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#724 of 853 engine goes on and on...
Jan 06, 2010 (5:24 pm)
I have a 2001 dodge durango that's having trouble with this chicago winter. Besides being difficult to start, (and I've had regular maintainance), it now will not turn off! I parked outside my home, put the gear in park, braked and removing key as usual. ENGINE IS STILL RUNNING!! So the car is outside, running with no key. How can I quickly resolve this problem for tonight and what's going on here?
thanks for your advice! jk
#725 of 853 Re: engine goes on and on... [kruse2much]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 07, 2010 (8:38 am)
I guess, if you are *very* careful, you can take a towel, bunch it up and place it over the air intake, to starve the engine of air. It will stall, and then take off your battery cables. You have to be sure not to get the towel caught in a fan, etc, so be very careful.
Probably you could also block the exhaust, but this would take a while to work.
Or you could pull the fuel pump fuse !! (maybe the best idea of the bunch).
Of course, if it's a stickshift, just stall it in gear and then take off the cables.
This sounds like a defective ignition switch.
#726 of 853 replacing engine
Jan 29, 2010 (6:19 pm)
I have a 2004 Dodge Durango with a 5.7 Hemi engine that needs replacing. I found a 5.7 Hemi engine that was in a 2009 Dodge Ram. The Ram has a displacement system but mine does not. Will I be able to use the Ram's engine in my Durango? If there is anyone that can help me i would really appreciate it.
#727 of 853 Problem with the heater core-2000 Durango
Feb 02, 2010 (11:56 am)
I think that I way pass the problem of getting the heating core back flushed but I would like someone's opinion on that as well. I am currently experiencing radiator fluid on my driver side floor board and the mist coming out of the air vents. I would like to know if it is easier to take it to a mechanic or try to replace the heating core on my own like a diy project? I was told it was a 5 hour job, is this correct? Also I would like to know where the heating core is located in the 2000 Dodge Durango? Does this always go out on Dodge Durango? From my research are there two heater cores in the Dodge durango? What would the price of the labor be on a job such as this replacing the heating core?
#728 of 853 Durango Re-wiring
Feb 23, 2010 (1:38 am)
My Durango is a 99,it sat for 3 years with no engine. I decided to fix it & I took it to a local shop.My uncle had been working on it & had a heart attack. The shop owner put in a used engine,and now it will not start. He had it for 3 weeks & called & stated its not firing. Is it expensive to rewire an suv, or is it even worth it? I have heard of guys buying salvaged cars & completely restoring them. How costly is this,please help someone. I'm in need of my spare truck & now I've spent 1400& still can not drive it?
#729 of 853 Re: Durango Re-wiring [dani18]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 23, 2010 (6:14 am)
I realize that every mechanic has a bad day, but really, if he can't get a truck to start after 3 weeks, he should have called in some help. Unlike the mysteries of outer space, a truck engine is a knowable system that can be deciphered. Modern shops have all kinds of nifty diagnostic tools and on-line data resources.
In short, this is not a great performance. I do sympathize with the fact that some vehicles can drive a man crazy, but this is when you push harder for your customer and find the resources you need. You don't just give up.
#730 of 853 Re: '05 Dodge Durango Hemi Limited stalling problem [kimatar]
Mar 21, 2010 (2:58 pm)
I am having some problems similar. Seems to start with 'trouble shifting up' in gears...(after my previous 2 transmission jobs)...on way home from a friends wake in another state. Then, it seemed the more I drove, the slower the engine would make me go...55....50....45....40 without shifting. Would have the sound it was 'trying' to. I have to admit, I AM HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED!!! I WILL NOT do a 3rd transm job on this!!! I made myself THAT PROMISE after the 2nd in just 2yrs. I AM DONE!!!! Good luck
#731 of 853 Engine Stall after Radiator Replacement - No Symptoms Prior to Repair
Apr 20, 2010 (10:06 am)
2000 Dodge Durango V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 182000 miles
My vehicle overheated one evening, and I immediately pulled off the road. Coolant was leaking out after I pulled over and there was still considerable volume. I had the car towed and the radiator replaced. I picked the car up that evening and drove it about half a mile to my home, and it stalled as I pulled it into the garage. I had not had stall issues for 3 months since replacing the IAC module. The fuel was also running rich, which had not been doing prior to the radiator replacement. Any ideas on what could be wrong? No check engine lights, and I can detect only a minor change in the engine idle when I turned it back over (so slight that a very skilled mechanic would not notice the idle was off).
#732 of 853 Re: 2000 stalling but has power [shelbilly]
Apr 20, 2010 (1:27 pm)
My 2000 is doing the same! I'm thinking the cat is plugged. I 'm waiting on a responce to my posting. Iím trying to find out if anyone has installed a tuned exhaust on a 2000 5.9 Durango, and removed the cat?? Iíve being told due to the sensor after the cat you canít!! Iím not so sure about that!! Need help? Has any one tried it?
#733 of 853 Re: Need Help Radio & Battery [tracym2]
May 14, 2010 (9:21 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2006 Durango. If you find any answers I would appreciate if she shared the knowledge.
Thanks in Advance,