The 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT is a more difficult car to maintain. The battery is difficult to reach and a problem to remove, as it is located behind the driver side front tire which you will have to remove in order to access it. This is far more complicated access than on any other models. You will have to remove a few bolts in order to take the bulb housing out for access to the headlight bulb. Other models make this access much easier. The engine air filter is more complicated to remove than on other models. You will need to remove a few bolts and fasteners for access, and these fasteners are tougher to disengage than usual.
Some things are easier to maintain on the 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT. The engine coolant reservoir is easily visible on this vehicle. This will allow you to check and replenish the fluid level more reliably. Checking the transmission fluid level is easy to do, as the fluid dipstick is easily accessible in the engine bay. Not every model includes this dipstick. Both the engine and interior fuse boxes are easy to access on this vehicle. You only have to remove one cover to access either set of fuses, allowing you to troubleshoot electrical problems easily.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.0L V6 Coupe
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6