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Dodge Intrepid Engine

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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,594
    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.
  • Is the conectors of a 2003 2.7 the same as 2003 3.5 looking to swap to the 3.5
  • 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) kenwalker1@cxox.net
  • 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?
  • Check fuel pressure when it happens. Usually when you hit the tank and it starts it most likely the fuel pump.
  • Stan
    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.
  • 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?
  • stormin2stormin2 Posts: 1
    2000 dodge intrepid 2.7 keep over heating took 3 half hour too change thermostat put in new bleeder screw the hole piece front to back i was told to open bleeder start car let run to fluild come out bleeder i did still running hot bleed again use 3 and half anti freeze let run gage go all way up no heat inside car car have 196,000 miles but look good i try everything never buy dodge again
  • edwardyongedwardyong Posts: 1
    I was replacing spark plugs on my 2004 intrepid and accidentally broke one of the hose/tube. Can someone tell me what hose/tube that was broken by me and how can i fix it? Below is the link to see the image of the broken hose/tube in red circle.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38286570@N02/3523141829/
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,594
    I'm not sure, but it looks like some kind of vacuum hose. Could it be to the cruise control? Do they still use vacuum hoses and such, or are they totally electronic by now, I wonder? Actually, I'm taking my 2000 Intrepid, 2.7, to the mechanic this afternoon to get the oil pressure checked. The light flickers faintly on occasion, but I'm thinking it's just a sensor, wire, etc, and not an actual problem with the pressure. When I drop the car off, I'll show the mechanic that part on my car, and ask him what it is.
  • looks like a vacuum for the cruise control....avoid replacing but go to a hardware store and ask for a couple different sizes of heat shrink. find the tightest fit to go over it to join it back together and give it a flick of the lighter...should be just fine
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,594
    I asked my mechanic this afternoon, and it goes to the cruise control.
  • I have a 2001 intrepid 2.7 and it started burning oil, I know the knock will be comming soon. I also have a perfectly good 2.7 out of a 98 just sitting there but i was told the EGR is different. can i use this motor?
  • jeromebjeromeb Posts: 31
    196,000 miles and you swear off the brand forever? Really? That seems a bit extreme.
  • 2000 dodge intrepid,2.7 liter engine, replaced crank shaft, rod bearings, all timing chain guides, tensioners, valve cover gaskets, timing guide cover gaskets, things we did not replace were: timing chain, oil pump, the engine has been taken apart and put back together 3 times. the last 2 times i started and let the car idle for 2 hours with no problem at all, i then turned the car off came back 1 hour later and did a test drive with in 10 minutes of actually being on the road the engine started smoking, the oil light came on and then 5 minutes later the engine started tapping up top. we have now went through this drill 2 times. the mechanic and i are stuck and do not know what to do. we have been advised to relace the oil pump, and something about boring out holes on the head where the oil drains back down. can you help?
  • Engine Mechanical problem
    2000 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 72,000 miles

    2000 dodge intrepid,2.7 liter engine, replaced crank shaft, rod bearings, all timing chain guides, tensioners, valve cover gaskets, timing guide cover gaskets, things we did not replace were: timing chain, oil pump, the engine has been taken apart and put back together 3 times. the last 2 times i started and let the car idle for 2 hours with no problem at all, i then turned the car off came back 1 hour later and did a test drive with in 10 minutes of actually being on the road the engine started smoking, the oil light came on and then 5 minutes later the engine started tapping up top. we have now went through this drill 2 times. the mechanic and i are stuck and do not know what to do. we have been advised to relace the oil pump, and something about boring out holes on the head where the oil drains back down. can you help?
  • My '01 had the same problem, it was the timing chain. Mine ended up jumping a few teeth, and destroying my engine. Hope this helps.
  • 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.
  • smithedsmithed Posts: 444
    "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."

    As you no doubt know and anyone here will tell you: it's about maintenance. And the key factor is frequency of oil/filter changes. Since you are going used engine route, it's a crap shoot.

    My '99 3.2 has 151,000 miles, uses no oil. It has had every 3000 mile oil and filter changes.
  • Hi my name is cal if you looking location from crankshaft sensor is in bell housing in the trasmission (left side).
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