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Dodge Durango Engine and Performance Problems



  • gixerrydergixerryder Posts: 4
    Sorry for last reply. I am new here and wanted answers to my problems.
    I also took my Durango to advance and go the error codes, I then went to Goodyear and they did a tuneup. After that didn't work they said it was the injectors. Another $1100 and that didn't work. I then took it to Americas garage and spent $700 on test to be told it might be the pcm/ecu. Yes I did hve the multi cyl misfire as you do. Saying all this, I to am in a very bad place. I did a title pawn to pay for this and it still doesn't work and now I can't without my car.
  • How much did you have to pay to get the cylinder's fixed ? I am just wondering... I have to call garages tomorrow....
  • gixerrydergixerryder Posts: 4
    I paid $250 for tune up and injector cleaning.
    Then it was $1100 to have all injectors replaced. The car still runs like crap.
    I just ordered an pcm/ecu today for$250. I pray this works. I should have it by Wed. I will post if it works out.
  • I called a Dodge dealership today and they told me they could run a diagnostic on it for 32.50 ... He said that since the Check Engine light is not coming on all the time, that's probably something minor... My truck is still running great, it's just skipping a little....The C/E light comes on periodically.. It's only come on 2 times in the past 2 months and that's when the problem started..... The "skipping" happens even if the C/E light is not on...Ours runs great except for this 1 issue... Occasionally... What is a pcm/ecu ? LOL....
  • gixerrydergixerryder Posts: 4
    The ecm/pcu is the computer for the car. Wow Dodge is gonna do it for $32.50 wish I was around that dealer. They want $200 to install the pcm/ecu. it only has 3 plugs and 3 screws holding it. I took it off in less than five min. Diagnostic started at $90. Good luck with it and let us know what it turns out to be.
  • I live in a very small town.... Not much around here... It's so small there's only 1 gas station... LOL
  • have a 2005 dodge durango. For the past 3-4 oil changes my knock sensor continues to come on and you could smell oil burning as well at each oil change which was done every 3000 miles my oil would be almost empty and my truck would start to knock. Secondly now my battery keeps dying but the knock sensor does not come on anymore. I have takin my vehicle to auto zone advanced auto parts as well as 2 mechanics. I had a tune up done and had it put on the diagnostic machine. auto zone & adv auto parts said my battery, alternator, & starter were reading fine but i was loosing almost 4 volts somewhere. the mechanic said nothing was wrong at all i had no oil leaks and cld not figure out why sensor was going off.
  • I am having the same problem with my 2005 dodge durango as well it wont hold the charge to the battery they say its pulling 4 volts from somewhere so its draining my battery. Im going to try to get it to the dealer for a $110 diagnostic. Wonder how thats going to turn out.
  • leb712leb712 Posts: 1
    2000 Durango 4x4. Recently, my check engine light came on and my truck started to run a little rough. When the light is on, I let Off the gas and it acts like it will die for about 10 seconds then dies. When I Accelerate, the truck almost dies then the RPMs jump up. It starts up fine and usually this Problem only arises after about 10-20 minutes of driving. It has never died while driving only when I let off the gas and come to a stop. One time i got so frustrated with the constant problem on my way from work, i smashed down the accelerator and took off really fast and it actually made the light go off and it ran fine the rest of the way home. It acts like it's not getting fuel or running out of gas even though I have a full tank. The code is P0108 but the mechanic thinks it's a crankshaft sensor but my symptoms don't exactly fit. Any ideas?
  • burdawgburdawg Posts: 1,521
    Have a look at this:
    This will at least explain the code your getting.
  • My 2000 Dodge Durango 4x4 V8 just stopped the other day. Took it to shop and they said the engined locked up because it was 3 quarts low, but there was oil in the engine so how did it lock up? I dont think this is the problem I dont think the engine locked up because my truck sounds like it wants to start. We have replaced the battery and its cables, put oil in it, put a new fuse in it that was blown next we are goin to see if it is the starter that needs to be replaced and we took the alternator out and had that checked and that was fine.
    Now i have come to a fork in the road..could it be something else wrong with it...i am trying to find a sight that will show me how to take my starter out so i can replace it. :cry:
  • What issues are you currently having ? When your driving it does it act like it wants to stall out ?
  • Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone else has this problem. My Durango has been running rough on and off for a couple years now. I have to keep replacing the wires. Once I do runs good for a month or two and then back to running badly and the check engine lite comes on. I have repaced caps plugs and all that and also some sensors too.
  • What exactly is it doing? I may be able to tell you what it is....
  • well it sounds like it wants to start or turn over, it was low on oil had to put 3 or 4 quarts in to get it up, but starter was checked and there was nothing wrong with that. IDK if it is a wirer or sensor or what it does have some milage on it.
  • ashkeashke Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 Dodge Durango 5.9 L Magnum. About two weeks ago it started running really rough during acceleration and cruising speed. I have replaced the Air Filter and checked all the spark plug Wires, I have replaced a fouled plug after getting a code reading from Advanced auto parts. It said #7 was misfiring. it fouled out again the next day. I am at a loss as to what it could be. If anyone has had this issue or knows what it could be please help. I cannot afford to take it to a shop unless absolutely needed. Thank you.
  • the mechanic found 3 broken bolts on the right side passenger manifolold. it fixed like 75% of the noise but still doing it every morning . what else I can check. it seems like this issue is world wide.

  • I found that the durango's do not like any sparkplug but Champions. i had the same issue. brand new sparkplugs then 3 days later, 2 blown. Also, make sure that you put that gunct on the sparkplugs that help not shorting out. it seems that they have an issue with that too.
  • Its a known issue. Mines been doing that as long as I have own it. get use to it.
  • Hi there, it sounds like you blew the motor. most of those v8 durangos are 5qts of oil. if you were that low the heat builds very quickly even on a cold day. this heat can cause the pistons to swell and get pinched at the top of the cylinder. I had this happen to a suburban when Firestone left a drain plug loose.
    Do not start throwing money at it ( replacing the o2 sensors, starter, battery, distributor/ coils ect ect..) If it is what it sounds like you either pre seized the engine, bent a piston rod or intake/exhaust valve.

    there is a small chance it will start up again after sitting a few days. do not drive it like this as it will cause unrepairable damage to the engine.

    At this point I would take it to a good ASE mechanic shop and ask them to see if they can turn the motor by hand and if it needs a new engine or if it is possible to rebuild the stock one.
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