Stalls out while driving

Tiny
WENDELL97325
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  • 2000 DODGE INTREPID
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It stalls out and starts missing bad when I accelerate.
It starts missing when I try to accelerate while holding the break. Like it is starving for gas? I changed the fuel pump and filter, but didn't help.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 8:53 AM

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Tiny
JDL
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How long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes? Problems at higher rpms, check for blockage of some kind, like fuel and exhaust. Could be other issues?
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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Haven't had a tune up and haven't checked codes.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 10:05 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Yep, it sounds like a misfire. here are two guides to help us get the problem fixed:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-tune-up-a-car-engine

Don't forget the service the throttle bore and clear the codes once the service is complete.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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Checked codes and found the problem. Throttle position sensor. Thanks for the help.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 1:38 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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My 2000 Dodge Intrepid has trouble starting. Sometimes it starts right up, other times it will click when I turn the key, and it takes turning the key up to 5 times before it will start. Besides this, twice now the car has completely lost power while driving, but then started back up again on its own. What do you think could be wrong with it?

While driving today, the engine light came on for the first time.

P.S. My egine is a 2.7 liter
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have the same exact car engine and all and I would highly advise you to take the car to a certified mechanic to have it checked out. Because I did not take mine to a mechanic and now my car will not start at all and also the 2.7 engine is horrible if at all possible try to upgrade it to a 3.2 engine to save yourself from future engine problems.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have two problems on my Dodge Intrepid.

No error codes show, but engine will stumble and die, sometimes daily sometimes not for weeks.
It seems to idle low also under 500 RPM. Driving along and tach will cut out, cruise control light will come on on dash ( not on cruise control )and the engine cuts out, no backfire or misfire just switches off. Most times if I pump the throttle the engine will refire while still rolling.

One or twice it has cut out, will not then restart if cruise light still on, switch off and on ignition several times if cruise light not on it will start and run fine again.
When this happens I do not lose any other electrical, radio, door locks etc all fine.

Other issue ( may be related ) several times I switch on the ignition and no lights, no battery power, open hood and everything comes on. Clock resets so loses battery power ( New batery installed )

Can anyone help, no error codes on Computer to help.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Do you have an aftermarket alarm, radio, or remote starter?
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Only add on was 10 disc cd player fitted at purchase.

On the first problem ( cutting out ) radio lights all stay on only thing I see is tach dies ( along with engine ) and cruise light comes on.

Not sure if the loss of power is part of same problem ( electrical power ) only done this a few times, no lights no ignition, mentioned in case connected.

First problems seems like lost ignition but no error codes. Would that be normal. Mentioned cruise light as this always comes on when ignition cuts out.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Cruise light and ignition cut out could be the clockspring or sliding contact. This conveys the electrical input from steering wheel cruise buttons. Look for any wires rubbing on the column, or at the bottom by the round disc(Steering position sensor) if it has one. It is definitely electrical, and it is in the column or clockspring.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
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I have a 2000 Intrepid with a 2.7 liter which has 129,000 on the engine. When I drive the car during the warm months the car will just die for no reason at all. When it dies no lights indicate any sign of anything wrong, the engine light doesn't even come on. I have to wait twenty minutes or longer then the car will start up and run fine.
I've had the car to the dealer and when it is put on the computer no codes come up. The dealer has even put a diagnostic reader on it but it happens so intermitantly that you never know when it will happen. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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To answer my own question, it appears to have been the Crank Positioning Sensor that was causing the problem. I have replaced it and since I did the car is running just fine now.I've even tried it out on a long road trip and nothing happened.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It wouldnt restart
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Go to this link for additional information:http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JT1977
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 108000 miles

Hello,
I just took my car to an auto shop because even thought I have been dealing with it stalling at red lights or low speeds, just recently it stalled on me while getting on the freeway and scared me to death!
Anyways, they tell me that they are going to replace the cam, crank, and oxygen censors as well as replace the battery (which is a very needed).
So, do you think this will solve the problem, because from what I've read online, it's only a temporary fix. I would appreciate your expert opinion on this.
Thanks:)
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Was the check engine light on when you were having trouble? It is hard to believe that all of the parts mentioned are bad at the same time and the car ran at all.

Let me know.
Joe
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JT1977
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Thanks for getting back:)
The engine light was not on, but I have a feeling that the mechanics at the dealer somehow shut that light off because I took it back to them a week after getting the car to tell them that the engine light was on (dirty folks, shop is closed now) because the place I just took it to said that if the light wasn't on, they wouldn't have been able to hook it up to the scope.
So it wasn't lit up, but they seem to think that wasn't because something wasn't wrong, just that it was tampered with.
Since getting it fixed last week, no stalling has happened thank GOD!
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I'm glad you got it fixed. What was actually the problem?
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The car stalls when slowing down. We have replaced the IAC motor, disconnected the battery and reconnected it. The check engine light sometimes comes on, but not consistently.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:18 AM (Merged)

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