1997 Dodge Intrepid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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1997 Dodge Intrepid Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Speed Sensor Issue

A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosion, which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.

Poor Heat Output Due to Air in Cooling System After Service

Poor output from the heater and/or engine overheating can be caused by air left in the cooling system after the cooling system has been serviced. Our technicians tell us the proper coolant fill procedure should be used to prevent this problem from occurring.

Worn Sway Bar Bushings/End Links May Cause Noise in Front Suspension

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

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1997 Dodge Intrepid Questions

What vehicles have interchangeable parts especially headlights with a 1997 dodge intrepid (1 answer)

My air return is stuck on defrost (1 answer)

Low oil pressure light; but only comes on when i accelerate (2 answers)

No leaks
No other problems
And the dipstick is showing a good level of oil
Odometer is only at 160k miles

I'm not certain what grade of oil is good for this engine. Right now it has 10W30 in it.

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1997 Dodge Intrepid Recalls

Recall 04V021000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLOOR SHIFTER IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK MAY FAIL AND ALLOW THE SHIFTER TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY REMOVED. AN INOPERATIVE INTERLOCK MAY ALSO ALLOW THE KEY TO BE REMOVED WHEN THE SHIFTER HAS NOT BEEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.
Recall 98V184000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH 3.5L ENGINES. THE FUEL INJECTION DELIVERY SYSTEM CAN LEAK FUEL FROM SOME OF THE SEALING O-RINGS OR FROM HAIR LINE CRACKS IN THE THERMOSET FUEL INJECTION RAIL.

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1997 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Best car i ever owned!!!! 175,000 still runing strong
My Dodge inrepid is a 1997 i love it because i have 2 small children and the car is very roomy compared to the new modeled cars. i have been having problems with my check engine light it will not go off and we have replaced censors and lights and spark plugs and still can not get it to go off i even replaced the computer in it. if anyone has any clues to what i should do please respond to my post.
My second Intreped and both were great cars. This one is a 1997 with 245,000 as of right now. Oil leak at 175,000, outside of that it's been a very good car. 3.3L that gets 27 MPG at 75-85 MPH going to Florida.

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