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Question by Katrin
Submitted on 12/28/2003
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The timing chain on my 1999 Chrysler Intrepid broke and the repair shop is quick to sell me a rebuilt motor. Does the 2.7l engine always "self-destruct" or is there hope to fix it inexpensively?


Answer by telecaster
Submitted on 1/2/2004
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look this engine up on internet and find out if it is an interference, or non-interference engine. a non intereference engine should have no piston, valve or head damage. or, call chrysler- in detroit mi.
did you ask exactly what the extent of the damage was? tell them you want to see for yourself. if it is dismantled it will be visible. broken, banged up and in pieces.

 

Answer by Gunde
Submitted on 1/4/2004
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It is an interference engine on the Intrepid so it can be a write off if you are unlucky. In any case it's a major repair job whoever does the job for you. The same thing just happened to my 2000 Intrepid with 125.000 km on it. (I don't know yet how much damage was done. Best-case scenario is that it's only the timing chain that needs to be fixed and then it will cost about $2000. Just the labour is 9 hours.) I have read elsewhere on the Internet that this problem is very common and that Chrysler is trying to sweep it in under the carpet. They offer no support and are usually trying to blame it on bad maintenance. It's totally unacceptable that a car has damage of this magnitude so prematurely. If anybody else has had the same problem, please respond here. I think we all should put pressure on Chrysler to compensate for something that's clearly a design flaw

 

Answer by John
Submitted on 1/5/2004
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The design of this 2.7 Liter Chrysler engine is faulty. Thousands of people have problems with it. (Soon probably hundreds of thousands.) Law suits are brewing both in the USA and Canada. You can read more about it at, e.g., these websites:
http://intrepidhorrorstories.blogspot.com
http://www.complain-complain.com/com/list_complaint.asp?table=chrysler

 

Answer by little henry
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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Absolutely - the chrysler Intrepid is a complete piece of crap. The timing chain on my 2000 Intrepid broke and now Chrysler is trying to blame me for not maintaining my car. To me this is completely "crooked" of Chrysler. I have the extended warranty and yet they will not honour it. I will never buy a Chrysler again and HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT NO ONE ELSE DOES EITHER.All they have suggested to me is to buy a new motor costing me $5,200! Outrageous!!!! the question i really think should be asked is - why should i buy another motor - so that one can break too???? Please - if your Chrysler Intrepid is a piece of crap too - write your comments here! Thanks.

 

Answer by Bruce
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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There is a lawyer in Ohio that is collecting people for a possible class action suit.  The lawyers name is DAVID ROLOFF, ATTORNEY AT LAW
1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1550
Cleveland, OH 44115-1817
Phone:  (216) 781-1700 or (800) 321-9199
droloff@shaperoroloff.com
I contacted him and he sent me a document to fill out,  Please do the same and send this out to anyone you can that has the same problems.  the more the better case.

 

Answer by james y
Submitted on 2/13/2004
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I don,t have a Intrepid but i do have a chrysler concore with a 2.7 engine.
the timing chain jumped at 44.000 miles.
I was told it would 5.000 dollars to fix.

 

Answer by cmc4430
Submitted on 2/25/2004
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2001 Stratus 2.7 engine timing chain at 80,000 miles repaired for $1000.00 90 Days later timing chain again new engine recommended.2.7 is junk per 3 mechanics.Will never buy Chrysler ever again

 

Answer by Dan M
Submitted on 3/6/2004
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My timing chain broke at 81000 miles, engine is blown.  I havent been able to find another engine les that 4000 dollars.  this is bull crap, Dodge should buy the new engine and install it.  Please contact me so i can sign up for any suit against Dodge to get our cars repaired.  

 

Answer by Dan M
Submitted on 3/6/2004
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My timing chain broke at 81000 miles, engine is blown.  I havent been able to find another engine les that 4000 dollars.  this is bull crap, Dodge should buy the new engine and install it.  Please contact me so i can sign up for any suit against Dodge to get our cars repaired.  

 

Answer by Peter
Submitted on 3/23/2004
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I am Canadian, an Ontario resident, and my timing chain blew apart at 95,000km, which I believe is roughly 60,000miles.  My Chrysler dealership told me I was lucky that the chain did not destroy the cams, pistons..but the repair costs totalled $1700 Canadian since labour alone was approx 9 hours, and the tensioner, guides and chain had to be replaced.  The dealership admits to a design flaw, but there is no compensation available.  The mechanic who worked on my engine has now worked on 4 more since I brought mine in 2 1/2 months ago.  His story ranges to as high as a $6,000 engine replacement (since the alternative would have been a $10,000 repair).  When a Canadian class action lawsuit transpires, please post a website we can link to here.  Please, anyone who reads this, please do not buy a Chrysler ever again.  P.S. the dealership found no evidence of my engine not being maintained properly, not that they blamed me, but I wasted good money on its upkeep, using synthetic oil the whole works.

 

Answer by Houseman
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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I had to replace the engine in my 99 intrepid at 140,000 Kilometers. $4300 later. They also blamed it on improper maintainance.

Ontario, Canada

House

 

Answer by Patty D
Submitted on 3/30/2004
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The timing belt of my 2000 Intrepid blew at 56,000 miles in January. I called the salesman that sold the car to me and he said to buy a new from him. I said NO!!! I still owe $8,000 on it and a new engine will cost about $5,000 with labor. I've been to two different mechanics and they said that the 2.7L engine is crap. Some shops don't even fix them because they stink and some shops specialize in them because that's how they make a lot of money. I sent an e-mail to their customer service department and they said "Sorry we can't fix it, your warranty is up. There is nothing we can do." I think we should all call the state Attorney General and file a complaint, call the Daimler Chrysler Zone Rep in your area and open a complaint file, e-mail or call Daimler Chrysler and open a complaint file with them. It's also very important that you submit your complaint to Bigclassaction.com I don't like to make a big deal about things but we should also call 20/20, Dateline and Walter Jacobsen from Fox. I think we all got fooled and taken advantage of because Daimler Chrysler knows about these problems and wont fix it. Most of us are still paying for the car and they should take responsibility for what has happened. Instead they want to blame us and say that we didn't maintain our cars. The engine is defective and we should all get our money back. If any one has any other ideas please contact to me through e-mail at pattyd42@yahoo.com  Good luck to everyone

 

Answer by DANIEL
Submitted on 4/2/2004
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HOW IS CHRYSLER INTREPID

 

Answer by smiller0422
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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How is Chrysler Intrepid?? CRAP!. I own a 1999 Intrepid with 75,000 mile and the engine has to be replaced at a cost of $7800. I still owe $2000 on the car. I like everyone else, knew the importance of changing oil and I did on schedule. The 2.7 is CRAP! I will never buy a Chrysler product as long as I live. My message to anyone looking to buy a new/used car - "make SURE! it is not a Chrysler".

 

Answer by Stephanie Harper
Submitted on 4/8/2004
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I am very glad I found this sight, it rocks however my 2001 Chrysler I ntrepid sits in my drivway until I can comeup with $3,000 + to fix it.  All the while still paying on it for another year and a half.  If anyone has any further information other than what has already been post please conract me at sharper274@comcast.net.  At this pont I'm willing to try anything seeing as how Daimler Chrysler doesn't want to do anything about this.

 

Answer by 94FordF150
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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I have a 1994 Ford pickup running a 5.0 liter engine with 227,500 miles and still get 16 miles per gal on the highway and 13 mpg in town. All that I have had to do to it (out side of regular maintenance) is replace the ball joints and put on a new water pump gasket. This was done at 225,000. I also have a 1999 Concorde with the 2.7 engine with 87,000 miles. The timing chain jumped on a cold start and bent all the intake valves. I did all the work myself and spent $540 on 12 intake valves a gasket set and $120 at the machine shop to have the heads done. I hate to do it but I am going to sell this pile of s..t to someone else. I estimate the work I did will be good for about 30,000 more miles before it goes down again. For all of you thinking about buy a new engine DON'T DO IT, because you will have the same thing happen again. The 2.7 is junk right out of the box.

 

Answer by robt esquivel
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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Just bought a 2000 intrepid with 62,000 miles and the oil pump went out and ruined my engine. cost is crazy looking at 4,000

 

Answer by Ontario Canada (former) Chrysler owner
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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Well, well, well.  I hate to say it, but misery loves company!  My mechanic told me about this web-site so I thought I would check it out and I'm glad I did.  I can't believe there are so many others out there with the same problem.  My 1999 Intrepid just blew the timing chain at about 165,000 km, and I am also looking at a similar bill(and with a year to pay on the vehicle).  My mechanic told me he's having a hard time even getting a re-built engine because they're so hard to find.  When you buy a vehicle you expect it to last you more than 5 years.  Never again!

 

Answer by Sniper24
Submitted on 4/28/2004
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My 1999 Intrepid Blew at 28,678 miles and cost me $4,000. The cam had to be replaced at 30,000 miles. I made the mistake of keeping the car and the engine has just blown again at 95,000 miles. If I had known the first time about the 2.7L engine problems I would have sold it. The Dodge Dealer said that the timing sensor went bad and it will cost $5,500 for a remanufactured engine plus $3,000 for labor. I was told the oil looked sluggish and that there was no reason why it happened. I think I will contact the Ohio Attorney. Check out this web site also for a complaint. http://anyboard.net/autos/cars/cars/posts/118.html

 

Answer by Dave M
Submitted on 5/3/2004
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I was looking for a Chrysler Intrepid up until 5 minutes ago... but what about the 3.2L engine?  Is it better/worse than the 2.7L?  Any info will be appreciated!

