My 2000 Dodge Intrepid has trouble starting. Sometimes it starts right up, other times it will click when I turn the key, and it takes turning the key up to 30 times before it will start. Besides this, twice now the car has completely lost power while driving, but then started back up again on its own. What do you think could be wrong with it?
I had the same problem expect for the dieing on the street thing but what i had found was: since the battery is in the dumbest place EVER (in the passenger wheel weel) my battery heads were coroded (battery aicd was everywhere on my battery) so i cleaned the heads and the clamp (that goes on the head) and everything worked fine but then i ended up changing the battery anyways and it still works so i suggest look at the battery heads and see if thats the problem
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First of all before you spend a lot of money with computer mechanic or personal machanics try a little trouble shooting yourself. My sons neon would not start it started out as beinging a intermittent problem 1. It had a very old battery we replaced it seemed like this sovled the problem it started and ran for a couple of weeks, then same problem. This seemed like it may be a wiring or inition problem, jumped from the + batt. to the starter relay coil w/ key turned on it started every time was thinking it was the inition. Tried one more thing switched A/C relay w/starting relay in engine compartment fuse box. wa la no money for the greedy mechanic.
it might be the cam shaft sensor it might be the crank shaft sensor the best thing to do is replace them bolth. but it does sound like it may be either one because if one goes out the other will still work but when starting the car it will take longer for it to read from either or the one sensor that is still working because they work together to tell the system to deliver the gas. im pretty positive that it is either the cam or crank shaft sensor
first of all, check your code to see what the car computer shows. To do that , insert the key in the ignition and switch it on three time within 2 seconds and the third time live the key in the on position. All the instrument panel lights will lite and the oddometer will display the fault code that may br the cause for your car not starting. goood luck.