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Sugar in my gas tank
Hello. The fuel tank must be drained, removed from the vehicle, rinsed out, and dried to try to remove as much sugar as possible from the tank. The fuel pump and fuel filter should be replaced, and the line between...
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My car won't shift gears
Hi there. When this transmission starts sticking in gear like this it is typically the first sign of an internal transmission failure. The solenoid pack should not have to be installed prior to checking the transmission pressures to see if...
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Key won't turn
If your key will not turn in the ignition, then it may be time for a new ignition lock cylinder. As this often requires disassembly of the steering column and even the need for a new key, I would recommend...
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Engine overheating
Hi there. I would strongly recommend pressure testing the cooling system to ensure your vehicle does not have any leaks or pressure drops. Also, be sure to bleed the cooling system thoroughly. It is imperative to bleed the cooling system...
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Cars cranking but not firing
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Car turns over, but will not start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1995 Chrysler Intrepid. The powertrain control module (PCM) controls ignition timing by controlling the ground path to each coil. It uses signals from the crank sensor and cam sensor to determine spark...
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Car overheating
You still could have a blown head gasket. Sometimes the compression blows into the radiator. A mechanic can check to see if pressure is pushed into the radiator from the engine having a blown head gasket or a cracked head....
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Oil pressure light came on. Changed the sensor. Ran fine. Light went off. But when I got my oil changed they said there was water
Moisture in the air (water vapor) can condense in the engine and contaminate the oil. The amounts are typically not significant and the water eventually vaporizes in hot operation and leaves the engine. The other source of water is from...
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Light brown sludge in reservoir box but no loss in coolant and no sludge on oil cap or dipstick.
The sludge might simply represent cooling system contaminants. There are tests that a mechanic can perform to identify the material, that is determine if it is really engine oil. However, based on your description the contaminants are not likely to...
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My 1995 Dodge intepid 3.5L 158K miles keeps overheating. Can that problem be solved once the motor has some wear?
If your engine is overheating and replacing the water pump stops the leaks and gets coolant circulating again through the system then you should not have a problem even with a high mileage engine. If you overheated engine several times...
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My car barely shifts gears, so hard to shift , now won't go into park!!
Hi there. Your car has a safety switch on the transmission that will only allow the vehicle to start in park gear with an automatic transmission. If you're having problems with the shifter, it's quite possible that either the shifting...
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My car switched gears by itself while I was driving.
Hi There, This sounds like a problem with the transmission range sensor, also known as the transmission position sensor. This sensor is responsible for sending data or input to the PCM relating to the transmission in order for the PCM...
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Need to know if the front left and right motor mount different, or can one be used for both sides?
Hi There, There front motor mounts for your Dodge Intrepid should be the same for both driver and passenger sides. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle to determine...
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My oil level is low and I just had my oil changed.
If that much oil was leaking or being burned in such a short period of time, there would generally be some drivability concern as well like blue smoke, running rough or stalling. It is possible the attendant may have poured...
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how many oxygen sensors does my car have. 2 or 4.
Both the 2.7L V6 and the 3.5L V6 engines used in the 2004 Intrepid require 4 oxygen sensors, 2 upstream and 2 downstream. If you desire that these sensors be replaced by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to...
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Dome lights and courtesy lights in back seat will not turn on.
Hi there. When multiple objects in a car will not work that are electrical, then there is a loose or broken ground wire to the circuits. Check all of the wiring in the cab to see what could be loose...
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Stuck in second gear in limp mode.
Hi there. First check the harness to the transmission and make sure that there is power to the transmission. If there is no power, then there could be a break in the wiring from the transmission harness to the ECM...
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i have an 1997 dodge intrepid. it is overheating, gurgling and smokingbfrom radiator with coolant coming out. what can be the prob
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons a vehicle will overheat. The first thing to check is the level of your coolant. If it is full, then the water pump or thermostat is likely restricting the flow...
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Car won't start or crank ASD relay making rapid clicking noise when key out of ignition 1999 Dodge Intrepid
Hi there - you have pretty-well identified this problem yourself - well done! Yes, the Automatic Shutdown Relay appears to be sticking in the "power on" position, which is providing a power path to the fuel pump as well as...

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