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#96 of 853 Brake problem
Mar 21, 2006 (5:33 pm)
2002 Durango. When I have to make sudden stop and slam on the brake padel, the truck slows down, but then it sort of lets go as if the brake is non-functioning for a second, and then the brake kicks in again, and then lets go... over and over until the truck comes to a stop. I noticed this as a brand new car. Is this Dodge's idea of anti-lock brake system, or is there something wrong with my brakes? Any thought would be greatly appreciated.
#97 of 853 Re: My baby is dying [micahael_tover]
Mar 21, 2006 (5:47 pm)
hey micahael, im having the same problem right now with my durango. i just got it out of the shop today, and 20min later it did the same thing. i had the upper and lower radiator hoses changed, system flushed, and thermostat changed. do u remember what you had done to fix your problem? i'm in need of help!
#99 of 853 durango transmission problems- slippage after flush
Mar 22, 2006 (11:53 am)
took 99 D 5.9 l to jiffy l. for a tranny flush, two weeks later the 2nd gear is slipping. spoke to jiffy and they claim their aft dexron/mercon with an additive meets and exceeds dodges recomendation dodge TSB 21-006-01 and the dipstick clearly state aft-3 or mopar 7176 to be used. already changed out TPS and tranny speed sensor. any ideas. my mechanic wants to put in a replacement tranny.
#100 of 853 Re: load noise while driving [dmykula]
Mar 25, 2006 (4:48 am)
My '98 has been doing the same thing for years and I have never been able to definitively isolate the cause, however mechanical problems have never surfaced that would be indicative of a noise. My starts at 45mph. I believe the problem is the flimsy plastic skirting under the front end and in the wheel wells vibrating after you attain a certain speed-this may explain why it goes away in a turn- the air flow direction changes as it passes by the skirting. If you live in an area where you blast through snow banks, or even large puddles, I have found this can dislodge the skirting which then makes the noise worse on the highway. Check the skirting and if it is dislodged, try temporarily using "Ty-wraps" to put it back in place and see if that changes the noise.
#101 of 853 Random Starting Problems with '98
Mar 25, 2006 (5:22 am)
For the last 2-3 years, my '98 will randomly refuse to start--when this happens, it won't turn over at all. It seems like a contact isn't being made in the electrical system somewhere. The problem can occur cold or after it has been driven--there is no pattern. Usually, if I wait a minute or two(sometimes up to 10 minutes), it will start. Tricks to help it start include slipping the shifter into neutral, bouncing up and down in my seat, tilting the steering wheel, etc. The problem is getting worse. Any help/experience would be greatly appreciated.
Mar 26, 2006 (10:43 am)
I have a 2001 durango. Out of the blue it started running extremely rough and backfiring. While keeping it running, the converter turned blistering glowing hot. Talked to the dealership, they said sounded like either clogged muffler system or dumping of fuel. Had a quarter tank of fuel. I let it cool down, tried to start it again. Now I cannot hear the fuel pump turn on and the gas gauge shows completely empty. Put 5 gals of fuel in, and gauge still not registering. Where would the dumping of fuel possibly occur and I wonder what has happened to the pump and gauge.
Really getting a bit frustrated, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#103 of 853 Durango Trailer Wiring
Mar 26, 2006 (9:29 pm)
I recently installed a trailer hitch on my 2000 Durango. I'm having trouble finding where to access the wiring to wire in the trailer lighting plug.
#104 of 853 Turn Signals not working
Mar 28, 2006 (10:38 am)
Recently, both of the turn signals on my 2000 Durango stopped working. It will "blink" only 3-4 times before stopping. I changed the fuse in the fuse box but it didn't help. I went to an auto parts store and they said the problem is the "Turn Signal Relay". I showed them the relay from the fuse box but they said it was not correct. The turn signal relay is located under the dash, but I couldn't find it. I went to the dealer's part department and they sold me a relay for $47 that doesn't look like the one in the fuse box! Can anyone provide a solution?
#105 of 853 Re: durango transmission problems- slippage after flush [drrfish123]
Mar 28, 2006 (7:29 pm)
Hello I used to have the same problem of trans slippage when I did not use my 2000 Durango for a day or two. It would slip into gear sometimes with a bang and after a few miles it would be okay. Now my problem is that the rpms vary up and down at idle and at speeding up and the rpm drops as the transmission switches and then bang goes the transmission and rear end because of drop in rpms.I have not changed the fluid as you so I don't know if anything is common.