24th May 2004, 16:03

When I came across this web page I was actually looking for an estimate on replacing my fuel pump for my '95 Dodge Avenger ES. I had to laugh to myself at the comments that I read. I have had the car for three yrs and have spent over $3,000 in repairs. Within the first month of having it I replaced the 02 censor after that it was EGR valve. I've had everything from struts, berrings and hub assemblies for all 4 tires, spark plugs and wires countless times, water pump, exhaust, door handles breaking off and a possessed alarm, broken locks to rusting doors to an engine light that comes and goes to the ABS light that's been on for a year and a half, the inside of the drivers door rattles and my window is off track and ready to fall down... Will someone please tell me when it ends and how I can ditch this car on someone else?!

17th Jun 2004, 13:43

I own a 1996 Dodge avenger es with 74000 mi. I've never had a problem with it until now. Stalling while driving and starting when it feels like it. The computer showed no errors. We just had a new distributor put in, stalled again, so the mechanic replaced it with another new one. It ran great for 2 days then stalled 4 times on the way back to the mechanic. He's going for a new computer, but I have my doubts about this. If anyone has any ideas about what the problem could be please let me know. I love my car. I think it must be something simple because it runs so great between stalls.

18th Jun 2004, 18:14

After much stalling and not starting, 2 new distributors and almost a new computer, my mechanic found the problem with my Avenger to be a 29.00 crank position sensor. I hope this helps others with this problem. It sure was a nightmare to figure out.

8th Jul 2004, 23:24

Yeah well I have many minor problems with my 1998 but I think I finally blew the Transmission tonight on the way to the cottage haha, but... 228000 KMs on it so I have to say it has been alright.

30th Jul 2004, 18:51

I am working a on a v6 97 avenger that won't start. I have changed the fuel pump, spark plugs and wires. and tried a crank sensor. I don't want to get the distributor yet cause it's so expensive. It has fuel the the fuel rail the injectors are pulsing and it has spark. the timing belt is fine. if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

12th Sep 2004, 10:44

As of September 19th of 2003 I have owned a 97 Dodge Avenger ES. Overall the car is beautiful though I have had many problems. Others have commented on the alarm and door locks not working correctly, which I have also experienced. In the time that I have owned the car I have replaced both front hub assemblys, and one driver's side rear hub assemblies. The front brakes have also went which is common to wear and tear, same with the nice $825.00 clutch kit when that went out. :-/ One other problem I had was a rod bearing went on the car which I needed a new 4cyl engine. The total was $4613.23 for a Jasper engine. Sorry, but I advise anyone buying this type of car to have a lot of spare cash laying around...

1st Oct 2004, 17:00

I have a '97 Avenger with 120,000 miles, and very few problems. So far I've only replaced the clutch and the timing belt, unfourtunately these are pricey repairs, but nothing too serious.

It stalled once, but when I cleaned and tightened the battery connections it started and is working well.

Currently I am having a problem with, I think, the gas pump, when I try to accelerate it has little power and hesitates. If you have had this problem, do you mind tossing in your two cents?

9th Dec 2004, 14:02

I have a 1995 aveng i4 with 137000 km's. I too am having the infamous stalling problem (every time I come to a stop or slow down to under 20km/h). Some days it behaves fine some time it doesn't. I have been having this intermittent prob for a couple of years now, but lately it has been stalling on me quite frequently. the last time this happened I had the throttle body cleaned and I think that was around 80000 km so I think it just needs a good cleaning again. thanks for all the other comments I good to know I'm not the only one going insane!

9th Jan 2005, 20:54

I have a 1997 Dodge Avenger. My car has 105,900 miles. I am currently experiencing the "famous" stalling problem. I've had the distributor changed, the mapping sensor, the crank shaft sensor, new plugs, new belts, new fuel pump and the problem has not gone away. I am very disappointed with Dodge products, having bought and sold a 1997 Dodge Gran Caravan Sport because of problems with it as well. I will never buy another Dodge product again. And from reading every post on this thread, no resolution to this fault.

16th Mar 2005, 12:41

I have a 1997 Dodge Avenger ES, it has 163,000 miles on it, but still runs great. The only problems I've had are the door handle on the drivers side breaking off. Also when I put the air conditioner on, the front interior of the car starts to vibrate the hood and makes a rattle noise. One thing it has been doing is it makes a clicking noise when you turn it on, but when driving a while with the engine, the noise begins to fade away. The noise looks like its coming from the injectors or inside block. I still don't know what this is, if you have the similar problem and know what it is, please email me at hypnotic4u007@yahoo.com what it is, or post a comment.

24th Aug 2005, 14:05

I have a 97 avenger with 110,000 miles on it. I call it the money pit.

31st Oct 2005, 12:18

OK here we go!! To those having a stalling problem, check your idle air control valve, it is only 50 bucks at auto zone, very easy to replace, also, for all taking your cars to the dealer, STOP, take it to autozone or advanced, and they will tell you the problem for free, or atleast give you a code, to look up the problem, that will save you atleast 65 dollars at the dealer. I bought my avenger with 127,00 miles on it for 1300 bucks, and the stalling started, though I changed my idle air control valve, and now all is good, knock on wood.. let me know what you think RIck.

1st Nov 2005, 11:53

Mine is a 97 with around 120,000 miles on it. I have only owned about it about two months. I have already spent about $400 on repairs. The steering wheel seemed to have a mind of it's own. It would vibrate badly and move back and forth. The car lot I bought it from said it was the rotors and replaced them free of charge. Well that didn't take care of the problem and so I took it to the Dodge dealership. Though the car is really a Mitsubishi. They ended up machining the brand new rotors which seemed to help the problem a little. In the end it was a bad tire. I ended up having a flat on my way to work one morning and since the new tire has been on the steering has been 110% better. No more bad vibrating and shaking back and forth. Replacing the tire cost $211. Unreal.That's not all. My automatic door lock on the passenger side doesn't work. If I want it locked I have to manually do it. I fixed it a one point playing around with the locks, but now I can't get it work again. On top of that my check engine light came on today. What else is gonna go wrong. Guess I bought piece of crap. I let the looks fool me. Oh, and my headlights have that film too. Sucks doesn't it.