Question about 1999 Dodge Intrepid
The engine light continues to come on when I slow down, or at a stop. I have taken to 2 different shops and they say it has to do with the 2.7 engine, and the problem is unfixable. How can this problem be resolved?
My 2004 intrepid oil light came on when i slow down making a turn an when i came to a stop an it only at night i think
Posted on Nov 21, 2012
Major issues with the 2.7L motor. design flaw causes oil to hang in the heads and "cook" creating sludge. Sludge builds until the passage to the timing chain is blocked starving the chain and causing near instant failure...this is a "rattling" or Roulette wheel sound. The 2.7L is an "interference" type engine. When the chain breaks or jumps, the cams stop in position thus leaving the valves wherever they may land. The pistons keep on moving though....and kiss whatever valves happen to be open. Bye Bye Motor. Using Synthetic oil EARLY and exclusively cures the sludge issue. Replacing the timing chain and components at interval is crucial...don't wait for it to break or jump!
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
I had the same problem. The answer is the OIL PRESURE SWITCH. It's leaking slowly from the switch but when the car comes to a stop or idle it starts to leak. The switch cost me about $28 CND from the dealer. It is a commen problem in the Intrepids and Caravan. Also the noise is because you either have little to no oil do to the leak and/or low power stering fluid. Hope this helps you out.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
I have a 99 and 01 intrepid with the 2.7 engine i heard of the sludge/timing chain problems so i use 5w30 synthetic oil and an engine flush once a year, 200,000k on both with no problems. i tried 0w30 for winter driving and had the oil light come on at idle,to thin of oil i guess.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
I have a 2004 dodge intrepid it is using 1 ot of oil evwry 2 days can some body help me on this
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
You may have to replace the engine to solve this. I had the same problem on my 2003 Intrepid with the 2.7 at about 47770 miles. The oil light came on and the dealer told me I needed a new engine. They replaced it with a $100 deductible.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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