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This is a follow up video to the "Dodge Intrepid - No Start, No Crank, No Communication" video we did a bit back and made the call on a bad ECM. https://youtu.be/7hSnrzOX_rU . We got the OK to fix it up and parts are in. Let's see if we made the right call. Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Dodge intrepid – no start, no crank, no communication – follow up”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars southernsaltjim says:

    Would this also cause a shutdown while driving

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Beilman says:

    Had a 1999 intrepid at 108,000 miles mr valve met mr piston, stretched or broken timing chain , car still looked good , gave it to a mechanic who ended up taking it to a salvage

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blazeandcyrus says:

    Glad you posted this, thanks, yes I realize its from 2017.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 44 Hawk says:

    Is that a Chrysler Intrepid or a Dodge Intrepid. Because Chrysler Intrepid us were a uniquely Canadian vehicle. Dodge built the Intrepid in the United States. And they may have different security systems. I know because I actually help my son purchase a Canadian Chrysler Intrepid and drove it back down to Texas. One of the nicest cars he ever owned. It was however destroyed by a drunk driver while it was parked in front of his place in Lubbock Texas.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Christensen says:

    Thank you soooooonmuchhhhhhh

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job again like always

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stanley Mcfalls The Southern Comedian says:

    Love the videos

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Dawson Jr says:

    I just can't listen to da dam yank. YOU KNOW….

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Haddock says:

    @South Main Auto Repair LLC Eric, can you explain how you'd go about writing the VIN on this car w/o a DRB (e.g. using the Autel or some other scan tool)? I have a 99 that I had to replace the BCM on and I need to write it because it has the same security system and I've heard it won't run unless the VINs match. And would that be the VINs matching between the PCM and the ECM? Because I've also acquired a number of junkyard ECMs one of which I might use if I also find a problem with my original.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Topher D says:

    I have better luck with the Chrysler adapter that comes with the autel but then again I haven’t had to do anything MAJOR yet

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dave_yeg says:

    You do that voodoo you do so well.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kriz Najera says:

    Hello i do have a question. My Dodge intrepid wen its warm up it kinda takes time 2 turn on idk why so if u can help me with that i Would realy appreciate

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Trombino says:

    BUT what killed the ECM?!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Nice. Thanks for the video.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TR R says:

    I have one of these. It has the 2.7 though. 216.000 miles.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Ruiz Jr says:

    What.. A 2 part video and no brake clean?
    Wow
    😉

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Embree Smith says:

    CARDONE ..??
    You gambler ..!!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Fortin says:

    is there a website, that the DIYr can go to, for elect. diagrams and vehicle specifications? Thanks!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Rugtiv says:

    good deal ,Eric the scanner man

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Cruz says:

    Ermano buen diagnostico no entiendo lo que dices pero se lo que ases ,👌👌buen trabajo.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tod Hovey says:

    Hey Eric O, How about more Ford repair videos, Please !

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GeekDIYMechanic says:

    Great video. You definitely were quicker at determining the PCM was bad as compared to me. I would have been stumped if the PCM was missing some sort of input to know to communicate with the BCM or did it encounter a communication fault that had the PCM stop communicating with the BCM. That is where your knowledge and experience is much greater than mine.

    I also usually don't just unplug harness into a computer or module to test communication. It is like debugging your mouse on your computer by unplugging all connections on the computer and seeing that no signal and no voltage are present on the mouse cable, when it was caused by the computer losing complete power by the power cord being unplugged. Weird example, but I hope you follow what I'm trying to say. So again, in this case, you would have been far faster at diagnosing it.

    In the end, I have an empty feeling. It is because the reason for the PCM going south was not determined. At this point I guess it is pure component failure. Given comments, I guess this is very common.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Maic Salazar Diagnostics says:

    Eric what are your thoughts of the Maxysis performance. I am looking at the Elite with the wireless system, but not sure yet!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Milligan says:

    Chrysler's engineers were students off the little school bus!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 5.7R/T Challenger says:

    I know this is off subject , but…. I have watched many of you vidoes and was wondering if you can tell me which wires to splice in puddle lights in a 2011 challenger r/t. I think it switches to ground so red for hot and then I thought purple/grn to black. ? drivers side. Or is it only passengers side?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2CARGARAGE says:

    No intro? hmmmm

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billy R says:

    Nice !

