Dodge Stratus: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Dodge Stratus’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreDodge Stratus: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Dodge Stratus:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Dodge Stratus) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Stratus’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreDodge Stratus:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Dodge Stratus Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Dodge Stratus’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Stratus is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read moreDodge Stratus Battery Draining Diagnosis