Question about 1997 Dodge Intrepid
Then I am guessing that the oxygen sensor really needs to be changed, as most of the time the oxygen sensors will have intermittent problems and will sometimes work fine for a while and then bug up again. In some cases they will only go into fault at a certain pressure or temperature, so depending on how you drive the car it may or may not go into fault. A faulty O2 sensor will cause errors in the fuel maps of the onboard computer and will cause the engine to stall or choke cause it tells the computer to send the wrong quantities of fuel to the engine. In most cases this is even considered normal behavior, as a faulty sensor will cause the computer to run the engine in what chrysler will call SAFE MODE which runs the engine rich as to not damage it since it has not idea how much fuel to give it since the sensors are in fault. This was a fairly common problem with the LH frame series (intrepid, concorde, lhs, 300) as the O2 sensor behind the engine on the manifold is close to the firewall and often has problem drying up when it rains or it is humid and then rusts and go bad before their time. May also just be that if the plugs didn't completely burn the gas, since they were due for changing and after a while the unburnt fuel residue clogged up the O2 sensors. In any case it will require a new O2 sensor and it cannot really be cleaned. Also while you're playing around with the O2 sensors, be sure to check the catalyser, as it may be clogged and causes too much restriction and causes the engine to choke on its own fumes. This can also end up in damaging the O2 sensor and is a fairly common problem on all cars.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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