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#237 of 853 Re: 2001 Dodge Durango Electrical Problem? [abroyba]
Jul 19, 2006 (8:55 am)
The wiper delay and the door locks are all common to the Central Timer Module (CTM). Assuming that there was not a short that caused the battery to die,(possible if it died after only a week) you most likely blew a fuse or a relay when you jumped it. Check the door lock relay (If there is another relay on the J Block that is the same, swap them and see if the symptoms change) and all fuses associated with door locks and wipers. If there is a blown fuse and it cocntinues to blow, there is a short in that system. Diagnosing it is fairly simple and if you are averse to dealers, any competent garage mechanic can track it down.
#238 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [tinkerer]
Jul 19, 2006 (9:16 am)
It's the front o2 sensor. I cut the ground wire on the connector that connects to the o2. Next to the tranny, you will see four wires that go to the connector. Look at the white wire on the o2 and see what color wire it connects to on the harness connector. That is the wire.Cut is and run a new ground as explained in my previous note.
You can check your power steering switch every so often to make sure it's not leaking. That is what causes the problem.
If you see fluid in the steering connection, you will need to change that also.
#239 of 853 Re: 2001 Dodge Durango Electrical Problem? [tinkerer]
Jul 19, 2006 (10:05 am)
Thanks for the advice. I will check that out this afternoon. Will update with findings.
#240 of 853 Re: 2001 Dodge Durango Electrical Problem? [tinkerer]
Jul 19, 2006 (3:03 pm)
Well after further inspection and troubleshooting I have not found any blown fuses or relays that are bad. What else do you think might be the problem? If CTM then about how much is that?
#241 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [aray2]
Jul 19, 2006 (6:36 pm)
I just want to thank you for this info. I have a 2000 Dakota 4.7 code 171 i have been fighting with for 6 months now have replace 02 3 times and was told by chrysler to have injectors cleaned, replace pcv, replace timing chains and guides still no help. Each time I took it to garage I even asked why when 02 was removed there was oil inside connector and why did 02 smoke but they could not answer this.
I have just replaced my ps switch yesterday which also had oil in connector never did get ps fault code. Just wanted to be sure all I need to replace is just the ground wire on the o2 correct?
I just wandered how many of you guys with this prob have Ca emissions on your trucks mine is and wiring is slightly different from federal. Thank you give this man a gold star
#242 of 853 Loud Noise
Jul 20, 2006 (11:32 am)
I have a 2001 durango, small V-8. Recently it has began to make a noise that sounds like a whistle. The whistle starts off at a low pitch then gets higher. It only lasts for about 4 or 5 seconds. It sounds like it may be coming from the rear of the truck, but I cannot be sure. The A/C can be on or off. Usually I am traveling over 20 miles per hour. I know this sounds weird but it is driving me crazy. The dealership cannot locate the problem. I have had the power steering pump replaced. The water pump has been inspected. Can someone offer some assistance. Thank You.
#243 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [cableguy822]
Jul 20, 2006 (1:55 pm)
The only wire i changed was the ground. I did use electrical contact cleaner to clean both connectors off about four or five times. After you spray them, just let them hang and dry out. Good luck
#244 of 853 Re: 2001 Dodge Durango Electrical Problem? [abroyba]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:49 pm)
I don't have a lot of info on the CTM. I know that there are 2 versions (base and high line) depending on the equipment installed on the vehicle. This module also controls the headlight chimes, the "key-in-ignition" chimes, the seat belt reminder, and various other items. Check to see if those are working. If they are, it is most likely not the CTM that failed (but I have seen some strange things). Just out of curiousity, you did check the fuses and relays in the engine bay also, correct? I'll go take a look at mine and see if I can nail down what else may be the problem.
#245 of 853 Re: 2001 Dodge Durango Electrical Problem? [abroyba]
Jul 20, 2006 (4:00 pm)
I'm afraid I don't have much more info. In order to properly diagnose the CTM, you should use a diagnostic scan tool. I do know that it is under the dash beside the glove box but before you replace it, I would want to be sure that all the fuses & relays are good. Most of the relays in the J Box under the hood are the same and are interchangeable. You may also want to take out the glove box and ensure that there is power to the CTM. Barring that, I don't have much more info without getting to a schematic.
#246 of 853 2002 Durango Starting Problem
Jul 20, 2006 (6:24 pm)
My Durango has a hard time starting when it sets for awhile, or sets overnight. Took it back to the dealer and they replaced a faulty fuel pump, but still has a hard time starting. They say that it is carbon built up on valves and pistons. I think not but I have no clue. Can someone clue me in!!!