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#3438 of 3457 grounding strap and braking clunk
Feb 06, 2011 (12:32 pm)
#3439 of 3457 grounding strap and braking clunk
Feb 06, 2011 (12:30 pm)
This is a 1997 Intrepid with the 3.5 L engine.
There is a grouding strap attached to the head under the driver side valve cover (see photo). The bottom half is rotted away and I can't see where it attached.
Can someone tell me where this ground went? Thanks.
Also, the reason I am under the car is there is a sporatic "clunk" (feels like it is under the floor/lower fire wall driver's side) when braking. This seems to happen regularly the first time you take the car out and brake moderately or hard. I also can sometimes make it happen when I back up quickly, or brake after backing up quickly.
I've been under the car. Not much rust or rot on this car for a 1997 in NE. All the ball joints, steering linkages engine and transmission mounts seem to be in good shape and tight, as do the axles and CV joints (rotational play is miniscule or non-existent, no "clicking sound when driving or turning). Connecting rods and bushings for the steering rack-and-pinion were replaced recently (this clunk happened before and after), as was the passanger side strut. Driver's side strut seems fine (looks like it may have been replace recently).
Any ideas on this clunking would also be apprieciated.
Feb 06, 2011 (12:32 pm)
Sorry, they make it too difficult to post a picture. I've put dozens of photo URLs on other better forum sites, after half an hour I give up on this one.
#3441 of 3457 1997 Intrepid Spark Plug issue
Feb 11, 2011 (5:50 pm)
Ok, i've changed spark plugs before but this engine is a bit different and before i go poking and prodding around i figure i should prolly ask someone with some info, any pictures would be helpful as well. The problem is that they are obviously deep in there and under the air intake what method/process should i use to change plugs and wires, getting a p0303 (cylinder 3 misfire) so wanted to start there as i have not done it in a long time and have avoided it due to the fact its different
#3442 of 3457 Re: 1997 Intrepid Spark Plug issue [chimpawoo]
Feb 15, 2011 (9:11 pm)
On my 1999 2.7 liter there are six coil packs you can see, they are not below the air intake. Each coil sits directly on top of the spark plug. There are no spark plug wires. If I remember correctly there is a green or black wire going to the coil pack. Disconnect it. Next remove the two star screws on the coil pack and remove it the long rubber piece is the spark plug boot. After that it all becomes pretty obvious the spark plug is down in the shaft. If you have a misfire try replacing the plug fist but I bet you will end up replacing the coil pack.
#3443 of 3457 Rebuilt transmission?
Apr 03, 2011 (7:36 pm)
Has anyone replaced an auto-stick transmission in a 1999 3.2 Intrepid? I am about to do so with a Jasper rebuilt and wondering about other's experiences.
Apr 06, 2011 (7:23 am)
dodge intrepids the 2.7 v6 absolute trash they were built with all kinds of flaws in the engines
#3445 of 3457 Re: dodges mistake [rustbucket587]
May 12, 2011 (1:14 pm)
I drove my 2001 Intrepid SE 129,000 miles with no serious problems with the 2.7l engine, outside of having to replace the water pump at about 95,000 miles. I traded it for a new Honda Odyssey as I needed more passenger and luggage space for long trips. It was the best car I'd ever owned. To prevent problems with engine sludging, I changed oil every 5000 miles using 5w20 full synthetic oil.
#3446 of 3457 Re: Don't pay these much mind... [joho4241]
May 19, 2011 (12:39 pm)
did you ever figure out what was causing your air bag light to come on and the windows quit working? my car just started doing that ...
#3447 of 3457 Re: electrical 2004 [jeffery6]
Jun 12, 2011 (9:34 am)
Im having the same exact issue. Did you ever find a resolution?