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#1483 of 1712 2005 Dodge Durango - Towing Capabilities
Jul 03, 2005 (10:24 am)
Am considering purchasing a 2005 Durango, LMTd, with Hemi engine.
Trading 4-door F150 mainly because want more room for passengers AND ability to tow. Once a month or so I tow a bumper pull aluminum & steel 2-horse trailer.
Anyone out there with comments/input on how Durango w/ Hemi tows?
IS the HEMI that big of a deal, or is it just as some have said in this venue just something Dodge is pushing as big deal?
Also, has Dodge made improvements in 2005 models to address ball joint safety and other safety issues that were part of previous models?
Thanks for any input! Trying to make an informed decision in G-town! MBB
#1485 of 1712 Transmission Problems????????
Jul 04, 2005 (3:50 am)
I have a 2000 5.9 Durango R/T and have loved everything about it, (except the gas mileage), up until last night. All of a sudden it will not start while in park so I have to switch to neutral to get it running. Does anyone know what could be causing this, is it a common problem and how much can I expect to spend to get it fixed?
#1486 of 1712 Re: Stalled [keeja]
Jul 07, 2005 (1:14 pm)
I had the same problem at about the same # of miles.
My 2004 Limited was in the shop for nearly two weeks. After a couple visits by the local factory tech, he finally told the dealer wrenches to trace and check EVERY single wiring harness and connector in the engine compartment.
Guess what? It was a partially connected harness connector. Apparently one of the connectors was "electrically" connected but the physical connection was loose. Over time the electrical connection got less and less over time and I was getting intermittent connections which resulted in what you saw.
Unfortunately I can't tell you which connector it was.
#1487 of 1712 Re: 2005 Dodge Durango 5.7L Hemi [gabbye12]
Jul 07, 2005 (1:20 pm)
Wow, you're getting 18 mpg in the city? Is that from the car computer or is that hand calculated? My 2004 Limited w/Hemi only gets 13 city (mixed street/expressway, and a tiny bit of freeway) and up to 20 highway (flats, less than 70 mph). However that's using the car computer - I did the math with a calculator and the car computer seems to be over generous by at least 1 mpg over actual.
#1488 of 1712 Swap of Wheels from Denali
Jul 08, 2005 (3:41 am)
Hi I am new to the board..I have owned a 2001 DD for about 2.5 years and have had a few small problems with it...1. rear heat went out(covered under warranty), 2. Rotors had to be turned (twice) and 3. Ball Joints replaced (recall) with 70,000 other than that I loved it so much I traded it in for a used 2004 with 10,000 miles on it.
Now to my question I have a friend that has a Denali and wants to sell me the rims and tires which I think would like great on my DD but I don't know if they will fit due to the bolt pattern? Since she is over 200 miles away I don't have the luxury of having a test fit. Any ideas on if the GMC wheels will fit a Dodge?
#1489 of 1712 Re: 2005 Dodge Durango - Towing Capabilities [autosearch2]
Jul 08, 2005 (9:52 am)
We haul a 27 ft travel trailer with a hemi powered Durango. It does a really great job for us and gets reasonable gas mileage pulling the 5500 lbs as well (12.) We are pushing the edge of optimum wheelbase vs trailer length where I would suspect you would not be. We use a reese weight distributing hitch and a reese friction anit- sway.
#1490 of 1712 Re: 2005 Dodge Durango - Towing Capabilities [hemijeff]
Jul 09, 2005 (7:19 am)
Hemijeff - thanks so much for your input. Finalized purchase of Durango yesterday! Think I got a good deal, and am really enjoying driving it. Looking forward to my first trailering outing too. Thanks again. MBB
#1491 of 1712 2000 durango engine swap
Jul 09, 2005 (9:04 am)
help! I have a 2000 durango, 4.7 liter 4x4. It was stolen and when recovered had a damaged engine. I did the swap myself after the insurance bought a new dodge long block assembly. The truck was running and driving when i pulled the old motor but after checking all my connections numerous times I still have no power to the spark plug coils. The crank trigger was already installed but i had to re-use the cam trigger. Dodge service said the pcm? may need something (i'm not sure what this is but i do know where it is) I'm a backyard guy and can't hook it up yo a computer to find out what's wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated
#1492 of 1712 Re: 2004 Durango Brake trouble [bedrock9]
Jul 12, 2005 (3:16 pm)
I am going to pick up my 2004 Durango at 24,000 km service and also have warped rotors which dealer can not explain. Brake pads are not warn. Had to be replaced but not covered under warranty as beyond 20,000 kms.