Need Help?

2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr

2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-size
21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.
back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

November 13, 2012, 5:20 am

Jennifer K

Question: Is this a transmission issue?

I have an automatic 2006 Dodge Stratus. About a month ago my engine light came on and I noticed that the car was not shifting properly. I ran a diagnostic and it came back with an o2 sensor error code. A day later the engine light turned off and it was fine for a few days. Ever since then the engine light turns off and on and I occasionally have the same issue where the car will not shift into gear and it vibrates. All fluid levels are good and it's not leaking....I've googled the problem and get multiple could be the sensor, it may be the filter, I may need a new transmission, ect. I don't have alot of money and I'm fearful to take it to a shop because I've been duped before. :(

November 15, 2012, 8:46 pm

Richard W
Expert Mechanic

I would get the codes out of your computer. There could be a code in the computer for the trans. I would check around for a good shop. There will be one in your town.

0/0 users found this helpful.

November 16, 2012, 6:44 am

Jennifer K

Yes it came back with P0069. I took the car to the mechanic and he experienced the same symptoms upon test drive. He replaced the input/output sensors and the drove perfect......for 1 day. He said the next step would be to get a solenoid pack and if all else fails I will need to take it to a transmission shop. :(

0/0 users found this helpful.

November 16, 2012, 8:38 pm

Richard W
Expert Mechanic

I would go to the transmission shop. He does not know what he is doing.

0/0 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to

My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…