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2002 Intrepid has an intermittent...
2002 Intrepid has an intermittent starting problem. On three occasions in the
past month, cranks and cranks but won't start. Leaving for a few hours
or over night, starts immediately and runs perfectly.

Was wondering if intense heat we have had recently in FL might have something
to do with it.

Any answer will be appreciated.

Bill Kaufmann [email protected]
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
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Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX sounds like a weak fuel pump, this can be effected by heat, when the car is dead, you need to check the fuel pressure, it must be aleast 58 psi, Tim
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
fuel pump was the first thing my friend had checked...apparently psi was okay.
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
Did he check for spark when it was dead?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

As mentioned, the car belongs to a friend of mine, a senior citizen.

This condition has occured three times in a month...gets into the car

never knowing if it will start altho it does most of the time.

 

I don't think he has checked for spark when the "condition" happens. So far,

he has put off calling the tow truck..... after the car has sat for awhile and it

then starts up flawlessly and runs perfectly until the next time......cranks

and cranks but won't start.

 

Bill

Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
well we need to know if its a fuel problem, or a spark problem, did he check the fuel pressre when it was dead?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

He just feels by the time he takes it into the Dodge dealer it will start up flawlessly

and run perfectly and the problem will not be evident

Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 8 years ago
thats why he needs to check for spark when its dead, it will help alot in diagnosis, if it has spark, then we will assume its a fuel problem, if it doesnt have spark, then its an ignition problem,Tim
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