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#2902 of 3457 Re: 2000 INTREPID...WATER IN CAR??? [edtb]
Oct 24, 2005 (8:56 am)
2001 Dodge Intrepid has water leaking onto the floor of driverís side of car. The car was taken to the Luther Brookdale Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealership. They said a gromet around the shift cable was out of position causing water to leak. They said they repositioned the shift cable gromet. Water is still leaking onto the floor of driverís side of car. The car was taken back to the Luther Brookdale Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealership. They said that they were unable to locate the water leaking problem. They said to take the car to an auto body shop.
#2903 of 3457 Re: Bow-Tie Bushing Vibration [jmoore9]
Nov 11, 2005 (9:37 am)
I have never heard of a bow tie bushing and I have done a bunch of front end work on different vehicles. Rebuilt the entire front end of a 4x4 Suburban last summer. It sounds like a Chevy part I have a 1999 Intrepid and would like to know about this. Can you find out where it is and what it does.
#2904 of 3457 Re: Andre [marsha7]
Nov 11, 2005 (10:18 am)
I don't think that 210K miles and 11 years is by any means out of the question. Maybe I'm unrealistic, but I expect mine to do that with ease. Actually, at the current rate, it won't have 210K on it at 11 years. Now at nearly 7 years and only 103K.
My neighbor just traded in his 99 3.2 ES with fewer than 50K miles on it because it was not good to tow behind his new motor home. He bought himself a new Malibu Maxx--v6 because it is so easy to hook up for the towing. I didn't ask him what the problem was with the Intrepid, maybe because the front end is so low.
His Intrepid was just like mine, except dark gray leather interior rather than tan. If I were looking for a used car, I would go take a look at that one. In the same amount of time, I put 103K miles on mine.
Enjoy the ride!
#2905 of 3457 Re: Andre [smithed]
Nov 12, 2005 (2:50 pm)
I have a 99 ES, no leather, 6years 2 months and 66K miles. The only thing that I do not like about this car is that it really does not like to downshift, for example, going up a hill. Is this a characteristic other owners observe and is it the same for 2.7 L cars. I have a 95 Suburban which downshift beautifully and my wife has a 2005 Pacifica with the 3.5 L which also downshifts dramatically better than my Intrepid. I am guessing that the Intrepids were set up this way for improved mileage. I have the autostick which is what I use on some particularly egreagous hills, but I should not have to. Any comments?
#2906 of 3457 As I traded my 2000 Intrepid
Nov 12, 2005 (8:02 pm)
in, end of lease, this past January, almost 11 months ago, and I have been lurking and posting since then, I believ it is time to bid you good people adieu, as I doubt I have much to offer anymore...the car is discontinued, but I hope all of yours last at least 200K with no repairs except oil changes and tires... ...
If anybody truly misses me, I can be found on numerous topics, like auto insurance, uninsured motorists insurance, Ford Crown Vic, Dodge Ram 1500, and others...
Thanks for the comraderie, and I wish you the best...
As John McLaughlin would say..."Bye-Bye!!!"...
Nov 13, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Help!!! My friend's '00 ES keeps dying! Turn the key, and... absolutely NOTHING!! We have had the car to a Dodge dealership, and they told him there were 2 fuses burnt out, but nothing to do with the problem. Load tested the battery, checked the output of the alternator... ect, ect.
Got the car back a week and a half ago, ran fine for all this time, now... same problem!!
If ANYONE has had similar problems, or a solution, We would really appreciate any help!!!
#2908 of 3457 Re: Andre [fljoslin]
Nov 14, 2005 (8:04 am)
Fljoslin, I have the 2.7, and it seems pretty quick to downshift to me. It's also a bit too quick to upshift too, though, which seems to keep it out of its peak power range sometimes.
I have driven a few 3.5 cars, both Intrepids and Magnums, and the 4-speed there seemed more sluggish to me. On upshifting, it seemed like it would kind of pause a moment as it went through the gears. And it did seem a bit more reluctant to downshift.
I always thought Chrysler did that because the trannies were weak, and to keep them from shredding they'd find a way to "lose" some of the power between the engine and the wheels! I don't know if fuel economy really has much to do with it. My '00 was EPA-rated at 20/29, which isn't bad, but not exactly stellar nowadays.
#2909 of 3457 Re: Andre [andre1969]
Nov 14, 2005 (9:27 am)
Thanks for the reply. My ES seems to get into 3 rd gear very quickly (< 10 mph) but won't shift into 4th until about 37-40 mph. There is little problem in 3rd gear or below because of the torque available from the engine. Once it gets into 4th gear it really does not want to come out of it. Cruise control works fine and will get it to shift to maintain speed, but if you are not using cruise control it feels as if you have to push the pedal to the floor to maintain speed. This is more than an annoyance in my opinion since it is not good for the engine to "lug" up a hill in too low a gear. This car was like this from the factory and the transmission works fine in every other way, is very smooth and I believe shifts appropriately. I vaguely recollect when I bought this car something about an "adaptive" transmission which learns how the driver drives and optimizes shift conditiond. Was that a bunch of crap or was it true and is there something that I can do to change my driving style to change this? This characheristic of the car is more aggravating than it has been in the past since I live at the top of a hill where the speed limit is 35 mph. Usually you end up doing about 37 mph which is right where the car shifts into 4th and then it does not want to come out of that gear even though it should.
#2910 of 3457 Re: 2000 INTREPID...WATER IN CAR??? [anet]
Nov 16, 2005 (6:41 pm)
I have the same exact poblem. Water leaks onto the floor, drivers side during heavy rains. I can't figure out where it is coming in from. (2001 Dodge Intrepid) This needs to be fixed soon as it will surly rot the floor boards. Did you find the source of your leak??
#2911 of 3457 Re: 2000 INTREPID...WATER IN CAR??? [dltaillefer]
Nov 16, 2005 (7:21 pm)
I have the same freeking problem with my 2001 Intrepid SE. Water pools on the driver side floor. No idea where it is coming in from. My local dealership said they 'may' be able to fix it for around $150.