Models With Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine Problems
What about specific generations?
- 6th Generation Charger
- 2nd Generation Dakota
- 3rd Generation Dakota
- 1st Generation Durango
- 2nd Generation Durango
- 3rd Generation Grand Caravan
- 4th Generation Grand Caravan
- 2nd Generation Intrepid
- 2nd Generation Ram 1500
- 3rd Generation Ram 1500
- 2nd Generation Ram 2500
- 2nd Generation Stratus
What Owners Say About This Problem
Add me to the pile of Dodge owners who had a car that literally became worthless in just seconds ... it lasted me 2 years and about 30,000 miles before the engine simply locked up while I was driving 45mph on the highway (it's never in a nicely lit, easily accessible area, is it...?)
Intrepid is 10 years old but I did all the required oil changes in the timely manner. I bring the car into Firestone for a leak and suddenly they are looking at $4000 in engine repairs. Said they saw something similar in an Intrepid a few weeks ago … 2 days later I am driving in the Jewel parking lot and the car quits. I could not restart and I had it towed back to the dealer.
I have had engine replaced 3 times, oil is changed every 2500 miles and still oil sludge builds up in the engine what am I to do now ... replace the engine again?
OK, Now What?
Maybe you've experienced this problem. Maybe you're concerned you will soon. Whatever the reason, here's a handful of things you can do to make sure it gets the attention it deserves.
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