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If you've checked everything over, and read for codes, it probably just needs plugs. If the intake looks like its coated with oil inside, cleaning it all out may help out a bit. A map sensor and air temp sensor won't read right coated with oil. Just don't scrub them, spray only. You may want to test the throttle position sensor, too. It wont throw a code till it dies or shorts internally, but may still have bad spots in it.

And with all this said, your cats may be bad. They can really bog an engine down.
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I recently did a tune up on my 3.5L (1G) and might I just add, WOW there's a difference (FTW)
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Proper Maintainance is not most people priority when it comes to a vehicle.
We've only bought one Intrepid that when I took the oil filler car off the inside
was spotless , clean , well maintained. Most are all dark with oil varnish.
Oh I agree, just pointing out that the concept of cars losing power over age isn't just some random unavoidable occurrence.
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Oh I agree, just pointing out that the concept of cars losing power over age isn't just some random unavoidable occurrence.
We drive Mopar's... they don't loose power
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I changed the plugs and air filter today. It had NGK plugs in it that were not
that old but I put a new set in anyway. I havn't driven it far , but no noticeable difference.

I honestly suspect that the engine in this car has gotten hot at one time.
Just a lot of small things under the hood that give that impression.
Used cars are such a crap shoot , especially when you get down to a
$3- 4000 car. We'll just drive it and see what happens.

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Not sure if mentioned or not, but..

Mileage is decent on the engine, time is a big factor. If your suspicions are correct of it having gotten hot at some point, it would not hurt to look into a timing belt and water pump. One it gives you some security in knowing it has been done, two, if it's still the factory piece from 2002, its now 11 or 12 year old depending on build date.

Food for thought...
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[QUOTE=Dirdy;2065914
And with all this said, your cats may be bad. They can really bog an engine down.[/QUOTE]

This is definitely a consideration , I'll either check with an intake vacume gauge or an
exhaust pressure gauge,
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Not sure if mentioned or not, but..

Mileage is decent on the engine, time is a big factor. If your suspicions are correct of it having gotten hot at some point, it would not hurt to look into a timing belt and water pump. One it gives you some security in knowing it has been done, two, if it's still the factory piece from 2002, its now 11 or 12 year old depending on build date.

Food for thought...
I had planned on installing a complete timing belt kit as soon as it warms up some.
I'm just trying to confirm that this engine is worth working with.
9.5 degree's in the garage today.
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I should have done a compression test when I changed the plugs , oh well.
The plugs were all very consistent in color and had no signs of oil getting by
the rings.
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That is why we drive Mopars, my stupid chebby for instance, is no longer road safe due to a bad speedometer.
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That is why we drive Mopars, my stupid chebby for instance, is no longer road safe due to a bad speedometer.
Takes a lot less to take a bow-tie down. :P

OP - I'm sure your issues reside in something foolish. My 3.5 has ran hot twice since I threw it in, and it's still produces very nice power-output, and I have 160K on it.

Cat converters are more then likely your issues if anything, since your at about the ripe age for them to sh!t the bed. I've had them die a lot sooner.

Seafoam the engine and gas, you may just get it running a tad-better, until we can trace the issue for sure.
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Don't get me going on Bow-Ties.

I wouldn't drive one if someone gave it to me for free !!!!

Government Motors is a Total joke , they still owe us tax payers billions !



I'll either Seafoam it or try a bottle of Cataclean .

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I feel the same! Gotta give them credit though, their new Corvette looks like a Nissan GTR and '13 Viper love child... :P

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
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Don't get me going on Bow-Ties.

I wouldn't drive one if someone gave it to me for free !!!!

Government Motors is a Total joke , they still owe us tax payers billions !
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Chrysler still owe back nearly half of what GM still does? Its still billions!

I'm not bashing Chrysler, but Ford didn't take any. I give them props for their management on that. GM is really just a really badly ran company.

I love my Intrepid. Its a great car for the price. I really like the new Chrysler cars. If I could buy a new car, It'd be a toss up between a Charger and a Dart II. But for pick-ups, I'll always stick with my older Fords.

Back to main topic, I've never heard of any catalytic cleaner doing any real good except unclogging them for a short, short while. It will not restore a burned out cat. Im fairly sure once the material is contaminated or burned away, its done for. I'd price out some decent aftermarket ones or delete them if you have to.
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I'm sure your correct about Chrysler owing the government also.

I also realize that some product like Cataclean can't
revitalize a converter as the rare metals are either burnt
out or contaminated.
I'd just run a straight pipe if it didn't make the car too loud.
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