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#2906 of 3457 As I traded my 2000 Intrepid
Nov 12, 2005 (9:02 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 (4:36 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 (9:04 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 (10:27 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 (7:41 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 (8:21 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.
Nov 17, 2005 (8:44 am)
do find out where these water leaks are coming from, please let me know! My 2000 Intrepid hasn't experienced this problem, but I'm really curious about it.
BTW, with you guys having the water leaks, do your cars have sunroofs by any chance? I've heard that sometimes the little drains for the sunroof can get clogged and leak into the car. I think most sunroof cars end up draining the water down the A-pillar.
Another possibility, but remote...do you guys park in places where you get a lot of leaves and other junk from the trees falling on your cars? This isn't a common problem anymore as fresh air intakes are usually protected better and placed better, but back in the day, the drains from those fresh air intakes would get clogged, and water would run into the passenger compartment. Just ask any Dodge Dart owner...they'd be intimate with this problem!
#2913 of 3457 Re: If you guys... [andre1969]
Nov 17, 2005 (3:43 pm)
No sunroof here. Also, i checked my air intakes and no cloggage visable. I just had to soak water up from the driver side floorboard yet again. Very troubling. Anyone out there find out where thier leaks are coming from?? I was out in the rain last night with flashlight trying to find out where it is coming in from ... no luck.
#2915 of 3457 Howdy gang....been awhile....
Nov 19, 2005 (6:53 am)
since I touched base in here. My 2000 ES is still doing well. The only "new" repair was a tie rod that needed replacing. This week my Intrepid officially turned "6". I'm just shy of 127,000 miles and will probably add another 1500 miles before the holiday season is over. When the tie rod work was done, the dealer recommended changing the struts within the next year. They aren't leaking and will pass inspection, but he suggested that by 130K miles, they've done their duty. I tend to agree. Perhaps the biggest hit my car has taken is appearance. The ubiquitous chips and scuffs on the front end and hood from winters and serious highway mileage.
Every other week I consider getting a new vehicle but end up enjoying the lack of a payment and decreased insurance costs. Even if I did get a new car, I'd likely keep her because her value as a second/winter car exceeds her trade in value. Hope all is well and happy holidays...