Engine Knocking Noise problems of the 1998 Dodge Intrepid

Ten problems related to engine knocking noise have been reported for the 1998 Dodge Intrepid. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 1
Failure Date: 11/01/2005

: the contact stated while driving the engine started over heating. The vehicle was taken to the dealership to be inspected. Upon inspection it was determined that the head gaskets were blown and the dealer replaced the gaskets. After driving the vehicle for a period of time there was a loud knocking noise coming from the engine. The vehicle is having the same problems as before the repairs were made. No repairs have been made. Updated 3/20/2006 -.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 2
Failure Date: 06/11/2004

While driving at 35 mph consumer stopped to make a left turn and the check engine light came on. Then, vehicle stalled , and would not restart. Once the vehicle was restarted there was a loud knocking sound coming from the engine. Vehicle was towed to a mechanic's shop, who determined that a new engine was needed. Engine was replaced by the dealer.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 3
Failure Date: 06/07/2004

While driving a loud knocking noise was heard from the front. Vehicle shook uncontrollably. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle. Then, vehicle stalled. Consumer tried to restart vehicle, but was unable to do so. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the mechanical shop, and mechanic determined that engine seized up due smudge inside of the engine, and it needed to be replaced.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 4
Failure Date: 03/01/2004

The consumer owns a Dodge Intrepid. The vehicle had total engine failure with the only warnings being the oil light flickering on and off once or twice. The vehicle also stalled but was able to be restarted. The vehicle started making a knocking sound immediately before the engine failed. The contact pulled off highway and the vehicle had to be towed, a certified mechanic stated the engine needed to be replaced. Also the vehicle was taken to a service dealer who also verified the engine needed to be replaced. The dealer referred to the problem as total engine failure.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 5
Failure Date: 01/15/2004

Consumer complained that the engine had a knocking sound while driving. Vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and mechanic determined that vehicle needed another engine. Dealer not notified.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 6
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

A quiet knocking noise was heard before consumer merged onto the highway. The noise got louder 20 miles upon merging onto the highway in cruise control. Upon pulling over to check the noise , and when the vehicle was at a complete stop, the oil light and the engine light came on. The oil level in the vehicle was full. The vehicle was currently being serviced to determine the cause of the noise, maybe it was due to engine failure.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 7
Failure Date: 07/15/2003

When driving the vehicle, the consumer hears a knocking noise from the engine. The consumer has made contact with the dealership. Please provide details.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 8
Failure Date: 04/15/2003

Heat & a/c only works when on high oil light comes on whenever you stop the car driver side window works when it wants to car starts when ever it gets ready I had to replace the cam and crank sensor $400 now after all that there is a loud knocking noise under the hood found out it's the enegine and it needs to be replaced.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 9

While driving engine made a knocking noise, and smoked. Took vehicle to the dealer, and was told that the engine was defective. Consumer had the vehicle for seven months.

car   Engine Knocking Noise problem 10

There was a knocking noise in the 2. 7 liter engine that could have caused an engine failure. Oil compartment was full when the noise occurred. The cause of engine failure was undetermined.

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