 

Answer by Jeff C
Submitted on 5/4/2004
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My timing chain just broke yesterday at 135,000 km (84,000 miles) on the way to my mechanics to have him fix this 'noise'. It cracked the cap and spewed oil all over the engine.  By the time I got there that oil was on fire.  The dealership told me that they might be able to fix the timing chain alone ($2000) but if not, replace the engine ($7000).  I still owe about $10 grand on it.  I'll be getting rid of this car.  It's a time bomb.

 

Answer by Chris B
Submitted on 5/11/2004
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Same thing happened to my 2000 Intrepid this last weekend (105k miles). Stalled at a stop sign and the engine's shot. Same timing chain problem referenced elsewhere. Mechanic says it "might" be possible to tear the engine apart and repair, from reading this list it sounds like it's probably not worth it.

 

Answer by Sean F
Submitted on 5/13/2004
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Just like everyone else i have also had problems with the 2.7 engine.. I first bought the vehicle with 62,000 miles on it and at 80,000 miles the engine blew.. Well thank god i had a warranty on it at that time and the warranty company paid for a new engine to be put in the car and now at 96,000 miles the timing chain has broken and bent my valves and all types of stuff and now with my warranty company in the middle of bankruptcy i am unable to get a new engine less than $4000 and that's with a friend working at a shop giving an awesome discount.. I am willing to do anything to get this car fixed without having to spend $4000 on this car when i still owe $3000 on it.. Please e-mail me at seanfinlay@cox.net if i can do anything!!

 

Answer by Ms. V
Submitted on 5/14/2004
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My car has been at the dealer since March 29, 2004 for what they first stated was the cylinder head and the tensioner to the timing chain malfunctioning due to sludge in the engine. Also, the power door lock on the driver side was malfunctioning. I purchased an extended warranty who I am in dispute right now with who stated that this was not covered due to the sludge in the engine.


After I agree to pay the $1500.00 for the repair, then they say that the oil pump is not working which the car did not have any oil pressure when it was towed into the dealer. After the warranty company agreed to pay for the oil pump then they call and say that the valves are bent which would cost another $2000.00 dollars. I am not budging on payment right now, I have talked with an attorney and lately have gotten the General manager of the dealership involved. I even sent an email to the manufacturer asking what is up with this car and should it have given me some type of check engine light or even an oil light and the response was the car was not equipped to give you that type of warning.

I just happen to have ran into someone today at the salvage yard that was paying for an engine for a 2001 Concorde the same engine problems. We have talked about looking for owners to see if we can ban together to do a class action suit

 

Answer by Yvonne
Submitted on 5/15/2004
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Hey Guys, you are NOT alone.  I am experiencing the same problem.  I have a Dodge Intrepid 2000 with 20,398 miles.  As you can see from the miles, I do NOT do alot of driving.

Two months after my warranty expired, I hear this noise and takes it to a Dodge dealership.  I was informed that it was the timing chain in the engine.  To fix the problem will be $1000 not a guarantee that it will fix the problem; the engine will need to be replaced ($5000 rebuilt engine)

I have sent an email to Dodge with this website so they can see the complaints also, I have sent an email to 20/20 with the website address.

We MUST let everyone know what's going on.

Everyone of us MUST contact Dodge, 20/20, Attorney General, Better Business Bureau, etc.  In order to be heard we MUST let these agencies know.

PLEASE ACT NOW.

Good LUCK; will keep you posted.

 

Answer by Varrus
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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Jeez... 2 Days ago I was backing up out of a parking space, and suddenly it felt and sounded like I hit something.....nope.  I haven't taken it to my mechanic yet, but my car shifts strangely, won't shift out of 2nd gear, and the check engine light is on.... I think I've heard this sort of story before....Anyway, suffice it  to say, I'm sure it's the same sort of problem everyone else on here seems to be having...hopefully Canadians are starting a class action lawsuit.  I'm normally not the type of guy to take legal action, but this is flipping ridiculous.

 

Answer by Lesbia O. Marrero
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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I have always taken care of my car.  Changing the oil every 3,000 miles and doing the appropriate.  This week, May 17, 2004, the timing belt broke without any warning and thanks God it happened when the mechanic was going to change the oil, once again.  In addition, the A/C has not been able to get fixed.  I am voting to have us all to begin a class law suit against the Dodge/Chrysler for not taking care of there customers and products.

 

Answer by Lesbia O. Marrero
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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I have always taken care of my car.  Changing the oil every 3,000 miles and doing the appropriate.  This week, May 17, 2004, the timing belt broke without any warning and thanks God it happened when the mechanic was going to change the oil, once again.  In addition, the A/C has not been able to get fixed.  I am voting to have us all to begin a class law suit against the Dodge/Chrysler for not taking care of there customers and products.

 

Answer by azeedah
Submitted on 5/25/2004
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Hey everyone, great site, we have a 98 intrepid - 3.2l engine, 105 000 KM.  Lately the car refuses to start. ( the dash board lites not comming on or flickers on and off) After trying for about 10 minutes then it starts and behaves normal. What's up with this ? anyone have that problem ?

 

Answer by Adam K.
Submitted on 5/28/2004
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I am an owner of an Intrepid 99, 3.2 fully loaded with 80,000Km on it made on Canadian roads. I decided to go with a bigger engine since I heard a lot of bad things about 2.7 liters.

So far the car runs like a charm. All the recommended maintenance and proper oil changes. Only minor problems:
1. Front passenger door latch noisy and replaced.
2. Output Speed Sensor failed and replaced.
3. Burnt bulb in one of the interior lights.

I have all the reasons to believe it is a great car with an excellent fuel economy and dynamics.



 

Answer by Baghsagh
Submitted on 5/28/2004
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I just got my 2000 Intrepid with the 2.7.  No sludge but may have new timeing chain and guidgs put in.   It has 50,000 on it and I wish to keep her.  Am useing Mobil 1 and de gunker "GUNK" at the oil changes.  Only paying $200/month so was good deal for me and car is black and turns heads.  Steering is fu**** but still love this car!  May die in it, reminds me of my 71 road runner unsafe.

 

Answer by 98trepid
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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98 intrepid with 2.7 engine, 93K miles. oil lamp going on, heater not working properly, white smoke and oil coming out of exhaust pipe. cam and crank sensors reacting to oil leak. Dodge service manager said I need a new engine, all same old story I've read here and other sites, The design problem in the engine does not allow for proper amount of oil to get to top of engine, cooking the top and causing sludge.
All dealers are telling their customers they did not properly maintain their cars.
This is a highly dishonest practice and they're getting away with it. Daimler-Chrysler knows the problem and now they are doing away with the Intrepid, They have committed a crime by selling such junk and steal our hard earned money. Are we gonna let them get away with it?
I have spent $4000 on this car and lost two jobs because of reliability problems and I am mad as hell, I have joined the class action suit. All of you should do the same as soon as possible, How does it feel getting ripped off like that and then blamed for it? NO MORE

 

Answer by roy d
Submitted on 6/9/2004
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I am in the same boat . 2001 intrepid    119000km . Diagnosed slapping timing chain and plugged oil ports. 4000 plus tax to rebuild. Dealer refers to the car as old and blames me for not looking after it. I was using Amsoil synthetic oil. Apparently synthetic oil doesn't help. I'm thinking about putting a 3.2 liter in instead. engine is a lot cheaper to buy. roberta.de@sympatico.ca

 

Answer by krosen
Submitted on 6/17/2004
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Unfortunately...they've put the 2.7L engine in both the Intrepid...and the Chrysler Concorde.  Same engine...same story.  This week our 1999 Concorde with just 39,000 miles experienced complete engine failure when the timing chain jumped and caused irreparable damage.  Of course, just a couple hours earlier our auto repair shop discovered sludge in the engine...oil passages blocked...and bearing material in the oil filter...not to mention the fact that the power locks and A/C had failed as well.  Chrysler customer service answer -- it's your own fault, you must not have maintained it.  They say the only problems with those engines are consumer error.  Amazing...since I found thousands of complaints posted all over the Internet for the Intrepid and Concordes...all experiencing the same problems with the 2.7L.  Like you...we always had routine maintenance done on our vehicle...just like we were supposed to.

 

Answer by billyd4120
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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We own a 1999 Intrepid with a 2.7L. When purchased it had 36,000 on it, with a current oil change. My wife and I had to get special financing because of problems in the past. We have to pay a high interest rate of 19%. They call this the "put you into a nice car with no problems, to establish credit deal". Well 2,500 miles later while driving the motor blew, no warning of any kind. Our mechanic took the motor apart and found the Timing Belt broke and there was a lot of sludge in the engine. He informed us that the oil passages are to small, so the motor was not getting oiled correctly. We took out a 3yr loan on the car @ $11,000. We still owe $9,000. We currently have no car with a huge loan to repay. The Dealership or Chrysler doesn't care.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. My email address is erieextreme@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Tiffany Verret
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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I too own a Chrysler with the 2.7l V6 engine. At only 24,000 miles my engine has burned up! The dodge dealership says it was due to me never changing the oil. Bull!! I have had the oil change every 3000 miles. The past couple of times I brought the car in the oil was low. The most recent time I brought it in around 2200 miles cause the engine was knocking. The car was about 3 quarts low but no leak. JUST SLUDGE!! The doge dealership service department has had my car since early May. Even though I have the proof of my oil changes and the same dependable Lube business changing my oil with records...chrysler is still deciding whether or not to cover my car under warranty!!Clearly they are responsible . Meanwhile my car is sitting over there, hostage.Are they gonna sit on my car until I give in? Can they do that? Then I guess they are gonna put the same type crappy engine in my car.  Oh yeah and still paying a note, thank you.

