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Aug 10, 2016, 2:21 PM

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Hi. Im a first time car owner with a 2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan. My problems started when I forgot to put fluids into my car. Ever since my RPM surges up then back down when I accelerate, jerking slightly. My steering wheel is shaky/vibration. Rattling noises from underneath the car (Could be rotors but I doubt it). The drive is a little more bouncy. I don't know if this has anything to do with it but I'm having multiple leaks underneath my car (not a lot). Also, I found metal debris when changing my oil filter. And after my fuel pump was fixed my gas gage stopped reading accuratly. Please help!!

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Aug 10, 2016, 2:33 PM

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Scan for codes especially if ck eng light is OFF. Post all codes someone will advise. The SCAN is FREE at many auto part stores.

likely fuel pump install related to gauge issue,

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Aug 10, 2016, 2:37 PM

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Thanks for the quick response.
No codes came back, instead, suggested maintance:

Inspect Air filter
Inspect Exhaust System
Inspect PCV System
Replace accessory Drive belts
Replace Engine Air filter.
My mechanic said these aren't the issues to my problem. I don't know how accurate he is though.

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Aug 10, 2016, 2:56 PM

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He's looking for things that HE benefits from, not you.


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