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joel Automotive In action says:

    I am wondering how would have approched this if you had not have the drb sice you had comminications to pcm ?? I mean between ecm and body contyrol module to knwo whic one was the culture if the body control was sewnding out the okay to start or the ecm was not reconizing it

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DigitalYojimbo says:

    "welcome to the self made auto channel"

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrTrip3ace says:

    I love these follow up videos. Being a mopar fan i loving seeing all your tips and tricks for diagnosing and repairing chrysler products.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Ruffino says:

    Get this man a show on Network TV. love ya brother, keep it up!!!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wysetech2000 says:

    HaHa…..Cardone/Dorman= SAME.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HUBBABUBBA DOOPYDOOP says:

    Tell Customer you must keep it 2 more days- throw in technical jargon- actually run drive cycle with multiple ice cream stand runs.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Colin Trout says:

    Ok what cordless ratchet is that? would be great for the pick&pull

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2013ebruggeman says:

    welcome bake to the dodge main auto channel

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RedWhiteAndBlueVideo says:

    Eric O.It must suck for you to have to complete a drive cycle. I know sometimes my Truck Silverado 5.3, takes over 100 miles, to set all monitors. It's old enough now that I can get away with one monitor not set.
    Is the reason you're doing this because the car has to be smogged due to expired tags.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Motorcycles And Riding Free says:

    Glad it was quick and simple but the last time someone gave me a reman computer to put in it was junk lol. But thats just how things go when you know for a fact thats what it needs makes the boss question your diagnosis until you get a good one and works flawless. I dont call a module unless Im 100 percent sure like I see you do and others that I watch do as well.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Niamh Healy says:

    Happiest garage in the world! 🙂

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James H says:

    glad they opted for the repair, I don't think the Dodge is ready for the scrap Heap yet.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Brett says:

    great call through good diagnostics. Your vids have inspired me to buy a camera and do some of my own videos in a heavy vehicle shop here in the UK.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jakob Simmons says:

    F'N cardone is getting as bad as dorman. I sent one of my commercial clients 2 reman wiper motors and a new one from cardone and they where all junk. he finally goes to the yard and gets one and it works great… 2 days of looking like an ass hat because cardone can't build parts anymore.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars McTag says:

    If you need any parts for that Trep… I have one on the driveway impersonating a paperweight.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Baxrok2 says:

    Confirmed! 100% as always. Thanks!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimmy S says:

    Now it leaves to the question why did the original ECM die? My sister had a 1998 Ford Taurus Wagon. One day she got in it and started it up. Went down the street and the engine sputtered and died. Would not restart. Pushed it back to the drive way. I came over and it did not throw codes I could talk to it with scan tool but there was burning smell in the glove box area when key was on. Saw that is where the ECM lived. Pulled it out and you can just smell the burnt unit. So got a replacement one. Found out it had to be programmed by dealer for security so it can start. Got that done after $70 later plus towing fee. She had it for another 8 months. Then the sub-frame mounts busted. Car was not road worthy anymore. When she went to go show it to a seller who needed the motor and transmission the computer burned up again. But told the guy the engine and transmission were perfect working condition. He bought it. Same odor same thing as it was 8 months prior. Make me wonder if the main harness had a short somewhere.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Parknest says:

    Wasn't it worth repairing the old ECM? The last time I had a dead one was about 4 years ago on my 2001 Astra and I went for a used one from a breaker. It was cheaper then having the old one repaired.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MyassesDragon says:

    American car companies and their engines, v-6 2.7, 3.2, 3.5, 3.7 liter. Why so many?
    Honda v-6 3.5, that's it.
    Here's idea for Chrysler, make one good engine instead of many bad ones.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tinkerwest says:

    For some reason cars run better when the driver is DUI…. ;)~

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Carroll says:

    After this video Cardone came up a notch in my book. That puts them at notch one…