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#201 of 851 Re: 2002 Dodge Durango problems... [alexis2]
Jul 10, 2006 (9:18 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 851 Re: Oxygen Sensors Shorting-Out [rickster3]
Jul 10, 2006 (9:50 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 851 Re: help me with my 2000 durango [durangofan]
Jul 10, 2006 (9:53 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.
#204 of 851 Re: 1999 Dodge Durango: Problems & Solutions [windkist]
Jul 10, 2006 (10:10 am)
Julie's Mom - I have a '99 Durango that had the same problem - stalling after running about 15 minutes (would crank fine, but no fire, like you're out of gas), then I could restart it after it sat about 5-10 minutes. I initially replaced the Crank Position Sensor (as I read in other posts) and it still stalled. I bought a rebuilt PCM (main engine computer) off of Ebay for $200 from a company that specializes in rebuilt computers. Install took 10 minutes, and it's ran just fine ever since. Don't go to the dealer, they want about $600 for a rebuilt one, plus programming and install! Hope this helps. Regards, Scott
#205 of 851 Re: 2002 Durango Stalling [jjcroce3]
Jul 10, 2006 (11:28 am)
Check your TPS Sensor, IAC Valve. My did the same thing. I also changed my spark plugs, wires and Cap/Rotar. She runs just fine now, even in hot weather. Make sure you put the right spark plugs in also. I used Bosch Plat. Disconnect the battery to clear the computer and then reconnect. Should do the trick.
#206 of 851 Re: 1999 Dodge Durango: Problems & Solutions [windkist]
Jul 10, 2006 (11:32 am)
I have a 99 Durango. Mine started stalling. Changed the spark plugs, wires and Cap/Rotar. I also changed out the IAC Valve and the TPS sensor. Those two parts are only 120.00. Mine now runs just great.
#208 of 851 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [durangofan]
Jul 10, 2006 (3:14 pm)
I also have a 2000 durango with the fluid problem in the harness going to the o2. You claim to run new wires from the o2 up to under the air cleaner. Can you be more specific? Are you talking about the pcm module or exactly under the air cleaner? I changed the steering pressure switch and flushed harness with contact cleaner. Still the same problem.
#209 of 851 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [durangofan]
Jul 10, 2006 (3:40 pm)
My 2000 4.7L D has just developed the same symptoms. P0551 error code. Power steering switch failed and leaked. Next developed P0171 O-Sensor failure, smells, and lousy mileage. Ground leak theory makes sense. Now for my question: Part stores and web sites says this engine has 3 or 4 O-Sensors. Which one would be the faulty sensor and where is it located? I've found one forward and behind converter. Re-wiring is no problem since I was once an electrical engineer.
Thanks for any help.............
#210 of 851 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [aray2]
Jul 10, 2006 (4:39 pm)
Ok. I see 4 wires coming off the O2 sensor going to a connector the is stuffed up in an un-accessable location. Cannot get my hands in there to dis-connect. 4 wires: Black-Black-Blue-White. If I assume the two blacks are ground, maybe I could cut them and run new grounds to another clean point. Any comments out there?