My '96 won't start, either... -

Go Back > Dodge Cars > Dodge Intrepid > 1st Gen Intrepid
Reload this Page > My '96 won't start, either...
1st Gen Intrepid 1993 through 1997 Intrepids

My '96 won't start, either...


Old 09-26-2013, 07:33 PM
cclaus is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Unhappy My '96 won't start, either...

So, apparently this cranking but not starting thing is fairly common on this vehicle. So, as in many of the other cases, we were driving along and the car just died. It was a little low on oil, so I topped it off. It re-started and we got about 2 blocks down the road before it died again. Made it about 100 feet when it died for the last time. Had it towed to the house and have been reading this forum and trying stuff for 2 days now. I put a new coil on first because I've had to put 3 on in the 3 years I've owned this car (thank God for lifetime warranties..). No change. Next I changed the cam positioning sensor. No change. I have only the "12" code throwing from the MIL readout, so I have not checked or replace the crank position sensor. I can hear the fuel pump turning on when I cycle the key. I have spark. I unplugged the MAP, no go. I ohmed out the fuel pump and the ASD relays, both good. Still not starting. The plugs are only 8 months old. The wires are 1.5 years old. I don't have access to an OBD meter, so that is out at the moment. I am a very recent above-the-knee amputee, so funds and ability to work are severely limited. PLEASE help a brother??? I need to get this car back on the road so that my wife does not lose her job, and I can get to my Dr's visits.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 07:10 PM
cclaus is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2

Really? Really??? 69 views and not one offer of help...??????
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 04:10 PM
elf2577 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Default ecu

or a fuse just finding it is the issue
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2015, 08:11 AM
kurts2 is offline
Record Breaker
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,011

You could start with the fuel air. You will probably find no spark. I do recall a problem with loose pin retention on the coil pack in the past. Many times during trouble shooting, the female pins would spread and cause signal loss from the computer to the coil pack. Another problem area was rusted/dirty ground fir the pcm...not the main battery grounding point. Of course it really could be many things...these are a few that I have had that don't trip a mil. (Of course the ole map as well but you have tried..)
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2015, 05:21 AM
Trobinson is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1

I had the exact same problem and I called a mechanic and they said it could be either the camshaft sensor or the crankshaft sensor, I replaced both and she fired right back up
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2nd Gen Ram Tech
07-23-2017 07:22 PM
Dodge Stratus
06-15-2017 06:20 PM
3rd Gen Ram Tech
07-10-2015 02:54 PM
Dodge Neon
07-09-2015 04:57 PM
4th Gen Ram Tech
07-05-2015 03:05 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:55 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: