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Like in the 2nd Gen forum, I'm kind of curious how many miles on your first gen intrepid and all the problems you have encountered or dealing with.

Myself, 125,000 miles 95 3.5L.

Leaking differential. Coolant leaked, fixed with replacement of timing belt and water pump. Needs new MAP sensor. 1 new tie rod. Small tiny oil leak. Still has trouble starting on cold damp mornings. A/C is ****. Click click in blower fan box.
 

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Ive had the same problems as you excatly and the ac is also big time **** i tried ti fix it but it keeps on leaking and i live in florida so im suffering ru\ight now also i had to replace my transmission and now after all this i got another oil leak but i still love the trep.
 

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97 3.5L 65,000 miles

3 set of breake pads, finally new calipers...

bad O2 sensor

windshield wipers dont work when going over 50 mph..they just lift off the windsheild and dont work for squat!
 

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My trep has over 92,000 miles on it, and I have done regular maintenance (oil change, engine flush, tranny maintenance, spark plugs, tires, brakes, etc).

The only two problems I have taken it in to the dealer for are (1) bad tie rod at 33,000 miles and (2) cracked intake manifold at 88,000 miles; they also did the recall work on the 3.5L engine for the fuel rails/O-rings (some of the 3.5L engines had leaky fuel rails and resulted in engine fire!).

Other than that, it has always been smooth sailing. Average 360 to 400 miles per tank in the city, and 420 to 500 miles per tank pure highway driving.

wolf out.
 

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Good point on the windshield wipers. Does anyone know how to fix this annoyance? At highway speeds my wipers lift off of the windshield as well. Stonger spring maybe? Aftermarker wipers are difficult to find also because of how dodge setup the washer nozzles which are mounted right on the wiper. Horse **** design!
 

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At 126k miles I had the tranny go on me. Every 12k after that I change the fluid and the filter. I also change oil every 3k miles.

At 155k I had the timing chain replaced, the valve cover gasketes replaced, and a leaking crank case cover fixed.

Current at 156, 768. I believe that's the most on the boards here, but as long as it runs, I don't care.
 

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Let's see when I got the car it had 40K miles and a bad water pump.

After that the fuel rails went(under warranty).

I have grounded out two sets of spark plug wires. But I wash the engine all the time and the dodge guy says the condensation causes this problem. So I replaced them with the best aftermarket wires available(no problems now).

The cheap battery the a-hole that had the car before me was really cheap and started to leak. The battery acid dripped down on the power steering reservoir. So I lost power steering and needed to replace the reservoir and get a new battery.

Tranny lines were scraping the ground and eventually broke. But this is sort of my fault since I lowered the car and put all this suspension stuff on.

at 79K I had to replace all 4 tie rods. Cost me $1200 but the car handled so well after that.

Now my rack and pinion is going. Dodge wanted to charge me $2200-$2400 to fix it. They said the part was $1800, but today I found one for $244.

The only other issue is sometimes my traction control will go off for no reason. Not a big nuisance yet. I’m sure someday it will bug me enough to get it fixed.

I think that’s about it. This sounds like a lot of stuff, but actually it's not that bad. Considering how hard I drive it and the amount of miles I am piling on it, it's held up quite well. In fact other
than that first water pump, none of these problems have left me stranded on the road or anything.

Buschman
 

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1996 Concorde LXi, 3.5L, 66k miles...

Problems already fixed...
- Rotors had been replaced before 18k when I bought it.

- TWO evaporator cores replaced under warranty, along with one condensor.

- A/C pressure switch replaced.

- rear caliper piston hung up, replaced.

- sway bar links replaced.

- power antenna failure, repaired by replacing the mast.

Problems in need of repair...
- seal on power steering pump leaking
- bad tie rod end on left side.
- some signs of coolant loss, probably water pump or o-rings.
- rust through starting on hood - planning to get hood replaced under body warranty.
 

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I bought my 93 w/ 42,000 miles on it 4 years ago.

The only major problems I have had are:

1. Replaced Evaporator core for A/C.
2. Replaced valve cover gaskets.
3. Did the fuel rail recall.
4. Replaced the transmission, with a new
factory warrantied trans.
5. Transmission mounts (when they changed
the trans)
6. And the basics, brakes, tires, wheel
alignments.
7. Crankshaft/Camshaft sensors
8. Oxygen sensors.

I have done all the repairs myself, except for the fuel rail recall, and the transmission.

Now at 65,000 with no problems. (Knock on wood)
 

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the only time my 97 3.5 has been at the dealer is when the fuel rail recall was done. the water pump was replaced as a precautionary measure when the dealer was doing some other routine maintenance. other than that, nothing has broken, so nothing has required any maintenance by me or the dealer. knock on wood. 59764 today.
 

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Now that I know what the Bucking problem is and it has been fixed with a little 90w oil. Ive took my car back only three times to the dealer 1- coolant pump replacement (Covered under warranty) 2- check engine light It was EGR valve 3- check engine light bad o2 sensor, everything else has been great! It has almost 80,000 miles.
 
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