26th Jul 2005, 23:26
I bought mine as you for same reasons. All the same problems, along with the camshaft sensor and a total rebuild of the motor. Now back in the shop because of a guide on the timing chain breaking and a crankshaft sensor. I have so much money into it I don't know what to do. I like you am willing to take a loss. I bought it 8 months ago and it has been in the shop about every 6 weeks. To a real Mechanic. My car only had 80000 miles on it when the motor had to be rebuilt. Lose it before it breaks you even more.
8th Nov 2005, 23:40
My 1999 Intrepid is in the garage waiting for a used head. Along with all the for mentioned problems my camshaft bearing seized along with everybody else's that own an intrepid and I can't find a head or decent motor.
My mechanic told me the car is synonymous for this problem and good usable used parts are very hard to get. My car has 110,000 miles. This is a faulty design with the camshaft bearing that is costing all of us a ton of unnecessary money and making Chrysler even more money on this faulty, bad design piece of crap.
Do not buy this car and run like he--. Sham on you Chrysler, make it right or pay with disappointed non returning customers.
17th Aug 2006, 23:15
I have owned a 1999 Intrepid ES with the 3.2l motor since 1999. The only real problem I ever had with the car was a year ago when the car overheated a number of times and then finally kicked the bucket, although the car had already had 150,000 miles of hard daily driving. I thought this sucked, but I was lucky enough to find a slightly used motor w/30,000mi on it and bought it up for $400, installed myself and now the car has 186,000mi on it and drives like a true champion. I actually really like the intrepid, it seems to blow the doors off of most other normal cars out there. I have heard that the2.7 is a poor motor though...
23rd Jan 2007, 19:22
Following these steps will help insure that your Intrepid runs perfectly:
1) Make sure, absouletly sure you use ATF-4 on the transmission and always get it checked before you drive it. make sure that the settings are correct (gear rations, etc.)
2) Brakes, suspension, tune-ups, etc should be done at appropriate shops.
3) The 2.7 litre engine has been in question in terms of reliability issues. The 3.2 & 3.5 did not suffer from the same problems. In either case, doing regular oil changes should prevent most problems. Along with driving the car enough that it is burning off any condensation in the oil.
You should be responsible for any work that you do on the car. Pay the little extra for professional repairs because those repairs are warrantied if they are done wrong.
17th Aug 2009, 15:42
I work at an auto parts store and own a '99 Dodge Intrepid. I have the same codes come up as you. So I called a very good mechanic at the parts store know. He said right away TRANNY SOLENOID! Hope you get this in time.
30th Aug 2009, 21:08
I have owned my Intrepid for six years, and other than the regular maintenance, my car runs perfectly. I drive it every day and have 307000 on the motor, and it has not been touched.
The brakes do squeal, but it is the pads, not the brakes themselves.
There is some rust starting over the wheel well on the drivers side, but this is the first.
Ladies and gentlemen, change all your fluids and all will be well.
27th Mar 2011, 00:13
Your brakes squeak and vibrate because your rotors are warped. When you do a brake job, you gotta resurface the rotors. Think how a record player works, and compare your rotors to a record; see the lines in the rotor, that's why you hear noise. Get rid of that car. I'm a mechanic, and no mechanics wanna touch an Intrepid; they're a headache to work on. Drive it off the closest cliff, and don't forget to jump out.