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#1625 of 1712 2002 Durango R/T
Jul 13, 2006 (7:55 pm)
I've got a 2002 5.9 R/T, and I've got a few questions for you.
First, I have water coming in on the passenger side front, and ending up in the floor in front of the front passenger seat. Anybody else had this problem, and if so, where was it coming from?
Second, my check engine light has been on since December, because it came back on 2 days after I had an O2 sensor replaced. I took it to Auto Zone, and they said it was probably just the gas cap, but if it were to start missing, it could be a vacuum leak. Well folks, it took it 6 months, but it's started missing and hesitating. What could that be, and what is involved to fix it, if it is a vacuum leak?
Third, I cannot find mud flaps for this thing anywhere. I've seen plenty of SLT's riding around with mud flaps, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Suggestions?
Fourth, my A/C never seems to get "cold." It'll get cool, but it takes it forever. Also, if the passenger moves the passenger temp control over from cold to warm, even just 1/3 of the way, my air gets warm, it doesn't stay cold. Anybody else have that problem?
Also, I am getting horrid, horrid gas mileage. I was told at the Dodge dealer that a good investment would be a K&N air filter/charger. The service manager said it would improve the mileage, and power.
Other accessories, such as chrome pieces for the fenders, mirrors, and door handles, really any chrome pieces at all, does anyone have them on their durango, and if so, where'd you get them? I've found the door handle and mirror covers on ebay, but the door handles come with 2 front handles with key hole pre-cut out. My passenger side front door doesn't have a key hole. Also, I have the large heated mirrors, I'm not sure if the mirror covers from ebay will fit them.
And last but certainly not least, has anyone with a 2003 or older Durango had dual exhaust installed? Especially with the 5.9? I'm hoping to have that done as soon as I get everything else right with it. Does it make mileage go down, or up, or does it stay the same?
I think thats all for now. I may think of something later though! Thanks for any input!
#1626 of 1712 Durango Towing Question
Aug 09, 2006 (9:48 pm)
I am looking at buying a used 2005 Durango SLT 4x4. Towing capacity is a big issue for me. On Autos.msn.com it says standard towing is in the 5K range and max towing is in the 8K range. What needs to be done in order to reach max towing as opposed to standard towing? How would I be able to tell what the towing capacity for the specific vehicle would be? Would it require having the Hemi engine?
Thanks for your help.
#1627 of 1712 2002 won't shift out of 4h to 2wd
Aug 12, 2006 (8:06 am)
I just purchased this well-maintained 2002 Durange SLT from a Volvo dealer whom we trust well. They assured me it all checked out A-OK for a vehicle with 80K. Last night, I had real difficulties getting it to release it's hold on 4H. I had with me in the car a service manager from Dodge and he thinks its the clutch pack in the rear end. But I noticed if I bring the vehicle to a complete stop, put it in neutral, then shift from 4H to 2wd and wait a few seconds, it "seems" to do better. Any ideas besides the rear end being shot? I will be contacting the dealer to see what they did to "Check it out" prior to my buying it.
I was really hoping to find a post with good news about this issue, but I couldn't find any.
#1628 of 1712 2006 Durango SLT AWD Question
Aug 17, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I was at a local Dodge dealership looking at the 2006 Durango SLT with AWD. The salesperson claimed that an AWD Durango operates via 2WD (i.e. back wheels only) during all normal operations and only goes into AWD when the vehicle senses that AWD is needed. Is this correct or does an AWD Durango use all 4 wheels to propel the vehicle at all times? Also, will the AWD cost me MPG versus a 4X4 operating in only 2WD? Any help you could provide would be appreciated.
#1629 of 1712 Fuse Locations
Aug 19, 2006 (8:17 am)
Does anybody have a chart that matches the fuse numbers on the location charts to the function of the fuses? One of my 12v outlets isn't working and I suspect the fuse, but which one?
#1630 of 1712 Re: 2006 Durango SLT AWD Question [duanessong]
Aug 19, 2006 (4:54 pm)
I have the 2005 Durrango and it is all wheel all the time. This is a killer in gas.
Itraded my 2000 Durrango in which was 2 wd until you put it in 4 wd. Much better milage.
I am dissapointed in the new Durrango. I have had it for 7 months and hate it!!
Also the warranty package doesn't include roadside service like it did in years before so be careful. My dealer told me I was getting the same and it isn't.
#1631 of 1712 Re: 2002 won't shift out of 4h to 2wd [charboneau]
Sep 08, 2006 (9:41 am)
You must come to a complete stop when trying to get back to 2wd. It also helps if you shift into neutral. I know it says it is does not have to do this but I had a 2000 PT4x4 and it always worked when i did this. Hope this is not too late for you. I just got back on here.
#1632 of 1712 2004 DURANGO REAR END GONE--HELP!!
Sep 10, 2006 (5:29 pm)
Yesterday my 2004 Durango with 41,000 mi. stopped with a bang. Thought I had a blowout but found the front of the driveshaft on the ground. I thought rear end had locked up due to 75 ft of skid marks. Also, two 1" square tubes on front inside of rear tires were broke and about 3" apart.
Dealer says these bars (traction bars? stabilizers?) had been bent (probably by a poor hoist job) and they both cracked then broke. This caused the rear axle to move rearward pulling out the driveshaft. THE REAR END DID NOT LOCK UP AS I THOUGHT IT HAD. IF this is the case, the powertrain warranty covers nothing. HELP!!!! Has anyone heard of such a thing? The last time on a hoist was at another Dodge dealer about a month and 2000 miles earlier. The two dealers are scheduled to discuss my problem tomorrow 9/11. Luckily I was going about 20 mph when this happened or things might be worse.
IF THE DEALERS WONT PAY FOR THIS, WHAT RECOURSE DO I HAVE THROUGH CHRYSLER?
#1633 of 1712 Re: 2002 Durango R/T [idntnvu]
Sep 10, 2006 (5:54 pm)
I have the same a/c problem with my 1998 Durango. Have had it fixed twice and now have in over $1000 into the air conditioning. First it was the H-valve, which was $900. Then the a/c still didn't work and I don't remember what it was the second time. Got it fixed again, then drove 11 hours this July on vacation and had a puddle on the passenger floor in front. Our friend that was with it says it's from the a/c leaking. It doesn't happen when we drive short distances, so we've let it go for now. I'll wait till next summer if we still have it. We had it "fixed" at the dealership twice so next time we'll go somewhere else. All in all I love this car and HATE the look of the new models. I'd buy another one in a minute if they looked the same. (Even with the 13 mpg)
#1634 of 1712 Your thoughts
Sep 28, 2006 (2:44 pm)
After looking thru all of your entires I really did not notice any major issues with the 2006 models. Is this true?
Reason for asking is that I'm looking for a good SUV that will compete with Toyota and Honda quality. Does the 06 Durango hold up?