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#288 of 853 Re: 1999 Dodge Durango: Problems & Solutions [howardc44]
Aug 12, 2006 (12:27 am)
First time posting here but had a problem hopefully someone can help me with.
Have a 99 Dodge Durango 5.9 4WD that recently has been having these stalling problems i've read about on here.
It will run just fine,but out of the blue it will die on me at different times.sometimes idling,or even sometimes driving it will just quit.but will usually start back up right after.
The check engine light has been on since i've had it,but thats been 1.5 years ago and the vehicle was used.
I tried to fire it up today and it ran just fine idling in the driveway with no problems.the main problems happened last week in the 95-100 Degree weather.
If anyone may know what i should start with on this,i'd appreaciate any info.
#289 of 853 Re: 2001 Durango AC blower problems [2001durango]
Aug 15, 2006 (3:45 am)
I received some info on the forum about the AC blower resistor which is found under the passenger side dashboard. The part cost $12 from the dealer so I am going to pick one up tomorrow and try it out. I will email again to let you know if it works.
#290 of 853 01 durango elec problem????
Aug 15, 2006 (9:01 pm)
We have had some issues with the radio shutting down in the past but it
always comes back on. Then on sunday we were on our way back from cali
and I jumped a bump a bump nothing seemed to happen -why would it this
is an suv right? Then about an hour later the radio (which is stock)
shut down, then the int lights stopped working, then when we took the
keys out the car still dings. so we checked the fuses and the relays
the int fuse was blown and when we replace it it pops instantly. The
relays are fine except the int relay is making a clicking noise when
you turn the headlights on. So I drove the car to the store and it ran
fine (just no radio or int lights) the next morning when I went to go
to work it wouldn't start!!! so after checking all fuses the starter fuse was also blown! A friend came over and my car is now in a million pieces they have taken the whole inside apart and unplugged everything and it is still blowing the int fuse. Has this happened to anyone? HELP!!!
#291 of 853 1999 Dodge Durango Overheating
Aug 17, 2006 (8:01 pm)
Problem solved. I had the radiator flushed and the thermostat changed and it seems to be fine now.
#292 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [aray2]
Aug 19, 2006 (10:53 am)
You're postings have helped a tremendous amount and I plan to rewire my dakota tonight. Same problem with the power steering switch leaking and fouling the o2 sensor. I have a new sensor and switch that I will be installing, but had a couple questions on the wiring. Is the O2 sensor failing inside the sensor itself and not the wiring connector/plug to harness? I mean the fluid flows down into the sensor body and fouls it's circuitry? I would like to just take the O2 sensor, cut the 4 wires and splice in about a foot of new wire, soldering the connections and sealing around the soldered connection, which would isolate the sensor from the vehicles wiring and not allow oil into the sensor, but my concern is that the short is in the plug to the harness?
Thank you so much for any help. This will be the third sensor.
#293 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [justinhefley]
Aug 19, 2006 (12:45 pm)
If you have a new o2 sensor, just cut the ground wire on the harness side of the o2 connector and run a new ground wire. The ground wire is whats at fault. Unless you buy a new "Bypass o2"harness from the dealership, which will have instructions on where to connect the other three wires, I dont recommend cutting all the wires. The dealership bypass for the o2 cost around $66.00. A piece of wire to replace just the ground wire will cost you about $2.00, and you dont have to worry about the other three wires.The ground wire from the p/s switch and o2 share a common ground. Hense the problem. Good luck
#294 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [justinhefley]
Aug 19, 2006 (1:17 pm)
I see that the recommendation is to just replace the ground wire for the O2 sensor. If this works, congratulations.
If it doesn't, such as mine, I cut all 4 wires above the factory front O2 harness (vehicle side) and ran all 4 wires in a new harness. The location that they all tie into is by the air cleaner box.
I unsoldered the factory pins that are inside the plug, and soldered my new wires to the existing pins. I would recommend going to the factory to see if the individual pins can be purchased. (I didn't - as the day I was doing this was Sunday).
At the time, I put in a new O2 sensor, although the old sensor may be good. Insert & see.
About 2 weeks after I cured the front O2 sensor, the back O2 sensor brought on the check engine light. To date (about a month), I have not corrected the wiring for the second sensor. The ground wire for the 2 sensors and power steering switch are all coupled together.
I hope the ground wire takes care of the problem. If not - let us know. Good luck.
#295 of 853 p/s o2 problemos
Aug 20, 2006 (12:10 pm)
i have the p/s, o2 problem too and all your help has been great but not beeing a savey machanic i dont know which "thing" on the fender well to splice into, since cant follow the wt wire from sensor all the way up. thanx for any help
#296 of 853 Re: p/s o2 problemos [gutman]
Aug 20, 2006 (2:04 pm)
What white wire are you talking about? I called bosh, the manufacturers of my o2 to find out what wire was the o2 ground. The white wire from the o2 to the connector is the ground wire. On the opposite side of the connector, the wire will be a different color. That is the wire you cut, run a new ground up next to the pcm module. Not to the pcm but next to it. On the fender well next to the pcm, you will see a few wires that come from the pcm to this ground. This is where I ran the o2 ground to for my connection. It's a ground. The two black wires on the o2 are for the o2 heater. The other wire is the hot wire or signal wire for the o2.
#297 of 853 Re: p/s o2 problemos [aray2]
Aug 20, 2006 (2:22 pm)
thanx for the help aray2, i will give this a shot and let you know what happens!