Heater core in a Dodge Intrepid 2000

Asked by Aug 17, 2015 at 01:12 PM about the 2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My mechanic told me my heater core in my car needs to be replaced.  It's $800 for the
job, but he said the car is not worth doing the repair.

I keep putting water into the reservoir, sometimes a lot and sometimes a little bit.

He said I can keep doing it until I get a different car, but is there any way to do a "band
aid" job on it?

I need the car to last about six more months and then I'm getting a different car.

2 Answers

111,775

You can try a radiator stop leak, it may work if the hole is small. Make sure you follow the directions, don't keep adding more because you can clog the radiator passes and cause more problems then you have now. There are brands like Royal Purple, Bars Solv-Tec, I guess you will needs to read the reviews for each of the products.

20,290

Use Bars Radiator and Cooling System Stop leak I have had very good success with this product. And just like joemom said do not continue to add more if it does not work the first time hoping it will work that is when you can clog up the cooling system.

Your Answer

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 Stratus
706 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chrysler Concorde
214 listings starting at $2,997
Used Dodge Avenger
114 Great Deals out of 4,318 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Durango
302 Great Deals out of 23,989 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
550 Great Deals out of 34,959 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
563 Great Deals out of 36,658 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler 300M
205 listings
Used Dodge Ram 1500
419 Great Deals out of 10,815 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,076 Great Deals out of 63,457 listings starting at $880
Used Dodge Dakota
101 Great Deals out of 3,609 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.