Dodge Intrepid

Your 1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 liter engine the oil light came on and it has a loud knock and then it died what is the problem?

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2009-10-13 22:45:32
2009-10-13 22:45:32

My guess would be that motor is locked.

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It is under the intake, between the heads.

the library should have a shop manual for this vehicle, you can make copies of the right sections :)

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It is under the intake, between the heads.It is under the intake, between the heads.

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