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#285 of 490 Re: 2004 dodge stratus popping sound when accelerating from zero [sigmaman]
May 05, 2006 (8:12 am)
I totally agree about the recalls...
I've had my 2004 Stratus SXT in the shop 10 FULL DAYS just this year. Once it hit 2 years old, it all went to hell. I keep taking it to the dealer for the rough idle and they keep telling me they don't feel it... well it shakes so bad I feel like its going to explode... and they can't feel that???? To them thats normal???? Funny how it never did that before. I am so angry with my car. I love it, it looks sharp, very comfortable (beside my broken seat back that clicks everytime I stop and go which the dealer said is not broken)but I dont know what to do with it. I am worried that when the warranty runs out in November that I'm going to be stuck with a lot of problems and repair bills that I really cant afford. I wish they would recall the rough idle problem because alot of us have that problem...
#286 of 490 Re: Smoking [firmbeliever]
May 05, 2006 (9:16 am)
I was just wondering how ur husband changed the PS line....did he do it himself or did he take it to the garage...what kind of work was involved???
#287 of 490 Weird noise and vibrations
May 05, 2006 (1:33 pm)
I drive a 1996 Dodge Stratus... I love my car, I've had a couple problems in the last few years like getting my timing belt replaced. My tire rods replaced after breaking in half and bent the other one. Had to get it towed.
This time... I'm hearing loud noises and feeling vibrations when I place my hand on the gear shift (it's automatic) that is between seats. I thought it would be road noise but I do not recall having something like this loud. It's so loud that I had to turn the music up high to hear.
The loudness starts when I hit 45 kms (I'm in Canada, we use kms instead of mph) It's not my muffler, as I just had the thing replaced few months ago... it's not even the pipe that is attached to the muffler. Any ideas what could be causing the noise??
#288 of 490 Re: Very Rough Idle on 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT [sad04stratus]
May 07, 2006 (1:53 pm)
I had same thing on my o4 stratus. After they replaced ignit cable (plug wires), it has been fine.
#289 of 490 Re: Very Rough Idle on 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT [ykyrre]
May 11, 2006 (11:03 am)
Bad ignition wires are common on the Stratus, even fail while still under warranty.
#290 of 490 Dodge Stratus 2000 will not start
May 25, 2006 (5:32 am)
My car would turn over but would not start. We had the battery and alternator checked and they were fine. It sat for two days and then started up and drove fine. Then it would not start again. I was advised to change the fuel filter and did. It ran normally for five straight days. Then when driving, it died on me. It would not start and had to be towed. Then after getting it back home, it started again. Any ideas what the problem is? I appreciate any help!
#291 of 490 Re: 04 Stratus ES Oil Light While Idleing [rytylemieux]
May 27, 2006 (8:31 pm)
i hope you've gotten a new car by now! and i also hope they gave you your $60 back. a few years ago, one of my gaskets in my saturn cracked, causing the oil and antifreeze to mix. i took it in and paid about $2000 to have it fixed...a few days later i get my car back and everytime i come to a stop my oil light came on. well then i took it back and they said that meant it was about to die. another $2000 later (that was my parents decision and money...i wanted to just get another car), i had a "new" engine. well that didn't work either. the car still ran for another year but i had to force it to do that. if you still have the car, hopefully you've had better luck with it. if not, i suggest you look for another!
#292 of 490 Re: Smoking [abigred3]
Jun 03, 2006 (4:53 pm)
I also faced the same problem today. Yesterday I got Front rotor and break disk changed and today I saw smoke is coming out under the hood. Dashboard meters are not showing any overheating but when I opened the hood, I saw lot of smoke coming out from the engine. I have not lost so many coolant as well my engine oil, transmission oil also looks OK. Does any one have any Idea???
#293 of 490 03' Dodge Stratus SXT coupe flashing Oil light when stopped
Jun 06, 2006 (6:26 am)
Anyone had any problems with their Stratus's oil light flashing on when you are stopped/idling? Mine has been doing this for a month now. It will flash erratically, then eventually stay on and flash off again. The car isn't making any noises or doesn't feel any different. It will go away if I put it in neutral and rev up the engine. Only does it when it's idling under 1000 RPM's.
It doesn't do it all the time either, so I haven't brought it in to the dealer yet, why pay the money for them not to see the problem.
#294 of 490 01 Status flashing oil light
Jun 17, 2006 (11:31 am)
The oil light started flashing then steady. Some times it goes out when the engine rpms increase. I flushed the engine with engine flush and replace the oil and filter. One of the cooling fans is out and on order but I don't think that is the problem. It was out for about a month or 2 prior to this and the car was fine. The day after I replaced the oil the car was overheating after taking it around the block. So I replaced the thermostat and bad radiator cap. The car doesn't overheat but the gauge show above the halfway mark. Down here the weather temperature is in the 90's during the day. The car has 67,000 miles on it. I still owe 9k. Before all this happened I had been noticing a ticking sound when idling like a bad lifter or something. Should I try changing the oil sending unit. I heard someone had the same problem and change it but the light still came on. Should I take it to get a diagnostic check. Need an expert