Engine Performance problem
1999 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic
We have a 99 dodge intrepid and this last month we have just been going down the road and it just shuts off. Sometimes it'll start up again in five minutes and sometimes it takes longer. My husband replaced the PCM, he replaced the Cam shaft positioning sensor as well as the fuel pump! This car is still doing the same thing! I don't want him to spend anymore money on this car unless it's to fix the problem! But we cannot figure it out. There is no check engine light on and we took it for a diagnostic check and no codes came up. Now what? Can you please give me an idea of what it could be please? This car is nickel and diming my husband!
When the engine doesn't start (for 5+ minutes) I need to know if there is spark and fuel to the engine.
October, 6, 2010 AT 2:09 PM
I have the same car and same problem, 1999 Dodge Intrepid, 112,000 miles. It will lose power at highway speeds or in town. I was thinking it was a high heat related problem (driving this car in Phoenix). It has also stalled at low speeds and had a " dieseling" type stall issue. For that particular stall I left it overnight and went back the next day to get it. On the highway, sometimes all power just seems to shut down and the car coasts. Other times it will stall, and all gauges will shut down for about 1-2 seconds then the car " magically" comes back on like nothing happened. I did get one check engine code to replace the Camshaft Positioning Sensor. This is the first thing I will try and will get back to this posting. Anybody else have any suggestions, send them over. I think it's time to let the dealer have this one back.
October, 7, 2010 AT 7:34 AM
The crank or cam sensor can shut the engine down. Since you have a code for them, that is where I would start.
Let me know what you find.
October, 11, 2010 AT 11:56 AM
Ok, we fixed the problem! YAY! It was the crankshaft positioning sensor! It took my husband less then 30 minutes to take it out and replace it! The part itself was under $40!
October, 11, 2010 AT 12:44 PM
I had a feeling that would fix it. I'm glad you fixed it.
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