A head gasket on a 2001 Dodge Stratus can break down due to engine overheating or detonation, according to an Exxon-Mobil website article, listed in the References section below. Head gasket replacement is a major job that requires a lot of time and patience to do. First, you need to flush the cooling system, which keeps the engine and head gasket in working order. Accessing the gasket requires disassembling some of the engine components. Should you decide to replace the gasket yourself, contact your local Dodge dealer or auto supply store to order a head gasket suitable for your model.
Things You’ll Need
Replacement head gasket, Socket wrench, Needle-nose pliers, Drain pan, Adjustable wrench, Commercial coolant, Distilled water, Putty knife, Funnel