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#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.
#3392 of 3457 10 year anniversary...
Nov 09, 2009 (9:05 am)
November 6 marked the 10 year anniversary of the day I bought my '00 Trep. 11/6/99. 150,000 miles and still running well. 10 more years, and I can get historic tags for it here in Maryland!
#3393 of 3457 Re: 10 year anniversary... [andre1969]
Nov 11, 2009 (7:51 am)
"November 6 marked the 10 year anniversary of the day I bought my '00 Trep. 11/6/99. 150,000 miles and still running well. 10 more years, and I can get historic tags for it here in Maryland!"
I am coming up on the 11th anniversary of my '99 ES. Also about 150,000 miles. The only serious repair in all that time has been AC system.
#3394 of 3457 Re: 10 year anniversary... [andre1969]
Nov 12, 2009 (3:20 pm)
congratulations. Coming up on 10 years as well I think it is sometime Jan or Feb next year for us. This really has been a great car for us, Just a few minor repairs....trans speed sensors, oil sender harness-not at all bad for almost 95000 miles. All we have really done is the tires and brakes a couple times. Car now needs front brakes done again, the drivers side power door lock module, and possibly struts. I am debating putting the money into it, the car is not really worth anything. Also somewhat concerned with my wife driving a 10 year old car......But there is not really anything we have seen that compares well or offers an attractive alternative. Buick Lucerne??Lacrosse?? a Sable or a Taurus? Certainly not a Malibu or Impala!! We keep hopping back in our old Dodge and remarking how comfortable and spacious it is. Still runs and rides well too.
Too bad we cannot buy a new one again.
#3395 of 3457 Re: 10 year anniversary... [andre1969]
Nov 12, 2009 (3:22 pm)
Did you get the flickering oil pressure light fixed? Sensor?
#3396 of 3457 Re: 10 year anniversary... [tkfitz]
Nov 12, 2009 (5:09 pm)
I feel the same way. I have a 1998 Concorde with 84000 miles. It is a great car.
Last Spring the power steering lines were leaking. The leak was getting worse.
I could not find a new car that I liked. I then found a 2002 Intrepid with 6300 miles
which I bought. I also had the Concorde's power steering lines replaced and still
#3397 of 3457 Re: 10 year anniversary... [tkfitz]
Nov 12, 2009 (5:44 pm)
Oh, yeah, I forgot all about that oil pressure issue. Yeah, it was just a switch or sending unit or something like that. Cost $176 to fix.
The only truly major repair I had was early this year, when I blew up the a/c compressor. Totally my fault, as the system had a slow leak in it and I knew it. I was trying to nurse it through the winter, and was planning on fixing it once it got warm again. Unfortunately, one day in February when I was running the defroster, the compressor seized up, shredded, and did a good little number on the whole system. Cost $1300 to fix.
There really isn't anything new out there that excites me, at least, not in my price range. I do like the Pontiac G8, but don't want to pay that kind of money for a new car. At this point, I'm probably going to drive the Trep until something catastrophic goes on it. I also like the Altima and the new Ford Fusion, but I'd view either one as a bit of a step down from the Intrepid. I wish Chrysler had followed up the Intrepid/Concorde with a good replacement. The 300 and Charger are great, if you want to go all-out and get a Hemi, but for more everyday-type cars, I'm just not that wow'ed. Plus, with the Intrepid, the 2.7 is actually decent, but with the 300/Charger, they almost require the 3.5 if you want the thing to get out of its own way.
#3398 of 3457 Re: 10 year anniversary... [andre1969]
Nov 12, 2009 (7:11 pm)
Before buying the 2002 Intrepid last June I test drove a Chrysler 300 with a 2.7
several times. It was not a bad car, just smaller. When traveling I like the interior
room and additional trunk space of the Concorde/Intrepid. As you said The 300 and
Charger are great, I did also test drive a 300 hemi. It was much quieter, faster, and
had a nicer interior. A few years ago I drove a Charger with a 3.5. I thought that it
was a nice car.
#3399 of 3457 interpid keeps blowing fuses
Nov 12, 2009 (9:49 pm)
I bought a 98 intrepid 6cyl 2.7l, it had been sitting for a year because of a computer problem, i had the computer and battery replaced by a licenced mechanic, and they put a new inspection on it, i drove it for 10 minutes and instantly the signal lights stopped working, so we changed the fuse and they worked fine...then half an hour later the speedometer stopped working , and the PRNDL display wasnt working, we changed those fuses and it fixed that problem, then this evening the rear tail lights wouldnt work at all and we cant figure out what fuse it is...then to top it all off the battery light has come on, just like it was before i replaced the computer...Am I going to have to replace the computer again? Why do all these fuses keep malfunctioning?