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Alvin

Alvin 6/16/2010

1999 Chrysler Intrepid Base 6 Cyl 2.70L

Engine

DIED WHILE DRIVING, WONT START

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 6/16/2010

Hook up a code reader to the diagnostic connector under the dashboard on the driver side. This is the way vehicles are diagnosed. The codes will lead to the repair necessary. The cost of the tool is not that much considering that a shop will bill you a similar amount PLUS parts and labor to fix the problem. There are instructions that come with it and it is easy to do. After you read the code or codes, write them down and repost with the codes and we can tell you what parts to buy to DIY if you are up to it. http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/.../E203030.html

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HouseCallAuto

Alvin 6/19/2010

P1684 P0420 P0432

Bill

Bill 7/27/2010

2.7 is a bad engine that Chrysler won't stand behind, most of the time the timing chain breaks and wipes out the engine. Pull the inspection plug off the timing chain cover you'll be able to feel with your finger if the chain is broken or not. Most dealers or repair shops will not mess with repairing this engine. Replacement parts for just the chain are over $450.00

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 7/28/2010

Suggestion by Bill is correct. The codes that are stored would not prevent the engine from starting. Still I would not make the jump to a broken chain until other things are checked. I would verify if the engine has spark and fuel pressure and compression last. It could have a failed crank sensor.

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