Check the coolant level. Check the thermostat.
There's a gasket between the thermostat and the block that you need to replace.
all i know is that it is in the bottom rad hose
where is the thermostat located on the dodge intrepid 2004
Overheating Low coolant Defective radiator cap Stuck thermostat
The thermostat on a 2.7L Dodge Intrepid is under the housing where the lower radiator hose attaches to the engine.
you shouldn't just follow your coolant hose
Low coolant, failed thermostat, failed water pump, radiator restriction, etc.