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#2191 of 3457 wristpin broke at 75000 on 2.7l 2000 dodge intrepid
Jan 31, 2004 (12:56 am)
BROKEN WRISTPIN Please let me know if anyone has had the wristpin that holds the rod to the piston break in the 2.7L dodge intrepid. Chrysler NOT helpful even after 2 mechanics say this should not have happened on this engine. Have maintaned excellent care of this vehicle and now its worth nothing!I loved my Intrepid but am so disappointed with dodge/chrysler.Cannot even get a salvaged engine because noone wants to touch this problem. Several salvage yards say this is way too common w/ this engine. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!! PLEASE HELP WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS.
Jan 31, 2004 (6:11 pm)
way too common eh...
i've never heard of any 2.7l problems...and i personally know a guy who works on cars at large local chrysler dealership...
#2193 of 3457 It's kinda funny...
Jan 31, 2004 (6:42 pm)
but everybody I've ever talked to *in person* says what a fine engine the 2.7 is. I've never heard a mechanic or anybody at all say anything bad about it, other than it's a bit overmatched in bigger cars, especially when you start loading it up towards its GVWR!
The internet is the only place I've heard of any problems. First sludging, and then this wrist-pin thingie. Now I'm not saying this kind of stuff *can't* happen, but I just don't think it happens all that often. I think the internet just tends to catastrophize things.
Jan 31, 2004 (7:31 pm)
you got that right, andre...
notice how many folks on edmunds alone don't post anything until they have a problem(?) to report...!
Jan 31, 2004 (10:16 pm)
That's not unusual, as you probably know. Most folks who aren't having difficulties and aren't avid automotive enthusiasts don't think to look up an internet message board to make note of the fact that they aren't having difficulties and aren't automotive enthusiasts.
There is no issue with the fact that there are some who only come here when they are having a problem. After all, trying to help folks with whatever problems they may be having is certainly one of the reasons we're here. And I'm sure we all enjoy being able to help folks who are here looking for assistance.
#2196 of 3457 just out of curiosity...
Feb 01, 2004 (6:11 am)
does anybody know about what a used 2.7 out of a junkyard wreck would cost? It's been about 2 years since I've been to my local junkyard, which specializes in Mopars, but when I was there, they must've had at least 15-20 2nd-gen LH cars. All of 'em were front-end hits. Some had the engines pulled out, some didn't.
Main reason I'm wondering, I guess, is that my '00 Trep has about 89,000 miles on it now. While it's still running fine, anything can happen as a vehicle ages. I wonder, at this point, if the engine blew, would it be worth it to have a used engine thrown in, or just junk the car? I might call the junkyard tomorrow just out of curiosity, and ask for an estimate.
Back in '98, I bought an '89 Gran Fury from a shop that specializes in refurbished police cars. At the time, they told me that if the 318 went out in it, they could put in another used one for about $1,000. And another used tranny, in the unlikely event that it would fail (Mopar RWD trannies were tought back then), would only be about $300 to swap in another used one.
I guess those days are long gone though, even for used components!
#2198 of 3457 It may be interesting........
Feb 01, 2004 (2:23 pm)
to visit some other forums, like Accord or Camry or even Ford Crown Vic, to see if there are as many complaints about engines. I am not trying to pick favorites here, but these cars get good reviews when it comes to reliable, long lasting engines. And most junkyards will tell you that a Toyota, Honda or Ford engine is worth a lot more than Chrysler engines. Plus this may be more exciting that watching the Superbowl, at least from my perspective!
Feb 01, 2004 (8:23 pm)
You might try EBay motors parts.
#2200 of 3457 Emale...Andre1969...PatHost...
Feb 02, 2004 (8:04 am)
Emale and Andre1969...you are absolutely correct in your assertations--particularly in this forum. We know that folks exist whose sole motivation is to make certain manufacturers and their products appear worse than they are..
Of course people who have no "beef" might not use these forums until a problem appears. That being said..we should help people who are having concerns. In this particular instance, we've often made these recommendations--and then hear NOTHING from the poster. Obviously one should consult their regional Chrysler rep with the concern--AND--investigate the Lemon Laws in their state as well as the Better Business Bureau.
Lastly...Emale and Andre--you are correct. Two service managers that I know personally have no record of such problems with the 2.7 and have found it to be one of the most problem-free engines.