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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
Jan 21, 2004 (5:30 pm)
I have a 2003 Dodge intrepid SE. I have a problem with it. At no certain speed, I have a high pitched whistle that sounds more like radio feedback (like when you put two walkie talkies together, or a PA system when your to close to the microphone). It is an intermittent problem, but appears to only rear its ugly head when the dealer doesn't have the automobile. I am open for suggestions. This is my third intrepid and I really like the cars and never had this problem. Please e-mail me.
Jan 21, 2004 (6:29 pm)
I finally got around to applying for insurance from Haggerty for my 79 Firebird. I answered the questions online but have to mail them certain things, ie. a picture of the car. The only catch is that they say the car has to be worth a min of 3,500. This is somewhat subjective. Do they ask to see the car or require a professional appraisal of the car? I put 3,500 in the blank because if I put less they would not accept the application. The cost is $92 compared to $400 I am now paying for the car. I can meet all the other requirements, except possibly this 3,500 amount. Well, maybe I can stuff 2,500 in the trunk!?
Jan 21, 2004 (6:34 pm)
you could probably get away with $3500, depending on how well the car shows up in pictures. That's all they ask for, is a couple decent pictures of the car. No appraisal, no inspection, etc. They might ask you if there has been any custom work done to the car (mainly major performance mods) but that's probably about it.
I have my Dart insured with them for $4,000, and honestly, I wouldn't give $1000 for it! Well, compared to some of the overpriced junk some people try to push at the Carlisle events, maybe I would...
Right now I'm debating on whether I want to insure my New Yorker with them as well, since it just became eligible on January 1.
Jan 21, 2004 (6:39 pm)
Does that noise, by any chance, occur when you roll one or both of the rear windows down, but leave the front windows up?
I've found that if you drop the rear windows but not the fronts, it'll set up a nasty resonance that'll split your ears in no time flat! And it gets worse the faster you go. First time I heard it, I didn't know what it was, but somehow it got my ears "in tune" to that sound, where I can hear it in other cars where previously I couldn't. To this very day, I can hear that resonance in any car that has rear windows that don't roll down all the way! Even my '89 Gran Fury, where they go down all but about an inch and a half, I can hear that damned resonance if I don't crack a front window!
#2178 of 3457 Andre........
Jan 22, 2004 (3:43 pm)
I received a call from Haggerty. My Firebird probably will not be considered since it looks like Haggerty is looking for a very good looking car. The problem with mine is that certain parts are painted in gray primer. I never got around to applying the final red paint, mostly due to lack of time and the cost of switching over to urethane paint. But it may be worthwhile to paint the primer areas this summer since the insurance cost will be considerably less than what I am paying now. Maybe I will just wait awhile before I send them the money and picture. What do you think?
#2179 of 3457 The Sunday edition of the local paper......
Jan 25, 2004 (1:52 pm)
has a picture of a new Dodge pickup (SRT-10) packed with the Viper motor. Its pretty fast, especially by 2.7 L Trep standards, as it does 0-60 in just over 5 seconds. How about an Intrepid with this motor? It would cut the Intrepids 0-60 time in half. Well, thats if the engine compartment grew by about a foot in length and height.
#2180 of 3457 Oil Pressure Light
Jan 26, 2004 (1:37 pm)
The oil pressure light comes on occasionally when the car is idling in Drive. Placing the car in Neutral or revving the engine makes the light go off. Iíve notice a few other posts on this site about oil pressure lights. Can anyone tell me about their experiences?
The car is a base model 2000 Intrepid with 85,000 miles on the car. The oil and filter have been changed every 3,000 miles.
Jan 27, 2004 (8:19 am)
Check out this link, for a TSB on the oil pressure light... 0patience "Technical Service Bulletins" Dec 12, 2003 8:24pm
My '00 did the same thing a few months back, and it started around the 83,000 mile mark. The dealer fixed it around mid-December, and it's never come on since.
When you take your car in for the repair though, make sure to tell them of the TSB (preferably, print it out for them). Otherwise, they'll probably try more expensive fixes first, instead of doing the TSB, which should be free.
#2182 of 3457 After Warranty Assistance (AWA)
Jan 27, 2004 (11:44 am)
I have been reading about After Warranty Assistance. This is offered to customers who pursue help in paying for repairs that are past the standard factory warranty period. Does any one know if Dodge offers such a program? And if so what are the requirements to be eligible?
#2183 of 3457 I dunno about AWA...
Jan 27, 2004 (3:09 pm)
but if a problem is covered under a TSB, isn't the repair still supposed to be free, even if the car is out of warranty?