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#3044 of 3457 2002 Dodge Intrepid Oil Sending Unit Problem
Jun 03, 2006 (5:23 pm)
Looks like I have the oil sending unit problem I have read so much about -- at least I hope that is all it is.
When the car gets hot on a hot day the oil light flickers at low RPMs -- it was at 700 RPMs, but now it is at 900-1000 RPMs.
I have read the posts about the TSB on this problem, but the TSB is from 1999, and I have not seen the year of cars that were having this problem. Is the TSB for all 2.7 L engines, or those built in 1999 and before?
Thanks for the help!
#3045 of 3457 Re: 2002 Dodge Intrepid Oil Sending Unit Problem [jmoore9]
Jun 03, 2006 (5:42 pm)
Have the oil pressure checked. Even if your model has the improved harness the sending unit could be bad. Not a big $$ repair. About $100 at a dealership. Good luck.
#3046 of 3457 Re: 2002 Dodge Intrepid Oil Sending Unit Problem [tkfitz]
Jun 03, 2006 (6:33 pm)
Thanks for the quick reply.
I went ahead and replaced the sending unit yesterday, but that did not solve the problem. I did not replace the wire though -- I am wondering if that is still applicable to 2002 models.
#3047 of 3457 Re: 2002 Dodge Intrepid Oil Sending Unit Problem [jmoore9]
Jun 04, 2006 (2:27 am)
Was the oil pressure good? Gotta start there!!!! Do not run the 2.7 with low pressure.
Jun 05, 2006 (5:09 am)
is a 2000, but it had the oil pressure problem. And the tsb wasn't for the sending unit itself, but for some kind of wiring problem that, when it gets hot, it gives it a false read. I do remember it had something to do with installing a vent so that the area that gets hot can cool better.
Back when I had the problem, the low pressure light would only come on at 500 rpm.
When I had this problem it really scared me because I have another car, a 1967 Pontiac Catalina, that used to have the same issue. But this car has an aftermarket oil pressure gauge installed, so when I saw the oil light flicker, the gauge itself verified it! And it would only do it when it was fully warmed up and the oil thinned out, and at low-rpm situations such as idling at a traffic light. In this case it was a simple fix; just put in a heavier oil and bump up the idle a bit. I think Pontiacs back then were known for idling slowly, but I think this one had been played with over the years, and was actually idling TOO slow. I guess it's a miracle it didn't stall out!
And nowadays, I guess it's NOT a good idea to just put in a heavier-weight oil!
#3049 of 3457 Turn Signal Issue
Jun 05, 2006 (10:51 am)
I noticed yesterday when I was driving home that my left turn signal wouldn't work with my headlights on. The turn signal just stayed on, and didn't blink. My right turn signal worked just fine. I got out and checked to see if I had a bulb out, and they were all fine. I shut off my headlights and the left turn signal started working again. Turn the lights on, it quits working. After I turned off my car and ran my errands, I came back out and it hasn't given me a moments problem. Do I have a bulb about to die, am I about to lose a fuse, is the turn signal flasher going out? Any suggestions?
#3050 of 3457 Re: new owner [painterdave72]
Jun 05, 2006 (12:58 pm)
So does anyone have any sugesstions??????Dave..
#3051 of 3457 Re: new owner [painterdave72]
Jun 05, 2006 (2:36 pm)
Sorry, but my expertise with electrical/electronic crap like that is negligible. I have an '85 Silverado that used to do something like that, and it turned out to be the ECU in the distributor getting overheated. It would sometimes take an hour or more to cool down though. And, well, Intrepids don't have distributors. Wait...did the first-generation models still use a distributor?
#3052 of 3457 Re: new owner [andre1969]
Jun 06, 2006 (5:07 am)
No it just has the spark box where the plug wires plug into...