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#435 of 489 Do not buy 2002 Dodge stratus 4 cyl 2.4L
May 30, 2009 (7:54 am)
Do not buy this car! There is a good reason this was a cheap worthless car!
I had to replace both struts in the back of the car. However, you can buy struts and a strut mount kit. Which of coarse probably wasn't the problem. The plates both struts rest in, inside of the wheel well, are made of an aluminum alloy which easily and quickly oxidized and caused it to chip away cheaply! They were on back order by 10,000 at one point. Recall? No! Avoid Chrysler!
To top that off, I have changed my oil every 5000 miles with Mobile Synthic 5000 miles guarnateed. Well, while driving on highway, not doing anything fancy 70mph.
Engine exploded, died, pulled over and car caught on fire!
No prior engine problems, oil always changed, no metal shavings in oil! Has never overheated or had any heating problems. The engine exploded from he engine block tearing a hold through my engine, which leaked oil onto my exhaust catching it on fire!
137,000 miles on the car. Expect that to be the lifetime of that engine!
#436 of 489 Re: 2.7 Engine [bernsax]
May 30, 2009 (8:14 am)
Just wanted to let you know that I used Mobile Synthetic 5000 miles.
Never had ANY engine problems, except for transmission rebuilt. Never had to fix a damn thing and it's a 2002 4 cyl 2.4L 4 door sedan.
137,000 mi engine completely blew, sent a hole through my block onto my exhaust and blowing a tire. then the car caught fire. Probably shot a rod out the side of my engine block.
Just an FYI
I did all maintenance myself
#437 of 489 2004 Stratus R/T 2.7 Magnum--Rear brake noise
Jun 27, 2009 (6:15 am)
I have an 04 Stratus and it is making a lot of noise in the back....it has something to do with the back brakes. When i am driving it just rattles which drives me insane. When i press on the brakes, it stops. Could it just be a loose caliper....I haven't taken a look at it yet but I was just wondering if anyone else came across this problem?
#438 of 489 Re: 2004 Stratus R/T 2.7 Magnum--Rear brake noise [sad09]
Aug 14, 2009 (9:19 am)
More than likely it is your rear struts. I had the same problem and had to have both the rear struts replaced. Hope this helps. If you look in your trunk at the place where they are mounted, see if they are straight, if they are turned to the side, or loose that is probably your problem.
Hope this helps.
#439 of 489 Re: jerking at 30 mph [lochness61]
Aug 15, 2009 (11:31 am)
i have the same problem from 0 to 70 no problem slowing down until 30mph it jerks 2times
#440 of 489 Re: jerking at 30 mph [lochness61]
Aug 15, 2009 (12:35 pm)
I'm having the same problem please help
#441 of 489 Car does not start
Aug 24, 2009 (3:38 pm)
I have an 2004 stratus and drove it this past Saturday and worked fine. Next day , did not start whatsoever. Tried to jump it, no luck. Read your post and I too have only one key. Had it towed to Pepboys who don't seem to know what the problem is. They are checking the electrical system. Thinking maybe the chip in the key went bad or something. Have no spare. Car does not make a sound when trying to start it. Yet the lights, horn, open/close keyless entry remote works and makes the locking sound. I don;t know what it is. Hopefully nothing major. If anyone knows please help.
Aug 26, 2009 (11:33 pm)
I have an 02 Dodge Stratus Sedan. Does the back seat fold down?
#443 of 489 Stratus dies in rain
Sep 18, 2009 (3:15 pm)
My 18 year old son has a 1997 Dodge Stratus. The car dies on him when he drives through heavy rain or standing water. This has happened to him on the interstate at high speeds....so dangerous! He is now afraid to drive it when it is raining. Has anyone else had this problem and what can we do about it?
#444 of 489 Car problem need answers
Sep 28, 2009 (4:11 pm)
I have a 2002 dodge stratus and when I was driving the car start smoking from my vents and it will not accelerate and I smelled buring and when I looked at the carpet the carpet was black. What is the problem?