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Dodge Stratus repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (15%)

Chart based on 48 repairs.
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Dodge Stratus engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 30 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed manual FWD

64000 mi

US $51
Replaced Cam Position Sensor myself. Cost is for part only. 
67925 mi

US $88
Check engine light on. 2 issues. Evap leak. Replaced evap hose. Catalytic converter failure. Cat covered under federal emissions warranty. Part on order. 
69929 mi

US $181
Check engine light on. Cat replaced. Exhaust leak, cat not bolted on properly. Purge solenoid failure. Replaced. Check engine light back on. Catalyst failure. This car has 2 catalytic converters. Wrong cat replaced previously. Part on order. 
71795 mi Catalytic converter replaced. Car returned with exhaust leak. Never left parking lot. Cat loose. Tightened. Issue resolved. Total trips to dealership to have issue resolved. 10 
192000 mi

US $415
Coolant Reservoir Tank was cracked and leaking. Shop replaced that and power steering belt which was cracked. 
205000 mi

US $1674
water pump leaking-replaced  timing chain and all guides and tensioners, power steering belt, spark plugs, leaking valve cover gasket. 
207906 mi

US $231
Reverse lights not working, traced to wiring. Not fixed. Car was ready same day. The oil light would flicker at idle occasionally. Shop was unable to duplicate, but replaced the oil pressure switch. Problem seems to have been resolved. 

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2003 Dodge Stratus 2dr Coupe

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi

US $421
Replace Oil Sending Unit, Replace Valve Cover Gasket, Replace Timing Belt, Replace Front Crank Seal 

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2002 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

53000 mi Engine noisy, tightened accessory drive belt 
55000 mi

US $450
Electric fuel pump was making noise and car was not starting as quick as usual. Engine would crank for about 5 seconds instead of starting as soon as it cranks. 

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2002 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi

US $2100
Anti Freeze leaked into the pistons. Had to do a partial engine overhaul. 

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2000 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

105000 mi

US $400
Water pump started leaking. Toke it to a local shop. Also had the timing belt changed at the same time. 
137500 mi

US $25
Transmission Input Sensor went bad. Trans went into "Limp Mode" which is when it will not come out of 2nd gear. Sensor is located in just below the air intake assembly. Best to get to it from above. Sensor is white. 

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