2005 Dosge Stratus Sputtering

Caitlin Schultheis

Asked by Nov 26, 2014 at 07:52 AM about the 2005 Dodge Stratus R/T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair


I have noticed occasional sputtering
when first starting my car. it's a 2005
Dodge Stratus. yesterday, I was
parked on a hill and when I started
my car, the check engine light began
to flash and the car sputtered more
prominently than before. once I
began driving the check engine light
stopped flashing and the sputtering
went away. I drove 70 miles home
with no issues.

any ideas what could be causing
this? I have recently had the spark
plugs changed. also, I know that my
gas gauge is off and I track my
mileage for this purpose. my tank
was half full yesterday when I began

my mechanic suggested a few
months ago that the head gasket
could blow soon. I don't really know
what that means... do these
symptoms suggest that the head
gasket is about to blow?

1 Answer


The head gasket should be fine,unless you are loosing water,and the slight skip,could just be a bad plug wire,or coil getting weak.

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