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Dodge Intrepid, Engine, Sedan
#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
#25 of 62 Intrepid won't start
Nov 14, 2008 (4:20 pm)
My son has a 97 Intrepid that won't start, have spark, air & fuel but will not start.The first time this happened we replaced the fuel pump relay fuse, the fuel gauge said there was 1/4 tank but didn't sound like it had anything in the tank. Added 5 gals gas and still wouldn't start. Tech at auto store said to hit the bottom of the tank while trying to crank and it started right up. He said the fuel float may have gotten stuck and not read right or a piece of debris had clogged the filter and we dislodged it after adding fuel. It ran fine for a week, didn't show no signs of problems then it wouldn't start. I don't want to replace everything on it just to eliminate the problem like others are saying they have done. How can I tell for certian its the fuel pump rather than the crankshaft or something else before going out to buy these parts...any suggestions?
#26 of 62 Re: Intrepid won't start [bran9192]
Nov 15, 2008 (8:18 am)
Check fuel pressure when it happens. Usually when you hit the tank and it starts it most likely the fuel pump.
#27 of 62 Re: Intrepid won't start [stanman818]
Nov 16, 2008 (1:22 pm)
Thanks for the response! I don't have a pressure tester however when you push the pressure test port fuel does spray out. When turning the ignition I don't hear the fuel pump ingauge so thats why Im not sure if its the fuel pump ( hearing isn't all that great) but almost sure it didn't kick in or could it be the fuel pump regulator etc.
#28 of 62 Need to swap a 2.7 for a3.2 or 3.5
Nov 27, 2008 (6:33 pm)
My 2000 Intrepid,with 97000 miles, has a knock coming for the left rear side of the engine. A said that there was,"...low compression in #5 CYL., after oil change #5 CYL. jumped to 90 psi. There maybe an possible Head problem or a sticking ring. The other CYL.'s has an psi. reading of 150." Do you think I should swap the engine with A 3.2 or a 3.5L? Or pay to have the cylinder head removed and inspected?