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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
153,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Dodge Stratus engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 082009

Stratus SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


a slight flickering of the oil light, while i was idling, wasn't that bad. Then the rpm started dropping, along with the light going on. after a while my stratus starts dying because of this on and off symptom. while driving it, i could feel a slight lack of power, thats all. next, immediately after starting it, it struggles to stay alive, jumps to and fro about the tach within the 1000 rpm range, then dies. after rolling it into my local machanic shop, it turns out to be the fuel pump dying which caused my car to starve on gas which made my oil light come on. if your car is flickering, get a new filter before you have to buy a pump. my car has had the same symptoms once since that operation but is fine now. until last week... my car would try to start and would on warm days eventually. then the engine stopped starting completely. i guess i tried until my entire electrical system puked. it stopped responding all together

- , Chester, AR, USA

problem #1

Mar 202007

(reported on)

Stratus 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,000 miles

Oil Light keeps flickering on and off at random times. car still runs, havent fixed it yet. It was after a fresh oil change. This car costs roughly 1700 dollars a year in repairs to keep it going at 160000 mls.

- , Schenectady, NY, USA

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