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#553 of 853 Re: o2 sensor + power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango Nightmare [fla
Jan 19, 2008 (3:09 pm)
Did you only replace the power steering switch and thats all?
If so - you need to remove the connector (Durango side) by cutting all 4 wires off. Take apart the connectors and the 4 pins holding the wires in place. Attach 4 new wires to the pins - solder in place. Reassembly the connector.
I completed this task a couple of years ago and do not remember where the 4 wires connect to - within the wiring harness, although 3 of them were in the location of the passenger inside fender / air cleaner box. The 4th wire attached in the area of the intake manifold - on the passenger side.
I have had no problems since completing this task on our 2000 4.7 Durango.
Once you have done one - to repeat the task is easy.
I should have taken pictures and documented this procedure - but didn't.
Perhaps some one else on this site may be more helpful.
I thought that I would advise you that there is more to do than simply replace the power steering switch.
#554 of 853 lower A-frame bushings
Jan 19, 2008 (8:30 pm)
could someone give me some advice on how hard it is to replace lower a-frame bushings on 98 durango,4x4? thanks
#555 of 853 Re: Turn Signals not working [sam1778]
Jan 27, 2008 (5:10 pm)
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#556 of 853 Re: o2 sensor + power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango Nightmare [flagpage]
Jan 27, 2008 (5:35 pm)
The only sure way is to replace the wires that go to the O2 sensor. While you're at it, you should isolate the ground from the sensor to another point rather than rely on the ground that is in the harness. That way, if your pressure switch ever fails again, you need not worry about fluid making the O2 sensor fail.
#557 of 853 Re: o2 sensor + power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango Nightmare [fla [durangofan]
Feb 06, 2008 (8:34 pm)
Still living the o2 sensor nightmare. We are on O2 sensor 4 or 5. The original message was for o2 sensor, and a replacement ,and the second one did not work. I posted on several forums. With the help from some resonders we discovered a bad power steering pressure switch was causing fluid to be forced through the lines. Had to replace the battery, module, and the o2 sensor before we found out the problem with the pressure switch. We still had fluid going through the wires although there was no pressure now that the PS pressure switch was relaced. Another forum discussed the cutting of the wires, but found out from another person that there is a by pass wiring harness, So we had that put on because the check engine light was still coming on with o2 sensor code. This still did not work, so we put another O2 sensor on today. As per this forum we re grounded . The mechanic drove it without check engine light coming on. I got in and drove it less than 1/2 block and check engine light came on. I picked it up after hours so I could not talk to the mechanic, but I drove home in tears as this has been going on for almost a year now. HELP! ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED! Fuel economy has dropped from 10.4 mpg to 7.1
#558 of 853 Re: o2 sensor + power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango Nightmare [flagpage]
Mar 04, 2008 (8:25 pm)
Sounds like you are going to need a new pcm,complete wire harness,new power steering pressure switch and a new 02 sensor to complete this repair.I just finished with the same problem and found the inside of the pcm is full of power steering fluid.The harness will not be able to be saved either verry costly and quite a pain to replace.Trade in?Good luck!!!!
#559 of 853 Re: o2 sensor + power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango Nightmare [flagpage]
Mar 04, 2008 (9:47 pm)
I've called several dealers and they tell me they never heard of this problem. I just found fluid leaking into the wiring harness on my nephew's truck. Does anyone have a part number for this bypass harness? I'm perfectly happy to run a new ground for the O2 sensor but it sounds like he would still have problems with the PCM.
#560 of 853 Re: o2 sensor + power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango Nightmare [rev801]
Mar 12, 2008 (7:21 pm)
WHEN I WROTE WE HAD DONE ALL OF THE SUGGESTIONS. FINALLY HAD BOTH THE UPSTREAM AND DOWN STREAM O2 SENSORS REPLACED . THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON. HOPE THIS DOES THE TRICK, GAS MILEAGE HAS IMPROVED. YEAH!!! I'LL HAVE TO GET THE PART NUMBER FOR THE BYPASS HARNESS.
#561 of 853 Re: o2 sensor + power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango Nightmare [tinkerer]
Mar 12, 2008 (7:26 pm)
I KNOW OF MANY DEALERS WHO THINK I'LL JUST A GIRL AND DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS PROBLEM BUT BELIEVE ME IT IS REAL. THEY SAY "THERE IS NO WAY THE TRANSMISSION CAN GET INTO THE WIRES". BULL CRAP!!! THE PART NUMBER IS :THe part number is 56045483AC and cost $66.00 as of now.
#562 of 853 03 Durango stalls whn wheels turned sharp lft/rt
Mar 15, 2008 (10:40 am)
The vehicle refusesto "push forward/reverse" when wheel is turned sharp left/rt.
no problems otherwise