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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
165,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head gasket or engine (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Avenger engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 032015

Avenger 3.2L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 165,000 miles


I had recently bought the car from a friend. It looked and drove good. We said it would need to have the brake pads replaced. This was no big deal, I have done this before. About a month after driving this car, one day I noticed steam was coming from under the hood and temp gauge had climbed to the HOT zone. I stopped the car and looked under the hood and saw water and steam coming from around the passenger side of the engine. I called a friend who has a towing and repair shop and he pulled it to my house. He said I could probably find a used engine and replace it cheaper than I could repair the one in my car!

- , Elizabethton, TN, USA

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