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Dodge Durango Maintenance and Repair



  • How do you find out what size gears a 98 Durango with a 5.2 V8 it does not have a tow hitch
  • 360fan360fan Posts: 1
    deffinatley a problem that all too many durangos have .. the motors are rough on oil. specially when people run cheaper oil through it... the slude is a problem but not a problem that will park the truck for ne time at all.. get a motor flush.. like 40 bucks at any local oilshop. and change your oil every 2000 or 2500 ... i started runnin high milage oil and i only have 40000 miles.. tell me how it goes
  • I have visited many forums and all I hear about is sludge in the durango. I think that anyone with a durango should use a synthetic blend motor oil. It gets pretty pricey if you don't do your own oil changes but that's the price of not having a blown engine on the side of the highway. :)
  • sdholdensdholden Posts: 1
    I was driving down the highway and all of sudden the durange starting running bad and the check engine light came on. We had it scanned and it came up P0201, P0202 and P0208 which is a injector malfunction. We replaced the injectors and had no change. We have replaced the TPS sensor, the Map sensor, the IAC sensor, the plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor and the PCM, nothing has help. We have tested the injecters and they are firing. It is dumping too much gas into the cylinders, stong gas smell. It has good oil pressure and it was running great until that point. We are at a loss. Can anyone help?
  • When driving down the road the steering wheel has a clicking noise like the steering wheel is loose. I think it might be the steering box? Does anyone have any ideas. :(
  • On my wife's 2002 Durango, on several occasions, the steering column won't unlock so the car can be started. It won't come out of park, we turn the steering wheel, push the car back and no avail....AAA has had to tow it twice....(of course it worked when it got to the dealer, LOL)....

    Any ideeas??

  • On my 2002 Durango 4x4 my front end started creaking when I stop or start moving sounds like a creaking floor in your house,also hear the noise when I turn sharply.Any suggestions what it could be?
  • dmykuladmykula Posts: 2
    I have a '99 Durango that has been really great to me. no real problems ever. All of a sudden when i drive over about 30 miles an hour, I get a much loader sound and some vibration from what sounds like the front end. When I take a turn, the noise is greatly reduced. I thought it might be something with ball bearings....but not sure. Has anybody had this problem? I think its this part
    FRONT HUB and BEARING, Durango, w/Four Wheel ABS, Right + left
  • paulg2paulg2 Posts: 1
    2002 Durango. When I have to make sudden stop and slam on the brake padel, the truck slows down, but then it sort of lets go as if the brake is non-functioning for a second, and then the brake kicks in again, and then lets go... over and over until the truck comes to a stop. I noticed this as a brand new car. Is this Dodge's idea of anti-lock brake system, or is there something wrong with my brakes? Any thought would be greatly appreciated.
  • hey micahael, im having the same problem right now with my durango. i just got it out of the shop today, and 20min later it did the same thing. i had the upper and lower radiator hoses changed, system flushed, and thermostat changed. do u remember what you had done to fix your problem? i'm in need of help!
  • took 99 D 5.9 l to jiffy l. for a tranny flush, two weeks later the 2nd gear is slipping. spoke to jiffy and they claim their aft dexron/mercon with an additive meets and exceeds dodges recomendation dodge TSB 21-006-01 and the dipstick clearly state aft-3 or mopar 7176 to be used. already changed out TPS and tranny speed sensor. any ideas. my mechanic wants to put in a replacement tranny.
  • ceckertceckert Posts: 2
    My '98 has been doing the same thing for years and I have never been able to definitively isolate the cause, however mechanical problems have never surfaced that would be indicative of a noise. My starts at 45mph. I believe the problem is the flimsy plastic skirting under the front end and in the wheel wells vibrating after you attain a certain speed-this may explain why it goes away in a turn- the air flow direction changes as it passes by the skirting. If you live in an area where you blast through snow banks, or even large puddles, I have found this can dislodge the skirting which then makes the noise worse on the highway. Check the skirting and if it is dislodged, try temporarily using "Ty-wraps" to put it back in place and see if that changes the noise.
  • ceckertceckert Posts: 2
    For the last 2-3 years, my '98 will randomly refuse to start--when this happens, it won't turn over at all. It seems like a contact isn't being made in the electrical system somewhere. The problem can occur cold or after it has been driven--there is no pattern. Usually, if I wait a minute or two(sometimes up to 10 minutes), it will start. Tricks to help it start include slipping the shifter into neutral, bouncing up and down in my seat, tilting the steering wheel, etc. The problem is getting worse. Any help/experience would be greatly appreciated.
  • I have a 2001 durango. Out of the blue it started running extremely rough and backfiring. While keeping it running, the converter turned blistering glowing hot. Talked to the dealership, they said sounded like either clogged muffler system or dumping of fuel. Had a quarter tank of fuel. I let it cool down, tried to start it again. Now I cannot hear the fuel pump turn on and the gas gauge shows completely empty. Put 5 gals of fuel in, and gauge still not registering. Where would the dumping of fuel possibly occur and I wonder what has happened to the pump and gauge.
    Really getting a bit frustrated, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  • mitchffmitchff Posts: 1
    I recently installed a trailer hitch on my 2000 Durango. I'm having trouble finding where to access the wiring to wire in the trailer lighting plug.
  • Recently, both of the turn signals on my 2000 Durango stopped working. It will "blink" only 3-4 times before stopping. I changed the fuse in the fuse box but it didn't help. I went to an auto parts store and they said the problem is the "Turn Signal Relay". I showed them the relay from the fuse box but they said it was not correct. The turn signal relay is located under the dash, but I couldn't find it. I went to the dealer's part department and they sold me a relay for $47 that doesn't look like the one in the fuse box! Can anyone provide a solution?
  • Hello I used to have the same problem of trans slippage when I did not use my 2000 Durango for a day or two. It would slip into gear sometimes with a bang and after a few miles it would be okay. Now my problem is that the rpms vary up and down at idle and at speeding up and the rpm drops as the transmission switches and then bang goes the transmission and rear end because of drop in rpms.I have not changed the fluid as you so I don't know if anything is common.
  • j9shemij9shemi Posts: 9
    Here we go again! The HEMI is back in the shop again. Check engine light back on. Coded, 3rd Cylinder misfire again for the 4th time. Now they say they are switching out a fuel injector. Hopefully this will be the solution. I emailed Chysler with my problem, and all they could suggest was to keep going to the dealer. Meanwhile, the truck is in the shop every month! Ridiculous! Isn't there something called a lemon law??????
  • tionnationna Posts: 7
    I bought a a Dodge Durango about 2 weeks ago. The check engine light came on.The car was not pulling with speed when I pressed the gas.But then it started driving fine for a little while then it does it again. I took it to the dealer he said it needed o2 sensors. They put the sensors on and the check engine light is still on and it's still pulling slow at times. They say the sensors still have high voltage. Does anyone know what this can be?
  • fbocafboca Posts: 1
    I had a similar prolem. it was very difficult to solve. I wwould happen in the freway while you were driving at 65 mph and suddenly the engine was off and you did not have any hints except that you had no power steering, brakes , power.... and it would take two or three times to start it after you manage not to be killed in the freeway. The dealer took the car several times and they could not find any problems with it. but the problems continue happening. Finaly the dealer put a computer "Copilot" we had to use it for about three weeks until it did it again, then you have a few seconds to push a buttom so the copilot can copy the info from the car computer. the info was analyzed by the dealer aand they determine that the main computer was bad, after they changed it the problem never happened again, and even thou the car was five + years old I did not have to pay anything. I think that they probably paid for it to avoid the possibility of a recall mandated by the government.
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