1999 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles
I have a 99 Dodge Intrepid, currently with a 3.2L engine. It started life as a sludgey 2.7 that I had to switch out. For the past two years, if the temperature drops below 40F, it will die once and can usually be restarted. When it does this some very strange things occur. The tach bounces wildly like it's possessed. You can audibly hear every fuel injector being fired like crazy and the purge valve is being activated in unison with the fuel injectors. Sometimes it blows one of the fuses but at this point I'm not sure which one. All this will be happening if you leave the ignition in the run position. After you turn the key to the off position you have to wait a couple of minutes as the engine will be locked up from raw fuel in the cylinders. After it restarts, it runs perfectly fine again, until the next cold morning. I live in Houston, TX so this only happens a few times a year. My daughter now drives the car and I don't want her driving it like this.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 11:13 AM