Question about 2004 Dodge Intrepid
Hi, have a 2004 Dodge Intrepid 6cy Automatic 2.7L. Was told my issue is resulting in the replacement of a solenoid pack, but I just wanted a second opinion. When the car is driven over 50MPH for a while, then drops back under 40mph the car does not seem to want to switch 'gears'. I went to the grocery and the RPMs were zooming just above 4rpms and I was only going 35mph. The car will seem to jump (which is freaking me out) about this time when you are trying to accelerate. We just don't want to get screwed as car repairs are high enough without people (like the guy we just took it to the other day) saying it will start at $400-500 because he's go to go in and 'figure it out'. Which I know means fixing things that probably aren't necessary! We really need to simply fix the issue as this is a bad time to have the money to even do that. Thanks!
The SAME thing is happening with my 2004 Dodge Intrepid - had it checked out, mechanic said ti was either the Solenoid Pack or Valve Body - and would cost about 300-400 for the solenoid and could be over 800 if its the valve body. I havent had it fixed yet because everyone who has the solenoid replaced says that it keeps happening...what else can I do> It's stuck in 2nd gear and wont go over 30mph!!
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
Not sure exactly what the "solution" was but I had the problem above dated May 8th 2009. After a new solenoid kit and repeated trips to my general garage that did not help at all, I finally took the car to a local transmission place and described everything I knew about the problem, including that I was leaning towards an electrical problem now since it was happening in the rain or morning dew a lot and restarting the engine usually fixed it for a little while. He spent two hours on the car testing all wires related to the trans and making sure the wires were connected firmly into the wiring harnesses. He charged me for the two hours, no parts required. After that wire check, I have had no problems to date!
I really wish I didn't spend that $700 on the solenoid kit and labor since that obviously did not fix my problem.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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Posted on Mar 19, 2011
My Intrepid had the problem of not shifting past first gear and I happened to notice that the speedometer wasn't working either. They both happen to be on the same fuse. Check that first. In my case, the speed sensor was bad but only cost about $150 to fix. Otherwise, it would have probably been a couple of grand.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Just put my 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE in the shop. I couldn't go over 35 mph for any long distances. so basically i've been in town bound for a long time. even a lot in town, when starting to go it would shift hard or there would be a delay in the shift. Also the engine light had been on. had it hooked up to a diagnostic and it ended up being the valve body to the transmission and the engine light was due to a leak in the hose to the evap canister. a little expensive, but not as bad as what it could've been.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
Working on transmissions can get pretty expensive cuz they are complicated to diagnose. so starting at 400-500 seems a bit high for a solenoid pack but you can always try to shop around. Talk to parts store managers they usually know where the good shops are
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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