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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new pump (2 reports)
1998 Dodge Stratus steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012008

Stratus 2.2L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles


Power steering unit started failing not long after I started driving it in Oct, by beginning of Nov the fluid was all over the ground in a large round puddle. Heard lots of grinding/groaning noises - not sure where they came from, but most likely the wheel bearings and/or just the rack and pinion gears that work with the steering. Had to drive the car w/unit in trouble so burned out the pump. Car likes to 'skitter' at times making it hard to control. Car is going back to dealership to see how bad the steering condition is. Not sure if I want to keep this car as it gets lousy mileage along with all of the steering problems!

- , Independence, IA, USA

problem #1

May 012003

Stratus 2.4L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Found out the power steering pump was nearly shot when car was in for service on the head gasket. It took 10 days to fix both problem and now, in March 2008, the power steering pump is going again at 61000 miles

- , Reading, PA, USA

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