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Dodge Durango, Auto Repair, Transmission, Truck, SUV
#11 of 50 Re: mike322 [mike322]
Jan 17, 2009 (10:50 am)
mike322, did you ever get an answer to the Gear problem. I'm having the exact same issue.
#12 of 50 Re: mike322 [isaias]
Jan 17, 2009 (12:08 pm)
Yes it ended up being the computer. A new one was going to cost around $800 for the part. My mechanic was able to find a used one for half the price.
#13 of 50 4x4 does not disengage
Jan 23, 2009 (4:28 pm)
My problem is it sounds like gears grinding. At first it wouldnt come out of 4x4 in my 2001 durango. then after freeing it up by rocking it back and forth and using the switch from high to low and out, it worked ok. But every time i reengaged it and disengaged it you could hear gear grinding noises at slow speeds. Now it is steadily making noise and not sure if its the transfer case or in the front axle assy. Got any suggestions as to how to determine which area its coming from and what the problem is ???
Jan 24, 2009 (9:01 am)
If im not mistaken the front differential on a durango with an electronic transfercase is always engaged meaning it doesn't have an actuator to engage the front differential when using the 4wd, im sure it is if its an AWD with just hi lo functions. It sounds like the noise is in the transfer case.
The forks that apply the hi lo hub and the 2wd 4wd slider have plastic tabs and do wear especially if not well lubricated (low fluid level) not allowing it to engage or disengage the hub or slider fully. Check the fluid level then Pull the drain plug..if the fluid looks bad or is real low and particles coming out of it, theres your problem. If its full and clean (Its ATF fluid, so should have a red tint), there have been some problems with the shifter motor on the side not doing its job, not properly engaging and disengaging but haven't seen one have that particular complaint.
Jan 24, 2009 (1:55 pm)
The durango is the r/t with the 5.9 and it does have a 2wd switch also. Listening a little bit closer to it, the grinding/clicking sound actually sounds like it is coming from the front axle area, behind the drivers side wheel.
Jan 24, 2009 (2:25 pm)
Ok, You are right, its awd and i went out and tried to see if i could get the transfercase into neutral and it wont do it. It stays in gear. Looks like i'll be taking the transfer case out. But i will check the fluid and see whats going on. Thanks for you help.
Jan 24, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Oh yea, any tricks i might need to know about removing the transfer case?
#18 of 50 Re: [rockfish200]
Jan 24, 2009 (11:28 pm)
any tricks i might need to know about removing the transfer case?
To me, the trick is getting someone else to do it competently and cheaply!
With a little luck, someone with hands on experience will jump in and offer some guidance and inspiration.
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#19 of 50 Re: [rockfish200]
Feb 15, 2009 (10:38 am)
i use the Haynse manual to fix mine(and yes im a shade tree mec.) book said for the most part that its farly basic, my 98 has had some of the same probs !had to replace drive axil on pass side.replace filter and fluid adjust kick down bands. Its working good now
Apr 17, 2009 (11:59 am)
I have a 2003 Durango (4.7) that is giving me trouble, will not shift into OD, and is shifting late. Pulled up this code P0871 which says something about the OD pressure sensor circuit... If I clear the code the vehicle runs fine for about 20 miles or so then the problem starts again. Anybody else ever had this problem? Having a hard time figuring out where to start. Oh yeah, transmission fluid and filters were recently changed, old fluid didn't look bad/no metal pieces in the pan.