Okee doke. A single kind of loud clunk is often the starter solenoid. I've never replaced a starter on an Intrepid so I don't know for sure which one they use, but if it's the small silver Nippendenso starter, they are famous for developing worn solenoid contacts. They are available for 20 bucks, but most people just replace the entire starter. If that's what's wrong, it will crank eventually after cycling the ignition switch enough times. The problem gets progressively worse as the contacts continue to wear.
If it never cranks when cycling the ignition switch, use a test light to measure for voltage on the two large terminals on the starter while a helper turns the ignition switch to "crank". One must have battery voltage all the time and the other must have battery voltage during cranking.
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 4:46 PM