really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
157,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1995 Dodge Stratus transmission problems

transmission problem

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1995 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


this car will not change out of first gear, after not shifting gears it goes into nutrual, then you have to restart the car. could some one please tell me whats wrong!!!!!!

- , Denver, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 012008

Stratus 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 193,000 miles

A month after I bought this car for 1000.00 dollars, the tranny started slipping. It was slipping so bad that after a week, we could not drive it anymore. We didn't have the money to fix it right away considering we needed a rebuilt transmission or a complete new tranny. It sat for about a year and we decided to pull the tranny ourselves and take it into a mechanic to rebuild it. We had the torque converter replaced plus some bearings and the rebuild. It was 1553.13 less the labor it took for my husband to pull it himself and put it in himself. So it would have been more if the mechanic pulled it.

Then a week later we had to take the car back because it was still doing the same thing it had been doing before the rebuild. This time he "fixed" The torque converter again, the pump assembly, some seals, and the solenoid block. Plus this time we had to pay for labor to pull, fix, and replace tranny AGAIN! This was another 1500.00! So, we drove the car for about 6 months, with problems still. It didn't slip as bad but it will not shift up into normal gears. Sometimes I will be going 25 miles per hour and the engine will be revving at 4-5000 rpms. Other times, it will stay in first gear and not shift out when it needs to. Never have had problems with it just going into neutral, but if the car wont shift and we are on the highway, sometimes we have to manually put it into nut. when we are going 75mph and then turn the car off while we are driving and turn it back on and it will shift right after that, well, most times.

So about 6 months after the 2nd trip to mechanic we had to take it back again, because of the shifting problem. This time he replaced the engine mount because i guess that was making it so it would not shift. We also had the computer chip replaced too. This bill came to 139.65. So here we are about a year later, and I still can get around in this car, but after paying over 3000 dollars to fix it, you would think it would run at top notch, and it is far from that!!

- , Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #1

Mar 282007

(reported on)

Stratus 2.5 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 179,000 miles

I am having an awful problem with the transmission refusing to get out of 2nd gear when accelerating. Similarly, it will not down-shift when I'm trying to decelearte. AFter I turn off the car and let it sit a while, it seems to be fine. I have no idea what's goign on and I'm hesitant to atke it to the dealer, because I've been screwed by them before. help!

- , Richmond, VA, USA

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