We have the following in our family, all with the 2.4L DOHC engine: 1998 Dodge Stratus 2000 Chrysler Cirrus 2003 Dodge Stratus
In the owner's manuals, the 1998 Status and 2000 Cirrus call for the timing belt
to be changed at 105,000 miles for *normal* use. The 2003 Stratus specifies the
change at 90,000 miles.
The Gates Timing Belt Guide specifies the exact same information. It also shows
that the timing belt change for 2.4L DOHC engine in the 2003 PT Cruiser, and
2003 Chrysler Sebring to be 105,000 miles. It's the exact same engine, as I
For 2005 and later, the change interval goes back to 105,000 miles for the
Was there a reason for the difference on a 2003 & 2004 Dodge Stratus, or was it
just a misprint?
My 2003 Stratus is overdue for the belt change based on the owner's manual
recommendations. I am trying to determine if I should get it done now, or if I
can wait until 105,000 miles.
With our 1998 Status and 2000 Cirrus, the water pumps started leaking before the
belt change was specified, so the the belts were changed early.
- posted 7 years ago