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May 21, 2008 (8:06 pm)
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango 4x4. Been a GREAT vehicle; very low mileage ... 52,000 original. I've been having an intermittant problem with the air conditioning. It will be working just fine; blowing cold air; and then it will just stop blowing cold air and start blowing hot ... or rather normal temperature air. Sometimes it seems as if turning the a.c. back off and on again will work; and other times there's nothing other than it randomly working again. I have no idea where to begin with the quest for the problem Have been told that if it's the "switch" repairs will start around $300-$400.00. I'd like to troubleshoot this on my own; or with some help from you folks; rather than letting my mechanic play guessing games. Anybody experience this or something similar?
#608 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [aray2]
May 27, 2008 (1:38 pm)
Does anyone know where the bypass harness connects to. Is it the PCM and do you have to splice the wires in or is it just a connector?
#609 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [mvukas]
May 27, 2008 (2:03 pm)
When I did mine - I cut off the wires on the Durango side of the front O2 sensor. I reused the Durango side O2 coupler - by opening up the coupler and taking the cut individual wires out of the attached pins. I soldered in the 4 new wires (4 different colors) to the pins with each wire being about 6' long.
It would be easier to go the Chrysler garage and pick up 4 new pins, but I completed the job at home on a Sunday.
I reconnected / spliced the other end of the wires into 4 different areas. I do not recall at this time where those 4 wires went - but 3 of the 4 were over my the air intake for the air cleaner (passenger front fender - above the tire, under the hood).
#610 of 853 02' 5.9 r/t engine hesitation and 2nd gear is nowhere...no engine lights
Jun 01, 2008 (5:33 pm)
I been reading some of the messages, but maybe someone can help me out. I have an 02 5.9 r/t Durango, automatic. It has been babied since i bought it new; all factory maintenance, and to many add-ons to list. The car has had tranny and head problems since new, the dealers just never deemed it a lemon. Well it has been fine for a few years now and just recently it has started having hesitation problems when you accelerate. It acts like it is redlining at only 4000rpm. I am a firm believer in seafom and it has seemed to be a temporary fix. Yesterday I shifted into first to go through the gears, and when it went to second there was nothing, like it was in neutral, went to D and it shifted through fine. I have no engine lights nothing, I replace both 0 2 sensors 6mnths ago, I don't know what's causing it. Any suggestions?
I did have some roadside dive mechanic tell me it was a crank sensor,a common problem on durangos according to him, I don't even know what that is.
Any help would be appreciated
#611 of 853 99 Durango Speedometer
Jun 02, 2008 (3:24 pm)
Need help Fixing My Speedometer. It only works any speed over 30 mph.... I have Checked the Fuses and the Connections, but still only works at 30 any one have any suggestions.... Thank you in advance....
#612 of 853 99 Durango head gaskets
Jun 06, 2008 (2:57 am)
Yesterday while driving on the interstate, my durango ran hot, started studdering on acceleration, then finally cut off on me. I had someone look at it for me and was told I needed new head gaskets because water had leaked into the oil. I know it's kinda expensive, so does anyone know how easy or difficult it is to diy?
#613 of 853 Re: Spitting and Sputtering [79cj5]
Jun 06, 2008 (10:14 am)
I have figured out how my spitting and sputtering is caused; it's air in the fuel lines.
The question now is how did it get there. Does anyone know?
#614 of 853 Re: 2006 durango engine stall [rallan]
Jun 18, 2008 (12:17 am)
I have a 05 Durango and experienced the stalling twice and kind of wrote it off because I had driven long distances, it wasn't until my husband was driving one night, it stalled, lost all power, he told me I needed to take it in. Under warranty, it was the instrument panel, hasn't stalled since! However, the list of other problems goes on. In the year 2007 I was at the dealership 8 times! For major problems! Exhaust manifold?, Left side and then a month later it was the right side but, it was not bad when the first side was fixed, so they say! 02 sensors replaced, Ignition was bad ( I was driving and my speedometer stuck, all my panel lights came on and the car stalled, like I had turned it off!, There is something faulty with the ignition switch if you jiggle it, it dies without actually turning the switch. The brakes are a whole other story! The brakes on my "Lemon" have squelled for a year! They say there is no problem, applied stop squeak, but they still do it and even talked me into putting a set of rear brakes on the thing! To top things off, we were out of town, it was raining and my wipers messed up. Come on, WIPERS! The dealer wanted over $350 to replace them, only a dealer product, can't buy them at a part store, they were $140 and a mechanic friend put them on. Also, there is this annoying humming noise periodically when you close the doors. Wierd. They thought I was crazy when I told them about that, I didn't know if it was my sound system or not, still does that, and I saw another post about that so, I really am not crazy!! I'd be CRAZY if I bought another DODGE! Hope you do not have these problem!
#615 of 853 Problems with idle
Jun 23, 2008 (2:10 pm)
I have a 2000 Durango and it is Idling all over the place. When I first start it, it might jump all the way to 2000-2500 rpm. Then it will settle down. On the highway the rpm's are higher than they are supposed to be ( around 2100 70mph). When I put the thing in Park the idle might jump up again or it will go up and down like i'm tapping the gas. I have changed the TPS, Idle Air Control, cleaned the trottle body, new battery, and changed my plugs and wires and I am still having this problem. Can anyone lend any ideas as to what to do. Thanks
#616 of 853 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [durangofan]
Jun 23, 2008 (5:53 pm)
yet i am another owner with this seemingly common problem im not very mechanically inclined but with your help i can identify the wires and fix the problem i already ordered a new sensor and left it disconnected sooo..uhhhh whats next?