How do you fix vacuum leak on Dodge Intrepid?
A vac leak simply means you have a hose somewhere with a hole in it that needs replaced. An engine generates vacuum so unmetered air will enter any hole where its not supposed to and lean out the mixture. The vacum is used to operate some things like brake booster etc but those hoses must be airtight
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the first thing you have to do is drain your oil as if you were changing the oil. jack up the front of the car on both passenger and driver side to give more securtiy. you will need to get under the car, you also need a socket wrench. Take off the existing bolts surronding you oil tank, keeping in m…ind to hold the tank in the middle so it doesn't fall and spray oil all over. next replace the old gasket with the new one. ( Full Answer )
Jack up the front end. Be sure both tires are off the ground. Open the hood and look directly behind the engine, in the middle on the steering rack. Remove both bolts, retainer and old bushings. Replace with new bushings retainer and bolt back down. It might require an extra set of hands to turn tir…es from left to right to line up bolts. It just all depends if your car is out of alightment or not. ( Full Answer )
Remove the reservoir and clean it throughly. Purchase a good epoxy and repair the crack. Clean the area to be repaired throughly with alcohol. Should still be under dealer's warranty.
Answer . \nlisten for a sucking sound where ever it sound loudest check for a pulled out hose or broken hose ,there may be some located under the top plate in the engine.
Answer . Take it to someone who is qualified to work on airbags. Do NOT attempt to do anything to the airbags if you don't know what you're doing. Those things can go off for no apparant reason and can cause serious injury or death.
How do you fix the blinkers flashers on your 1997 Dodge Intrepid the fuses switch and bulbs are fine?
The turn signals and hazzard lights operate by 2 separate "flasher" units. They are usually found up underneath the dash. They are round (about the size of a half dollar) and just pull out. They are pretty cheap. (less than $5)
Answer . Start engine. Listen for a hissing noise. Take a can of carburetor cleaner and spray onto all suspected leaking areas. Spray short sweeping sprays, careful not to spray onto hot exhaust or ignition parts. If idle improves or rpm raises when you are spraying a certain area, you are close…. Try to pinpoint a gasket or vacuum hose. You will notice a improvement in idle when sprayed directly on leaking part. Replace gasket or hose. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nGet under car near the rear wheels and you will see a cable coming from each wheel; this is your E-brake cable. Gently tap the pivot points and you should be able to free it up unless you are dealing with a rusted cable. Once you free it up, spray a lubricant at the points of the probl…em. If cable continues to be a problem you will need to replace it. I hope this helps you. Mark ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nWhat is a Vacuum Leak ?\n. \n. \nA vacuum leak is any leak caused when sucking in Air either after the throttle plate of a carburetor or after the Air Metering device on a Fuel Injected car caused by a bad gasket, torn boot, improperly installed adapter plate or manifold gasket, etc… .It is called a vacuum leak because the area below a throttle plate or metering device (Mass Air Sensor, Air Flow Meter, Etc.) is under vacuum when the car is at idle and part throttle .When there is a leak in this area you are not Leaking Vacuum but rather are sucking in un-metered air The term Vacuum leak has just been used for so long it is an accepted term\n. \nWhat problems does it cause ?\n. \n. \nThe major symptom of a vacuum leak is very poor idle quality, stalling, Spitting back through the Intake, and a very lean condition at part throttle .This is the most common problem when doing carb conversions where either adapter plates are used or new intake manifolds are fitted .On a Fuel Injected car with a Mass Air Sensor or Air Flow Meter this is allowing Un-Metered air into the engine..This is a huge problem as the computer is basing the fuel mixture on the amount of incoming air through the flow meter and the extra air sneaking in through the leak can cause a dangerous lean condition..This is especially true of Turbo cars like the Starion-Conquest where the Rubber Boot between the turbo and MAF can be cracked underneath where it is hard to see \n. \n. \nHow Do I Find if I have one ?\n. \n. \nThe best method is to go to the Auto Parts store and get a can of Starting Fluid..This is basically Ether..This is a very volatile substance that is easily sucked into a leak and causes a dramatic change in engine running condition \n. \n. \nWith the car at idle spray carefully around the base of the carb or throttle body, at the area where the manifold meets the head, around vacuum hoses and any connections either below the carb base or after the Mass Air or Air Flow Meters Any noticeable change in idle speed or quality will indicate a vacuum leak\n. \n. \nHow Do I get rid of it when I find it ?\n. \n. \nThat is the easy part .Just replace the gasket, hose, boot, or clamp that is causing the offending condition and all will be well again .\n. \nTips for not getting vacuum leaks .