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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
31,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace oil pump (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Stratus engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 202006

Stratus R/T 3.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles


I bought the car used in 2005 and the first thing i noticed when it got cold and the engine was cold and you started the car the engines valves tapped very bad. I reported it to the dealer but the dealer said they never had the problem happen to them. I took it to the dealer for 3 years with the problem, but they just pushed me off to the side and never acknowledged the problem. Now the vehicle is out of warranty and I am just waiting for the motor to seize or timing belt to break because of no oil in the top of the engine when it is cold out.

- , Hellertown, PA, USA

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