2001 Dodge Intrepid

My 2001 Dodge Intrepid, 2.7, 6 cylinder has started doing two strange things. Whenever I depress the gas pedal there is a vibtating, rumbling sound that I can feel under my foot that continues as I drive.
2nd issue-My RPM gauge starts at 1, doesn't return to 0. Anyone else have these problems?
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I would strongly suggest a trip to your local repair facility. Give the history of poor performance on the engine you could be starting a failure, it could be a transmission problem, or as simple as a busted mount or tire problem. But one thing for sure is I would not play with it.
Bill 2001 R/T Intrepid 1994 Intrepid (First Gen First Place winner at the all Chrysler Nationals 2003) sweetsbytheslice wrote:

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I have accessed this newsgroup looking for information on this same issue.
I just did not know how to describe this problem. When I start my car, as I press on the accelerator, I hear this rumbling, humming sound that yes, you can describe it as "Can feel on my foot". It only happens when I start the car and only for a few seconds. It slowly goes away withing a few seconds, then stops.
I reported this problem to the dealer last time I brought it in for an oil change, and all he requested is to "check for transmission oil level!" Of course, this did not fix it.
My advisor at Dodge did not write down the explanation of my problem in my work order and I am afraid they know of a bigger problem that they may avoid having to pay for later on in the life of the car as part of warranties.
The dealer did this to me already when I had my driver window motor replaced right before 36K. They fixed it, but it started to make noises again within a couple of months. I reported the problem in the next three times I brought in the car for oil changes. They never annotated this problem in their computer and when I finaly spoke up, they told me it was way too late to fix as part of the warrantee since I was already at 40K. I have a funny feeling they did not replace the motor, but probably fixed it so that it took me through the manufacturer warantee. It just seems not possible that it only took about 3 or 4 weeks for the new motor to start cranking again.
My Intrepid is 2000, with 65K miles, 2.7 engine.
Any other suggestions on the "Humming, vibrating, rumbling" sound?
Thanks
David

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Generally speaking, there is no benefit to the dealer to postpone repairs until after the warranty runs out. He gets paid for warranty work by the manufacturer. He doesn't get paid as much for a quick fix which avoids a more serious problem.
You might want to check your catalytic converter. When the core inside breaks up, it makes an odd rumbling sound, like a bucket of gravel being shaken, under the floorboard which you might feel through your foot. Any muffler shop can check it. All you do it hit the converter -- if you can hear anything rattling around inside, it's got to be replaced. The noise is most noticeable at start-up, or when tapping on the throttle with the car in Park.
Dan
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Hey Dan:
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check into this right away and I'll post.
Thanks again.
David

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