 

Answer by Bill Creech
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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Just wondering if anyone has Chrysler car with 3.2 engine. I have a '99 Intrepid, bought with
64k miles. Only problem to date, is one of the cooling fans went bad.Had to replace the
whole assembly. Dealer wanted $550.00, just for the fan assembly, no labor. I found one
on the internet for $225.00, and installed it myself. Quiet a task, but managable. I
certainly don't claim to be a mechanic.
I'm wondering if anyone here has changed their own timing belt.
Please reply. e-mail address----thumbpick@fuse.net

 

Answer by Scoop
Submitted on 6/28/2004
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I have a 1999 Chrysler Concorde that's tensioner just went out and has bent all the valves.  The dealership quoted me $7,000.00 for a re-built 2.7 liter engine.  Or $2,500.00 to replace the valves and who know what else.  This is bulls**t.  Everyone should contact this Attorney in Ohio with regards to the 2.7 Liter engine failure.  His name is David Roloff at (800)321-9199 or Email him at droloff@shaperoroloff.com and join in the class action suit at bigclassaction.com

 

Answer by MsScarlett
Submitted on 7/1/2004
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I purchased a new 1998 Dodge Intrepid with 3.2 Liter engine.  I now have almost 105,000 miles. I hate to admit this but.....I've never had my car regularly serviced, except changing oil occasionally. I've had only a few repairs,(cooling fan included) knock on wood. I absolutely LOVE my car, no complaints. Before reading the horror stories on this website I had considered purchasing another new Dodge Intrepid but now not so sure.
Good luck to all of you, guess I'm glad I have 3.2 Liter engine.  

 

Answer by Anna
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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Well, my husband is a wonderful mechanic and unfortunately is now being sued by a young man with a 2.7L Chrysler engine.  My husband told him about the sludge following an oil change and referred to him to a reputable dealer to have it fixed and now we are being sued by him stating it was our fault for a "faulty" oil change.......any thoughts or suggestions.....

 

Answer by Mingo35
Submitted on 7/14/2004
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I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid and the timing chain came apart and now I need a new Short Block Engine...there were NO signs of Sludge!!!  I only have 45000 miles, no towing, no abuse...this is totally ridiculous.  What happens now after the repair, drive for another 45000 miles and car will need another new engine???  DCX needs to do something to protect all the consumers with this faulty 2.7 engine.
Does anybody remember when Lee Iaccoca sent a letter to all the people who had faulty transmissions back around 1990???  It stated Chrysler would stand behind the transmission 100%...anyone with problems would have it taken care of free of charge for as long as they owned the vehicle.
Don't you think they need to do something like that with this engine????

 

Answer by NJGreenBudd
Submitted on 7/17/2004
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I also own a dodge intrepid, its a 99 3.2L with 145,000 mi on it, surprised it actually lasted this long, the car ran great(strong and clean) up until a couple days ago when it overheated, stalled and won't start again, looks like the valves are all bent, haven't ripped the motor apart yet, but looks like the timing chain might have broke as well...Unfortunate that there are dealerships and companies out there that are only looking to make a buck and screw over their own customers.

 

Answer by LoganCorwin
Submitted on 8/4/2004
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I bought a 2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 just over 6 months ago. It has 60,000 miles and I still owe 6 thousand USD on it. I was just out of my extended warranty when my engine blew. I just had to roll that $6K into a new car because I couldn't afford the $5K to fix it. I have been told that there is a class action lawsuit against Chrysler regarding the 2.7 engine. Does anybody have any information on how to get info on that? much appreciated.
-Logan

 

Answer by ken
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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hey folks...just got my 2000 Concorde back from the dealer...$1400 poorer.  I was told that the timing chain guide broke, thank heavens it didn't throw the chain.  The entire interior of the engine was covered with sludge. The dealer recommends I unload the car ASAP.  He isn't even willing to stand behind the repair he just did.  I was told to change the oil every 500 miles until I sell it.  Had to change oil 2 days after I got it back because sludge is dislodging and plugging things up.  Chrysler should stand behind these pieces of crap. They have to know there's a problem.

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 8/16/2004
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I have a 99 intrepid with a 3.2L engine and it just blew out on me after about 77K miles. I have been praying each problem will be it's last. I just got it 6 months ago used and i've had it. I wish I would've known before... Now i'm selling it and buying a Honda!

 

Answer by Eric Wong
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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I heard tapping sound from my 1999 Intrepid, 2.7L engine.  The mechanic said it is about time to trade in for a new car before too late.  Anyone has any experience how long it will last after hearing that tapping engine noise?  I am so busy lately I don't have time to shop for a new car.  Am I in real danger having the engine breaking apart in days???  Thanks fro any tips.  Trading for a new M300 would be questionable, any ideas here?

 

Answer by O'Gucci
Submitted on 8/30/2004
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I have also lost 1999 Corvette engine in July due to broken chain. My dealer immediately explained the cause as poor lubricant management of previous owner since they have the record of my maintenance. If this is well-known problems among Chrysler dealer, the manufacturer should take actions to warn customers. From the engineering perspective, since I am engaged in industrial diesel engine development, this is design flaw by not having any warning/ pre-caution devices to fatal failures. I paid 6700 USD for repair since my stay in US is limited for 2 yrs and there were no other ways for me.

 

Answer by Falcon-Eye
Submitted on 9/7/2004
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WHAT CAN I SAY??????? I have Intrepid 98, 2.7 L engine. I had so many problems with it: The sensor for the mileage doesn't show the right reading and the actual mileage done. It is always more than I do. If I drive 10 miles it shows that I drove 70, 20, 200, or even 90000 miles which screwed my car. The fuel pump is another disaster. Too much money to replace it for the price and the labor costs. Finally the car  suddenly stopped last week. I sent it to the dealer where I always maintain it. The first checking was that it is the fuel pump. They replaced it. Does not work. Then they told me that the Power-train Control Module is broken. They checked to find new one but they couldn't Today the same dealer told me it is not the PCM but the Timing Chain had jump from its place and I am waiting for their estimation. When I was looking on the Internet for that chain, I found this site for which I was looking for for years. I recommend everybody not to buy Chrysler/Dodge product although my family is dealing with this company products for more than 50 years. I am going to get rid of this car. NEVER Again. Never to encourage anyone to buy their products. I will do all possible means to sue those companies.  

 

Answer by Randall Carroll
Submitted on 9/13/2004
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I have a 99 dodge Intrepid. With 100000 mile on it. These are the problems Iíve had starting at only 80000 miles:

Engine smokes
Bracket on window broke (replaced whole window)
Cooling fans went out now air conditioner doesnít work
Loose about 2 qt of oil a week.
Oil pan leaks.
Stabilizer links went out three timeís already
Motor on windows went out.

My dad works as a service manager for a Dodge Dealership in Knoxville Tennessee and he tells me that these problems are very common in the Intrepid. He said that the company actually knows about the problems but they make more money on repairs and parts rather than putting out a recall on the Intrepid. The only problem for me is that Iím in the Army stationed in Germany so itís hard to get the work done to fix my problems. I would like to be one of thousands, im sure, to be part of this class action law suite.  

Randall S Carroll
CMR 415 Box 4439
APO, AE 09114
jrcarrollc@kooltechs.com
011499641924958



 

Answer by jimbob
Submitted on 10/5/2004
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YEEEEEAP.....just blew mine this morning on my way to class...i heard a lil clankety noise especially at idle when i believe there was more slack then under power. Let it go hoping to make it through my last yr of college, and this morning it went (cold morning as well, but i warmed it up for 10mins before i left). Mine flung off and destroyed the valve cover as well...so in for it now. Problem is im a po'azz college boy..but im a good mechanic and plan on attempting this feat in my buddies garage...worst case scenario..i cant do it and i put it back together..no harm done!

 

Answer by nicklexy
Submitted on 10/13/2004
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hey just want to say i'mglad i checked out this is site just had my 2000 concorde 2.7 blow up tonight also like everyone else did regular oil and maintence.now knowing cost to replace motor looks like i found a new lawn ornament!!I WILL JOIN LAWSUIT 2.7 IS SH*T

 

Answer by BLUEIDQT
Submitted on 10/13/2004
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I own a 2000 intrepid 2.7L and along with everyone else here have had nothing but problems.  First it started off small with the interior lights flashing while i was driving,dealer finally fixed the door switches after much hassle. Then the weather strip started to crease had to have replaced 3 times. Now the big stuff oil light comes on flickers then goes off bring it to the dealer needs a oil pressure switch.  A few weeks later loud ticking noise from engine NO PROBLEM FOUND AT FIRST. Then they tell me I need a oil pan gasket.  Two weeks later back in for same loud ticking noise thankfully the timing chain did not break but that was the problem. Had to have the timing chain,guides,tensioner, gaskets changed.

 

Answer by auto tech
Submitted on 10/18/2004
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i am a auto tech ,i have been rebuilding the 2.7 dodge motors ,most of them had rods knocking.due to oil brake down. and timming chains streching,making it jump time.the  problem that causes oil break down is heat,the problem i think with the 2.7 is the exaust cat on the mantifolds,it heats up the engine area,cooks the oil in the heads .they need to try redoing(recall) the exaust and test this maybe this would keep the oil cooler making it last 3000 miles,

 

Answer by auto tech
Submitted on 10/18/2004
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i am a auto tech ,i have been rebuilding the 2.7 dodge motors ,most of them had rods knocking.due to oil brake down. and timming chains streching,making it jump time.the  problem that causes oil break down is heat,the problem i think with the 2.7 is the exaust cat on the mantifolds,it heats up the engine area,cooks the oil in the heads .they need to try redoing(recall) the exaust and test this maybe this would keep the oil cooler making it last 3000 miles,  note  SEND ALL YOUR 2.7 MOTORS TO ME I CAN REBUILD THEM CHEEPER THAN ANY ONE

 

Answer by longhorn
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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i too have a 98 intrepid with 207,000 kilometers on it. I have had no problems besides cooling fan and seal replacements, oil sending unit, starter, rear wind motor. I have been running 100% synthetic for a while and no sludge problems. I have also religiously changed the pcv valve, it may be a cause of many problems here. I love the car and don't have any other problems, may change the timming and tensioner though!!

thanks

 

Answer by neonxing23
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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I have a '96 Chrysler cirrus and my the ball bearings and my timing chain went at 96,000mi. Luckily I have a friend who is a mechanic at a Nissan dealership and didn't charge me any labor, just parts.  But my valves are messed up and the engine is getting 30psi of compression.  He won't do the rest, so I had the car towed to a dealership and hopefully all that is wrong is that its the valves and it will all be fine.

