1999 Dodge Intrepid Power

Tiny
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  • 1999 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,000 MILES
Battery can be charged up and won't start. Just clicks. However, if I put jumper cables on it, it will start and run for about 10 miles. It is not the alternator as I spent numerous hours getting it out and having it checked. It seems as if it could be in the ignition not allowing the alternator to work?

This 99 Intrepid has a 2.7 enigine in it.

I also have a sister car to this one and has started to knock and oil level has been maintained and doesn't blow smoke or even use oil? What's up with my Intrepids?
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 12:46 PM

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Tiny
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Ok, 1st car check and clean the negative battery connections, a bad ground can cause your problem with this one.

The 2nd car have oil pressure tested.

Post finding here in forum.
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Ground post is extremely clean and tight. Ruled out on first car.

On second car, oil pressure was checked out and runs at a normal pressure, both at higher rpms and idle.

Now what?
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Thursday, July 10th, 2008 AT 12:20 AM
Tiny
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Did you check the ground connection on the block.

Can you tell if the knock is at the top of engine under Valve Cover or at the bottom oil pan.

If under valve cover more than likely it's the Hydrolic Lash Adjusters (Lifters)
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Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 1:53 PM
Tiny
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Hi guys:

Problem on car 1 was a bad wire to the alternator. Also replaced the cam sensor.

Car 2: yes, the noise is under the valve cover, drivers side, top of engine. Do you think the valve lashes need resetting or is something broke?

Thanks for your reply.

Wayne
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Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 2:04 PM
Tiny
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They are Hydrolic so there is no adjusting you will have to replace them. I recommend replacing all and not just the one or 2 that may be Colapsed.
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Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 2:15 PM

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