Dodge Stratus

Introduced in 1995, the Dodge Stratus was a mid-size 4-door sedan that came in two generations. This model was included in Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list for 1996 and 1997.

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Oil and Oil Filters
Dodge Stratus

How many quarts oil 2003 dodge stratus?

Park the vehicle on a level surface. Drain the oil and change the filter. Pour in 4.5 quarts of oil and start the engine, letting it run for 1 minute. Shut off and wait 30 minutes. Check the oil level and add enough to fill it to the full mark. You now know the capacity

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Dodge Stratus

What is the fuel pressure for a 2005 dodge stratus 2.4l?

50 psi plus or minus 5 psi

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Transmission Fluid
Dodge Stratus
Ford F-150

How many quarts of transmission fluid for a dodge stratus?

four quarts

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Mitsubishi
Dodge Stratus

Where is the transmission filter on a 2004 Dodge Stratus with the 4-cylinder Mitsubishi engine It is not in the pan?

Some do not have a filter. check with transmission shop they should be able to tell you

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Dodge Challenger
1995-1999 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
Dodge Stratus

Which car is faster the Dodge Stratus RT or the Pontiac GTP?

Take it from someone who owns both: 1999 GTP and 2001 RT

The R/T has no where near the amount of acceleration the GTP has. This is not even debatable.

I love both, but speed wise? The GTP by a land slide.

AnswerGTP for sure.

Fastest R/T in DragTimes database is 15.6 sec. 1/4 mile, and the slowest GTP is 15.4 sec.

Answeri just recently purchased a 03 RT (5spd), and i traded in a 97 supercharged 3.8l Buick (same exact set up as the gtp) and i think the rt is faster and alot funner. AnswerThe gtp is faster due to the fact that it has a power adder (supercharger) and the stratus does not. Answerthe GTP is alot faster it has a supercharger on it and is getting 240 horsepower stock. Answerchryslers break faster then any other car on the road, so i wouldn't suggest racing or anything that might strain the engine, even daily driving. from my experience with there products just about everything is of low quality...transmissions, engines, paint, and the entire fit and finish. i have seen a dodge ram go through 3 transmissions, 2 driveshafts, all sorts of interior finish problems all in 30,000 miles...the list goes on.

-EDIT- Generally, the Stratus R/T may be using the 3.0 liter engine. This engine and transmission combo is made by Mitsubishi and is the same on the Mitsubishi Eclipse of the same year. It is NOT a Mopar engine and doesn't tend to break like one.

--EDIT: Only the 2.7 has major mechanical issues (Sludge). The 3.5L, 5.7 and 6.1 are fine.

AnswerThe new gtp has 260 hp and will easily beat the rt Answergtp for sure
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Dodge Stratus
Hyundai Sonata
Ford Escort LX

How do you reset the airbag light on a 2004 Dodge Stratus?

TAke it to the dealer. They will have to find out what turned it on in the first place. The bag will not work with the light on.

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Dodge Stratus

How many miles does a dodge stratus last?

mine is a 2005 dodge stratus sxt 2.4 l. clock is over 80k with only oil changes, tranny fulid changes every 30k, new tires and front brakes. head light bulbs going out. only problem with the car since brand new.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Dodge Stratus
Ford Windstar SE

How do you change brake light on a '98 Dodge Stratus?

Pop the trunk, there are three plastic wing nuts that hold the lens to the body (one is hidden under the carpet which can be removed by two screws), remove the wing nuts, pull the lens away from the body. On the back side of the lens twist the grey cap firmly that holds the bad bulb and remove cap. Pull the bad build out replace with a new bulb.

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Thermostats
Dodge Intrepid
Dodge Stratus

What is the hole next to the top of the thermostat housing on a 2002 dodge stratus 2.7 L . why is antifreeze coming out of it?

That is the water pump weep hole. The water pump has failed and needs replaced.

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Transmission Fluid
Dodge Stratus
Ford Bronco XLT

What type of transmission fluid does a 2002 dodge stratus use Dexron or Mercon?

It uses Diamond Tech/Diamond Pro from Mitsubishi and I can't find it anywhere. A couple of stores tried to sell me a substitute but be careful if you still have a warranty, you'll probably void it...

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American Cars
Chevy S-10
Dodge Stratus
Ford Expedition XLT

What is the torque specs for 2001 Dodge Stratus RT lug nuts?

95-105 Ft. lbs.

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Car Computers and Sensors
Dodge Stratus

What is an IAT Sensor on a 2002 Dodge Stratus?

Intake air temp sensor.

