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1997 Dodge Intrepid Base 4dr Sedan

1997 Dodge Intrepid
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan Base, Large
19 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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September 26, 2012, 1:04 pm

Warren M
 

Question: Why won't the car start?

This is first time for this. I recently had to replace the catalytic converters due to the car not starting, but this is different. The car started fine initially today. I went to the grocery store, and when I came out 15 minutes later, the car would not start. I got a ride home, and came back about an hour later planning to get the car towed, but the car started right up, no problem. Is there some reason that when the engine's heated up, it gets hard to start? Could it be anything to do with the new catalytic converter?


September 30, 2012, 9:35 pm

Ron W
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Sounds like the starter may be having a heat sink problem.

You'll have to test the battery and charging systems before you go any further. Your problem could be as simple as a bad battery.


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