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Dodge Intrepid, Engine, Sedan
#15 of 62 Re: 1994 dogde intreped [tyree74]
May 21, 2008 (6:26 am)
hey every one tells me not to get an dodge intrepid cuz of engine failur and did mercedes ever buy out dodge intrepid?
If you can find one that's been well-maintained and not too high-mileage, an Intrepid can be a good car. Personally, if I were searching one out, I'd try to find one with the 3.2 or 3.5, as they're better engines than the 2.7. More powerful, almost as economical, more durable/reliable, and cheaper to repair or replace when they do break down.
I forget now when Mercedes took over Chrysler. I want to say it was 1998? That never really had any bearing on the Intrepid, though. The first-generation Intrepid, which ran from 1993-97, was more troubleprone, especially in the transmission department. Air conditioning problems were common as well, and on the 3.5 engine, I think water pump and timing belt problems were common. The 3.3 was a good, durable engine though.
The 1998 Intrepid was much-improved, but that was all Chrysler's doing. Mercedes had no input. I'd say about the only influence Benz had over the Intrepid was in 2002, when they did some decontenting. On the base model, they eliminated a few standard features such as the rear sway bar, tint on the top of the windshield, carpeting and cloth on the door panels, a cheaper cupholder in the console, etc.
Oh, and with the Benz takeover, development on the replacement LX cars (300/Charger/Magnum) was pushed back. I think they were originally supposed to be launched as 2003 models, but Daimler/Chrysler kept pushing it back until they were launched in early 2004, as 2005 models.
#16 of 62 DaimlerChrysler
Jun 03, 2008 (10:14 am)
Regarding the "merger": it must have been in 1998/1999. I ordered our Intrepid in 2/99 and took delivery in 3/99. When I was ordering, the sales folk were talking about the takeover and that for the first time new cars were showing up with DaimlerChrysler on the window sticker. Ours did. Daimler (Mercedes) had nothing to do with the design of the Intrepid/300M/Concorde/LHS. It's my understanding that the underpinnings of these cars go back to AMC? ???
#17 of 62 Re: DaimlerChrysler [smithed]
Jun 03, 2008 (10:43 am)
Daimler (Mercedes) had nothing to do with the design of the Intrepid/300M/Concorde/LHS. It's my understanding that the underpinnings of these cars go back to AMC? ???
I don't think the underpinnings of the LH cars were actually derived from AMC. However, the old AMC Premier/Dodge Monaco, from around late 80's/early 90's vintage, was FWD with a longitudinally-mounted engine/tranny. Chrysler might have studied those cars when they were designing the 1993 Intrepid and Concorde, but I don't know if any of their structure or underpinnings actually found their way into the LH cars.
I think the first Chrysler-badged vehicle that Mercedes really had a hand in was the Pacifica. It was originally supposed to be based on the LH cars, but then Mercedes held it back, to incorporate their own rear suspension into it, as well as other components.
#18 of 62 Possible computer problem?
Jun 08, 2008 (1:35 pm)
Hi, my daughter has a 1995 Dodge Intrepid, 6 cyl., 3.5 liter. Lately, she has been starting the car and the climate control, power windows and reverse lights won't work. The ABS light is also on. I had originally thought it was a fuse but the windows are on a different fuse and some things on the climate control/ABS fuse still work. I changed fuses and relays and sometimes, after changing fuses and relays, everything will work for two days or a week and then cut out again.
She recently told me that when she turns the key for power, but not start the car, the windows work but when she starts the car, the windows will not work.
I'm beginning to think it's the engine control module, the computer. Or I'm thinking a short in one of the reverse lights or tail light? Any help?
Jun 11, 2008 (7:15 pm)
97 Dodge Intreped 3.3L what is the normal PSI for fuel? How long should it hold the PSI at the fuel rail? I get 43 PSI and think that may be normal. ??? Asking because i have a missfire at Idle I can feel. But i have no ck eng light on. also if I make a quick stop in, Like at the 7-11, when I go to restart the car it does not start the first time, but always fire up on the second try. I thought I was loseing PSI at the fuel rail because i had to make 2 trys at the restart, but iv got 42PSI at the rail. sound like a Elect problem??
#20 of 62 Re: intrepid engine [fljoslin]
Jun 20, 2008 (3:24 am)
I have a 1998 /Dodge Intrepid with a 2.7 liter engine. It runs if I give it a charge but it knocks while you're driving down the road. . was wondering if it could be a simple fix that I may be overlooking, before I I go ahead and try and find another engine to put in it. I have also been told that the 3.5 and the 3.2 are better engines for this particular vehicle. Where should I start. Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 28, 2008 (4:21 am)
My car will not start. I took it to several car places and they are giving me th run around about my car. First they said it was the wiring hornest, got that fix. Then they said it was the timing chain, that's not it. Then they said it was the cam sensor not that so they said that it's going to cost 1400 to get it fix but not for sure that is going to fix the problem. So i got it towed back home. I got someone to give me a jumpstart they said they did smell any gas flowing . What should i do now?
#22 of 62 Re: my dodge car [neecie700]
Sep 28, 2008 (10:27 am)
Then they said it was the cam sensor not that so they said that it's going to cost 1400 to get it fix but not for sure that is going to fix the problem.
How many miles does this car have on it now? FWIW, I had a problem with the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors on my 2000 Intrepid 2.7. The car would usually start fine, but then would just stall out at random, without warning. At first, it only happened occasionally, and would always start back up after it stalled out. But then it happened more and more frequently, and wasn't always so easy to restart. I took it to my mechanic, and he replaced both sensors, camshaft and crankshaft, plus fixed a broken vacuum hose for about $520 total. That was back in May, and the car has been fine ever since.
First thing you might want to do is try finding a mechanic you can trust.
#23 of 62 Re: 1999 2.7 motor for intrepid [raulm]
Oct 03, 2008 (12:23 pm)
Is the conectors of a 2003 2.7 the same as 2003 3.5 looking to swap to the 3.5
#24 of 62 Re: 1999 2.7 motor for intrepid [pinballwizdc]
Oct 04, 2008 (2:59 pm)
No you can't use anything but the 2.7 without changing the subframe,firewall to engine wiring harness and computer. I have a 2.7 from a 01 that was wrecked that is complete less valve covers and upper plastic parts for $950 plus shipping (no core needed) kenwalker1cxox.net