 

Answer by Tawana Porter
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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Oh my Goodness! My car broke down this past aug 2004. It is a Dodge Intrepid 2004 with the 2.7 liter dual cam v6 engine. What a piece of crap. We purchased the car in 2000 with 24,000 miles and purchased the extended warranty which covered it for 75,000 miles. The care broke down with 95,600 miles on it. Great for Chrysler.  We are upside down in the loan owing a little over $7,000. It is not fun paying for a vehicle that does not run.The timing chain came apart and after the chrysler dealership looked at it, they decided there was $1100 worth of damages and it would not guarantee the car would run and by the way a new engine is $4000 before labor. Great news, huh?
Where do we sign up to sue Chrysler for this malfunction of a engine?
They should definitely pay for the replacement of all faulty parts on the car. We never had a problem out of the car until August 24, 2004.

 

Answer by Tawana Porter
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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Oh my Goodness! My car broke down this past aug 2004. It is a Dodge Intrepid 2004 with the 2.7 liter dual cam v6 engine. What a piece of crap. We purchased the car in 2000 with 24,000 miles and purchased the extended warranty which covered it for 75,000 miles. The care broke down with 95,600 miles on it. Great for Chrysler.  We are upside down in the loan owing a little over $7,000. It is not fun paying for a vehicle that does not run.The timing chain came apart and after the chrysler dealership looked at it, they decided there was $1100 worth of damages and it would not guarantee the car would run and by the way a new engine is $4000 before labor. Great news, huh?
Where do we sign up to sue Chrysler for this malfunction of a engine?
They should definitely pay for the replacement of all faulty parts on the car. We never had a problem out of the car until August 24, 2004.

 

Answer by Will
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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I have a 1999 dodge intrepid, 2.7 litre. So far 2 both fans have gone out, 2 oxygen sensors have gone out, and today, my oil light came on. If anyone is thinking about buying an intrepid, spend the extra money for the 3.2 litre. It will be cheaper in the long run. Keep in mind that the Chrysler 300 also has a base model 2.7 litre.......dont' do it.

 

Answer by dhermesc
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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Every complaint I've read refers to a 2002 and older product - has there been any improvements made to the engine in 2003 the eliminated the problem?  I know one of the rebuilders says they incorporate "2004 improvements" that include larger oil intake tube and higher qaulity rod bearings.  Are these improvements made by Chrysler on the 2003 and newer engines?

 

Answer by Blu47nav
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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My 2.7L V6 engine sputtered to death as I approached a stop light. The vehicle was incapacitated on a very well travelled and busy highway in Western Massachusetts. It was just in the shop for complete maintenance. Belts to brakes. 92,357 Miles.

I could not move my vehicle, and I was trapped on the road and unable to move. I was blocking an entire lane of traffic, and could easily have been rear ended by another motorist. I had to call a local police officer to sit behind me until a towing truck could reach the scene.

I was told that the engine repair would cost about the same as putting in a new engine. Both way out of my price range. I am a high school student and I inherited this car from my grandfather. Now the car is
junk. It sits in my driveway until I can get it fixed, or I can sell it for scrap.

Does anyone know if the 3.2L engine, which doesn't seem to have nearly as many problems, can be put in instead?

 

Answer by George
Submitted on 12/8/2004
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THE MAIN PROBLEM IN THE 2.7L ENGINE IS THE OIL FLOW PATTERN. YOUR CAR SHOWS THAT THERE IS ENOUGH OIL IN THE PAN...BUT THE OIL PUMP SOMETIMES DOES NOT CIRCULATE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF OIL TO THE UPPER ENGINE..THIS WILL CAUSE YOUR ENGINE TO FAIL WITHOUT ANY NOTICE OR PREVIOUS PROBLEM.

 

Answer by Kimgirl
Submitted on 12/24/2004
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I have a 98 intrepid and the car ran good until i pulled into the grocery store. I came out and the store and it smelled asthough something had busted and the car would not start up. I had the car towed and the car repair shop told me to trade the car in while it was still running. He informed me the timing chain was broke. I have a 3.2 engine Intrepid > this really sucks...............

 

Answer by WTMHouston
Submitted on 12/27/2004
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It sure looks like the 2.7 is a piece of crap.  My '01 Sebring with 72K miles just blew the timing chain which gutted the engine and fried the sensors and the computer.  $6K repairing it does not sound like a great option.  I may just sell it for junk and let someone else deal with it.

 

Answer by mark.s
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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I am a owner of a 2000 dodge intrepid w/2.7L
and So far I have had good luck.My sugestion
to all that people out there that havent
experienced the problems that these people
are facing,please take the time out to use a sludge treatment for your car. use it on a normal basis if you dont want problems. you can use 1qt transmission fluid added to oil prior to oil change because it has conditioners that will get rid of the sludge,or you can pick up a oil additive at napa called(reslone).for all the people that have allready experienced these problem
i have the deepest sympathy for you and I hope that daimler chrysler gets sued its the only way that they will deal with this problem.

 

Answer by m3dn
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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Tie rods replaced at 140km
Timing Chain gone at 170km
Engine makes weird noises....especially when cold
engines spits out small amounts of oil
power windows dont ride in their slots very smoothly...

other than that no problems>>>AC is fine
great handling for a big car
2.7 only has get up in L gear though
sluggish off start in OD

 

Answer by MAck_dogg
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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Hey i have a 2000 chrysler intrepid and at 112,000 Km the timing chain blew and we got it repaired ...in the 3 years we have ownd the car we have put 4,500$ worth of repaires into it ...and then the engine blew and we had to get the heads shaved and rebuild oil pump and new valves ...then when it was all fixed to days after we got it back the friggin thing blew up again...INTREPIDS SUCK...add my name to any petition going to dodge because i would like to be reinbursed for sum of this money...i almost payed for the car again,,,,thanks randy fox

 

Answer by Angela
Submitted on 1/10/2005
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I have a 2.7 98 intrepid, I have had problem after problem with this car.  I have had to replace the engine, driver window motor, the radiator and now all the windows are set in the child safety mode.  I love my car when it is in good working condition, but I have sunk more money into this car than it is worth

 

Answer by moejoe15
Submitted on 1/12/2005
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I have 1999 intrepid that has 91,000 miles on it. I have owned it for alittle over a year after buying it from local credit union for close to nothing which is the good news. The bad news is my timing chain skipped on me yesterday in crazy traffic with no warning at all before hand. Total engine failure. I am now looking at same outrageous costs as everyone here to replace motor all together for around 4,000 dollars. That is from a freind who owns auto repair shop and is a "deal" if you know what I mean between freinds. I am very fortunate to own this car outright and will be having it towed to the nearest junkyard for parts or burned for all I care. What a sad sad way to treat loyal customers by telling them its our fault after regular maintenance too! never ever again will I own a chrysler or dodge vehicle.

 

Answer by AaronB
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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Gah, 1999 Crysler Concorde. To date I have replaced/fixed:

Main computer
Timing Chain (once, no engine damage)
3 starters

and to top it all off, I just got back in to town from a business trip and it looks like the chain broke again!!

I still owe 5,000 on it, and rely on it to get to and from work every day.

I occasionally go a touch late on the oil changes (3500 or so miles, 3600 this time)but I check the oil every time I fill it. It burns about a quart of oil a week, so I figure Im ok to go a touch longer since I am constantly refreshing it.

Looks like it finally caught up with me, cause I am screwed!!

Wish I knew about this site before I bought this car!

 

Answer by Bimmer_2002
Submitted on 2/2/2005
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Well, well, well......looks like alot of people have problems.....all you guys could do an engine swap (3.2L or 3,5L) much cheaper than rebuilt and why would you go and put back another 2.7 in there??? That wouldn't be the best idea........So, that said.....for those of you interested, go visit: www.dodgeintrepid.net , a very interesting community/club with alot, alot and alot of infos on maintenance and mods.......oh and did you know that you had to run your 2.7 with synthetic oil??? and change your belt (timing chain), water pump and related stuff at around 90,000 to 100,000 miles??? It's not to hard to look around for tips on how to take care af your car or/and read the owners manual. Anyways, hope this helps.

 

Answer by Greg
Submitted on 2/3/2005
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Wow, same story. 2.7 in a 1999 Intrepid with 73,000 miles on it. Timing chain came right through the valve covers. When I told the dealership what happened, they immediately asked if it was a 2.7, then said I'd need a new engine ($5k) when I told them it was. Their quick response told me they had seen this problem pretty frequently so I searched the web and found hundreds similar stories. This is obviously a design flaw with this engine and Diamler-Chrysler should make every effort to compensate owners.

 

Answer by stallom@bellsouth.net
Submitted on 2/10/2005
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My 2000 Concorde is at the dealer and they say it needs a new engine at 42,300 miles.

