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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
#3418 of 3457 Re: Fuel leaking [lipstix30]
Dec 16, 2009 (5:59 pm)
The fuel pump is probably right in the tank-that is the usual spot in most modern cars. That being said, gas does catch on fire rather easily. If not sure what you are looking at I would get the car towed to a competant mechanic. Fuel pumps are usually on anytime the ignition is on, gas sprayed on the exhaust system or anything hot can be deadly. To the car at the very least. Why take a chance?
#3420 of 3457 Re: It's all in the past now... [tkfitz]
Dec 25, 2009 (4:46 pm)
Thanks, it seems to be a pretty good car so far. I still miss my Intrepid, though! It's pretty quick with the supecharged 3.8, although for some reason I thought it would be faster. Maybe because it's a bigger, heavier car than the Intrepid? Also, it doesn't rev nearly as high as the Intrepid did, and I'm sure it has more insulation and stuff, so perhaps all that just conspires to make it feel slower than it is?
I think my Intrepid handled better. This Park Ave bounces around a lot more than the Trep did, although it never feels unstable. And while it pretty much silences most of the smaller bumps in the road, it doesn't seem to handle the big ones any better than the Trep did. And when you consider the price points of the cars, I think the Intrepid's interior was a more valiant effort. Just little things, like the pop-out cupholder in the Trep versus this flimsy thing that folds out of the center armrest on the Park Ave. Or the Trep's bigger glovebox and deeper door pockets. Or even the trunk struts on the Trep, versus the mammoth, luggage-crunching gooseneck hinges on the Park Ave. Oh, and when you pop the Park Ave's trunk open, better make sure nobody's standing over it, because it'll knock them out as it flies open to a 90 degree angle. And you can't keep it down either, unless you totally close it. Great for rainy weather.
But, I'm nitpicking for the most part. It's still a nice car, and I'm happy with it so far. I just still miss my Intrepid!
Jan 16, 2010 (3:07 pm)
I need to swap my 2.7 out for a 3.2. I would like to know what kind of mileage these 3.2s are lasting for. Three of the five 3.2 engines in Washington state have 135k on them. Are these 200 or 250k engines, or am I going to end up replacing the engine again in a few thousand miles. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
#3422 of 3457 Re: 3.2 longevity [bubaluphagus]
Jan 16, 2010 (7:00 pm)
I have a 1999 Intrepid which I bought new in June 2000. Now has 162K miles and I'm driving it from Denver to LA next week. I wish they still made them. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
#3423 of 3457 low oil pressure light
Apr 12, 2010 (9:11 am)
I have a 1996 Intrepid with a 3.5L. After driving for about 20-30 minutes the low oil pres. light will come on when I apply the brakes to stop, it goes out upon acceleration. (oil level is good, oil changed every 3000 miles) Any ideas?
#3424 of 3457 Re: low oil pressure light [grant74]
Apr 12, 2010 (3:34 pm)
Hi Grant assuming the oil level is full, it sounds like the oil pressure sensor is bad so I would change the oil filter and see if it will still light up. If it still lights you may have a bad oil pump.
#3425 of 3457 gauges dont always work faulty messages
Apr 12, 2010 (8:27 pm)
1995 Dodge Intrepid. First the Dimmer switch went out, replaced it. lights on the dash panel (ABS, Gas Gauge, Air Bag, etc) dont always go off some of them work some of the time and some of them dont. Its what the car wants at the time. Even the motors in the windows quit working, had them replaced, now they wont work again. Now you can put the vehicle in Drive, Reverse, or any other place and its just like you did nothing to it, it wont move, only when it decides too. I really need help I have put mega bucks into fixing the car and the same stuff keeps happening all over again...I really love the car but just cant figure out what the problem could be.
desperate for help
#3426 of 3457 Re: Intermitent Instrument panel and other problems [pkrieschen]
Apr 12, 2010 (8:31 pm)
my 95 intrepid is doing the same thing but is getting worse...did you ever find out what the problem was????
#3427 of 3457 02 Intrepid oil light below 2000 rpm?? mystery-HELP
May 13, 2010 (3:12 pm)
I have a 02 Dodge intrepid. V6 3.5L - a couple of months ago - I was making a U turn & it died out, wouldn't start again. Mechanic said it was the timing? - Got that fixed, then the oil light started to come on.. to make a long story short, 3 diagnostic test's, 2 mechanics and $600.00 later, the oil light STILL comes on at idle/stop & below 2000rpm. Engine light is also on. It seems like the oil light goes on sooner, as the car warms up & is ran for a while. When I step on the gas - it sounds like a washing machine. Like the engine needs more power. One test said it was my gas cap, one mechanic said it wasn't my oil pressure, but no one can figure it out! Too much $$ to go to the dealer, no warranty. Thoughts? Please HELP!