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Dodge Durango Maintenance and Repair



  • josh30josh30 Posts: 20
    battery, poor connection, corrossion,
  • josh30josh30 Posts: 20
    u put the thermostat in upside down
  • josh30josh30 Posts: 20
    no dude. wrong wrong
  • josh30josh30 Posts: 20
    i would definatley check the ASD relay. its an auto shut down relay and cuts power to everything in the event of an accident or a power surge. sometimes malfunctions due to age, looseness, corrossion on pins. replace it.
  • josh30josh30 Posts: 20
    relay box under hood
  • josh30josh30 Posts: 20
    the latch needs to be adjusted
  • josh30josh30 Posts: 20
    u have a parasitic power draw somewhere. or check ur serpentine belt for excessive wear it could be slipping causing the alternator to work intermittently. or have the batt. and alt. checked somewhere else.
  • tayninhtayninh Posts: 2
    The rear over head A/C in my 99 durango wont turn on, anyone have any ideads?
  • 79cj579cj5 Posts: 7
    My 200 Durango spits and sputters after it warms up, and quickly becomes undriveable and stalls. It acts like it is out of gas, or has trash in the fuel lines. What has me stumped is it will run fine cold, for about five minutes. Anybody know?
  • i just bought a 1999 durango a few days ago and when i go down steep roads the oil gage goes down to 0 and the check gages light comes on. when i get back on flat roads the oil gage goes up and everything is fine. some people think it may just be my sensor. anyone know what could be wrong?
  • dmykuladmykula Posts: 2
    this happens to my truck as well, but only when its close to needing an oil change. I think that your probably leaking a bit of oil.
  • 79cj579cj5 Posts: 7
    You need to remove your oil pan and check your the oil pick-up connected to you pump. It's about a half inch pipe with a 11/2" expansion with a screen. This screen will get clogged with trash and you will lose oil pressure.
    The pipe easily unscrews from the pump. I clean mine with gas and a small wire brush about every two years. You'll have to purchase a new oil pan gasket.
    If you let this go for very long you could have serious problems, I broke a rod in a 2000 318ci, this destroyed the motor. This was due to wearing out the rod bearings do to improper lubrication.
  • 79cj579cj5 Posts: 7
    The degree of dificulty will depend on your experience.
    But to help, I own a Chilton manual on every vehicle I own. It won't help with dignostics, but it will explain how to dismantle and/or install any part on the vehicle.
  • mbnovambnova Posts: 1
    I think this is the problem that I am having. I got under the truck and the power steering is leaking and dripping down all over. When I'm going down the road at a constant RPM the truck spits and sputters like an old time plugged fuel filter. Any further info on the wiring fix would be great.
  • mucunamucuna Posts: 19
    I am dealing with the same problem on my 2000 durango 4.7L . I followed some of the advice on the blog stream dealing with this- I had codes for up and down O2 right bank sensors and "right bank too lean" codes. I also had an obvious leak from the power steering relay switch into the wiring harness. I had dealer rewire with part #56045483AC harness bypass and replace up and down right bank O2 sensors and put in a new PS relay switch. As others have experienced I had 50% improved gas mileage (from 10 to 15 MPG). The check engine light also stayed off- for about 20 miles !!! then came back on again and the fuel mileage dropped. I hooked up the OBD and sure enough the codes for "upstream O2 sensor delayed response" and "Right Bank Too Lean" came up again. I will be taking it back to the dealer but would appreciate any other input that would lead to a long term fix. One thing I haven't had done is create the alternative ground discussed.
  • mucunamucuna Posts: 19
    please see my message #497. sounds like you are in the same boat as the rest of us. I just had the right bank O2 sensors and PS (power steering) relay replaced, and a factory bypass harness installed to try and deal with the problem. The bypass harness is an after market fix Dodge developed to replace the PS fluid contaminated wires in the harness. After the repairs, I had good gas mileage for about 20 minutes after I drove the truck off the repair lot (Lithia Dodge in Klamath Fall OR), then the engine light came back on and the mileage dropped. When I pulled the plug off the PS relay I see PS fluid again. Either the new relay is leaking or the shop never replace the bypass harness and the fluid is coming from the old contaminated wiring. I am calling Lithia Dodge on monday to see what they replaced and to get this problem cleared up.There is hesitation problems associated with this as you mentioned. I notice it especially when at a constant speed or easing off the accelerator. I have read the entire message board from page 1. I count over 30 messages dealing just with this problem. There is also references to replacing the PCM because it can be fouled with PS fluid as well (Dodge will pay for due to this leakage defect). One of the key features that would put you in the same boat as the rest of us is poor gas mileage, diagnostic codes of right bank O2 sensor failures or delays, and black soot with smell of fuel on acceleration. The hesitation may be due to erratic and prolonged fuel injection pulses because of the faulty information the PCM gets from the failed O2 sensors.
  • ricknmissaricknmissa Posts: 1
    My durango has the 5.9L engine in it and it has just recently overheated. I am looking to change the thermostat. Where is it?
  • cyman1cyman1 Posts: 2
    Im also having this problem with my 05 Durango. Its not always consistant, but there will be a loud ratteling noise coming from with in the dashboard area. The funny thing, is that I also have an 05 Magnum and it has the same problem. Sounds like something is loose or got stuck from within the Glove Compartment and is now somewhere within the dash board. Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Not much of a mechanic... Thanks
  • mvukasmvukas Posts: 3
    Did this finally fix your problem. I have the same problem with my 2000 Drango, but not sure what to do. Did Dodge paid for any of the repairs.
  • mvukasmvukas Posts: 3
    My 2000 Durango is has the same problem. Did you finally find a fix?
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