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2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan

2004 Dodge Intrepid
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
19 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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January 28, 2012, 8:33 am

Dana H
 

Question: lifters are knocking what causes this and how do i fix it

when you press on the gas there is a knocking or ticking sound in the engine...I think its lifters..what needs to be done? also every once in a while (once a month) I will turn the key over and nothing happens...i turn the ignition switch back off and then back on and it starts just fine..whats causing this?


February 2, 2012, 6:04 pm

Elizabeth K
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You might want to get a second opinion on the knocking sound. If it is a spark knock, replacing the lifters won't help it. If it is the lifters, replacing them is typical if the oil passages are blocked.

Intermittent no starts can be caused by many different things, from a faulty ignition switch or relay to bad electrical connections to a bad starter.


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