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Emissions and Exhaust Systems
EGR Systems
Dodge Stratus

How do you replace or clean an EGR valve on a 1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0 liter?

you should find the egr in the front of the motor under the throlltle , two screws hold it in place , small hands and a univeral and off it comes . to find what yours looks like you can search eBay and see a pix or in your browser type in egr and engine size . it was harder to get to egr then anything no need to remove housing , if on AOL email me and i can offer a mechanic offering free repair advice and he helped us. be sure to clean port behind egr with ice pick and vaccumm it will or maybe blocked with black carbon build up . we used a wrech and it had a twisting ten mm ? on it and used an extention on it to gain access to it. we did remove air intake and one hose for ease

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Transmission Fluid
Dodge Stratus
Ford E-350 Van
Ford F-150

How do you check MANUAL transmission fluid on a 98 dodge stratus 2.0 liter?

== == A manual transmission does NOT have a dip stick like a automatic does. It does have a check hole on the side, about half way up from the bottom of the casing. Put the car on a hoist, and remove the plug and stick a finger in the hole. The fluid should be just below the level of the check hole. If too low, use a squeeze bottle with the proper gear oil, ( look at the owner's manual for the proper type) to fill the trans until it just oozes out of the check hole. Replace the plug, and check the trans case for leaks, as well as the front and rear trans seals.

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Chevy Silverado
Chevy Trucks and SUVs
Dodge Stratus
Chevy 350

How do you change the rear main seal on a 1995 Chevrolet Z71 4x4 with a 350 motor?

THE MAIN SEAL IS A TWO PIECE SEAL LOCATED AT THE BACK OF THE BLOCK. YOU NEED TO DROP THE TORQUE CONVERITOR COVER. REMOVE THE THREE BOLTS HOLDING THE TORQUE CONVERITOR TO THE FLYWHEEL. THEN REMOVE THE SIX BOLTS HOLDING THE FLYWHEEL ON. NEXT REMOVE THE TWO 13MM REAR CORNER PAN BOLTSAND THE STUDS. AFTER REMOVING THE FLYWHEEL YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE A ALUMINUM RING BOLTED TO THE BACK OF THE BLOCK THAT IS THE MAIN SEAL IT IS HELDED ON BY FOUR 10MM BOLTS AND THEN THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY SHOULD SLIDE OFF. BE CAREFUL OF THE PAN GASKET BETWEEN THE RING AND PAN. (I choose to change my pan gasket and oil at the same time as I change this seal.)

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Timing and Firing Orders
Dodge Stratus
Timing Belts and Chains

Where would you look to find a diagram of the timing belt set points for a 1998 Dodge Stratus?

Auto repair manuel have this information. Haynes Chilton and Mitchell. Haynes and Chilton can be found at auto parts stores. All three can be found at some public Libraries. I rate the advice as Mitchell Chilton and Haynes.

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Car Batteries
Dodge Stratus
US Army
Batteries

How do you change the side post to top post battery in a 89 Oldsmobile 98 Regency?

What do you guys think we should
use in our military{israel}?

Soldier:

M5 / M16

Gunner:

Negev / M249

Marksman:

M16 / M110

Sniper:

M24 / M110

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Oil and Oil Filters
Dodge Dakota
Dodge Stratus

What causes oil in the radiator of a Dodge Stratus?

it may indicate a blown head gasket If it's a four cylinder they are famous for blowing head gaskets. The new version of the head gasket fixes the problem.

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Car Batteries
Dodge Stratus

How do you replace the battery in a 1995 Dodge Stratus?

Remove the driver side front wheel, remove the inner fender liner, remove the tie down bracket, remove the battery cables and then the battery

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Dodge Stratus
Timing Belts and Chains
Grand Am SE

How do you replace a timing belt in a 1998 Dodge Stratus?

Hey Tomica==This is rather an involved job but doable if you have a little mechanical ability. You will need direction though. Get a manual on your vehicle and it will tell you how. Good luckJoe

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Car Electronics and Lights
Dodge Stratus

Where is fog light switch Dodge Durango?

pull the headlight switch out no newer vehicles its right on the side of headlamp switch just push on

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Fuel Filters
Fuel Pumps
Dodge Stratus

Where is the fuel pump on a 1997 Dodge Stratus?

The fuel pump on the 97 Stratus is a one-piece assembly inside the tank that consists of the pump, filter, and various fuel lines.

If you intend to change this yourself, you'll want to remember that the fuel tank will need to be removed, so don't try doing this on a full tank, and make sure you have containers to drain the gas into and store them safely with covers. Put your car up on a lift. After draining the fuel, you'll need to remove the harnesses that hold the tank on the car. Get a friend or tower to hold the tank as it comes down. NOTE: pull the tank STRAIGHT down, not at an angle, because you can easily damage the fuel lines. I also recommend that you change out the fuel filter while you've got the tank off the car, the fuel filter is located attached to the top of the tank.

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Radiators
Dodge Stratus

Where is the drain plug for the radiator on a 1998 Dodge Stratus?

The drain plug for the radiator on the first generation dodge stratus 4-cylinder (1995-2000) is located directly below the driver's side headlight. If you look through the vent a little below the headlight, you should see a black plastic wingnut. if you've located that, you've found the drain plug. You will probably need a pair of pliers (I used a pair of needle-nose), and you will definitely have to come from behind. With a little bit of work and frustration, you'll get it loose enough to drain the radiator fluid.

