overheating 2001 intrepid

35

Asked by Feb 18, 2011 at 07:28 PM about the 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 hoses but yet and still the car still is overheating what could it possibly be

7 Answers

85

Is it boiling over, or is the guage showing hot? If it's blowing water out it may be a cracted head or a blown gasget. If not try running car with rad. cap off and check water temp with a thermometer. It shouldn't go over 200 deg. Try replacing the temp. sending unit.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
1,445

yeah 2.7 engines have a nasty habbit of blowing head gaskets, they will also coke oil due to poor circulation, so running a thin weight synthetic oil is essential. to be honest i'd cut your losses if you can and get rid of it, try to find one with a 3.0 they're much better.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
35

thanks i think im gonna take your advice

35

it's boiling over

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
2,385

What Justin said. Pull your radiator cap and start the engine up...if it starts pushing coolant out immediately and you see consistent bubbles or air burps that don't stop until you turn the engine off, that's classic compression in the coolant system from a blown HG. There are also specific gravity coolant analyzers designed to detect exhaust gases in the coolant, but I agree...cut your losses. Even if you were able to repair that engine, it's been overheated so many times that it's likely got internal damage anyways.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
20

how do u get the bottom hose off with out taken it all a part

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
55

I'd sell, the 2.7 engine isn't a good one. They also fail due to sludge build up...

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 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

  • 2001 intrepid 2.7 overheating only when i turn on the A.C. 10 answers

    few weeks ago my intrepid star to overheating when i turn on the A.C. during day time, but early in the morning or at night stays at regular running temperature, i already replace the thermostat and d...

    2000 Dodge Intrepid Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 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

  • How hard is it to change the oilpan gasket on an intrepid 2001? 3 answers

    How hard is it to change the oilpan gasket on an intrepid 2001? Also how much should the gasket cost ? Thx

    2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 dodge intrepid 1 answer

    what is the average life expectancy of a 2001 dodge intrepid? should i but for $200.00?

    2001 Dodge Intrepid

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Intrepid

Looking for a Used Intrepid in your area?

CarGurus has 407 nationwide Intrepid listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Intrepid Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Intrepid Experts

#1 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 1,210
#2 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 460
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
933 Great Deals out of 35,377 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Stratus
1,069 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Avenger
181 Great Deals out of 5,699 listings starting at $999
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
25 Great Deals out of 3,701 listings starting at $879
Used Nissan Altima
1,073 Great Deals out of 83,130 listings starting at $670
Used Dodge Ram 1500
531 Great Deals out of 13,075 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic
857 Great Deals out of 70,031 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Neon
906 listings
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
403 Great Deals out of 34,458 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
983 Great Deals out of 75,076 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,187 Great Deals out of 82,906 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chrysler Sebring
41 Great Deals out of 3,756 listings starting at $1,994