2002 Dodge Intrepid Overview

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2002 Dodge Intrepid Overview

Its closest competition is the Ford Taurus, but the Dodge Intrepid has always been more of a full-size sedan due to its deceptively large interior. On the outside and under its hood, it is really more of a sports car, sure to satisfy on the open road.

In 2002, the Dodge Intrepid again changed its engine options. The SE base model came standard with the 2.7-liter, 200-hp V6, but now both the ES and R/T models featured the 3.5-liter V6 engine which rated either at 234-hp (ES) or 242-hp (R/T). Midyear, an SXT trim was introduced and would eventually replace the R/T. It featured the same 3.5 V6 engine. The 3.2-liter engine was dropped. The AutoStick auto/manual transmission was now only available in the R/T performance model, accounting for its higher horsepower rating. The R/T also offered tighter suspension and steering, performance-tuned exhaust, a rear spoiler, and chrome wheels to enhance the aggressive sports car exterior that formed the shell for the expansive family car interior.

Drivers love the way the Intrepid handles. With the 3.5 V6 engine, it is quite the racer, but handles more precisely and nimbly like a much smaller, sportier car. The best thing about the Intrepid is it's definitely fun to drive. Easy to read gauges, lots of leg and headroom, and deep trunk also rate high. Most unhappy owners complain about endless mechanical problems and the poorly-made 2.7 V6 engine that often needs to be rebuilt.

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    Replaced Cam Shaft And Crnk Shaft Sensir

    Car studders or bogs down when I accelerate to fast... What's going on... Check engin light is and had it check and said it was cam shaft or crank shaft sensor so I replaced both had engin light r...

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    Replaced Cam Shaft And Crnk Shaft Sensir

    Car stuffers or bits down when I accelerate to fast... What's going on... Check engin light is and had it check and said it was cam shaft or crank shaft sensor so I replaced both had engin light r...

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    shwifty
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    Oil Pump

    changing water pump and noticed many little cracks all over oil pump should i be concerned and replace or is that normal

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    April Forrest
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    Car Not Shifting In To Park At All Have R, N, D,3, L Hard To Shift Into Tho...

    Hard to shift in gear won't go into park, at all

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    2002 Dodge Intrepid 2.7

    I got a P0016 code and replaced both the cam and crank shaft sensors...... The problem im having is when i go to accelerate it bogs down.... It drives real nice and shifts real good... You just can...

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