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Take valve covers off and take a long screwdriver and clean them out. Then take about a half gallon of desil fuel and put it in your oil and run it for a few miles drain and replace the oil.

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My 97 dodge intrepid is leaking oil badly! It looks like from engine. How do I fix it?


You don't say from what part of the engine. When is the last time you've had the oil changed? Check the oil filter first if it's loose (it happens) or the seal is old etc... a new filter will fix it.

Jul 21, 2011 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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Replaced crank seal on 97 intrepid 3.5 ,why is there still an oil leak?


Because there are also cam seals & valve cover gaskets which could leak. (Both at top part of engine( Usually if you hot steam clean engine--restart engine--watch closely & may see where oil starts to leak again.

Feb 18, 2011 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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I have a 97 Dodge Intrepid, with no warning at all one day this loud clicking sound which seems to come from under the valve cover. After changing oil it stopped but after driving it for awhile it comes...


By what you are explaining sounds like the "Lifters" have worn out, try putting a quart of "Lucas Oil" in it,is about $10-$12 at your local auto parts store, it will help reduce the noise considerably. Good Luck.

Sep 04, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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How do I take the engine oil cap off a 97 dodge intrepid? It says see owners manual and i don't have one.


facing the car it should be on the left valve cover. you can only take it off while the car is cool.

Jul 17, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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My 97 intrepid is making a high pitched noise and dont want to shift


If the noise happens while vehicle is in all gears including park and neutral then its the bearing of the oil pump in your torque converter.
Time for a rebuild.

May 05, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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Find location for oil filter for oil filter for dodge intrepid


What engine? 2.7 passenger side on the bottom next to oil pan. 3.2 and 3.5 Drivers side coming off the side of block, near the front under the exhaust manifold.

Mar 24, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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My 97 dodge intrepid 3.5L is running hot.


Most likely a bad fan relay, or a bad temp sensor. Does the fan come on with the A/C? If not, most likely the relay, if so, most likely the temp sensor.

Mar 13, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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Where is the oil sending unit on a 1999 Dodge Intrepid?


I think it on the lower left side of block look from under car

Jan 14, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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Oil return blocked?


Oil around plug boot on that car is due to leaking valve cover seals.If you remove the valve cover,you will see big O rings that go around each of the plug holes,Just replace valve cover gasket set and problem should be solved.While you have it off,tou can look at the return for obstructions.

Jan 09, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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