 

Answer by Andrew
Submitted on 2/19/2005
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Hi, I have a Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L.. I bought it brand new from Galt Chrysler. Unfortuantly all of these comments are scaring me..So far my Intrepid has had no problems at all. I do regular oil changes and maintain the car very well. It has occurd to me that these cars start to have problems at 125 000km. My Intrepid is at 119000KM. I have drivin it to the States many of times i feel very safe with this car only becuase it has NEVER let me down, it has NEVER made any strange noises. I am thinking that i should trade it in for the 2004 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L becuase i here those engines are great it is only the 2.7L with all these problems. What i dont understand is how Chrysler/ Dodge will not help there customers out. I think Chrysler is a great car, but i am very dissapointed in them for letting all of these innocent  people down like this. If you want a bad car look at Ford. we are lucky we are driving Chrysler, compared to Ford.

 

Answer by Andrew
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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The 1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L. I love  Chrysler. I also had a 1987 Plymouth Voyager, belive it or not i put 350 000KM and it still runs beautifully. I traded it in for the 2005 Dodge Durango, the wife deserves a new truck i herard there have been lots of problems with the Durango but i bought the biggest engine and fully loaded i even got GPS :)..I also have a 1999 Intrepid 2.7L that i purchased 6 years ago. She runs like a beauty. it has 119 000KM. I have had no problems what so ever, oil changes every 4500KM it is in perfect shape. i am now pondering on buying a new car only because of what is happening to everybody. NOTHING has happend to me yet but you never know what will happen. The car is already paid off anyhow so i got my well use out of it. But people just because Chrysler made one mistake with the 2.7L engines dont mean never to buy one again. If you plan on buying a new car i would still go with a chrysler ( if you want an American engine) except but the bigger engine..(3.0L, 3.5L depends the car) possibly with a HEMI!  

 

Answer by Donald Dipsie
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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I have a 2000 dodge intrepid and it is the worst piece of metal I've ever owned. the key chain that I got with it is worth more. I was right in the middle of the mountains when the piece of crap went on me. So I had it towed to the nearest mechanic who actually had another 2000 intrepid in his shop at the same time for the same reason. 5,800 plus tax is what I'd have to pay. I'm going to get what I can for it and use the buy anything else besides a chrysler. and I'd recommend that you do the same.

 

Answer by O.S. Ellis
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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98 Intrepid w/3.2L engine that has 130KM on engine.  Timing Belt went without notice.  Pistons floated and bent values in four cylinders.  The 2.7 isn't alone.  All you 3.2L owners better keep an eye open.  From what I seen here at this site and others it appears this is a common problem.

 

Answer by Chris
Submitted on 2/27/2005
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I am so glad that I found this site.  I have a 2000 Intrepid with a BLOWN ENGINE ALSO!!  I took my car in to have the timing belt replaced and a tune up.  The car only had 52,000 miles on it but we had planned on keeping it until the wheels fell off so I wanted to keep good maintenance on it.  The dealership told me that those services did not need to be done until at least 75,000 miles and that I was wasting my money to have it done now.  One month later the timing belt broke and destroyed my engine!  If Dodge knew that there was problems with the timing belt why did they tell me not to get it serviced!? After it broke, I contacted the dealership and they could care less that it broke.  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!  My e-mail is AgapeLefever@aol.com  

 

Answer by macnab
Submitted on 2/27/2005
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Our 1999 Concorde has been running great until today, check engine light is on and the transmission makes a loud clunk in drive tell me it's not f...ed.  help.

 

Answer by |ANDREW|
Submitted on 3/11/2005
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I own a 1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L. I also own a 2005 Dodge Durango fully loaded. My intrepid has 117000KM, my car has been running great. Every year i drive it from Ontario to Massachesuets USA. Now i take the Durango because it is my new car:). My Intrepid has been running great but now these horror stories have made me wonder. Should i buy a new chrysler intrepid with a bigger engine possibly the 3.2? or should i just keep this one. The only problem i have had with my wonderful intrepid is the air conditioning has just been knocked out. But its a cheap easy fix says my mechanic. Anyhow what should i do? will my Intrepid start having problems..it is properly maintainted

 

Answer by jazzy owner of an entrapment
Submitted on 3/19/2005
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oops i mean an intrepid, yes. 2.7 engines are blowing out due to oil/sludge build up on the timimg chain. manufacturer fault, and there are many class action lawsuit in their eruptive phase now

 

Answer by Luc Bruneau
Submitted on 3/24/2005
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Well im sorry to read all of your horror stories, but i have a 99 3.2 Intrepid as a cab that runs 24/7. Sure i get regular oil changes....NOT. Replaced the timming belt at 300,000Km (60,000 or so after the expected time) solid as a rock. Wish you guys get your suit...But don't replace with a 2.7. That engine was specialy designed for the Euro market. Best of luck!!!

 

Answer by Evo
Submitted on 3/26/2005
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Well i bought my 2000 Intrepid 5 days ago and after 100 miles on it, the engine goes bad, i think is the same problems like you all, the timing chane, and my mechanic said, new engine - 3000$, oh my god, i cannot understand how this can happen to me :(, and i am thinkink of going to 3.2l engine, because if i repair this one, who knows when i can have the same problem :(

 

Answer by Roger
Submitted on 4/4/2005
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ditto ditto ditto

 

Answer by MISTY
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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WELL ANOTHER SUCKER BORN EVERYDAY,,,THE TIMING CHAIN JUST CAUSED THE ENGINE TO GO IN MY 2000 INTREPID AND LIKE EVERYONE ELSE I AM TOLD IT WILL COST $7.000.00 TO FIX. TOMORROW I WILL HAVE CAA BRING THE CAR BACK HOME SO I CAN PUT IT OUT ON THE FRONT LAWN WITH A NICE SIGN ON IT,,,TO TRY AND STOP SOME POOR SOLE FROM MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE AS I AND ALL THE OTHER LETTERS THAT I HAVE JUST READ.GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL.

 

Answer by Kelly Muller
Submitted on 4/7/2005
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I have a 1999 Town & Country.  My timing belt has broken 3 times since 2003.  I have also replaced the tensioner twice.  I bought an extended warranty from Chrysler for Encore Performance.  They told me my warranty no longer exists and that I am out the 1500.00 I paid for it and they are not responsible for the faulty warranty they sold me or this part that keeps braking.  Does anybody no what I can do.  I live in Queens, NY

 

Answer by Doug
Submitted on 4/8/2005
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We purchased a 2001 Intrepid with 2.7L engine with 7,000km and now have 140,000km and so far, so good. We also have a 98 Concorde with 3.2L engine that with 160,000km (100,000mi). It  spun a main bearing and is now so much junk! I am a mechanic and my cars are extremely well cared for so when my engine blew, I was very surprised. That put us in need of a new car and tonight, we added a brand new 2004 Intrepid with a 2.7L engine to our collection. I hope it wasn't a mistake.  

 

Answer by Firefytergal
Submitted on 4/26/2005
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Glens boat

 

Answer by smecher@canada.com
Submitted on 4/26/2005
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99 intrepid 2.7 same problem, timing chain now i need a new engine.. i like the car but i don't think i'll invest more money into it. Chrysler is an unrelaiable car!

 

Answer by Jinx
Submitted on 6/4/2005
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Hi i just got an intrepid from the auction, as soon as i got it home it started making a clunking noise in the engine. I know its cuased by oil sludge in my engine. If i got a crazy ass oil flush would this clean it out? what is the best possible solution for this? i seen literly thousands of forums on this and yet not one can give me a good recomendation on what i should try to do to fix this before it gets outta hand. chrysler must be luaghing at all us fool's for not finding a cost effective solution.

 

Answer by saajan
Submitted on 6/29/2005
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i have a 1997 Chrsyler Intrepid 3.3 engine....never did any major work to it except for regular oil change..mileage on it right now  198,000km...not a problem yet..touch wood....would love to buy an intrepid again if available...brand new though....

 

Answer by PETER T
Submitted on 6/30/2005
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I have a 1999 intrepid and the engine blew at 91000KM and cost about 6800 Can to replace the engine.  We should start a class action against DC on this piece of crap? This  is a classic case for a class action. Is there a good class action lawyer out there with the guts to take on D/C?

Pete T

 

Answer by Gerald Tarrant
Submitted on 6/30/2005
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Same issue with a 2001 Intrepid. Of course Chrysler tells me that no one has ever reported this before.

 

Answer by Kendall
Submitted on 7/6/2005
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I have a 97 Dodge Intrepid with a 3.2L engine, it was my boyfriend's car before he gave it to me. He bought it at 40,000 miles and drove it another 40,000 and never once had it in the shop for any major repairs. I have had it now for three weeks and the second week I had it, it overheated due to some dirt and mud in the radiator according to the mechanic. Then this past weekend it wouldn't start, i had to get it towed and the mechanic put a new crank sensor in it and it started right up. After reading this website i am wondering if i should get rid of the car before anything else goes wrong.

 

Answer by jason
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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im currently fixing my fathers 01 intrepid 110,000 miles and the chain is destroyed itll cost approx. $450 in parts alone plus my spare time to fix it, not cool!

 

Answer by Lips
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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If I Didnt still owe money on it, I'd probley would just take it to a junk yard and turn it into a little box, then stick it ...Beeeeep>...Beeeep<>...and then put it on my shelf. Man It was such a great car. By the way, its a 2000 Int.(SILVER):)

 

Answer by Macho Marino
Submitted on 8/13/2005
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My engine just went out on my 2000 Intrepid.  I went to get my oil changed at 104,000 miles and I did, but on the way home my engine and motor blew out.  I found a 3.2L Motor for $950 so I am putting that in right now.(with 74,000) Knock on wood.

