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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't aware that there was a forum for Dodge Intrepids. This is great.. I just joined and I have already seen a lot of useful info on here. First question, I have a 96 Intrepid with 344,000 miles on it. Can anybody top that? Probably so, but that has to be pretty good. Now, I'm not sure it will ever make it to 345,000! Here is what is happening, the timing belt broke about 8 months ago and the cost was going to be $750 for repair (which also included cam seal replacement for oil leak). So, I let it sit for 7 months until I saw a video on You Tube showing how to replace the belt. I replaced the belt and all seemed well, but now it goes dead sometimes at redlights or when I pull into my driveway. Wednesday morning it would not start up at all, then 6 hours later it started right up. Today it went dead while going 50 MPH. I took it to get the "check engine" code checked and it had 3 errors, 1. Cam sensor, 2. EGR valve, and 3. Oxygen sensor. My research, prior to today's problem, had me thinking it was the Crank sensor. Is it possible that the Cam sensor could be the problem. It sure would be an easy fix because it is very accessible, unlike the Crank sensor. A friend of mine thinks it is the fuel pump, but when the pump went bad about 100,000 miles ago, it would not start back up. Any thoughts?

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I would replace the cam sensor with one from the dealer because the aftermarkets have a tendency to fail prematurely.

The EGR valve you can let go for now unless its leaking causing a vacuum leak.

Once you find out which o2 sensor is bad you can replace it with a NTK brand sensor from your local parts store.
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Thanks. I have one ordered. I have taken the sensor out twice and both times it had an oily build up on it. Maybe the build up is the problem and not the sensor itself?

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I would remove the timing covers to see if the cam seals or oil pump seal is leaking.
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Would ab out 900,000 count??
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There was a major oil leak in there when I replaced the timing belt. It looked like it was coming from the crank seal, although it was so much oil that it was hard to tell. I replaced the crank seal. I was told that changing the cam seals requires going into the valve cover to get to them. That seemed too big of an ordeal for me. When I ordered the cam sensor it showed a thin spacer of some type on the bottom of it. The one I have does not have this on it. What is it for and could this be part of the problem?

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MNITETRAIN.....You barely got me. Funny thing on your site where your wife was driving when your car went to 450,000K. My wife will not even ride in my car...much less drive it!
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The spacer provides the right amount of space between the sensor and the cam and is just there for the initial install and gets knocked off after the first start up of the motor.
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Ok, that makes sense. I took the small timing cover off today as you suggested. There is a small amount of oil in there, but nothing like it was before I replaced the crank seal. I'll have the new sensor tomorrow, maybe that will fix my problem.

I looked at a lot of your pics. Do you have one that shows the vacuum hose routing for the EGR valve, transducer, and solenoid? I have a hose off and cannot see anywhere for it to hook up.

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Im not sure which one is off but there are only three vacuum lines on the egr valve and only the one i pointed out in red leads off the valve and the other two connect the valve to the pressure transducer.



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I give up. Yes, 3 vacuum lines coming off,I have the one going into the intake and 1 of the ones going to the valve. I do not see or feel another fitting for the 3rd line to connect to. Thanks for the pictures and the help.
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Maybe this pic might help to give you a better idea where they go.

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The only fitting that I see on the front of the valve is closed off. It is in the exact same spot as in the picture, but there is not an opening in it. There can't be any air flow or vacuum coming from that.

Back to the original problem. I replaced the cam sensor on Monday and so far I haven't had a problem with engine shut down. It's too early to feel comfortable. It has gone a few days before and ran ok. I will keep you updated.
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Day 3 after cam sensor replacement, no problems. I've put about 45 miles on it so far.
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