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#618 of 853 radiator fan clutch replace
Jun 24, 2008 (8:08 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 853 Re: radiator fan clutch replace [elojs]
Jun 24, 2008 (9:02 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 853 Re: Problems with idle [jnick34]
Jun 24, 2008 (9:06 am)
Test your upstream O2 sensor.
Also I may be misunderstanding the situation with your RPMs, but 2100 70mph is normal.
#621 of 853 Re: Problems with idle [79cj5]
Jun 24, 2008 (9:34 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 853 Re: Problems with idle [jnick34]
Jun 30, 2008 (11:58 am)
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 853 Re: Tranny issue. [steelman4]
Jul 09, 2008 (10:35 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.
#624 of 853 Re: Tranny issue. [kjs4]
Jul 09, 2008 (10:46 am)
the sensor itself was the speed sensor, located at the top of the tranny. the motor was a 5.2l 318....as far as the tranny itself,,,i have no ideal what it was. i ended up getting rid of it...the brakes would not last over 20thou. no matter what type or kind you installed, plus the tranny started acting up again, replaced sensor again, did not help, so i figured out how to solve my problems...got a Chevy Tahoe..durango was getting 9 mpg around town,,,,Tahoe is bigger and has more power and i am getting 17 mpg around town...wished i could have helped you more though with the Tranny model.
#625 of 853 Tranny Issue
Jul 09, 2008 (10:54 am)
This helped alot for us. We have had it for several years and had the tranny rebuilt once already. We are going to change this sensor as well and see if that helps. Maybe even enough help to take it to another place and get rid of it. That is our plans as well. We are not satisfied customers of the durango. Thanks for the help so much.
#626 of 853 Re: Tranny issue. [steelman4]
Jul 09, 2008 (3:34 pm)
I have to let you know that after changing that speed sensor it is still doing the same thing. Do you have any other ideas as to what it may be.
#627 of 853 Re: 2006 durango engine stall [msjulie]
Jul 12, 2008 (8:28 am)
I have a 2004 Dodge Durango and also am experiencing a loud hum AFTER I turn off the ignition. Did you have any luck in finding the cause of the hum in your durango?