 

Answer by T.Yardley
Submitted on 8/22/2005
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My 2001 Intrepid ran like a dream until 5 days ago when the timing chain broke and caused damage to the tune of $1900.Car has 59,000 miles and mechanic told me the engine
looks like it has 159,000 miles. I still owe 2 years so I have no choice but to get this piece of crap fixed. I am on a fixed income and I'm having to use the money intended for my recently deceased mother's grave marker to pay for this.I wish I had done some research before I bought this car, I certainly will in the future. My late dad always told me to stick with Ford. All previous cars (4) have been Fords and all repair bills together have totalled less than $300.00. I have certainly learned a very costly lesson and hope others see this website before making the same mistakes all of us did.  

 

Answer by doc
Submitted on 8/23/2005
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Does anyone know if the 2.7 can be swapped with the 3.2?

 

Answer by robert
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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i have a 3.5 l engine and the timming broke also but luckily it was a non-interference engine and it only cost me $575.00 parts and labor  POCATELLO,IDAHO

 

Answer by dragon
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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can anyone tell me where to buy cheap radiator fans for 1999 intrepid in toronto? thanks!

 

Answer by Poleman
Submitted on 9/21/2005
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I also own a 99 Intrepid with the 2.7 . A few months ago the timing tensioner went. Fortunatly didn't destroy the engine and after argueing with the dealer they payed the 15,000 to fix it. God i hope i can unload this lemon before it blows again. I will never buy another Chrysler- Dodge again.

 

Answer by David Marsh
Submitted on 10/1/2005
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I have a 1999 Intrepid and at 115000 KM my timing chain jumped and they tell me that it  will be a 2000 dollar job to fix it.

 

Answer by Herbert Marsh
Submitted on 10/2/2005
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I have a 1999 Intrepid 2.7l I have 116,000 km on it and there was a noise that came in the motor and they are telling me that it is the timing chain adjuster, they won't replace the adjuster without replacing the chain too. The price to do that job was 1200.00 That is outragous and should be the responsibility of the company.Especially with the low kilometers that is on the car. there must be some kind of a default..

 

Answer by bob
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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my 2001 dodge intrepid with 73,000 miles on it never gave me any problem at all. i have been doing my own oil changes for over 30 years. Recently my oil light has started coming on , only when the engine has been running a while and hot. I had just recently done a oil change witch i do every two months if it needs it or not about every 2,500 miles. i had a extended warrenty on it so i took it back to a local dealer. the shop mechanic told me the oil sending unit was leaking and he replaced it for 35 dollars and 40 bucks labor. next day i go to work about 35 miles away and the oil light is back on. that night i went on line and read all the problems with the 2.7 engine with the timing chains and the slug problem. i went back to my dealer he said he never heard of it. next day i took it in and traded it in. and this time i bought a Jap car my first. Chrysler can go to hell i will never buy another Chrysler product

 

Answer by Rebecca
Submitted on 10/16/2005
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I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid last week while driving w/ my 2 year old son in the back it just died in the middle of an intersection.  The mechanic said it was the time belt .... of course $1,000 to fix.  This week he calls and says the cylinders need replacing as well, another $1,500 .... that or replace the engine.  I am furious that Dodge/Chry knows about this problem and is doing nothing!  I will be contacting the lawyer in Ohio and anyone else who will listen.  

 

Answer by brad
Submitted on 10/18/2005
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i too had timming belt break with demon good maintainance on my end. always kept clean oil topped , fuel injector cleaner, etc... no warning but oil light came on and a few moments later the knocking under engine head, timming belt went. this is not cool, i cant afford repair and had put 24k into buying this car just 3 years ago. it broke me then and now its breaking me now. we need to sue chrysler for call back and replacement of engines on these cars or at minimal free timming belt repairs for anyone who has one broke period !

 

Answer by Jeff9848
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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My 1999 Dodge Intrepid with the 2.7 liter engine has sat in the driveway for a year now while I continue to wait until I get the loan payments paid off. It started making that "dieseling" sound and when we brought it to the dealer they said we would need a new engine and that we shouldn't spend the money on all the diagnostics because it would need a new engine no matter what. They all seemed to be aware of the 2.7 problem.

So this beautiful car sits dead in the driveway a year now. I'm waiting for the neighbors to complain about it. When I tell them my story, they won't buy Daimler Chrysler anymore either. You see, when I called Chrysler they were rehearsed, and claimed no fault. It was all my fault according to them. It is not. I do top notch maintenance. I have a full shop complete with hoist. My oil changes are at less than 3,000 mile intervals. My fault? Bull.

I have been Mopar all the way since the days of Shirley Muldowney. I'm done. I visited a Honda dealer today. No more American cars for me (I feel awful just saying that).

 

Answer by Jeffrey
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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I have a 2.7 liter 2000 dodge intrepid with a timing chain issue right now and my mechanic does not want to do the repair because of other issues that could have happened when it went out, like bent valves.
Luckily I only have 4 or 5 payments left and I may not repair the vehicle, but I have contacted the attorney listed at the beginning of this site and will see what comes of it and I will let everyone know the outcome.

 

Answer by Ontario Canada Car Owner
Submitted on 11/28/2005
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The timing chain on my 1999 Chrysler Intrepid blew at 480 miles (yes 480 miles), and Chrysler wonít do anything about it. My dealer told me that I could buy a new engine for $4000, I told him he could shove it up his a**. And Iím sure he did. Never again will I buy a Chrysler.

 

Answer by carsof muncie
Submitted on 12/2/2005
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2.7 chryslers are junk. We have replaced them with the 3.5, which is a GOOD engine. You have to do a total swap out, but when you are done, the motor is a LOT better and the vehicle INCREASES in value. For more info e-mail us at carsofmuncie@comcast.net

 

Answer by msniki
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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i have a 99 intrepid and my engine just gave out on me...145,000 miles and all of a sudden it is dead...intrepid and Chrysler's are a piece of crap.....debating whether i should get a new engine for it which is costing over 2000 bucks or just get me a new car.

 

Answer by mike
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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another 99 intrepid 2.7 that timing chain broke , i am a mechanic and chrystler is to blame, poor design

 

Answer by Erica
Submitted on 12/22/2005
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I have a 2000 Intrepid with only 45,000 miles on it.  The timing belt just went bad.  I can't beleive with my car being this well taken care of that this would happen.

 

Answer by Sam
Submitted on 12/24/2005
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I have  an Intrepid 2000 with 53,000 KM on it. I haven't had too many problems with the exception of premature rotors probelms at 15000 KM intervals and power lock probelms. The engine is 3.2L and I would like to know what do I need to do to avoid the timing chaim break besides changing  the oil frequently?
Thanks,
Sam

 

Answer by steve
Submitted on 1/11/2006
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For those of you that had or have a 2.7 engine, you are waisting your time calling chrysler.My engine blew at 137,000. kms and i was told to do better maintenance next time..i didnt give into rebilding a 2.7 or replacing junk with junk..I installed a 3.2 but the maodifications are quite extensive. The computor needs to be changed(both of them) the body side computor as well, the exhaust, the air conditioner, the altenator and brakets, i made a deal with the local scrap yard, bought the engine and he agreed to give me whatever i needed to convert.This cost me a total of 1300.00 canadian and 13 hours work. thats the only solution unless the car is stolen and never found^^  you know what i mean

 

Answer by joe1263
Submitted on 1/17/2006
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just reading all these wonderful stories about the 2.7L engine in the intrepid...wish i would have read this about may of last year when i bought mine....first car.  anyways, it had 77,000 on it and now its at 91,000 and white smoke out the exhaust and the low oil pressure light comes on? early sign of a mess up maybe?  anyone with this problem that has sadly went through a rough time with the car please email me at hondadrivin@hotmail.com (used to own a honda) thanks

 

Answer by M_CanJohn
Submitted on 1/19/2006
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I got a 99, (3.2L) Dodge Intrepid that I've had for two years I have gone through AC failure, cooling fans replacement, crank sensor, and starter replaced. My car still  stalls and shuts down at highway speeds, and all that I get from the dealer is that they can not get the car to reproduce the problem. I have been denied any devices that may help me to figure out the cars problem by them stating that, "they can not allow me to use the device because, a past customer had taken their last one" I'm running out of things to do we need to make DODGE PAY!    mar_canjohn@yahoo.com

 

Answer by LC Caulford
Submitted on 1/24/2006
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Hey,I bought a 1999 intrepid three months ago and it had 62,000 miles i barely drove this hunk a junk and the timing chain went out, now I'm looking at needing a new motor. The 2.7 is totally junk, thumbs down to chrysler  

 

Answer by walker17_22
Submitted on 3/6/2006
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I have a 1999 Dodge Intrepid I just found out today that the timing chain has gone bad and it will cost at least #3,000. to put in a rebuilt motor.  If the motor is bad I don't want another motor I need a different car.  I drive an hour to work each day.  If I don't have a car I will not be able to work.  I just missed one day because of the $#%#%$& Intrepid.  I will never buy another Chrysler vehicle!!!! My first 1995 Intrepid burst into flames as I was driving down the road I should have learned then!!!!  I will be printing all of these responses and to keep for whatever lawyer, Attorney General or T.V. show that needs more information and I am going to be doing a lot of research for hard facts.  Look out Chrysler!  We're fighting back! Contact me at walker17_22@yahoo.com

 

Answer by xylophone
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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Please register your complaints about the Daimler Chrysler 2.7L engine at www.autosafety.org if you would like to join a possible class action law suite against the manufacturer. The more complaints, the better the chance of a successful suite.

 

Answer by ron
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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i had a 1993 intrepid 3.5 engine till someone stoled it the other day.....i had 246789 clicks on it...and the time belt was never replaced....i drove it from Sarina ON ..to Richmond Virgina every second month for 2 1/2 years...as far as I'm concerned it was a very good and powerful engine...good gas mileage too....

