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#67 of 851 Shift problems
Jan 23, 2006 (8:57 pm)
Own a 2003 Dodge R/T with 52,000 miles. It seems to shift hard between 10 and 15 mph as I let off the gas in parking lots. I also get the same problem when I am on the freeway, as I back off the gas around 45-50 mph. It only "clunks" hard when letting off the gas. It started having problems around 30,000 took it in and they keep telling me it's normal? I owned a 2000 Durango SLT and never had this happen and put 73,000 miles on it before I traded it in for the R/T. They finally worked on it and said it was the torque converter, two weeks later it is getting worse. Dose any body have any idea what this might be before I go back in to have a go around with the dealer. I do have full bumper to bumper, but it runs out at 70,000. Thanks
#68 of 851 Re: Durango Overheats and shuts of the Engine [halil]
Jan 24, 2006 (11:42 am)
I have experienced lots of problems with over-heating. I have a 99 Durango. However, I've never had the engine shut down. I first had the thermostat changed out. A year later to the day, I had another thermostat changed out. About 3 months after that, the car was over-heating and I had the water pump replaced. Very soon after that, it was still over-heating. The garage found a leak (after completely removing the engine) and the whole problem seems to have been resolved. Fortunately, the car was under warranty. Hope this helps.
#69 of 851 Re: 04 Dodge Durango Overhead console temperature error [hockeyfan2]
Jan 31, 2006 (6:54 am)
I know that my overhead console takes about 5 minutes or so to adjust...and that is normal. It's specifically designed to adjust slowly, since the temperature probe is in the engine compartment and the slow adjustment is to ensure that the engine temperature doesn't affect the reading. My understanding from speaking to a friend who works at the Chrysler technology center is that there is no specific time frame within which the temperature reading will adjust. It's kind of like the 'low fuel' warning light. They're all installed the same way, but some light up with 2 gallons left, some light up with 1 gallon left, some with 5 left. It's apparently in the computer console itself... and varies from unit to unit to some extent.
#70 of 851 radiator plug
Jan 31, 2006 (8:55 am)
how do you get that shield off so i can get to the radiator plug
#71 of 851 2004 Dodge Durango Engine Malfunction
Jan 31, 2006 (5:44 pm)
I have a 2004 Durango with the Hemi engine. Last week my check engine light came on. Took it to the dealer, and they told me one of the cylinders had carbon deposits in it. It only has 10,000 miles on it! I asked the service guy what I could do to prevent, like different grade of gas, or gas treatment, and all he could say was, "Well, if you didn't drive like a granny and step on it once in awhile!" I wasn't amused. Then, when I go to take it home, the light came back on. They had the truck 2 more days, and told me they replaced a map sensor. I then drove a couple days to have the light once again come on! Now, they say Chysler told them to run a check on the cylinder heads? Has anyone heard of this type of problem with so few miles? I'm leasing this vehicle, so, so far they have paid for all of this. But isn't there a lemon law or something? What should I do? It doesn't seem like they know what is wrong with it.
#72 of 851 Re: 04 Durango Headlights go off while driving!!! [alaba]
Feb 01, 2006 (7:06 pm)
Which fits with what's happening now. Each time I try to dim, or put my brights on, the windshield washer and wipers come on. The dimmer does not work. If you slap it around a few times, it might work, and stay that way for days. Then the problem re-appears. This vehicle has some serious electrical problems!!!
#73 of 851 Update on 2004 Dodge Durango Engine Malfunction
Feb 03, 2006 (7:08 am)
Well, my truck has been in the shop all week. They had to switch out a cylinder head. At 10,000 miles!???? Unbelievable! I'm picking it up today. Well see if it still runs the same after having the engine ripped apart. They say it was a factory defect. I just wonder if anyone else has this problem?
#74 of 851 Another Update to 2004 Engine Malfuntion
Feb 03, 2006 (1:32 pm)
Picked up the truck today, but the service dept didn't give me a receipt of what they did to the truck. They gave me a story that their computers where down and they would mail me one. Sound weird? It did run good. But I'm worried because I have no proof that they did anything. They said they replaced a Cylinder Head. I've been reading alot about warrenties and such and alot of them won't cover things without receipts. I keep every one! I'll wait a couple days, and if I don't receive one, I'm calling Chrysler!
#75 of 851 Re: 2003 durango front heater fan stopped blowing [lee41]
Feb 08, 2006 (5:02 am)
I just had the same thing happen to me. I am trying to figure out what the problem is. I think I am going to take it to the shop and see what they say about it. I will let you know what they say. If you have any other info. , please let me know
#76 of 851 Re:2004 engine malfuntion
Feb 09, 2006 (7:54 pm)
read my #47 then #58. Dodge dealer replaced the head on my 1999 Durango. Had it back for about 4 weeks now after replacing the head and it seems to be running fine now. bought it with 32K on it but can see by the previous owners paperwork it started at about 10,000 miles. Out of warrenty when I got it. Now at 8oK and cost me $1400. Runs good now and no check engine light