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#3382 of 3457 Re: Dodge Intrepid "vmode" [ebvb]
Aug 04, 2009 (9:25 am)
Sorry, it DOES NOT QUALIFY: (Info accessed at 1:22 PM, August 4, 2009)
Info from web site copied DIRECTLY below: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/CarsResult1.jsp?column=1&id=13626
Select Your Trade-in Vehicle
Model Year: 1997
Automatic 4-spd, 6 cyl, 3.5 L, Regular Gasoline, (FFS) , VMODE CLKUP
Engine Size 3.5 L
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Options (FFS), VMODE CLKUP
Vehicle Category Passenger Car
Combined MPG 19
Qualifies for CARS? No. Your trade-in must have a Combined MPG rating of 18 MPG or less to qualify.
#3383 of 3457 Re: Dodge Intrepid "vmode" [rdr3]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:49 pm)
So VMODE makes it qualify for 1996 but makes it not qualify for 1997? Can anyone make sense of this?
#3385 of 3457 Re: Love my 2000 Intrepid [ricemaroni]
Aug 12, 2009 (5:02 am)
Rice: Do you have a 2.7L or 3.2L? I have a 1999 3.2. I bought it new. Now with 142,000 miles. 3000 miles (religiously) oil changes and about every 25000 transmission fluid and filter changes (make sure they use ATF4!). I've been using Purolator Pure One filters only.
Highway mileage is great on these cars.
#3386 of 3457 Re: Uh-oh...oil pressure light. [andre1969]
Sep 11, 2009 (1:47 am)
just bought another used intrepid with a 2.7...why i dont know but anyway after adding or changing oil, the 2.7's are touchy on the oil level...half quart over or under will trigger the light at idle and a tiny touch of gas will turn it off...check oil, ill bet you have to add a quart or drain one
Sep 11, 2009 (1:56 am)
1st was a 98 2.7 burned oil and after 10k got an intermediate knock at idle, (garage didnt know what was cause a knock to come and go) now i have a 2001 and is starting to burn oil, i know there is top end trouble and sludge with these motors but im wondering if anybody knew exactly what is going on cuz im willing to bet that in 10k i will get that knock in this motor too... just incase i picked up a 98 for parts (good motor) but wondering if a 98 will fit a 2001, i think there is a bit of screwing around with the EGR but not sure...ANY COMMENTS PLEASE!!!!
#3388 of 3457 Re: Painting TPO Fascia & Bumpers [bvreeland]
Sep 11, 2009 (2:16 am)
you probably got the car painted by now but just thought id add... i used a TPO adhesion promoter then as soon as it was tacky sprayed on the match color paint (made by napa and peridot sales where im to) then 2 clear coats and i cant tell the difference in the rest of the car
#3390 of 3457 2002 Dodge Itrepid
Nov 06, 2009 (5:30 am)
Good Morning Everyone!!!!!!!
I have a 2002 Intrepid 2.7 with 113000 miles and the car runs fairly well. I am now starting to encounter some of the problems that i have been reading here. I am experiencing the engine oil light that is flickering when I am idol. I checked the oil stick and the oil level was normal but my check engine light came on.
I looked up the codes on my check engine light and I got the following: P0440&P0441 now I replaced the purge solenoid but someone told me I have a leak somewhere in the evap system.... I guess when it rains it pours need help!!!!!!!!!!Now would the TSB cover the oil light flickering problem?
#3391 of 3457 Re: 2002 Dodge Itrepid [intrepid0]
Nov 06, 2009 (8:34 pm)
Lots of people complain about oil sludge build up and timing chain tensioner failure. If it was me I would drain the oil replace it with transmission fluid start the car and let it idle for awhile. then drian the transmission fluid change the filter and fill with oil. Oil sludge can clog passage ways and reduce oil pressure.
As for the other issues I am not sure.