2001 Dodge Intrepid timing problem

10

Asked by Feb 11, 2011 at 08:17 AM about the 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 3.5 Intrepid.  The water pump was replaced.  Now when I start the car it runs
and idles poorly.  I have to reposition the cam sensor slightly and re-tighten it to
make the car run and idle smooth.  I shut the key off and re start and the problem
returns until I reposition the cam sensor again.  Is this thing possessed or what?  WTF
is going on with it?

4 Answers

11,935

Sounds like the timing belt is improperly installed over the water pump

10

I inherited this problem from another mechanic and the owner told me the initial problem was the car overheated. When I got the car it would barely run, so I reset the timing belt. I have the marks on the cam between the two marks on the head. If the belt is installed wrong then why does it run OK when I move the cam sensor slightly? if the belt were installed incorrectly wouldn't the engine run poorly all the time? After I move the cam sensor slightly this thing runs like a top, after shutdown then re start it runs like crap again UNTIL I jiggle the cam sensor. (It's new) Could the programming in the computer be forgetting the timing after shutdown?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
11,935

If the removed sensor is reinstalled, completely remove the old spacer from the sensor face. Attach a NEW SPACER to the face of the sensor before installation. If installing a new sensor, confirm that the paper spacer is attached to the face.

10

Makes sense. I'll give it a go

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 Dodge Intrepid timing problem 4 answers

    I have a 3.5 Intrepid. The water pump was replaced. Now when I start the car it runs and idles poorly. I have to reposition the cam sensor slightly and re-tighten it to make the car run and idle ...

    2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 dodge intrepid radio problem 4 answers

    the radio in my intrepid stopped working.The bass,treble and balance knobs blink on and off on the tips.The cd player will come on but I have nothing on the radio.The screen is blank.no volume or able...

    2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Dodge Intrepid 5 answers

    I have a 2001 dodge intrepid with a 2.7 liter v6 the car started getting hot and actually blew the top off of what looks to be some type of pressure releif valve on the very front top of the engine do...

    2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • overheating 2001 intrepid 7 answers

    i have a 2001 dodge intrepid with the 2.7 engine it recently started overheating so far i have replaced the thermostat,fan sensor,radiator,radiator cap,water pump and both top and bottom radiator hose...

    2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • WHY IS MY 2001 DODGE INTREPID 2.7 L OVERHEATING 2 answers

    The car recently had a new timing chain & water pump put on. The car over heats after approx 2.3 miles so I decided to put in a new thermostat as well as a new coolant recovery tank cap.Still overh...

    2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Intrepid

Looking for a Used Intrepid in your area?

CarGurus has 310 nationwide Intrepid listings starting at $3,995.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Intrepid Questions

Dodge Intrepid Experts

#1 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 1,210
#2 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 460
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
948 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,014 listings
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,761 listings starting at $1,599
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 79,676 listings starting at $500
Used Dodge Stratus
893 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Camaro
244 Great Deals out of 31,194 listings starting at $369
Used Ford Taurus
269 Great Deals out of 20,573 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Neon
665 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Avenger
130 Great Deals out of 4,717 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chrysler 300M
229 listings

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.