Yes, it could. If the fluid contacts the spinning parts of the transmission, it could aerate. Air in the fluid will cause slipping and eventual failure.
It varies between year model and trim package and transmission. A 1996 Dodge Stratus with the base trim package weighs 3015 lbs. with an automatic transmission, and 2908 lbs. with a manual transmission. A 2006 Dodge Stratus with the SXT trim package and an automatic transmission weighs 3182 lbs.
You have to know whats wrong with the transmission before you can fix it.
Inside the pan.
Most automatic transmission fluids are affective in a 2001 Dodge Stratus. Valvoline and Red Line synthetic fluids are often recommended brands.
The 2005 Dodge Stratus was offered in a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. For those equipped with the 2.4L the 41TE automatic transmission capacity is 9.2 quarts.
Engine idling in park. Check level on stick.
Requires more information, what size is the engine and is it an automatic or manual transmission?
There is a sensor on the cam shaft that may be effecting things.