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#614 of 851 Re: 2006 durango engine stall [rallan]
Jun 18, 2008 (1:17 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 851 Problems with idle
Jun 23, 2008 (3:10 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 851 Re: All 2000 Durango 4.7L Owners [durangofan]
Jun 23, 2008 (6:53 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?
#617 of 851 right front wheel area
Jun 23, 2008 (7:35 pm)
i had a metal to metal noise coming from my front right tire area. I replaced my bearing unit and looked at the brake pads they were still good. Now after one month its getting louder but only at low speeds and turning and now the brake pads start to make noises at braking. What is it i just blew 280 on bearings and i dont want to do that again please help
ps i had the rotors checked left side lil more worn then right thats it
#618 of 851 radiator fan clutch replace
Jun 24, 2008 (9:08 am)
my 2000 dodge durango has been heating up lately and i suspect it's the
radiator fan clutch. when it's at idle , the fan is turning very slow and thats when it starts to overheat. my problem is how do you keep the water pump pully from turning when i try to remove the clutch from the water pump. theres probly a tool for this, but i'm not sure. any information about this would be appreciated .
#619 of 851 Re: radiator fan clutch replace [elojs]
Jun 24, 2008 (10:02 am)
First of all do not remove the pump from the engine; even if you are replacing your pump, remove the clutch first. Also don't remove your serpentine belt yet either, it helps with resistance. Now thake a small set of vice grips and attach them to the inside of the pulley in a way that the vise grips jam against part of the pump to keep it from turning. Now remove your clutch.
#620 of 851 Re: Problems with idle [jnick34]
Jun 24, 2008 (10:06 am)
Test your upstream O2 sensor.
Also I may be misunderstanding the situation with your RPMs, but 2100 70mph is normal.
#621 of 851 Re: Problems with idle [79cj5]
Jun 24, 2008 (10:34 am)
Thanks for the reply and suggestion. I will try that next. The rpms are higher now than they were when I bought it. My highway speed rpm's was around 1600-1700 not the 2100 where it is now. What does the upstream O2 sensor do and how does it affect the idle while parked and rpm's while driving. Thanks in advance
#622 of 851 Re: Problems with idle [jnick34]
Jun 30, 2008 (12:58 pm)
check to see if you have power steering fluid leak at your power steering sensor. If there is fluid leaking when you disconnect the wiring plug from the sensor then you have the first symptoms of a potentially bigger problem. If you PS sensor (relay switch) has failed it will affect your idle. Worse is that over time it will leak PS fluid into your wiring harness and foul the ground of your right bank O2 sensor causing drop in gas mileage and rich right bank fuel mix with black soot out the tailpipe. If the PS relay is leaking disconnect it and get it replaced before it causes you a real nightmare.. See previous messages on O2 sensors and related responses- there are many!!
#623 of 851 Re: Tranny issue. [steelman4]
Jul 09, 2008 (11:35 am)
I am having these same problems and my durango is a 2000. I am wondering what sensor it was that was replaced and what size motor you have? The model of the tranny would help also if you know what it is.