2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L from North America


Change your oil every two weeks... stay on the safe side


I just got a 2000 Dodge Intrepid two weeks ago as a gift from a member of my church. Turns out the engine was seized. I labored on it, took the heads off and got down to the pistons. I soaked the pistons in 'Motor Flush' and sprayed it with PB Blaster for about four days. Got a breaker bar and tugged on the bolt that holds the Harmonic balance in place, and nothing. Eventually, after breaking two 3/16 sockets and one 21mm socket, we got a 3/16 impact socket, bought some diesel and soaked the car pistons for about two minuted, and then walla... it broke loose. We are now in the process of putting it back together... Altogether it cost about $50 bucks. Not bad, when the mechanic said it would cost $6,600 to fix it. Just a tip for the frustrated. Your car can be fixed, just find someone who is up to it. I'm just an ordinary student trying to take advantage of a "gift."

General Comments:

Seems like those 2000 Intrepids have a problem. For the frustrated, I might be able to help a few people out. hehe...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th May, 2006

16th Aug 2007, 15:05

I would like to know can I fix my 1998 dodge intrepid like you did yours? I have a knocking coming from the engine. I'm in New York, if you're close to me maybe I can pay you to fix this problem for me. CONDORSEY@YAHOO.COM

17th Aug 2007, 13:57

I think all he did was to break the slag loose where the crankshaft was welding itself to the bearings after running out of oil. Without putting in new bearings, that engine will be seized up again in no time flat.

There is no magic cure here. Performing routine maintenance is the key to preventing this from happening in the first place -- use synthetic oil and change it every 3,000 miles (2,000 for city driving). If your engine is truly knocking from a connecting rod with a spun bearing, there is no cure short of taking apart the engine and installing a new bearing.

If you are extremely lucky, and the journal is just starved of oil, you might as well try adding some "oil flush" which is thin degreaser. Add a can to the engine at hot idle; some products say to let it idle ONLY for a few minutes before draining the crankcase, while others say to drive one or two miles at low speeds and then drain the crankcase like a regular oil change. If there are clogged oil passages, it might dissolve it out.

2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from Latvia




Everything is wrong with this car. Engine disinitigrated after 500 miles. I had all sorts of electrical problems with this car during all 5 days I drove this junk. It is worst car I had in my life. Still owning it now.

General Comments:

No good features in this car. It looks like car from first look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th May, 2006

12th May 2006, 15:30

The engine disintegrated at 500 miles? Hate to tell you this, but that's not a manufacturer defect.

2000 Dodge Intrepid es 3.2 from North America


At this point in time I see no other car out there that will make me happy than what I have already


I got the rack and pinion fixed around 70,000 miles it cost a bit much, but no trouble since then.

I have had both the driver and passenger head lights asemblies replaced due to plastic got dull.

I am in the process of getting both the driver and pasenger inside door handles repaired. I have to roll down my windows to get out of the car.

I'm also in the process of getting two of the door actuator repaired so I can lock and unlock the car with my remote instead of manual.

General Comments:

Other than a few basic problems I have no personal problems with my car. I truly love my car. This car is fast to be so big. I got a ticket a few days after I got the car. it picked up speed so fast before I realized what was going on the trooper had pulled me over me down. I have driven this car up and down the east cost. It is roomy inside. It seat adults comfortably. It’s so much more I can say about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2006