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 ProblemsKey May Not Turn or be Removed Due to Wear/Failed Lock Cylinder
If the ignition key does not turn and/or cannot be removed, a new lock cylinder may be needed. A worn key can also cause similar problems.
A defective fuel pump check valve (which maintains fuel pressure in the system when the vehicle is not running) may lead to long cranking times or hard starting (sometimes with stalling). The fuel pump should be replaced. However, if these symptoms are accompanied by Check Engine Light illumination, there may be a problem with the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor.
Failure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid and follow the maintenance schedule can result in shifting problems.
1997 Dodge Intrepid QuestionsWhat vehicles have interchangeable parts especially headlights with a 1997 dodge intrepid (1 answer)
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.