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#459 of 853 Re: Dodge Durango O2 Sensor Nightmare [daveandadodge]
Jun 18, 2007 (7:55 pm)
new to the site and not sure where to post this...but im having the same dang problems...with my 2000 4.7 4x4 im in the military so i fixed well my wife fixed it cause my hands are to big to get up inside there to replace the 02 sensor... it started....o2 sensor was bad.....only have 2 on my durango.... we changed it......never paid much attention to it if there was oil on the wires or not....worked great for about 3 or 4 weeks just enough time for me to get over in afganistan 7000 some odd miles away ....well after i got back they said it was my o2 sensor again..bought another one....we got the universal one becuase i was going on a catfishing trip and didnt want to wait for the ordering of the other one...so i had to cut the wires again.... well when we took this one off there was fluid indside the conection ...really never thought nothing about it until i saw this site.... #1 i dont see how it is getting in there .....anyway i put on a new o2 after spraying all kinds of aircraft cleaner we use in the airforce to remove any fluid that i couldnt see..... and it ran great.....was getting back to 16-18 mpg on the highway....well 3 days later and another code came up...they said it was a catlyst code.. wasnt reading the correct out put....said i need to possible replace the cat. convertor...(not being a treehugger) and if it pollutes a lil bit thats ok in my book....well after filling up 3.09 a gallon 25gallon...lol... the dang thing started acting up again.....black smoke when i accelerate fast and really not smooth all....ok guys....somebody needs to help me be a dodge fan here....been a mopar fan for years.....still am but 7 mpg somethings got to give....
any suggestions on anything...
also on the cat convertor.... has anyone ever ran straight pipes....with no convertor.....will it work.....im not worried about inspection.....just want to get good gas mileage and also....a great running car...will there be any problems? can you help..... esdaddyzoomninternet
#460 of 853 Re: Dumping fuel [kimosm]
Jun 18, 2007 (8:11 pm)
can you guys give me a call as well...i can give my # its driving me crazy.... esdaddyzoominternet.net
#461 of 853 2000 Durango 4.7L engine tap...
Jun 19, 2007 (9:21 pm)
Hi - I have a 2000 Durango, 4.7L engine, full time 4WD, 127K miles and I have a tapping sound coming from the right side (passenger side) of the engine. When the engine is idling the sound is minimal, when the engine accelerates or driven under load (up a hill) engine rattles and taps like a diesel... It sounds like a valve tap or a busted lifter.
I have the valve covers off, injectors removed, throttle body removed, and the timing chain cover is off... Suggestions received so far vary all over the place and I am trying to take an orderly approach to solving the problem. I want to look at the lower cost problems 1st and replace the motor as a last ditch effort.
A recent suggestion is that it might be a hydraulic lash adjuster gone bad... Do they tap like a valve tap when they fail?
My visual inspection shows the cam is in good shape (no excessive wear) rocker arms/springs intact, and timing chain does not seem to be worn, the tensioners and guides seem to be in good shape... The passenger side secondary timing chain seems to have a bit more free play than the driverís side. Can anyone comment on what level of secondary timing free play is acceptable?
Please offer suggestions on possible causes and the timing chain and hydraulic lash adjuster questions posted above.
#462 of 853 Disconnect , then Reconnect Battery
Jun 20, 2007 (10:46 am)
OK guys ... here is one. I come out of the store and behold.. Sentry key does not unlock the doors. Maybe battery in Sentry key, NO. I then found (once I got home) that transfer case switch indicator no light, no head lights, no dome lights and rear window wipers don't work either. BUT ... when I disconnect the battery for 5 minutes and then reconnect ... everything works great. So needless to say all fuses are good. after driving a couple times, I am right back with the problem. So at this time .. I am only aware of the temporary fix. ANY IDEAS
#463 of 853 Re: 2003 Durango SXT electrical problems - dome lights, headlights, power l
Jun 20, 2007 (10:48 am)
I have the same problem .... what is a ECM ???
Jun 20, 2007 (11:06 am)
Hello all! Well, i had a issue with the Durango not idling. this was a on and off issue. could not get it fixed. Once the motor warmed up, seemed better. Now, this has went on for 5k miles. (my wifes Durango) so you can imagine the hell i took from it. dealer said they was nothing wrong. change gas, tune-ups, whole 9 yards. Now for the good stuff. the tranny started acting up. would not shift out of 1st gear. you stop place in park, put back in drive would work, then would only take off in high gear. 3 different shops said the tranny needed to be rebuild. $1100 was the lowest est. took it to a small shop outside town, told the guy what it was doing and asked for a est. for rebuilding the tranny. the guy LAUGHED at me!!!!! he smiled let me look at it a second and i will tell ya. he comes out 15 min later and says its fixed. he replaced a sensor on top of the tranny... labor was the highest part of the bill. $20. $15 for the part. not only did it fix the tranny, but it no longer stalls and dies, the idling is perfect whole 9 yards... hope this helps someone else out!
#465 of 853 Re: 2003 Durango SXT electrical problems - dome lights, headlights, power l
Jun 20, 2007 (11:21 am)
OK ... I found ECM means Electronic Control Modules, BUT which one did you have replaced. Thanks for your reply ahead of time.
#466 of 853 I DONT KNOW WHAT ISWRONG WITH MY1999 DODGE DURANGO
Jun 21, 2007 (12:31 pm)
I DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY 1999 DODGE DURANGO. WHEN WE TURN IT ON IT TURNS ON FINE. BUT THEN LIKE TEN TO TWENTY MINUTES AFTER IT TURNS OF AND IT DOSENT TURN ON UNTIL AFTER AN HOUR OR HOUR AND HALF AND I TOOK IT TO AN ELECTRITION HE DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT HE ALREADY CHECK IT WITH THE MACHINE THAT CHECKS THE ENGINE AND NOTHING COMES UP THEN WE HAVE TOOK IT TO 2 DIFFERENT MECHANICS AND THEY DID THE SAME THING AND NOTHING COMES UP I DONT KNOW WERE ELSE TO TAKE MY CAR NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT THEY PUT THE MACHINE AND IT COMES OUT THAT ITS IN PERFECT CONDITION BUT IT KEEPS TURNING OF WHEN IT TURNS OF IT SHOWS TO CHECK ENGINE AND THE LIGHT THAT SAYS IT DOSENT HAVE GAS TURNS ON EVEN WHEN THE TANK IS FULL BUT WE ALREADY CHANGE THE GAS PUMP SO ITS NEW PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT SOMETHING
#467 of 853 Re: Rear Vibration at 50 &up [tray2000]
Jun 23, 2007 (1:23 pm)
block the tires put in neutral climb under car and try to move drive shaft if it has play its your u-joints
#468 of 853 Re: I DONT KNOW WHAT ISWRONG WITH MY1999 DODGE DURANGO [joann_a]
Jun 28, 2007 (7:21 pm)
ECM ALSO CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS AROUND IT WHEN IT RAINS NEXT IF YOU REPLACE IT IT WILL JUST DIE AGAIN IF WATER LEAKS ON IT