Question about 2002 Dodge Intrepid

3 Answers

My 1999 Intrepid blows blue oil exhaust after I take off from a stop sign or stop light. Seems to be worse after the engine gets warm. The car has 137,000 miles on it, and my husband thinks there is no alternative to fix it other than major engine work. It's embarrassing - but the car seems to run fine. Approximately what is entailed in fixing this, and how much is it likely to cost me? I need to keep this car running for another 2 years! Thanks.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Blue smoke always means oil burning, place cardboard under your car at night probably entire engine area, it will steer you into the right direction, with it smoking it has been working extra hard in that area, so look forward to replacing something mechanical. Good Luck

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 208 Answers

No it is not likely a head gasket (in my opinion). I think your piston rings are worn - or have lost their temper (stiffness). Has the car ever been overheated? That would have been when it happened. This used to be a pretty common problem with old engines. We used to just keep running them. If your car is using oil, just make sure you keep it replaced. Make sure that the oil does not get cloudy, and that you don't have oil in the radiator. That would signify that you have a head gasket problem, and then the car would need immediate attention. If you don't have any of the symptoms of a blown head gasket, I see no reason why you could not continue to run the car the way it is. Good Luck

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

The most likely cause is a blown head gasket. If that is the case then it may be priced from 500 to 1500 to fix the vehicle.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why is my 2000 kia sephia blowing blue smoke from the tailpipe. it has 86,000 miles. the check oil warning light is on even though the dipstick reads full.


The most common cause of blue exhaust smoke is oil leaking past engine seals and into the cylinders where it then mixes and burns with the fuel. This is most frequently seen in older or high mileage cars with worn seals and gaskets. It only requires a very small amount of oil leaking into the cylinders to cause excessive blue exhaust smoke.

Blue exhaust smoke only at start-up can indicate worn piston seals or damaged or worn valve guides which may also cause a rattling noise. An external engine oil leak can drip onto hot engine and exhaust parts causing what appears to be blue exhaust smoke. Other possible causes of blue exhaust smoke include: piston wear, worn valve seals, a dirty or non-functioning PCV valve, worn piston rings, an intake manifold gasket leak, worn engine oil seals and possibly even head gasket failure.

Oil leaking into the cylinders can cause a rough idle, misfire and fouled spark plugs. In addition, a reduction in power and oil loss can be indicators that the blue exhaust smoke is caused by an internal engine oil leak. Internal engine oil leaks can also allow fuel to mix with the oil in the crankcase which will degrade the oil and prevent it from adequately protecting the engine.

Operating a car with a severely dirty oil filter, air filter or improperly functioning PCV valve can also sometimes result in engine oil blow-by, oil loss and blue exhaust smoke. Periodically checking the engine oil level with the oil dip stick will indicate if there is excessive oil consumption. Higher viscosity engine oil can sometimes temporarily reduce the amount of blow-by; however, this is not generally recommended. Excessive blue exhaust smoke indicates a possible internal engine oil leak that should be inspected by an ASE certified mechanic.

Dec 08, 2014 | 2000 Kia Sephia

1 Answer

99 Grand Am Smoke Exhaust


I'm sorry to say your engine may be cooked.
Since you are adding both oil and coolant, and the color of the smoke is gray or white, you have the signs of the engine burning coolant.
The common cause is a leaking head gasket.

Dec 17, 2012 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

2 Answers

White smoke, over heated, water coolant boiling


Sorry to say but it sounds like a blown head gasket. Classic signs you just described.

Sep 20, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

It ticks after warming up but only when i come to a stop an oil light comes on 99 2.7L intrepid


Have that checked ASAP, you may already have engine damage. These engines are bad news, Oil sludging, timing chain and water pump problems if you dont use a synthetic oil.

Aug 27, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

My 1995 Intrepid has a 2.7L V6 and it starts to knock when it gets to operating temp. It starts fine and runs fine until it warms up and I can't figure out why. There's no water in the oil and it's not...


Here it is ,rod knock is because of bearing wear,that is where your piston rod connects to the crank shaft.It will get worse if you keep driveit that way and possibly blow the rod threw oil pan.if it breaks. Best thing is to stop driveing and get repaired be it gets worse. Your car is probly a high miler and this is what happens after awhile.,,,,,There is no water in oil because its not a head gasket,

Feb 27, 2011 | 1995 Dodge Intrepid

3 Answers

2000 dodge intrepid 3.2 l engine noise and oil light on


Hi! May I ask when was your last engine oil change? Maybe now is the time. When the oil is burnt it makes annoying noise coming from the engine plus a poor performance can be expected. I suggest that you have an oil change and please do check on the radiator fan. If the fan motor is weak it makes the engine hot and run sluggish. Please write back and tell me how it goes. Hope this helps and have a good one!

Jul 24, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

My 1998 dodge intrepid blows out blue smoke i wonder y n i cahange the oil n add oil treatment on time


Most likely your problem is the valve seals. they go bad over a period of time, and allow oil to leak inside your engine. One way of diagnosing the problem is to remove your spark plugs, and see if there is a build up of oil on them.

Another cause could be worn piston rings.

I hope this helps.

Mar 31, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

I am wanting to buy a cavalier but it has 195,000 miles on it. Should i just pass it up?


Just start it up, check the oil and water for white sludge, a sign of head gasket failure. and just listen to the engine for rattles and knocks and bangs. also look at the colur of the exhaust gasses, after it has warmed up. A small amount of water dripping from the exhaust is normal for cars with catalytic converters, but dark blue/grey smoke is a sign of wear in the piston rings. An engine with 195,000 miles on it is not necessarily a problem if maintained and serviced correctly before and after.

Oct 10, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

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

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Dodge Intrepid Logo

159 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...