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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
118,342 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace long block (1 reports)
2000 Chrysler Intrepid engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Chrysler Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 152009

Intrepid ES 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220,587 miles


hi there,

boy oh boy am i ever worried now about my 2000 intrepid es, like dave,i just bought the car from an auto auction in bc a month

ago for $800.with a whooping 350100kms not knowing about the 2.7L engine but the car now has 355900kms and still runs like new. to bad i can't find out what work was done to it to be able to last this long. so my best bet is to sell it before it dies...will sell, me for pics

- , Salmon Arm, Bc Canada, Canada

problem #3

Aug 152008

Intrepid LX 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,545 miles

This engine started out relatively quiet, but two weeks after I bought it, it developed a hard knock both accelerating and decelerating. That was in January '08. I changed the oil (Valvoline) and put a whole can of Seafoam treatment in it. After about 100 miles, it had quieted down to tolerable. During the spring, the warmer it got out, the less noise it made.

However, just this past Friday, August 15, '08, I accelerated quietly to 60mph for the last time. It was like hammers in a portable cement mixer. I limped it home and tore it apart on Saturday expecting to find oil sludge like all the others on Youtube. However, it looks pretty clean, and there are no obvious defects in the upper engine. I plan to pull the timing cover and oil pan next, but God only knows what I'll find.... Piece of crap! Where's a Hemi?

- , St Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 062007

(reported on)

Intrepid ES 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,022 miles

I like the car...I wished that Chrysler puts out a recall for the 2.7 v6 engines. I love the car. I hope that they do something about it...even replace it with a 3.5 v6. I'll be happy. I just bought the car 6 weeks ago from a dealership.

- , London, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Aug 212007

(reported on)

Intrepid 4 Door 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,215 miles

i live in Vancouver, B. C. suburbs..... flew to Calgary, Alberta and bought this very nice 2000 Intrepid with brand new engine... drove back to Vancouver using break-in rules, engine was very "tight".... few days after arrival... noticed light engine knock on idle after warmup (no knock on cold engine)... and oil leaking from right near of "plastic" valve cover...(major stink as it falls right on cat. converter).... engine "pings" infrequently... even though i've been experimenting with different octanes..... i suspect timing chain.... could be varying engine timing if loose... will be contacting engine rebuild shop (where i purchased car) in Calgary this week and advising...3-year/36,000 warranty..... after reading these blogs... i'm very scared, is this new longblock a piece of junk?

- , Coquitlam, B. C, Canada

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