 

Answer by Gordon
Submitted on 3/22/2006
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Also a (former?) owner of a 2.7l V6 2000 Intrepid in Alberta (110km).  Tensioner goes, and with a quick flick of the wrist to start the car the timing belt stretches, sprockets are damaged but best of all valves are bent. $1500 gets you the opinion that best option is to replace the engine, $4k plus another $1500, especially with sludge buildup in there. Sound familiar? Undecided on total write off or replace...

 

Answer by chevelle1972
Submitted on 4/2/2006
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I am an automotive wholesaler.  Chrysler products are very popular cars and bring quite a bit of money at the auction compared to their Ford and GM counterparts.  That is, unless they have a 2.7 engine.  For example, I recently bought a 1999 Concorde with 88k miles on it, loaded with everything available.  It has a 3.2l in it.  I had to pay 2900 for it.  That was a little high but I needed the car.  20 minutes later, the same car (it was even the same color) with 79k on it brought only 1600 because it had a 2.7.  It's pretty common knowledge that these engines are crap.  Buying a vehicle with a 2.7l is a gamble.  You might get more than your money's worth out of it or it could blow up on your way home from the dealership. The latter is the more likely.

 

Answer by Chris
Submitted on 4/19/2006
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After reading the posts. The real problem with these engines is the water pump. It is driven off the timing belt  (not timing chain......) When almost everytime I had to replace one, It was a result of a leaky water pump.   So if you notice that you need to add coolant to the vehicle, it may be leaking behind the cam cover.  Chris  (ASE Mechanic)

 

Answer by Robyn
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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I love my intrepid but the check engine light kepps coming on it raddles when im waiting at a light or drive throug and to be honest im worried its gonna break down on me on the higway i am so mad.

 

Answer by Harry
Submitted on 4/29/2006
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Our family owns a '99 intrepid, Power Steerng pump is going out and needs repair.  We have 115K on the original engine, but I think it may be time to replace it.
Those that have problems with the tranny being stuck in 1st gear "limp mode", change the speed sensor, it probably failed, I did it in 30 minutes and $20
Those with the blinking oil light, replace the sender, it is know to fail and cause that $20-30 and 1 hour.
Those with sloppy steering fix it quick, the rack'n pinion is going bad $400 & 2 days.
I know this cuz I did all the repairs on this car, and saved my family $$ by making 5k-7k reapairs at shops cost about $1k and a week of my life total so far.. Knock on wood..
Going to shop for a GM car today, maybe a New Malibu Maxx... I feel for those that have lots on there car still, we ourselves have $4k left, but this car has got to go.
I personally have a Stratus with a 2.7L and 72K mi on it... I am worried...

 

Answer by John & Susan
Submitted on 4/30/2006
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We purchased a 2001 Intrepid and like the car until our Oil light came on. We took it to the dealer and the dealer told us that this is our fault. We change our oil & oil filter every 2800 to 3000 miles along with the air filter every time. We were told that we are using the incorrect oil at one point. We were told that there was nothing wrong with the 2.7 engine and we have only 70,000 miles at the time. We were told today that this could be $200.00 to $1200.00+ after they open it up and look, the service tech told us that this could be thousands if we have to put a new engine in it. We are disappointed because this is my wife's daily driver and I do not want her breaking down on long stretches. More to come....

 

Answer by Chaplain Joe
Submitted on 5/3/2006
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The Intrepid with the 3.2engine has been a great engine for me.  

 

Answer by Ronskinner
Submitted on 5/9/2006
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I've just replaced the engine in a 1999 Concorde at a cost of $4300.00 with the same proplom, timming chain broke and seized the engine

 

Answer by Buster
Submitted on 5/26/2006
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Chrysler just made a believer out of me. One that will never buy another Chrysler product that is. Timing belt went on the 2.7 liter 1999 Intrepid. Shops says the motor is a junk engine and it will cost $6100 to replace it. Forget it. Does anyone know if there is a class action suit still existing that I can join in ?

 

Answer by Tracy
Submitted on 5/29/2006
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I have a 2001 dodge intrepid, and my timing chain broke also. It will cost me 2200 dollars to get a rebuildt engine, and I still owe 6000 dollars on this car. Bull sh**t.

 

Answer by Alek
Submitted on 6/3/2006
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"Absolutely - the Chrysler Intrepid is a complete piece of crap. The timing chain on my 2000 Intrepid broke and now Chrysler is trying to blame me for not maintaining my car." It probably is because your not maintaining your car. I've had mine and it's got more than 125,000km on it and mine'sbeen fine. I take good care of it and the only time I've ever had to bring it in is for oil changes and etc.

 

Answer by caeltemoi
Submitted on 6/21/2006
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Our timing chain jumped on our intrepid 2000 after about a year of ownership, bending the valves. The mechanic said he had never seen so much sludge in an engine, and that it could not have possibly built up over the year we had it. We are also told that this is a particular problem with the intrepid. Out dealer also tried to blame it on lack of oil changes, despite the fact we did them promptly. They also refused to give us the history of the vechicle. I will never buy another intredpid again, or from swan lake chrysler, for that matter.

 

Answer by beater buyer
Submitted on 6/23/2006
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I buy cars in need of repair.  I'll buy your intrepid.  Only cars in Illinois, Northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin.
But your all correct the 2.7 is junk
slingblade69@msn.com

 

Answer by roberto lopez
Submitted on 7/24/2006
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I own a 1999 concorde with 121000 miles on it, I  agree but the manual says change the timing belt at 100000 miles.So i didit at 75000, lucky for me my mechanic says it was about to go. I over manintain my car. syn oil I still change at 3000 , transmision pan 6 qts and filter every 10000, dealer says 25000. So far im lucky but I have a 3.2, as for buying a new engine you cant on the older models. Even the dealership motors are rebuilts. you should be able to rebuit a 3.2 99 chysler engine for 2,500 in calif out the door with a 3 yr warranty, but dont wait till it blows up.If you like the car and have maintained it well rebuilt it at 180000 even if its still running decent.  

 

Answer by TamNBama63
Submitted on 8/1/2006
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After reading all of these posts, I sit here speechless (typeless??) I just found out my 2000 Dodge Intrepid (2.7) has to have a timing chain. 129,000 miles on mine but I did a Vin # history search  and it came back stating there were 12 reports linked with my Intrepid. I would have to pay to see what exactly each reportis about,  but being a single parent, one income, I couldn't afford to pay for the history so see what was reported. If I had to guess, it had something to do with past timing chain problems. I still owe 6,000.00 on mine and my mechanic said it would be 2,500.00 to repair this problem. On top of that is has caused the head gasket to leak. Not sure what I am going to do at this point except pray and hope the Good Lord leads me out of this mess! I agree that Dodge should step up and take some responsibility for this. If not well, you know the ol saying "you reap what you sow!" I do count my blessings as I have read here that some experienced this much sooner and at a way lower mileage rate than I. I will pray for all Dodge Intrepid owners out there facing the financial hardship this has caused for us all. I will pray for Dodge/Chrysler as well!!! This is disheartening as my grandmother retired from the old Chrysler building right before they tore it down in Detroit. They don't make em like they used to!! Be blessed!

 

Answer by Joe
Submitted on 8/27/2006
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Feel sorry for all who found out the hard way what an "interference engine is". There are no adjustments possible. We are told by manual to change timing belt/chain at certain mileage but they don't mention what happens if you don't. Valves drop into pistons and have to pull the head to get to them.If belt/chain jumps time by just a bit while trying to start engine...valves drop into pistons.These engines are in mostly pontiac/GM/ but also range from jeeps to fords to cadillacs...known as throw away engines. If only we had known huh?

 

Answer by mahogoff
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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I own a 1999 Dodge Intrepid that is just sitting in the yard due to a timing chain breaking. The damage is extensive the engine a total loss. Maintenance was done by myself at approx.3500 miles with synthetic oil. After owning approx. 6 Dodge vehicles and seriously considering the purchase of another(Charger)I will never purchase another. I can be contacted at mahogoff@yahoo.com.

 

Answer by cool
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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all the 2.7 ive seen. i have 12at this time. the timing chain tensioner has failed causeing this problem

 

Answer by josh
Submitted on 11/15/2006
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i am the owner of a recently faulty 2.7 99 intrepid.  i live in ontario canada.  cheapest quote i can find IF its just the timing chain. $4,200.00!  the problem i have is paying for the 10 hours of labour and then the mechanic saying..its not just the timing chain.  does this sound normal?  should it take 8-10 hours labour just to properly diagnose the problem?  anyone have any comments feel free to email me at b_barilko@hotmail.com
thanks

 

Answer by Scheduled Maintenance Man
Submitted on 11/20/2006
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HOW MANY OF YOU FOLLOWED MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDED TIMING BELT REQUIRED SERVICE AT 60,000 MILES.   THIS IS PIVOTAL TO ANY CLAIM.  APPARENTLY YOUR VEHICLES RAN WELL UNTIL THEY BECAME HIGH MILEAGE ENGINES WHICH ARE EXCELLENT CANDIDATES FOR CRITICAL COMPONENT FAILURE.  FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE IT'S NO WONDER DODGE DENIALS ALL CLAIMS.  

 

Answer by SAMMY58
Submitted on 11/20/2006
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I just bought a 98 Intrepid 2.7L engine with 160K mileage on. I replaced a water pump by myself but it didn't start. I left a car on mechanic. He said it may intake vale bent so I have to change engine head. It cost about $2.5K. I jsut paid $2,000.00 for this car. I don't know what to do now. Please, give me an advice.

