what is the risks when mileage is higher than 140 000?

Asked by Apr 09, 2007 at 01:33 PM about the 1997 Dodge Intrepid

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car is a dodge sport 97, the  mileage 146 000, and it takes too much gas these lasts times.  it is due to the highest  of the mileage? what kind  of risks should i face in the futur, according to the rate of this mileage?

thank you for your answer

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Hi moua. There are a numbers things that can come into play on a high-mileage engine not the least of which is a decline in fuel efficiency. The main thing you need to be concerned about however is the timing belt which may be overdue or close to overdue if it's only been changed once in the life of the car. I don't think too many manufacturers stretch their recommended timing belt change too much beyond 70K. Hopefully you know when the last change was otherwise you could be driving an expensive time bomb. You might be looking at fuel injector issues as well. It's should be too expensive to have the car given the once over by a dealer and if the car is in good shape you could save yourself a lot of trouble. Good luck!

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