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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
95,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace control arm assembly 4x bef. 95,000 mi. (1 reports)
1997 Dodge Stratus suspension problems

suspension problem

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1997 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 212007

(reported on)

Stratus V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

Front Suspension control Arm Lower ball joint assembly (left and right). There are no grease fittings on this. If the balljoint goes bad you have to replace the entire assembly which you have to take out a LOAN almost to pay for this! When there is no grease in there, the noise turning the steering wheel is horrifying and scary! HOPEFULLY there is a remake part with grease fittings in 2007. This will be the 4th time to replace this assembly. First ones were the original at abt. 40,000 miles, the next two changes were from junkyard (mucho cheaper), 2nd pair lasted abt. 3 mo, 3rd pair lasted few years, and NOW, here we go again!!! I am hoping to find them aftermarket so I don't have to put my house up as collateral to pay for them!!! The noise sounded like rubber rubbing severely on metal every time you turned. It even did it sitting in the parking lot and turning the wheel!!

- , Seneca, PA, USA

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