Hope this answer helps!

Note: The drain plug is probably in the same location for the 2.5L V-6 powered stratus, but I've never seen one so I can't be sure. If someone else knows this information, they can feel free to post it here.

You can access the drain cock from top or bottom, it is a blind area so you will have to feel for it. once you drain the radiator REMOVE THE DRAIN COCK BY OPENING IT FULLY AND PULLING IT OUT. Inspect the O-ring on it! if it is damaged replace it; if not you will have a leak. The valve is a 3/4 turn and any more and it will break off. WHEN it breaks off , PULL the Radiator! it's a pain but makes repair much easier, you will have to fabricate the plug, there are none left on this planet. put on a new O-ring and use a metal screw in the center hole coat with rtv/sealant and instal.

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2000-2005 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
Dodge Intrepid
Dodge Stratus

How do you remove rear speakers in a Dodge Intrepid?

I was told on the first generation Inptrepid, mine is a 95. You have to remove the rear seat, then you can remove the thing that hold the speakers in.

You have to take out the top panel behind the seat in a 1994 because the bolts go from the top down but be careful the panel breaks easy!!!

Now this isn't as hard as many people think it is. It only takes a few steps, and can be finished in a matter of 20 minutes. I'll lay it out as simple as I can.

Step 1:

In a 1st generationg there are two bolts holding the bottom seat cushion down to the car body. Put the front seats all the way forward so you can have more room to work. Start off on the drivers side and kneel down on the ground and put your head in between the drivers seat and the back seat. You will see a little groove where the bolt is. Feel around with your fingers if you cant see it, you'll find it. Remove that bolt using a socket wrench, or a basic wrench if you don't have one. Repeat this process on the opposite side. Now set those bolts aside and lift up on the seat cushion, it will pop right out. Dont worry about it being heavy, its only about 5 lbs max.

Step 2:

Take ur time to clean up all the crap that has fallen between the cracks in the past years and maybe vacuum if you feel so inclined. In my car i personally found about 4 bucks in change, three buttons, about 5 pens, and an unused piece of gum, haha. After you get that done, look at the bottom of the rear back cushion when the seat belts are attached. Use a socket wrench again to remove those bolts. Once you get em out set it aside. Now move the seat belts off the seat, so they wont be pulling against the cushion and place your hands on the bottom while kneeling towards the rear of the car. This is a tricky part. You have to first pull out towards the front of the car, to get the brackets off the bolts, then lift up swiftly and strongly to lift the top brackets out of the grooves. Now keep one hand on the bottom, and move the other to the top and sort of pull out towards you while you lift up still. With a little wiggling you will get it out. Set it aside and maybe relax for a second.

Step 3:

Now you will have a perfect view of the rear deck. Now if you tug on the rear deck a little, you will notice that you have a trim panel, one on each side, holding it back. Place your fingers under this trim and just pull it out. It snaps out pretty easy, Just don't break it. Now that the trim is gone, remove the screws holding the deck in place. Now pull on the rear deck again and wiggle it around till it comes out. remember you still have those speakers back there, so if you wanna save em, don't go bashing the deck around. You could also ask someone to help and lift those speakers out from inside the trunk while you pull. Remember you still have the seat belts holding onto the rear deck so ur not ganna get too far with it unless you wanna take those off as well.

Step 4:

Now that you have it off, you can do all the work you need, whether its dynomatting, replacing the speakers, porting, or anything else that strikes ur fancy. Re-installation is the exact same as the removal. Slide the rear deck into position, and replace the trim. The re-installation of the rear back cushion is slightly tricky again, but nothing you cant handle. Hold it steady and try to look over the top of it down, and guide those hooks into the grooves, once those are in, MAKE SURE TO PULL THE SEAT BELTS BACK TO THE FRONT OF THE SEAT! I forgot to do that and it added a little time onto my re-install, haha. Push the rear seat back into the two bolts, make sure to put the seat belts back on. you will be able to tell which side was which if you just think about it. the one with the two female sockets will go on the left side of the car if us facing forward i believe, but don't quote me on that cause its off the top of my head. Once you have those on, put the nuts back on and tighten em down. Now put the bottom cushion back on and make sure the slot that is attached to the seat goes BEHIND the bracket that is attached to the car. These are the bracket that are in the front of the bottom cushion. Screw em back in and presto. You're done

All in all the procedure is pretty simple. Yeah my how to might have been long but the 1st gen needed on in here. And even though its long, its still a process that only takes 20 minutes of ur time.

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Dodge Stratus
Nissan Maxima
Toyota RAV4
Grand Am SE

Where is the PCV valve located in a 2000 Dodge Stratus?

It is threaded into the valve cover. There is a rubber tube that attaches to the valve cover - pull off the tube (there may be a clamp) - then unscrew the PCV valve with a wrench.

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