Okay a strange twist has happened. Here's a bit of story:
So the Intrepid wasn't blowing any heat. My wife drove it home and stopped at a gas station. After she got done, she went to start the car, and it wouldn't start. So I drive over there in my car, and check it out. Battery is almost dead. She tells me that nothing had happened, it had run just fine, no CEL or any other lights. So I jump start the car and she takes mine home. I drive the Intrepid back to work, and it overheats, luckily I had just pulled into my spot. So I immediately shut it off and go work for an hour or so.
My wife brings me some coolant (G05), distilled water and cables. I check the coolant overflow, and it's empty. I end up putting in almost 4 quarts of 50-50 coolant and water. The bottle is burping and bubbling like mad. It finally stops, and I jump the car and proceed to drive home. Guess what?
So "okay, that's strange" I think to myself, and the car makes it home without any issues or warning lights.
I see coolant dripping, when I get into my garage, so I look and discover that I had missed a hose clamp from the overflow bottle, so I fix that. No more leaks.
So after all that story, here's what happened today...
We take the car out (took the day off) and were driving around fine. We have heat, and everything works perfectly. I get home, park the car and shut it off. We leave again, and I go to start it. It fires up, but when we are driving, I notice that the blower for the heater isn't running, at any setting. I check the temp console (I have the manual one) and I can hear the doors moving to change where the air comes out, and the blend door is moving. Just no blowing air, and the air bag light is on.
The car drives fine, but as I am turning around to switch cars, the air bag light goes off, and the blower works again!
Fine, I'll keep driving the Intrepid. So we run errands, and as we are driving the car runs fine for a while, but then it starts sputtering all of a sudden. Just a sput here and there when I driving, but it is slowly getting worse. Also, when I stop at a light, I try to go lock the windows (I have little kids) and when I hit he window lock button, the car dies.
I am able to start it up, and as I am driving, the sputtering is getting worse and worse. Finally I have to brake and keep the car revved to keep it from dying at idle.
The CEL light is on, and the air bag once more.
Okay, so after the novel I just wrote, could all of this be because of a bad battery? The battery was completely dead when I bought the car, and with jumping it so many times, and whatnot....
Okay so I did some searching and discovered it could be the ignition switch? But would that explain the sputtering and dying?
Last edited by BStone; 01-05-2011 at 01:58 PM.