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#3169 of 3457 installing engine
Sep 18, 2007 (8:56 pm)
I have installed a 2.7L engine into a 1999 Dodge Intrepid,the company I purchased the engine from said this engine was out of a 1999 Intrepid, couldn't get the car to start, pull the cam sensor out that came with the engine an had the dealership search out the part #, turns out the engine came out of a 2003-2004 Dodge Stratus same size engine 2.7L, Question is can I still make this engine work in this car and what do I have to change out to do so.
#3170 of 3457 Engine Serial Number
Sep 19, 2007 (3:48 pm)
I have a 2001 Chrysler Intrepid (ON, Canada). Recently my engine was replaced by a Chrysler recondition engine by dealer due to bad pistons that the garage was not able to replace due to the unavailability of spares .
1) Could somebody advise if the reconditioned came with a new timing belt?
2) Where can I find the S/N number on the engine( It is a 3.2)? Who could tell me about the history of the engine (mileage, age etc..). Garage say they don't know.
#3171 of 3457 Re: Does anybody else... [andre1969]
Sep 19, 2007 (9:10 pm)
I have always referred to it as hazing or crayzing. If you go to the local boat store they sell a Plexiglass/plastic cleaner. Depending on how bad yours is you may want to apply it with a buffer. Be careful though a high speed buffer can generate enough heat to melt the plastic if you leave it in one place long enough. If that isn't strong enough try wet sanding it with 2000 grit sandpaper. Then apply the plexiglass cleaner. Somebody told me thats how they polish the windshields on aircraft. It worked well on my headlights.
#3172 of 3457 Re: installing engine [msauto]
Sep 19, 2007 (9:29 pm)
I dont have enough experience with the 2.7 to say for sure, but 1998-2003 I dont believe there were any major changes to the 2.7. As far as Stratus vs Intrepid I would guess there might be some differences but they should be external... motor mounts, a/c, power steering pump
#3173 of 3457 Harmonic Ballancer
Sep 19, 2007 (9:38 pm)
I have pulled the heads and replaced the valve seals but now its time to reinstall the harmonic ballancer. I cant find an installer that has the correct bolt size and thread pattern. Any and all help is appreciated.
#3174 of 3457 Re: installing engine [roger924]
Sep 20, 2007 (6:07 am)
My concern is the calibration of the Cam position sensor and the Crank position sensor,and if it is compatible with the ecm that is in the Intrepid or am I wasting my time trying to make this engine work, the engine is installed already and all external components fit right in place just like from the factory no modifications were required,if you or anyone has a good contact person I could talk to would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.
#3175 of 3457 Re: installing engine [msauto]
Sep 20, 2007 (6:44 pm)
It does not make sense from an engenering stand point to change the ECM from model to model. It also does not make sense to change the Crank or Cam sensor from model to model. Again I am not an expert but functionally a 2.7 is a 2.7 regardless of the model.
Sep 21, 2007 (7:17 am)
I found out after some phone calls yesterday that Dodge did increase size of the cam shaft and the heads 2002 or later year models for better lubrication which they say was for performance and not for the engine problems so many people have reported having, if they did change the size of the cam they had to change the sensor and contact I am now following up on this, any info you might have on this aspect of it would help, Thanks.
#3177 of 3457 Dunno if this is true or not...
Sep 21, 2007 (11:34 am)
but I heard they had to do something to the 2.7 to make it fit transversely into the Stratus/Sebring. I think it had something to do with cutting part of the block or head to make it fit, and in doing so it messed with the oil passages, or perhaps the coolant passages, and made the engine more prone to running hot and sludging.
Hopefully this is just hearsay, although I have heard that Stratus/Sebring 2.7's were more prone to sludging than 2.7 Concordes and Intrepids.
#3178 of 3457 Need help with Oxygen Sensor
Sep 26, 2007 (5:58 pm)
I was told today that I had a problem with My Oxygen Sensor 1 and I can't seem to find anyone that can tell me where the darn thing is located on my car. I was also told it was Bank one. Can anyone tell me where it is located on my car? Is it located under the hood or is it under the car? Help!!!!!
a Woman in trouble.