\n. \n. \nThis is easy When doing a carb or manifold installation just make sure that you have the mounting surfaces VERY CLEAN and make sure you put fresh gaskets on all surfaces. Make sure the hardware is all in good condition and that you tighten the Manifold or Adapter properly..That means that you tighten it evenly and a little bit at a time to insure a proper even crush on the gaskets. If you are using an adapter plate you MUST use Red Loctite to secure the hardware holding the adapter plate to the Inlet manifold and plate to plate in those applications. Also use Blue Loctite to secure the carb mounting nuts This will insure it does not Vibrate loose causing a leak DO NOT USE SILICONE SEALER on intake manifold gaskets or adapter plates The Only sealer we recommend for these Surfaces is Gaskacinch which you can buy from any auto parts store \n. \n. \nCheck all Vacuum hose connections and hose to make sure they are secured and not cracked. Any suspicious looking hoses should be replaced. When doing a Weber Conversion very often you have a lot of Vacuum ports that need to be plugged when installing the Non-Smog carb. Make very sure that you plug all unused vacuum ports on the manifold Even a very small port will cause a leak big enough to make the car not idle \n. \n. \nBasically just be very careful and meticulous about the installation .After you get the vehicle running it is always a good idea to check for leaks before trying to tune the carb.\n. \n. \nYou CANNOT TUNE a carb or F.I. system that has a Vacuum leak .. Answer . As the engine draws air in to run, it creates a vacuum in the intake manifold. Some components of the engine use the vacuum to operate diaphrams or for other functions. If one of the hoses to one of those components leak, it's a vacuum leak. If the intake manifold is not sealed up adequately, allowing air in, that too is a vacuum leak. It can make the engine run poor, idle fast and can overheat the exhaust valves.. Answer . \nAn open suction ( Full Answer )
Answer Sometime hard but if you got a good eye and a little soap and water you can spray all hoses that you see and check for bubbles also you can check with a engine starting fluid and spray a little around intake manifolds with the engine running and if the engine speed raises then you have foun…d you leak also listen for a hissing sounds, check for cracked hoses or dry rotted hoses and so on good eye and patients also you can try with a vacuum pump but I usually find the with a little time and a little water and bubbles. Good luck hope you find it. James. Answer Soap and water works good. spray and look for bubble also a starting fluid works listen to engine for change in idle speed spray around common area like intake gasket and hoses that might be exposed to heat causing cracks or melting. hope that helps. easy to do with out buying expensive tools. For safety, try a spray lubricant like WD40, if it gets on a hot exhaust manifold, it likely won't cause a flash fire! This method is also effective for finding leaks on Intake Manifolds and Carborators, but will not work on Exhaust Manifolds. ( Full Answer )
155 for barnad new oil pan and possibly 2 hr labour that will 160 all cost you lookin at 350
I am currently addressing the same problem with this car for a friend. I found a pressure leak at the seam between the metal coolant cap neck and the plastic coolant reservoir. New tank over $50 from aftermarket online, got one of many at the local junkyard for $5. 20 minute job. The coolant leak co…ntinues, however. I think it is coming from the heater hose; will confirm tomorrow. This car has had 2 replacement water pumps; about 120k miles. ( Full Answer )
I have found the best way is to find the main vacuum line. You can take it off the power break booster. Then light yourself a big fat cigar and using your mouth blow smoke into the line. The smoke will identify where the leak is because you can see the smoke coming out. For about 200.00 you can buy …the real tool. For less then 1.00 you can get a cigar. ( Full Answer )
replace the cable or try to run some lube in it or find the adjustment under the car and maybe it just streatched but i would recommened replacement
Answer . It seems that this is a very common problem with that model of car. Try this link and see if it helps answer your question.... http://www.myinfodirect.com/ya.php?url=http://www.carsurvey.org/viewmorecomments_review_18577_10.html
Take it apart to determine the cause. Only then you will be able to fix it.
The best way to find your vacume leak is to start it up and spray starting fluid around and when you hear the engine rev that's where the leak is at
\nMost times - new rubber vacumn hoses, sometimes new plastic hose connectors. A bandaid will work also if you have found the leak.
The leak detection pump switch on your Dodge Intrepid is locatedbeneath the battery. If you can not locate this on your own, it maybe best to have a licensed mechanic take a look at it.
I am having a stalling problem and I heard it can be the cause of a vacuum leak and if that is true how can i fix it and where is it at?
This is an excellent article on how to replace the inner tie rod bushings, which are a common problem.. http://www.allpar.com/fix/intrepid-steering.html
30$ 15 for dif fluid 10 on ultra copper and a half hour of your time
where is the leak? are you not getting good suction? If your vacuum isn't picking up like it should that is most likely not a leak but clogged filters. The only reason I ask is that I recently took apart my whole vacuum(2 hour process) only to find out that it was a filter that I didn't know about (… of course it was easy to get to but took me taking apart the vacuum to find it). After I cleaned it my vacuum was like new. no more dust in the air and it picked up perfectly. ( Full Answer )
replace the vacum hoses or cut them back for tight fit. if the end of hose looks flared, or swollen and cracked, it's most likely leaking.
there is a speial die that you put in the oil. Than you get a speial light i forgot what its called but it reflects back green, blue, red coloring it just depends on what color of die you put in. Or another way is you wipe the hole area clean than you wait a day or so and than you will find it.
