Last post on Jul 07, 2013 at 9:26 PM
You are in the Dodge Durango
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Durango, Dodge, SUV
#194 of 853 Re: 1999 Dodge Durango: Problems & Solutions [hernandez1]
Jul 01, 2006 (4:08 pm)
We recently purchased a 99 dodge durango for my 20 year old daughter and we probably only had it 2 days and it stalled on us. This has reoccured several times. Weve had the crank sensor replaced and of course there is no computer code and it won't do it at the Mechanics shop. I am just sick about this as its her first big purchase and she got a lemon!! I wish I had known. Whats next? Trading it in will loose her a lot of money. Selling to some other poor person is unethical. There seems to be NO fix for this.
Looking for help or advice!
#195 of 853 88 dodge d100 new fuelpump isn't working
Jul 01, 2006 (5:12 pm)
I have an 88 dodge d100 pickup,I started the truck and went down the road a ways and the truck just died. I thought it was the fuel pump, so I changed it. The pump is not running. I changed what I thought was the fuse and the fuel pump relay,but still nothing. Can anyone help me?
#196 of 853 2005 Durango hemi 5.7 stalling
Jul 02, 2006 (5:40 pm)
I purchased the Durango in July 05. In Nov 05 it started to Stall every time I backed out of a space with a forward slant. The service dept. said it needed flashed. It was flashed in Nov 05, Jan 06, twice in June 06.After the last flash the problem got worse started stalling more often and under different conditions. Last time I was turning a corner and almost got hit by the truck behind me. They can never seem to get an error code or a technician to duplicate the problem. The sales man was able to cause the failure twice. I have been without my Durango collectively 3 weeks in June, yes they still have it. The truck has around 6,000 miles and I running out of time with lemon law as it has been almost a year. Any advice??
#197 of 853 All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners
Jul 02, 2006 (6:52 pm)
If you have a 2000 Durango 4.7L with 75,000 miles plus, I am recommending to change your power steering sensor switch for a new one. Cost is going to run you $25. Or simply disconnet it.
If the switch goes bad, leaks power steering fluid into the connecting wires. This is inside the wire itself - through the strands of wire. The black wire is the ground wire, which just happens to connect to a splice joint with the ground wire for the oxygen sensor. Fluid leaks down to the (front 1/1)oxygen sensor and grounds it out.
This causes your computer to receive faulty information, running excessively rich, causing black soot to discharge from exhaust. Gas mileage - very poor. Poor Performance.
I ended up taking the wiring harness off the non-engine side and traced the front oxygen sensor wires to the closest harness connection.
I ran new oxygen sensor wires. Problem solved.
If anyone has this problem, I will help you with which wires to cut and / or join to.
#198 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [durangofan]
Jul 03, 2006 (5:44 am)
So I have been having problems with the air conditioning and idle speeds, all related to the main CPU, I assume. The AC won't come on for about 11 minutes of driving when the air temperature is above 85. The idle sped starts out at 2000, drops to about 1200 after ten seconds, then will settle down to 650 after another minute or so. If you turn the AC switch on the idle speed boosts up to 1500.
From you note about the leaking steering fluid, do you think it could be the cause f the computer issues? The truck has 132K miles on it and runs fine other tha the issues mentioned.
#199 of 853 Re: 05' Durango Accelerating on own!!! HELP!! [abgilmore1]
Jul 03, 2006 (12:51 pm)
Had a similar problem - very dangerous. Dealer repaired. Was caused be a plastic tie wrap that was placed after the recall for the battery cable. The tie wrap was occasionally pushing against the throttle causing the engine to rev. Finally got stuck on full throttle and car went through an intersection. Lucky there was no accident. Car was towed away - not safe to drive.
#200 of 853 Re: 2002 Durango Stalling [enpgo]
Jul 04, 2006 (10:34 am)
yes, my Durango is stalling out to. i posted on here already. my status is this. I have had this done. I changed the crank position sensor like I had read in some of the posts. then it died again one time in a parking lot then it started 45 minutes later in 98 degree weather and stalled while I was rushing to get it home in the middle of the road. I took to the only place open today july 4th and they said it is a bad battery post to and can not look farther till they change that then they say a bad started. it had started just fine and turns over but will not fire. so now a dealer will put a computer buddy in it to try and catch a code but it has been in shop for 3 weeks now and nothing shows up. Any ideas
#201 of 853 Re: 2002 Dodge Durango problems... [alexis2]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:18 am)
Did you ever figure out what this problem was because my 2001 did the same thing. One thing I did notice was that the headlights, interior dome light, door locks and steering wheel radio controls all work when the engine is not running. My mechanic is scratching his head because he noticed that when the engine is running that if you turn the key just a little bit like you're trying to start it while it's already running, that everything works! So he tried to replace the internals of the ignition switch and that didn't help either! This is just weird!
#202 of 853 Re: Oxygen Sensors Shorting-Out [rickster3]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:50 am)
Power steering switch failure - causing power steering fluid to be pumped into the connection. Fluid inside the black ground wire is on the same splice joint as the O2 sensors. Fluid reaches the O2 connector and starts to fill up the other 3 wires.
One needs to replace the wires to the O2 harness. You can still use the same connector - take it apart and solder new wires in - or purchase 4 new wire splicers from factory.
All 4 wires re-coupled to area under the air cleaner.
If this problem goes too long - then fluid will be pumped up to your PCM and require replacement.
Your O2 sensors may be good - so save the old ones that you removed.
If you need additional information - please let me know.
#203 of 853 Re: help me with my 2000 durango [durangofan]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:53 am)
Problem resolved - by replacing the 4 wires leading to the front O2 sensor. Couple up - under the air cleaner.
Need additional information - let me know.