty odor that I can smell. Do I need to clear the vents out or are there any other suggestions?
P.S. Yes my stratus also has the famous "creaking sound" when I turn my wheel espcially when slowing down to park and the oil pressure light also comes and my engine cuts off in stop and go traffic.
#250 of 489 Re: Advice [mirde98]
Dec 27, 2005 (9:11 pm)
I have purchased one of them and i hope your friend got 1. i got my sxt coupe for 18 flat from 24000. it rides nice the engine sounds sick def not ur average 4 cylinder and i find it surprisingly fast prob faster then my old 2.7 sebring sedan. plus all the compliments in the world get it there are no regrets.
#251 of 489 whining in an '04
Dec 29, 2005 (4:49 pm)
i have a 2004 4-cyl. dodge stratus sxt. i notice a very annoying whinning sound when driving on the highway after driving bout 15-20 mins after going 50-60....anyone know anything ? im scheduled to bring it in to the dealership next week, but was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? thank you, happy new year everyone !
Jan 01, 2006 (8:40 pm)
As far as I know, "Deck" just means your trunk is open. If it's not really open, then it's probably just a bad sensor somewhere.
#254 of 489 whining in an '04
Jan 01, 2006 (8:49 pm)
I think my '04 Stratus does the same thing that you are describing in yours. Mine only does it at about 65-75 miles an hour, and that's the only time I ever hear it. It sounds cyclical - the pitch of the whine goes up and down just a little.
I took my car into the dealership for some other problems and I mentioned the whining and how it only occurred at freeway speeds. When I picked it up, they said they didn't notice anything. I couldn't believe they didn't hear it, so I asked them if they took it on the freeway. "Nope. But we got it up to about 50 on the road right out here." Uh, hello?. I didn't have time to let them take it for another drive, but I doubt they would figure anything out anyway.
So, I don't have a solution, but I think I share your problem. Anyone have any suggestions?
#255 of 489 2002 Stratus Heater good only on highway
Jan 11, 2006 (2:39 pm)
My wife's car's heater only blows hot air when driving at about 45mph or higher. At idle or around town-cold air only. If the engine is warm and she comes to a stoplight, it will revert back to blowing cold air. Any thoughts?