The easiest thing to do would be to bring it to a local mechanic.They will be able to figure out why the door will not open and fixit without further damaging it or the car.
There is a "belly pan' under the intake that commonly blows gaskets causing oil consumption, idle problems, heater shifting to default, etc, etc. Remove the intake and reseal..
yes. use brake cleaner to find the leak. However replace your ects and clean your throttle body. This is normally the reason for a high idle.. -----------------------------------------------------------. THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR ANSWER!
The LDP (Leak Detection Pump) is located above the fuel tank. You'll have to remove the fuel tank to get to it.
Mine was behind the intake manifold. I took mine to the dealer, I'm not confident enough to do it myself. It cost $550 for parts and labor.
Depends on the engine. 2.7 Liter V6 will show when you check the oil. Has an internal water pump driven by the timing chain. I RECOMMEND CHECKING YOUR OIL AT EVERY FUEL FILL UP!!! If not noticed in time the water in your oil can damage your engine.
\nIt could be going into the crankshaft or it could be going into a cylinder. It would go out the exhaust and be turned into steam and water vapor. You would not see the water vapor. It will ruin the engine unless you get it fixed real soon.
The main sources for an emissions leak on a 98-2002 dodge Intrepid are the fuel filler neck, gas hose in the engine, or gas tank
My 2000 v6 had a leaking booster. Brakes seemed fine untill youtried to panic stop, then pedal has rock hard and didnt stopvehicle. Got a used one at a salvage yard, fixed hissing sound andpanic breaking problem.
In my case on a 2001 Dodge Intrepid, there were two bare wires in the wiring harness coming into the trunk lid. It was in the area where the wiring harness is clamped to the trunk (left side) just at the lip of the trunk recess. I wiggled that harness and got the dash trunk light to flash on & of…f. Peeling back the wiring harness cover at that point revealed the bare wires. Taped them off individually, and then retaping wiring harness at that point solved my problem. ( Full Answer )
Find an empty spray bottle and fill it with soappy water (more soappy than watery). Start engine let it warm ( 5 min is good ). First try finding the area you believe the leak is occurring with your ears, and spray directly there. If engine rpm steadys, there she blows (Smile). Caution! There may be… more than one leak, so move around the vacuum hoses slowly and carefully. GOOD LUCK. ( Full Answer )
Engine will run lean. It will idle rough, have less power, & use more fuel.
I assume that you have a 3.5L. if so there was a Factory Recall on this problem in the past that covered the leaking fuel rail on 3.5L. Intripid modles...check with your nearest Dodge Dealer for more info...
you could try using a type of plaster, like construction silicon, or maybe try using some kind of putty.
Perhaps you better not. In some states it is illegal to work on auto A/C if you are not certified. High pressure gas can freeze body parts.
The check engine light comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. To determine the… cause, the vehicle will need to be taken to AutoZone or a shop that has an OBD2 scanner, or for 1995 and earlier models, an OBD1 scanner, While a scanner will not give you the magic answer, it will give you a code that narrows down the problem area. ( Full Answer )
the air conditioning pump is on the passenger side thats the only thing that leaks water there
It could be leaking from a number of places. Some could be a simple fix and others not so simple. Need more info as to where it is leaking.
Most shops will charge $900.00 to a $1000.00, this is a lot of work. They basically have to tear apart the whole upper half of engine and replace all of the gaskets. Not to mention at that time it would be a good idea to do the valves, the gaskets would already come in the kit, so just the labor to …change valve seats. ( Full Answer )
It costs very little to replace vacuum hoses. Just purchase enough of each size hose to cut and replace them all. Be sure and do them one at a time or you will get confused as to where they connect.
You must replace it . Remove the 2 screewes that hold it to the distributor base and it will then slide out and the 90 degree rod will drop out of the bass plate hole as you are moving it. Then put the new 1 on and hook the vacuum hose to it.
If the transmission solenoid pack is leaking it must be replaced. It can not be repaired. You replace the solenoid by removing the cooler hoses, the input speed sensor and the three bolts that hold the solenoid. remove the solenoid, clean gasket surface and reverse previous steps. Final step is to t…op off transmission fluid. ( Full Answer )
You are looking for a vapor leak from the fuel system. Check the gas cap, lines and hoses from the tank to the engine.
First you have to locate the source of the vacuum leak then you can determine what steps to take to stop the leak. Determine the source and re-post your question with more info.
First you have to locate the source of the vacuum leak, then determine the next step how to repair it.