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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
148,340 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the head gasket and engine seals (2 reports)
1994 Dodge Shadow engine problems

engine problem

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1994 Dodge Shadow Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 092009

Shadow 2D Hatchback 2.2L 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 176,879 miles


This has been a good car!

I got it about 3 years ago and had only had minor problems with it. I checked the fluids regularly and replaced them when necessary. Had to replace the radiator at one point, but I guess that was a symptom of a larger issue.

The head-gasket is blown now and the car has gone to a better place. It is not worth the cost and hassle to repair. I am being quoted around $3000 to perform the job. And on top of that I have to pay towing for the vehicle.

Too bad, it was a nice car. Reliable until the very end. RIP :-(

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 052009

Shadow 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,800 miles

Well after spending my life savings on this car then having a minor electrical problem now the car has decided it needs a new head gasket it was overheating and changing the thermostat didn't help so 500 dollars later for all new seals in the engine the piece of sh*t is fixed for now till it does something else next week.

- , Windber, PA, USA

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