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#19 of 50 1997 dodge intrepid 3.3 no spark
Sep 20, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Replaced both head gaskets.
Now I do not get any spark.
error code 125455.
Autozone told me that error code 54 meant that my distributor was bad, HA HA "97" 3.3s did not have a distributor.
Cleared the code and tried to restart, error code 125455 came back.
Had plenty of spark before replacing the head gaskets.
Please help if you can.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated response.
John Wm. Willard
#20 of 50 Re: 1997 dodge intrepid 3.3 no spark [john374]
Oct 15, 2009 (8:44 am)
my 1998 did the same exact thing - it was the computer
#21 of 50 Re: 1997 dodge intrepid 3.3 no spark [john374]
Dec 17, 2009 (2:02 am)
if you still have the car and still doing the same thing
i have a 94 3.3 and had that same problem when i change the timing sensor the motor will turn and should start
#22 of 50 Multiple failed radiators
Jan 28, 2010 (9:10 am)
#23 of 50 Multiple failed radiators
May 30, 2009 (12:13 pm)
My mechanic just notified me that my radiator failed AGAIN with all it's catastrophic damage to the engine. What I'm having a problem with is what would cause the failure of yet another radiator? It was replaced before, with a "NEW" radiator. It's a '96 with less than 100k. Is it possible that something in the engine is causing the radiators to fail? It sounds to me that that "NEW" replacement was a USED / cheap rebuild? What do you think?
#24 of 50 Re: Multiple failed radiators [aa_ezy]
Aug 01, 2009 (3:40 pm)
i supos it could happen but not likely !!!! radiators just dont go out like that your mechanic is takeing u for a ride
only way they go out is if your dumping raidator stop leek in it i would adviz NOT useing ANY of them on the market
you more than likly have air in the syatem with all the radiators u have gone throgh that is whats worng !!!! IF u have a 3.5 it's easy to fix your self
the over heating thing has hit me to it's air in the system on the intrepid's it's a closed cooling system
3.5 engine only how to fix it will take time but not to much u will need like 2 gl's of antifreez just in case
look at the engin u see the main hose going to the radiator thats your thremastat now do u see the little silver bleeder vavle next to the hose on the therm housing i think it's a 10mm rench when the car is hot open that bleeder vavle CAUTION WILL SPRAY OUT HOT AIR AND COOLENT STAND OFF TO THE SIDE OF IT once u get all coolent close vavle do this a few time then drive the car some more u will repeat this over and over till it stops over heating!!! when the car is cold normly in the morning thats when u add your coolent to the reservoir DO NOT OVER FILL LEAVE AN INCH OR SO TO THE TOP . i think i had to do it for 3 weeks or less and not all the time only when temp went over 3/4's allso check your sensor on the therm.cant miss it same location as the bleeder vavle black clip with 2 wires coming stright out the top of it and the fans if they dont come on when the temp hits 1/2 it's the sensor
Oct 10, 2009 (8:11 am)
I have seen cars go through radiators because of a head gasket failure.There is a simple chemical test with a special tool,using a fluid that. will change in collor.if it detects combustion gasses in the cooling syst.
What was the symtem that caused you to bring it to your mechanic----? runing hot or did the radiator fail to the point of it spewd coolant on the ground.?
What is the time between the failed radiators? More info is needed for me to make
an educated oppinion.
2) time between radiators
3) the first radiators cause of failure
4) What is the tech saying is the cause of this failure
5) has the car ever been in a significant accident with damage to the front end
hope this will help, i do my best to give you the most accurate answer i can
#26 of 50 Re: Multiple failed radiators [aa_ezy]
Oct 15, 2009 (8:41 am)
i had the same problem with my 1998 intrepid, it ended up being my thermosat was not opening the whole way, hence the plastic side tank on the rad would over heat and split, it has been 5-years since it was fixed so far so good
#27 of 50 2000 Intrepid Overheating
Nov 21, 2009 (9:59 am)
I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid 3.2. I was driving down the highway one day and everything was fine. Then when I got off and slowed down, I recognized the temp gauge going way up, I parked the car, and turned off the engine, and antifreeze was all over the ground. So I let the car sit, grabbed a couple gallons of water the next day, and drove the car all the way to my friends garage. Again the temp gauge seemed fine until I started hitting red lights, but it did not overheat. Once I got to the garage turned the car off again all the water came right out all over the place. We took the overflow cap off, and there was a lot of air blowing out, as well as radiator fluid/water. Then we filled it up again and let it run for about 20 minutes without overheating, the gauge stayed in the middle position. Turned the car off nothing. Now he's saying that I need a radiator which I don't doubt, but could there be another problem causing this? I didn't drive it or anything just let it sit running. Seems like the air in the system might have been the issue. Is there a way to release the air on a 3.2?
#28 of 50 one hour after I purchased a "1998 "Intrepid" it happened to me.
Jan 28, 2010 (4:30 am)
After I drove the car a few miles, all of a sudden steam started coming out of the radiator. Spitting coolant all over my engin. do I need a new radiator?