I have a 2004 dodge intrepid 2.7L engine. My problem is... I was driving down the road and the car stopped. We tried jumping it and that did not help. So a friend(who is a mechanic) looked at it and said that the starter was locked up. We replaced the starter and the car still makes a clicking noise when you try to start it but it won't start. We cleaned the battery post and tried jumping the car again but it still won't start...do you have any other suggestions that I can do?
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The check engine light should be on and when it is the engine controls are in Limp mode. That means the computer is using a pre-set list of settings to try to keep the engine running long enough to get the car to a shop. You need to get the problem with the MAP sensor fixed and get the light turned off.
More then likely yes, I would check your Crankshaft sensor, that what send the signal to the coil packs then to the spark plugs, the sensor is held on with a 10mm bolt on the side of the engine block on the passenger side.
the clicking noise i would say is the solenoid to the starter. with the intrepid the solenoid is attached to the starter. so you will have to replace both. you can get the starter at any local parts stores for under 200. as your replacing the starter i would check the wires going to the solenoid and inspect them for any damage before putting them on the new starter
If it's doesn't sound like it's your engine which i am thinking not. Check to see if there any heat shield that may have come lose, like the heat shield to the spark plug wire or heat sheild along the down pipe.
Good luck and hope this was the rattling your taking about as it heats up it expands and tighten's up.
Major issues with the 2.7L motor. design flaw causes oil to hang in the heads and "cook" creating sludge. Sludge builds until the passage to the timing chain is blocked starving the chain and causing near instant failure...this is a "rattling" or Roulette wheel sound. The 2.7L is an "interference" type engine. When the chain breaks or jumps, the cams stop in position thus leaving the valves wherever they may land. The pistons keep on moving though....and kiss whatever valves happen to be open. Bye Bye Motor. Using Synthetic oil EARLY and exclusively cures the sludge issue. Replacing the timing chain and components at interval is crucial...don't wait for it to break or jump!
try to replace your crank sensor but before that top on computer with car runing and see if stalls if it does your computer is not good most of times the computer is located by the drivers front fender at front side in engine compartment