Here you can find information regarding repairs to the Dodge Stratus rear end system. These repairs include the
rear control arms installation, the rear swaybar information and bolt torque specs,
the rear diff fluid change procedures, and the rear end watts system installation. All of these repairs and
procedures include in depth details on how to perform the replacement and or repair. They
also contain all the detailed torque specs needed for each bolt involved in the repair.
Rear Wheel Hub Torque Specs
The Stratus rear wheel hub is held to the vehicle much like the front wheel hubs. There are 4 bolts which torque into nuts that
hold the hub onto the rear wheel suspension. To remove these bolts and the hub assembly you will first need to jack up the vehicle and
remove the braking system from the corresponding side of the vehicle. Once out of the way you can remove the bolts by using the access
holes on the hub plate itself. Be sure to hold the nuts on the other end with a wrench. Once all 4 have been removed you can then remove
the rear hub assembly and place a new part into its place. The 4 bolts can be torqued down to 125 ft-lbs.
To replace the rear struts on a Dodge Stratus you will need to remove the sets of bolts/nuts located at the bottom
and top of the strut. The rear struts single lower bolt can be accessed from underneath the vehicle by removing the tire.
The 2 upper nuts which hold the strut to the frame can be accessed from the inside of the car inside the trunk.
Once removed the old strut can easily be removed from the vehicle. When installing the new
part reverse the procedure and tighten up the lower bolt to 80 ft-lbs and then the upper nuts to 35 ft-lbs.