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I have a 2001 intrepid with a 3.2l engine, will run for 5 minutes then wont start, changed the crank sensor twice , same problem...any help

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  • info88214 Jul 29, 2010

    what is a dpfe sensor, where is it located??

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Spray some brake cleaner or quick start when it doesnt start to verify its a not a fuel pump issue. If it still does not start try rotating the fuel pump relay and the ASD relay under the hood. Rotate to the horn and ABS positions. The ASD relay is the main power for the fuel pump and the ignition system.

If it does start with a spray then your issue is the fuel pump and verifying pressure would be your next step.

Also the crank sensor is only half the part. On rotation it gets its signal from a magnet. That magnet can break and ffall down within the cover. Also it can build up crud and effect the signal. Remove the crank sensor and carefully spin the engine by hand and using something to look into the hole inspect the magnet carefully.

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I suggest check or change this:
- Check or replace injectors, plugs (NGK Iridium), fuel pump, IAC valve, fuel filter, PCV valve, and air filter (K&N).
- Clean the intake and lubed the linkage.
- Ran several cans of Sea Foam through the system.
- Scan for no fault codes there.
- Fuel Pressure stable
- Checked PCV emission hose for cracks or, breaks.

Also, I'd say you have a problem with either a vacuum leak, the EGR valve, the DPFE sensor, or the TPS; in that order.
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  • info88214 Jul 29, 2010

    what is a dpfe sensor

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    ZJ Limited Jul 30, 2010

    DPFE sensor is the Delta (Differential) Pressure Feedback EGR
    (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) it monitors the pressure on the EGR valve to
    make sure it is working.

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