2001 Intrepid Engine or Sensor Problem??

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Darrick, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Darrick

    Darrick Guest


    I have a 2001 Intrepid that seems to be doing something strange and I
    was wondering if anyone might know what the problem could be.

    My car runs fine until the engine temperature hit right above the
    second line of the engine temperature gauge. It's almost like
    clockwork.... the engine begins to stumble as if I put bad gas in the
    tank, it idles up and down for no reason while driving and while
    sitting still, it sometimes even stalls out.

    If I let me the car cool down it returns to normal but as soon as it
    gets back to the magic spot on the tempature gauge, the cycle

    The funny and interesting thing about this problem is that it seemed
    to start happening right after I took it in for 60k service, this car
    is strictly a highway car, back and forth to work 40 miles each way,
    each day. I would hate to think it was dealer inflicted, but, I'll be
    damned it I'll take it back to the dealer after spending 1k in service
    charges just a couple of weeks previous.

    Anyone ever experience this or know of anyone who has. Are these
    signs of a faulty thermostat?

    Darrick, Mar 2, 2004
  2. Darrick

    mic canic Guest

    take it bac in and have them pull codes there should be some from what you
    mic canic, Mar 3, 2004
  3. Darrick

    Greg Houston Guest


    In the meantime before you take it back to the dealer, try this. With
    your engine off, try turning your key ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON (without starting
    the engine) in sequence. Watch the odometer display. It is very possible
    that it could display codes, followed by "done". Any codes will begin
    with a P. If you get any, please post them here. Unfortunately codes
    may still be set, even if this process does not display them. (If this
    method cannot provide any codes, the display will just revert to the
    odometer. )
    Greg Houston, Mar 3, 2004
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