Three levels of suspension tuning were available — base, touring, and performance — with Intrepid having all three, Concorde having all but performance, and Vision having all but base. Chilton Total Service series and System-Specific Repair manuals focus on specialized areas of auto repair providing more detail and theory. Although I prefer a stick-shift, the four-speed automatic is standard, as are four doors, two airbags, and air conditioning. I made the other mods at the same time, so I can't say if this alone improved performance, but it seems to me that that duct is definitely restricting flow. Tires were one or two sizes larger than absolutely needed for better performance; base tires were selected partly for lower rolling resistance. The result is power at practically any engine speed, from just above idle to just below redline.
The problem came back a year later, and a couple of slightly firmer blows fixed it. The engine will sound throatier, and performance will improve above 4,200 rpm when you're using the higher air flow short intake runners. This manual contains service,repair procedures,assembling,disassembling, wiring diagrams and everything you need to know. Removing the connector cable is usually easy. The Eagle Vision had a more aggressive grille and a stiffer suspension, to compete with European sedans.
That let the Intrepid and its brethren claim the largest interior space in its price class without being oversized on the outside. It is this level of detail, along with hundreds of photos and illustrations, that guide the reader through each service and repair procedure. On the Eagle Vision, the 214 hp V-6 and traction control are standard. This manual contains service,repair procedures,assembling,disassembling, wiring diagrams and everything you need to know. The longitudinal engine mounting with dual hydro-elastic powertrain mounts and a longer driveshaft minimized torque steer and aided ride quality. The front suspension used struts with coil springs; cast iron lower control arms with steel tension struts controlled wheel movement. All pages are printable, so run off what you need and take it with you into the garage or workshop.
There's no distributor, so there's less maintenance and hotter sparks. The rear suspension was a multi-link Chapman strut system, named for the founder of Lotus; an upright strut included the shock absorber and a concentric coil spring, which connected to the wheel through a hub and to the body through a rubber isolator. Ideally this is done without resorting to the levels on the assemblies. The dashboard has unusual black-on-white instruments, which are easier to read than the reversed kind. You can try taking them apart and cleaning the contacts, or order one from a dealer. Failure is almost certain to lead to loss of control as the seat can actually fall backwards while in traffic. I have read the articles here and followed them.
The rubber duct between the airbox and the fenderwell. It would go through the gears once, and then shift to 2nd and stay there until turned off. The fit and finish are unusually good, even under the hood. The interior is spacious in the front or back, and the rear vents are a nice touch. Douglas Miske adds: Owners with 3. Chrysler advises dealers not to replace the headlamp switch.
All six spark plugs are readily available. The exhaust mod is borderline obnoxious. There's a good combination of road feel and power assist from the steering. These can easily be diagnosed by taking off the wheel, and can be fixed by simple bending. The most common complaints were road noise and the lack of rear folding seats. Visibility is excellent; the windows are specially treated to keep heat out.
All tire and wheel assemblies were dynamically balanced with weights as small as 0. Hoses are marked with their part number and their function, a nice feature for home mechanics. Be careful when you deal with brakes. Suspension travel, over 7 inches worth, beat any Chrysler passenger car of the time by half an inch. All the controls are easily accessible. The rear suspension is as described in the link provided, but with one addition.
CarQuest has an inner tie rod end repair kit, which uses a two piece bushing to eliminate special tool sand lubricate; these bushings snap into place and the kit includes a bolt lock plate. Acceleration is unusually smooth; on the Eagle, with traction control, it's even smooth when you slam on the gas from a gravel surface. I opened the trunk and pulled back the carpet and sure enough there was an access panel that sat right over the fuel pump. Dave said that the tolerances were tight, so that a small bit of dirt could cause it to get stuck; machining the tumblers slightly is a permanent fix. This can even be used to reform a cracked-off screw boss.