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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced engine head & gasket (1 reports)
1997 Dodge Stratus engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 222003

(reported on)

Stratus

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Head gasket went out at 80,000 miles. Luckily I had the extended service plan for the repairs. After surfing around the web, It is my understanding that this is a big problem with the 4 cylinder engines made by Dodge. I was told by someone that the problem was that the cylinder heads did not have enough holes (oil ports) to lubricate the parts causing the heads to overheat. I now have 181,000.

- , Vandalia, OH, USA

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