Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Stinking-Hippyville, Portland, Oregon
New owner in Oregon
I recently bought my boss' Intrepid 3.2 after a water pump failure. $40 for the pump and belt and $300 for the car. Always looking for info on it so I thought I ought to join.
So far the car has been great. I lost a trans cooling line but no other problems and I felt the line go (I have had a couple of Caravans that the same thing happened to, familiar with the rev flare etc) so no damage to trans.
The cd player worked great when I got it but has since failed, think it needs a clean. Front door speakers are missing in action. Front window brackets toast, having a friend machine me some better ones. Door weatherstripping appears to have shrunk in length.
Otherwise everything works, and works very well. Already fixed the climate control display and it is now my daily driver. Love driving it, especially giving it some gas.
As with all 90s Chrysler products I've owned it feels a bit cheap sometimes, but I love it and it is in-keeping with the Star Trek theme (Last Chrysler was a Voyager - amusingly the same class of ship in the ST universe as the intrepid, so I figure it was meant to be! Yes, I'm a nerd. deal with it).
So, I'll be lurking and looking for solutions to some of the less important problems here, but here's a list of things I have already dealt with:
- New water pump and timing belt
- New accy drive belt and idler pulley
- Occasional blend air door sticking (I just turn the temp down to Lo then back up again, that works every time)
- Trans service
- Champion platinum plugs
- Resolder climate control display board
- Routine maintenance
I have no fear of cars, they're some of the most elementary and elegant machines, love working on them, even this one.....