Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Indianapolis, IN
2004 Intrepid 3.5 A HANDFUL of problems & codes. Plz Help
So I bought my car last week (police package) & have several problems, a trunk full of parts/supplies to put on/in already, and need advice. 2 Major issues, overheating and "sputtering"/ trying to die on me.
I hooked it up to a scanner & it pulled several codes (mainly dealing w/emissions & sensors).
I bought a cam sensor (due to P0340 code) but don't want to put it on until I get some feedback.
I test drove it for 45 min prior to purchase. Has 123,xxx miles, performance was excellent until the next morning when I was going to work. It sputtered, jerked (hard&rough), acted like it was running out of gas but I'd just filled the tank. First thing I thought of was the fuel pump, but hoping it's something easier. *It doesn't do this every time I drive. Sometimes it runs perfectly. (After using a bottle of fuel injection cleaner it ran smoothly... for one day.) Other times I can put the gas pedal almost to the floor with little to no result.
P0132, P0058, P0152, P0108, P0300, P0038
Any feedback would be appreciated.
As for the overheating it didn't do it until last night. My daughter and I were driving home when we encountered a bit of road rage which turned into us having to outrun a lunatic @95mph for a few miles. (Yes, a bit extreme but this idiot was trying to ram us from the side so I had to get away.) As soon as we pulled into the driveway smoke started coming out from under the hood. I popped it & saw antifreeze all over the inside & a huge pool under the car. This morning I filled the overflow back up and did not see any new puddles, but when driving the temp guage rises quickly to the 1/2way point between hot& cold. It is worse on inner city streets than highway. Obviously the "high speed chase" has something to do with the overheating... maybe I blew the thermostat?
Last edited by moontiger; 01-21-2015 at 05:20 PM.