2004 intrepid intermittent starting problems

Asked by Nov 26, 2015 at 05:35 PM about the 2004 Dodge Intrepid SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My intrepid (on occasion) doesn't start unless jumped.  Battery is charged and
alternator tests fine.  Even if driving it and i shut it off, it won't start again.  The
entire electrical system shuts down -no dash lights, interior lights, etc.  It acts
like the battery is dead but it isn't.  But then to boost it, it starts up.  I've
removed and cleaned up all connections to battery, posts, etc.

4 Answers

20,010

Have battery load tested. Sounds like it has a one or two bad cells.

Battery is 2 months old. When car won't start, it still tests fully charged.

20,010

Just because it says it's fully charged does not mean it can hold a load that is why I suggested a load test and anytime you give a vehicle a jump and it starts right up its the battery.

20,010

Or the alternator and you said it was charging fine.

Your Answer

Intrepid

Looking for a Used Intrepid in your area?

CarGurus has 267 nationwide Intrepid listings starting at $2,195.

ZIP:

Dodge Intrepid Experts

  • #1
    Michael Kane
    Reputation
    1,280
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Durango
263 Great Deals out of 22,814 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Impala
537 Great Deals out of 35,327 listings starting at $900
Used Chrysler 300M
234 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Stratus
714 listings
Used Chrysler Concorde
209 listings starting at $2,200
Used Chrysler 300
313 Great Deals out of 18,078 listings starting at $990
Used Dodge Neon
603 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
2,578 Great Deals out of 197,075 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Ram 1500
388 Great Deals out of 10,843 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.