Chrysler Intrepid 2001

Tiny
TIWOOFWOOF
  • MEMBER
  • 2001 CHRYSLER INTREPID
  • AUTOMATIC
The other day, while I was driving at 80kms, my car stopped and was not able to start it again. The starter crank but does not start the engine. I wonder if this is an electrical problem or if it is in relationship with the Viper system because another day, while I was driving, the Viper system started and had to shot it down while I was driving (the car did not stopped). Thanks in advance for your answer.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 1:04 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
WRENCHTECH
  • EXPERT
It will have to be diagnosed.
All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
TIWOOFWOOF
  • MEMBER
I want to thank you for your answer that I got a few hours ago. My additional question would be: Could this also be a problem with the timing belt? If so, it it true that this specific part could only be change for a new one instead of a used one because I've heard that it is very expensive. Thanks for your answer.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 11:21 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
  • EXPERT
There are hundreds of things that could prevent it from starting. That's what those tests are for, to narrow it down to what area to look at.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 11:32 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides