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#3057 of 3457 Need help/recommendation
Jun 10, 2006 (5:04 pm)
I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid with about 110k miles on it. I brought it into my local dealership over 2 months ago because of overheating. After a week in the shop, a service rep told me that during the process of trying to fix my car, they destroyed the engine and they are going to fix the car for free.
Now check this out. The last time I had an engine replaced (in a different car) it only took 2 weeks to get my car back -- and the car was fixed in "Grandpa's Automechanic Shop". This car, my 2K Intrepid is at a Chrysler/Dodge dealer. I brought it in 2 months ago anf they're still giving me excuses why the car is not ready.
Folks, I suspect fraud or something else has happened to the car and they are not telling me the truth. What would you recommend?
#3058 of 3457 Re: Need help/recommendation [phardy]
Jun 11, 2006 (3:40 pm)
What kind of excuses are they giving you? The main reason I can think of that they're taking so long is because it's on their dime. The reason they're not expediting it is because it's not profitable for them to do so. They might be pushing your job aside to make way for other jobs that bring in money.
A few years back, my uncle needed the transmission in his '97 Silverado rebuilt, by the dealer, under an extended warranty he bought. I'd say it took them at least a month. His tranny went out again a few months ago, out of warranty. We had a local shop rebuild it, and I think they had it out in two days!
#3059 of 3457 Re: Need help/recommendation [phardy]
Jun 13, 2006 (7:19 pm)
I take it you did not get a loaner??
I would talk to a manager...might be best to use your car as a credit on a different car. Better a new car than something they threw back together to get you out the door. I cannot believe they are admitting they ruined a
motor on an older car with 110000. Have that in writing??
#3060 of 3457 Re: Need help/recommendation [andre1969]
Jun 15, 2006 (5:29 am)
They've given me all kinds of excuses. Most of them were:
"We're waiting for parts.", "We're waiting for parts.", "We're waiting for parts."
Now it's "the check engine light came on and discovered that "x" sensor went bad." "The check engine light came on and discovered that "y" sensor went bad." "We'll have it to you by Monday.", "We'll have it to you by "Wednesday.", "We had to order another part and it should be here tomorrow.", (two days later) "We just ordered the part and it should be here tomorrow."
Excuse after excuse after excuse.
#3061 of 3457 Re: Need help/recommendation [tkfitz]
Jun 15, 2006 (5:33 am)
Their "policy" states that they don't provide loaners but they're willing to give me "service credit." No comment comment on that.
I've spent lots of money on rentals already and cannot afford them anymore so I'm stuck with public transportation in the meantime and it's really become a serious problem. My wife and I came up with an idea and I'll fill you in on it once we try it.
Jun 18, 2006 (1:05 am)
I everyone. I am new to this whole forum thing so please bear with me. I have a 2000 intrepid with somewhere around 130k miles on it. I just picked it up from a used car lot about 2 months ago. So far I have had to replace the fuel pump. Now I'm having to replace rod bearings, oil pump, timing chain,passenger window motor,and the lock on the driver side because some punk decided the 4 cd's on the back seat were worth jamming a screwdriver into to get them. I have recently moved to Texas from Florida to start my own business. One in which I do alot of driving (around 200 miles a day). Provided I have a working vehicle to do it in. The good thing is a bought an extended warranty when I got the car, and it covers the motor and drive train so that ends up working out I guess. I do like the car though. It rides great, handles alot better than I thought it was going to considering it's size, and I'm averaging 26 miles to gallon. That's with driving about 40 miles on the highway then finishing the remaining fuel in the tank stopping in front of houses all day. I do home inspections for mortgage companies by the way.
So if anyone has any ideas on anything I can do to get more power and or gas mileage please let me know.
Jun 25, 2006 (10:31 am)
well i had my car fixed.. I had a shop do an engine diagnosis and it was the cam postion sensor.. that is why the car kept stalling out for no reason.. the sensor is about 100 dollars though.. now it runs well again..Dave.
Jul 07, 2006 (10:09 pm)
On my 1997 Intrepid ES when you turn on the lights only the highlights come on. i cant get normal lights at all. any suggestions? i think its an eletrical problem but not shure.
#3065 of 3457 Squealing belts 1998 Intrepid
Jul 11, 2006 (7:21 am)
When the A/C triggers on, the belts seem to squeal very loudly. We have tried the belt dressing on the belts to no avail. Any ideas??
#3066 of 3457 Re: 1998 Intrepid -- blower problems [4ducks]
Jul 11, 2006 (7:27 am)
Recently, my Intrepid began blowing on high all the time. It even blows on high when you turn the a/c unit off. Any ideas? Maybe a relay or a resistor? Thanks!
In addition to the above, there is also a high pitch noise when driving. Another problem that started is that you have to jiggle the key in order to make to blower start (windows also don't work if blower doesn't come on). Any ideas???? Don't want to spend a fortune at a shop if there is something else I can try!