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Dodge Stratus, Sedan
#470 of 490 Re: 2005 Dodge Stratus 2.4L [99strat]
Jul 13, 2010 (11:54 am)
same problem dealership service department said it was all 4 O2 sensor are bad causing the wiring to the altanator to short out and cost $800 plus tax to fix and is not covered my warranty.
#471 of 490 2004 dodge stratus
Jan 05, 2011 (11:04 am)
this car the heat blows cold when the headlights are on but if there off the heat blows hot what could this be???
#472 of 490 Rough idling on Stratus
Mar 02, 2011 (12:46 am)
It is runnin rough cause the IAC (IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE) has built up carbon take it off clean it and it will idle great.
#473 of 490 rough engine
Jul 01, 2011 (9:06 am)
My check engine light goes on and off intermitantly. Every time I put gas in it the damn light goes on and then about two days later it goes off. Then it will turn on while driving and it will not shift out of second gear. (2005 Dodge stratus 2.4L DOHC) I pull over, turn it off and count to 5 and turn it on again. Light stays on but the car will now shift. It is happening more often. We have already replaced the battery, and some sort of solenoid that has to do with the emissions system and the starter solenoid. When I go to Autozone and have it read it spits out so many codes that you just know the reader hasn't a clue. Does any one out ther have any suggestions? I am planning to trade this thing off soon and I needit to run well.
#474 of 490 message 473 cont.
Jul 01, 2011 (9:10 am)
Also the engine will cough and sputter from time to time. It will idle rough from time to time too. It is also taking more rpms to make the gears shift under normal driving conditions. Some times it raps up to 3000 rpms before shifting at normal acceleration. It is disturbing.
#475 of 490 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT jerks occasionally when idle
Jul 25, 2011 (10:17 am)
I just bought this car. I've noticed that it seems to "jerk" on occasion when I am sitting at a stoplight. I've only changed the oil so far on the vehicle, I haven't done any other repairs at all. Any ideas what this might be? Besides this random, occasional jerking, the car seems to run like a dream. Also, it only happens when idle. Thanks in advance.
#476 of 490 Spark plugs
Jul 31, 2011 (3:06 pm)
I finally took my car to the dealership and had them put it on the diagnostic machine and they wanted $2300 to fix it. My friend took a look at it and fixed the whole thing with a spark plug. I have had problems with my car off and on since we got it and it was always fixed with spark plugs and new wires. Make sure that you have the plugs checked/changed. It may help. It sure helped mine. Good luck!
#477 of 490 Re: 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT jerks occasionally when idle [bremerdc]
Aug 23, 2011 (8:57 pm)
Have you figured out what this is? My stratus does the exact same thing. I have had the spark plugs done and one of my cv axles needed to be replaced. Neither of these fixed stopped the random jerking. My car runs very smooth and the mechanic said the transmission was excellent. Please let me know if you have found your issue so that I can have my car checked for it as well.
#478 of 490 Re: 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT jerks occasionally when idle [angelpooh1173]
Aug 24, 2011 (10:08 am)
I haven't figured out what caused it. However, I replaced my spark plugs and also used fuel injector cleaner (less than $3 at your auto parts store) when I filled up my gas tank. I did this twice. After using the fuel injector cleaner and changing the plugs, it hasn't done the "jerking" again. It still idles a bit rough at times, but nothing major. Good luck!
On the downside, one of my spark plugs was covered in oil. Sounds like I may have an engine overhaul in my distant future. Can't wait.
#479 of 490 Re: 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT jerks occasionally when idle [bremerdc]
Sep 08, 2011 (11:42 am)
Oh no! Just wanted to share. I found my issue!!! I already had the plugs done and ran some fuel injector cleaner through the gas tank. I got the cv axles checks and the mechanic noticed that my rear engine mount was gone, hence the jerking! 200 dollar fix. Hope your engines issues aren't too bad.