Hi Guys! So I recently as of about a week before Christmas of last year "2014" purchased a 2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 v6 low output..love the car to death besides her tendency to not want to start....
The Car had 90,568 miles when I got her and I really am not too sure what the past history on the car was to say exactly what maybe causing the issue or what it could be, with in about a month of owning the car and dealing with the problem with chronic issue of turning over about 4 times before finally starting, she threw a code and I replaced the crank sensor...it solved the issue for about a week but it still continued after the part was replaced and still hasn't thrown another code to replace it again or something else...
"also note, hot or cold starts doesn't effect the issue"
I am at a loss...the car is now at 93,258 and am stuck between replacing the timing belt thinking that may cause a starting issue due to a loose belt or a worn belt...I have also switched relays thinking it was a starter relay..not sure if it is the PCM...I have read a few formes and several sites saying the Dodge 3.5 has had this issue and a re flashed was what fixed the problem..it also says on my hood that the car has had it's PCM re flashed in 2007..but like I said I have not too much of anything to go by due to the fact I don't know enough history on the car to know if this solved the starting issue
Car runs great once it starts, and also to note it will have days were I can go to the store and everywhere go in and out after any amount of time and my car will start..then the next day it could take me 7 key turns until my car will fire and run.. "it is very Spur-attic"
"I have changed the oil, tested the battery, checked and switched relays, changed the air filter, replaced the crank position sensor "when the first code was thrown"
I have been researching like mad, and can't find anything to help me...any information would be greatly appreciated..I can provide any other information on my ride if it will help me solve this, anyone who takes the time to read this and help it will mean a ton
thank you. I just want to drive my baby again without the worry and hassle... :/