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1996 Dodge Intrepid cranks, but will not turn over.

Hi, I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions on what else I could do to troubleshoot my car before calling in the big guns, a.k.a. mechanic.
As I mentioned in the subject line, the engine will crank, but will not start. I can here the fuel pump engaging and there is pressure in the fuel line. So far, I've replaced the the fuel pump relay, ignition module, the spark plugs, wires and air filter. Any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


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  • wiltip46_44 Oct 11, 2008

    I have a 97 intrepid sort of doing the same thing. Replaced fuel filter, ran for awhile, may start, most time NOT. Have not yet replaced fuel pump, not to sure about fuel pressure and wether or not pump is actually engaging.

  • irishgift4u2 Jan 30, 2009

    I changed the Crankshaft sensor and camshaft sensor along with the ignition coil and the car still turns over but will not start. The car began just dieing on me at first and then restarting, and then it got worse now it just wont start. I read another site that some guy changed the crankshaft sensor and the stalling out dieing anywhere you are problem went away. I have a 1996 Dodge ES model 3.5 liter 168,000 miles. If anyone has a solution to this let me know

  • irishgift4u2 Feb 01, 2009

    OK , I just replaced the spark plugs, and tested the map sensor voltage that was fine, when I checked the camshaft sensor voltage that was below which means there could be a wiring problem. I put a brand new camshaft sensor in it, and it still came up with low voltage. If anyone had the same problem try checking your wires that hook up to the sensor because i replaced numerous things and the car still hasn't started.

    1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 liter

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  • mrpersonalit Apr 10, 2009

    As your cranking ar over have somebody hit the gas tank with a hammer wrapped with a rag .this happen to me now .if fuel pump is sticking it will start if you hit tank while you are starting ,worked for me .But you will have to replace fuel pump soon


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SOURCE: I have a 1990 dodge caravan, with some problems

It sounds like you just hit it...timing chain is bad. Try spraying ether into the air intake, it should attempt to start if it doesn't, would place a spark tester between the plug wire and the plug. If you have spark, there is only one thing left, change the timing chain.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Caravan with a 3.0L . Long cranking time before starti

You need to do a fuel pressure check.. You will need a special fuel gauge and the appropriate fittings and adapters are needed to properly test the fuel pressure.

1. Relieve the fuel pressure.
Remove the fuel pump relay form the Power Distribution Center (PDC) Start the engine and run until it stalls. attempt restating the engine until it will no longer run. Turn the ignition key off. Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal. Replace the fuel pump relay in the PDC. Any if you get any trouble codes at this time you will need to see a shop to have them cleared.

2. Disconnect the quick-connect fuel line fitting fuel gauge into the fuel line using the appropriate T-fitting and adapters.

3. Start the engine and check the pressure on the gauge, your reading should be 49 PSI with the pressure with the engine idling.

4. if the fuel pressure is not 49 PSI:
1) if fuel pressure is higher you could have a pinched of clogged fuel return hose of pipe. if the line is not obstructed check the fuel pressure regulator.
2) if fuel pressure is lower check the fuel filter, look for a pinched of clogged fuel hose between the tank and the fuel rail. check the pressure regulator for malfunctions. Look for leaks in the fuel line.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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There are to many things that can cause the no start. Here is a link that can help you understand the possible problems and links to how to retrieve the DTC codes which is activating your Auto Shutdown relay.
Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 dodge intrepid

check the asd relay swap it with another like it. also check fuses and old car alarm if it had one.the cam and crank sensor will not affect fuel pressure. the cam sensor should not stop this car from starting. but the crank sensor will. good luck.

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Intepid engine change now it wont start

how long ago did dealer do the job, if recently I think they should feel some obligation to assist you.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge Intrepid cranks over won't fire

well first i can tell you to check your grounds from the battery for corrosion , it can be inside the cables also. next check out all the work you just did, make sure all electrical connections are tight, plug wires etc, any thing you the lights work fine when you try to turn it over? It could be alternator. if it turns the crank then it has to be an electrical problem. i will give you more ideas when they come to me.

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