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1997 DODGE INTREPID WON'T START

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Old 07-30-2008, 08:02 PM
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Default 1997 DODGE INTREPID WON'T START

WE WERE PULLING IN TO THE DRIVE WAY THE OTHER AFTERNOON AND THE CAR DIED AND WON'T START. IT STILL TURNS OVER. THE BATTERY IS NEW. THERE IS NO SPARK WHEN YOU CRANK IT OVER. A) HOW CANI CHECK TO SEE IF THE COIL IS WORKING B) AND HOW CANI CHECK THE CRANK SENSOR. THEY ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT COME TO MIND. IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS I WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:10 PM
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Do the key trick and tell me the flash codes (turn key from off-to-run (NOT START) three times, on the third time, the check engine light will blink two digit codes. The last code is 55).
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:05 PM
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tried the key trick and nothing happened. I did check the fuse block under the hood and found that the engine controller fuse was blown. I replaced it and that one went as well. Does that help at all? And resently I replaced the starter. Not sure if that would mean anything or not.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:22 PM
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Ok, question first. Does your check engine light come on when you turn the key on? If not, you probably have a wire touching(grounding out) on your engine or something. Thats why your fuse keeps blowing when you put a new one in. Try pulling your main wire harness away from the engine and tie it up. Also check the other wires. Then put a new fuse in and see if it starts. If you now have a lit check engine light but the car still will not start, change the pcm. This means that it got shorted out from the wire touching. The fuse couldn't protect it but so many times. You can pick one up from any junk yard pretty cheap to see if im right. U-pull it junk yard are the best in this case. Probably about $20. Take the numbers off of yours to make sure you get the same one. Let us know how you make out. This helps this site alot. Good luck
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:52 PM
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I wasn't able to figure it out so I put it in the shop. They found that the fuse for the ecu blew. They don't know why. They replaced it and everything has been working fine ever since.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:26 PM
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I had a similar problem with mine and my flash code was 1255 what does that mean
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:20 AM
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I had a similar problem with mine and my flash code was 1255 what does that mean
12 is common, it means the bat was disconnected within the last 50 starts. This w/n trip a light and it could be corrosion on the bat. That may be why you can't start though if you are having turn over problems.

55 means you have reached the end of the codes stored. So all in all, they mean nothing too much.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:13 PM
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Thanks guy thats what it was. saved time and money
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:22 PM
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Default 95 Intrepid v6 3.5 wont start

Yesterday I was coasting to a tollbooth and my car slightly backfired "puff, puff" and then died and will not restart. It turns over but won't start. Changed coil pack and still will not start I smell gas when I try to start it so I don't think it's the fuel pump or the fuel filter. Checked all fuses and relays and all were good but changed anyway. If you have any ideas that I could try please let me know. I don't know if you can call me so my # is 267-720-7094. Thank you
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:04 PM
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My son was driving my '97 3.5 the other day when the water pump sprung a leak, replaced it and made sure the timing belt was undamaged but now it won't start. Replaced battery cause it was cranking at half speed, no help. Also replaced the coil just in case. Starter is only 6 months old. Anyone know why it cranks so slow and won't start?
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Yesterday I was coasting to a tollbooth and my car slightly backfired "puff, puff" and then died and will not restart. It turns over but won't start. Changed coil pack and still will not start I smell gas when I try to start it so I don't think it's the fuel pump or the fuel filter. Checked all fuses and relays and all were good but changed anyway. If you have any ideas that I could try please let me know. I don't know if you can call me so my # is 267-720-7094. Thank you
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I just saw your post...sorry, I don't keep up like I sued to. Did you get this resolved yet? Any codes (also ck key method...looking for an 11 via key code, this w/n trip a light or detect with a scan tool). Trg unplugging the map sensor and restart. Do you get a spark? Was the timing belt ever changed? These should get you on track eith some ideas. Let me know if you still need help, I can give you a call.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:11 PM
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My son was driving my '97 3.5 the other day when the water pump sprung a leak, replaced it and made sure the timing belt was undamaged but now it won't start. Replaced battery cause it was cranking at half speed, no help. Also replaced the coil just in case. Starter is only 6 months old. Anyone know why it cranks so slow and won't start?
Did you ensure the timing belt didn't move the crank or cams? They may be out.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:56 PM
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So i have a 1997 dodge intrepid i just recently replaced the igniton coil and when i did my car ran for like five min and stop the car shut down and left me stranded now my car will not start it cranks but wont turn over i dont know whats wrong with it i need answers
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:15 PM
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Not sure if the question was answered, but the OP mentioned having recenlt changed the starter. I recently had my starter rebuilt, and went through a similar situation to where my conclusion was "i had a bad rebuilt starter". After a while I figured out the starter was installed improperly (backwards).

Also, have a look at the black distribution box under the hood (front right location), and check your fuses. Swap your wiper fuse for the starter fuse to test if that's the cause. Examine the connection of the wires to the relay for any problems.

If you can confirm your ignition switch is fine, more than likely there is a relay problem.


To the LP - Sounds like it's still the ignition coil that's the problem. If it's installed properly, change your spark plugs (if needed) to the cheaper gold ones, and test your battery and alternator. When did you last change the spark plug wires? How is your temperatures..is it running hot?
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:37 PM
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frustrated as all get up, my '97 dodge intrepid, 3.3 will not crank over. I had replaced the fuel pump and filter, the crank shaft sensor, computer and coil pack. please help. I can not get any codes whatsoever. I am desperate and need some answers. Already lost my job due to it. I need my car
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 PM
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Mine is doing the same thing, do you know where the fuse for the Ecu is at?
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