Thanks,

Sam

 

Answer by tony
Submitted on 12/5/2006
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Be careful, there is a fellow in Louisiana selling rebuilt engines for the 2.7, problem is they are not rebuilt. He puts used parts together and sells as rebuilt. If you buy a rebuilt, be sure it is a known source. I purchased one from the fellow who gave $2000. I hoped it only had some minor mistake but found nothing new or machined.

 

Answer by dannie
Submitted on 12/11/2006
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hi all i'vestarted reading this site a bit too late i have a 99 intrepid that has been sitting in my drive way since january 06, i still have to pay till dec 07 before i done my payments. My timming chain broke somehow in my driveway, the car just never started it, i got in it one morning on my way to take it for its regular oil change, i started my car and got out to brush off the snow and noticed no exust comming out of it so i got back in the car turned off the radio and heater and tried to start it again nothing happend not a sound no bangs not ticking nothing just like that but it ran perfect 2 days before hand. Now after being told by the time they order a used motor from somewhere out or town its going to be over 5,000 like i have that kind of money lying around i had 5 other people look at it and get the same thing its the timming chain one guy told me 800$ to fix it then after he left it sitting in his lot for 3 months he comes back to me saying its going to be over 3,000 now so once again its sits in my  driveway till either i fix it myself which it looks like thats what im doing since as a single mother of 4 i cant afford someone else doing it and dont get me wrong i know its a big job but hell its already finished i cant make it worse so if any law suits come in canada count me in i want them nailed to the wall for this crap.

 

Answer by wafrederick
Submitted on 12/18/2006
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The 3.2 and 3.5 have a timing belt and do not have a timing chain

 

Answer by Lisa T.
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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Same Problem. Same piece of crap! 1999 Concorde w/Less than 100,000. First the problem started with a/c not blowing on all settings after the heater is used. Then automatic door locks and window motors start to go. Oil light begins flickering. Will start to come on at stop signs and lights, go to take off and light goes off.  If your lucky the Check Engine light will come on and then POW! Timing chain jumped and Complete Engine Failure! I owe just under $4000, debating on whether to pay for rebuilt engine to be installed (about the same as what I owe) and keep paying (not sure how long new engine will last. OR should I pay off what is owed and cut my losses.???? What to do?????

 

Answer by Mike
Submitted on 12/21/2006
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I own a Chrysler with the 2.7l V6 engine. At only 129,000 KM The timing chain came apart and it warped valves camshaft damage, GOD knows what more because I only removed the rocker cover.
  
Now I have a Chrysler vehicle in an impeccable condition with 129 000 km and only 6 years old, that has to be scrapped, due to the fact that the cost of the engine ($ 8300 only engine no labor costs included) is superior than the retail value of the car $ 5000.          

I am not gonna put the same type crappy engine in my car.


 

Answer by klassyklove
Submitted on 1/28/2007
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I own a 1999 dodge Intrepid. I have a 3.2L w/136,000 miles on it. My car just cut off in the middle of driving. Had it towed to the dealer & was told I needed a water pump & timing belt. After completing the work, the car still wouldn't start. Come to find out my valves were bent, and now I need a new engine. I was told $2000 to complete the repairs.

 

Answer by lost
Submitted on 1/29/2007
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Give up on the lawsuit.  or you have to get a new atty.  This guy gave up on it and called it quits.  His name is David Roloff at (800)321-9199 or Email him at droloff@shaperoroloff.com

 

Answer by jim
Submitted on 1/29/2007
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My daughter bought a 1999 Intrepid for $5000. From a friend. She just finished college. She has no extra money to fix the car. Same story driving down the street and timing chain or cam broke ruining the engine. $4000. to fix!! Now she has to pay $5000. plus have no car to get to work. Chrysler should be hung with Lee Iacoca the old CEO. "I REALLY WONDER WHY PEOPLE DON"T DRIVE AMERICAN CARS"???? I personally have two Toyotas and neither has been back to the shop except for oil changes .

 

Answer by newb
Submitted on 3/1/2007
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ya'llknow you can drop in a 3.5l engine. you need the accessories and engine harness and computer. yes it has a timing belt that needs replaced every 100,000. but it bolts to the same trans and fits no prob. it is also more plentiful way cheaper new. i bought my trep after i found out about the 2.7 isssues, but unlike you i looked for enthusiasts forums and discovered the 3.2/3.5l swaps. there actually very popular.
engine problems aside do you think these cars are crap?

 

Answer by stupidtater
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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Live and Learn. If everyone would think back and stop driving a car the moment something doesn't seem right and have potential problems looked into you might avoid such costly repairs. Lack of maintainence and ignoring check engine lights and noises from under the hood that don't seem to fix themselves are the biggest reason for the need for major repairs. You whiners know who you are and the symptoms that you ignored or the money that you did not want to spend upon having your oil changes (you know that thing you need to do every 3k miles)when the service mgr tells you it might be a good idea to....then next time give it some thought before calling the service manager a terrible monster that wants to steal all your money. MAINTAIN and DO NOT IGNORE OBVIOUS PROBLEMS !!!! You folks for the most part deserve a huge repair bill !!!

 

Answer by dlj904
Submitted on 3/20/2007
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I own a 1999 Crap Concorde and have had nothing but problems with it. Anyone who knows me knows I take great pride in what I do and maintain my vehicles very well. I tried and Tried with this piece of junk, every sensor has been changed and I still cant figure it out. It ran fine all day then the next morning My wife started it and just sputtered then quit. I'm getting gas and spark, so then I thought it might be the timing chain. I took the oil filler cap off and had her crank it, the timing chain wasn't't broken and moved just fine, what the hell!
Can someone point me in the right direction?
        P.S. I also want on the class action list

 

Answer by dlj904
Submitted on 3/20/2007
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I own a 1999 Crap Concorde and have had nothing but problems with it. Anyone who knows me knows I take great pride in what I do and maintain my vehicles very well. I tried and Tried with this piece of junk, every sensor has been changed and I still cant figure it out. It ran fine all day then the next morning My wife started it and just sputtered then quit. I'm getting gas and spark, so then I thought it might be the timing chain. I took the oil filler cap off and had her crank it, the timing chain wasn't broken and moved just fine, what the hell!
Can someone point me in the right direction?
        P.S. I also want on the class action list

 

Answer by GM
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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Hopefully those who have experienced tragedies with Chrysler products will learn from their experiences and never buy or lease another Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle. I work for an auto parts retailer and every day it's the "Chrysler and Ford Show".......both are absolute junk.

 

Answer by Christine
Submitted on 4/2/2007
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Yet another.

I own a 2000 Chrysler Concorde.  Last week, it started sounding like a diesel.  I immediately had several mechanics look at it.  Every one of them was aware of the crap 2.7L engines.  I have a friend at a service department of a Chrysler dealership who said replacing the timing chain would silence the problem long enough for me to dump (sell) the car.  

Unfortunately, on the way to drop it off last night, I lost all acceleration and the car would barely stay running.  I had it towed to the dealership and just got a phone call this morning that the valves would need to be replaced as well now.

$1500.00 so far.  My car is 13 days from being paid off.  Figures.

 

Answer by linda
Submitted on 4/2/2007
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Back in early Feb 2007 I had the timing chain break on us. $5600 later and 2 weeks without a car. Our car is a 1999 with only 79000 km on it. We heard from our mechanic, use to work on F1 cars, that they were aware of this inferior timing chain and didn't want to pay out the recall costs!! Needed another vehicle for my husband, bought a Ford!!

 

Answer by belto
Submitted on 4/14/2007
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Im have a 99 intrepid with a 2.7,at 88,000km i had to install a new engine at$5,250.LIke the rest of you the timing chain whent.The new engine is ready to blow up at 120,oookm.The transmission just whent.The a/c is gone.I have seen better boat anchors.I am a licensed mechanic with 30 years experience and i could tell you this power train is crap.

 

Answer by kevin(canada)
Submitted on 4/21/2007
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i have a 2000 intreped with the timing chain gone with 123000 km. still owe$9000.00on it. no help from chrysler they suck.

 

Answer by chevy man.
Submitted on 4/25/2007
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i just drove to my mechanics shop to pay him $4300 for a new engine for my 2000 Concorde 2.7L I drove there in my Chevy Express cargo van with 420,000kms original engine and i drive it like i stole it. Petal to the metal and not a hint of hesitation. my wife drives the Concorde. Enough said. Never again will i buy a Concorde.

 

Answer by Brettacular
Submitted on 5/1/2007
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Yea I have a 98 Intrepid with a 2.7L in it and at 85K miles it breaks and now they want me to replace it and at $5,500!?!? this is BS

 

Answer by Tess
Submitted on 5/3/2007
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I have had so many problems with my 2000 Intrepid it is crazy! I have a friend with an intrepid as well as all the things that have gone wrong mine, have also gone wrong with hers. I cannot believe this car, what a piece.

 

Answer by Nfgunter
Submitted on 5/20/2007
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we just bought 2 cars with busted chains and they both have low mileage (concorde and intrepid) will let you know how long they last!!

 

Answer by biruk T
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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i have 1999 chrysler intrpid 2.7 and i had my timing chine was broken and i spent 3100 cd  to fix it

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 7/19/2007
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I own a 1994 Intrepid and recently had to have the timing chain replaced. Then the next week I had the A/C rebuilt and was told that about 40 other things needed to be replaced. Now I only paid 1300 for the car. I've now put in OVER 4000 dollars in it and it STILL runs like CRAP! I was getting 22 miles per gallon... on the interstate. Now I get 9!!!! What the hell! You could blame my mechanic, yes, but the car in general has just been awful. The only thing I really liked about my car was that 5 people could ride comfortably... and I could beat the 2000 corvette while racing... but even 84 VANS are passing me!!! What could be causing this problem? Who knows.. probably the timing chain off... but man this is all too stressful, I understand how you guys feel!

 

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