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#1533 of 1712 2001 Dodge Durango To many problems
Aug 14, 2005 (10:10 pm)
2001 Dodge Durango 85,000 miles, 5.9L.
1) June/05 check engine light miss-fire on number piston number five. Change spark plugs and wires.
2) July/05 Check engine light Catalytic, oxygen sensor or no vacuum. New Catalytic
Last week the Check engine light again. Same code Catalytic, oxygen sensor or no vacuum.
Symptoms: Loose of power, Shifting problems (If I accelerate to fast it will not shift until a take the foot from the pedal, However if I accelerate but not past the 2000 rpm at any time the shifting is fine but not good speed)
#1534 of 1712 Re: Durango Blowing Hot Air [d2005slt]
Aug 16, 2005 (9:48 am)
I have a 2005 dd that is doing the exact same thing. The blower blows less and less air after the ac has been running a while. I have found that if I turn off the compressor button, the air flow returns to normal after a few minutes. Then I push the compressor button and all is normal for a while and then the scenario repeats. It's like something is freezing up! Please let me know if you find an answer to the problem. It's going back to shop AGAIN tomorrow.
#1535 of 1712 Just traded in 99 5.9 Durango
Aug 16, 2005 (6:31 pm)
We purchased our 99 Durango new and fully loaded with the 5.9 engine. Overall the truck was not a high or low maintenance vehicle, also some odd things would occaisonally need fixing. We put 98k miles on it and always maintained it at the dealer. Recently needed some front end work. A few months later needed more front end work and we noticed that the valves seemed to be clattering upon acceleration. Dealer said we needed new intake manifold gasket, oil pan gasket as well as some other work. The repair total was going to be around $1800. We decided that it was time to part with the vehicle rather than start feeding the repair bills. We just did not have the confidence level that we could continue to get relatively repair free miles above 100k.
Overall, we liked the vehicle power, but it was tough to justify the mileage issue since we were not doing much towing.
#1536 of 1712 Re: Durango Blowing Hot Air [reddd]
Aug 18, 2005 (8:44 am)
I have not had a chance to put in the shop yet for this. You have described my problem to the "T". Please update if you hear anything else about this. I will do the same. I'm up for an oil cahnge real soon. Thats when I will have them check it
#1537 of 1712 Re: New Owner of '02 R/T [idntnvu]
Aug 18, 2005 (7:24 pm)
(Yes I realize I'm replying to my own message, but I thought it would make it easier for you guys to reference my comments)
I still have the check engine light on, I haven't had a chance to get that checked. I am going to take it to Auto Zone tomorrow and have them check it.
Also, I have discovered some gear oil on my driveway and appears to be coming from either the transmission or transfer case, and also what appears to be power steering fluid leaking. I checked both power steering and transmission fluid and both are full. This one puzzles me. I do have to say though, the entire time I had the Explorer it never leaked. I've had this thing 2 weeks and already I have a driveway stain.
#1538 of 1712 Problem with Durango stereo
Aug 24, 2005 (1:45 pm)
I have the premium stereo in my 2005 Durango. I'm not sure exactly what the nomenclature is for it, but it is the 6-disc changer/mp3 player that is satellite ready.
I bought the Durango used, and the day I picked it up the CD player did not work. It would not load, eject, or even go into "CD" mode. I don't know if there were CDs in it from the previous owner or not. Dodge replaced the stereo, but within a month the new stereo was doing the same thing, but now with five of my CDs in it.
They symprtoms are: it will not load or eject CDs. When the "Mode" button is pressed it goes to Satellite mode instead of CD mode. Repeated presses of the Mode button leaves it in Satellite mode. When the Durango is "off" the stereo constantly tries to do something mechanical; almost like it is trying to eject the discs but cannot. The mechanical noises stop when the power is on.
Has anyone else had this problem?
#1539 of 1712 power windows intermittent
Aug 24, 2005 (2:09 pm)
Good day everyone!!
I've got a 2000 "Dango", as my daughter calls it, with a power window issue. Occasionally, the driver window will not roll up or down. Turn the key off, restart the vehicle, and then it works! Anyone else have/had that problem and if so, what was the fix?
Any info would be helpful....I did the on-off-on-off-on thing and no codes came up...showed "p-done".
#1540 of 1712 Re: Durango Blowing Hot Air [d2005slt]
Aug 28, 2005 (4:51 pm)
It looks like my problem was due to moisture in the a/c system which probably happened when the expansion valve was changed at 300 miles. The service manager at the appliance store where I worked suggested this and I passed it along to the dealer service advisor. They vacuumed the system and put my freon back in. It is blowing much colder but I will have it on the road over Labor Day and that's when I'll really know if they have it fixed. Will let you know. Thanks for the reply
#1541 of 1712 Towing Horse trailer 2000 5.2 V8 2wd DD
Aug 29, 2005 (5:46 am)
Hi, I recently traded in my F350 for a 2000 DD 5.2 V8 2wd. Going from a vehicle that can easily tow a two-horse trailer to the Durango has me a bit nervous to hitch up. I do have the factory tow package on my Durango. My question is this:
With the Durango I have, is it capable of *safely* towing a 3,200lb trailer with a 1,300lb horse in it? Would I need to beef up anything (other than getting spring work done) or is the vehicle fine to tow with. I appreciate any advice/ recommendations. Thank you!
#1542 of 1712 Re: power windows intermittent [tommessier]
Aug 30, 2005 (8:03 am)
I have a 2000 durango and I'm having a problem with the driver side window, it goes down a little and then you have to bang on the panel of the door with your leg to get it to go up or down. When we purchased this brand new, there was a recall on a couple of the other windows, but there wasn't any recall for the driver's side window.