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Dodge Durango, Dodge, SUV
Dec 05, 2007 (1:23 pm)
I have a 2000 Dodge Durango. The weather has turned cold here in Missouri and I have noticed that my truck appears to need water in the radiator. I'm not one to wait for my lights to come on, I check my fluids often. My husband is the one that maintains my vehicle but he is deployed so it has been some time since I have done much other than add gas or oil to my truck. I'm not sure anymore how to go about doing the antifreeze for the cold weather or if the truck should be running while you add it or what. Plus I've seen that there is a specific antifreeze for the Durango. If you could help me out with this I would appreciate it. Thank you. kklapperich1
#519 of 853 Re: Adding Antifreeze [kklapperich1]
Dec 05, 2007 (9:00 pm)
My wife is deployed as well. No fun on our end either. My suggestion to you would be to go to an Auto Zone or something similar and have them help you. If you choose to do it yourself, you want to add the antifreeze to the overflow reservoir, not directly into the radiator. There will be a full line that you should not go over. Do it when the vehicle is cool and off. I buy the antifreeze that is already mixed because of the convenience. Any auto parts store can help you pick out the right product for your vehicle. I'm using Prestone in my '04.
#520 of 853 Re: ABS/BRAKE light stays on... [99skulls]
Dec 10, 2007 (9:31 am)
12/10/07 Did you ever get any responses to this? My 98 Durango has been doing the same thing for probably 6 months. If I turn off and restart the engine (reboot the computer) it usually clears it for awhile. But not always. Sometimes, these lights don't illuminate for weeks, then they act up again. The ABS still works (I tried to lock 'em up), but the lights are distracting. I assume this is a computer problem, but I refuse to go to the dealer (crooks), and my shade tree guy isn't really a computer guy. With 172,000 miles, it's not worth much, but cosmetically it's perfect and the engine is strong w/no oil consumption. Many parts replaced over the years, so I really want to keep it. If you get this, please reply directly to: christopher.dimmichpgnmail.com
#521 of 853 durango overheating
Dec 10, 2007 (7:53 pm)
Durango over heats while driving.
When I stop the temp goes back down.
I have changed the thermastat.
still same overheating.
2 hoses going into firewall are hot
hose on right with radiator cap is hot
but hose on left is warm at best.
Could this be the water pump or bad radiator?
Dec 11, 2007 (8:11 am)
oil pressure drops to 0 then comes back up then drops again.
replaced oil sensor switch stil does samething any suggestions?
#523 of 853 Re: The engine shuts off randomly [slugbugsilver]
Dec 12, 2007 (6:39 pm)
Yes to the O2 Sensor and No the A/C compressor
#524 of 853 Re: 2003 Durango SXT electrical problems - dome lights, headlights, power l [dodge01driver]
Dec 12, 2007 (6:53 pm)
Engine Control Module ECM
#525 of 853 Re: fuel filters [mack285]
Dec 15, 2007 (7:15 pm)
I have been told that the fuel filter is in the fuel tank. They are not like the normal filters and are supposed to last 100,000 miles. Apparantly they are integrated with the pump and when you change one, you change the other. That is what the Firestone tech told me when I went in for an oil change. That would be for '04 and up.
#526 of 853 new front and lower ball joints on 04 Durango
Dec 20, 2007 (12:15 pm)
Had to replace front and lower ball joints on 04 Durango with 51,000 miles on it !
I have driven full size vans before buying Durango, never replaced the ball joints until about 90,000 miles.
Anyone else having this problem?
Am told by the dealership orginal ball joints are lube for "lifetime" of the truck, must have missed this one?. Also, its interesting the new ball joints have "zerk" fittings , GM , FORD and Chrysler do not have fitting on their trucks anymore per my mechanic at dealership.
Disgusting and sad. I guess the engineers are on a budget "leave off the zerk fittings" and let consumer pay for them later , plus labor for replacement.
Dec 21, 2007 (4:10 am)
hey guys i bought my durango just before i deployed, and since i love it and so does my wife im thinking about putting a supercharger on it? do you guys have any into on it? i had a kenny bell "Blowzilla" on my mustang...is there a good name out there for them? thanks