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Dodge Durango, Auto Repair, Transmission, Truck, SUV
#7 of 50 1999 dodge durango
Jul 27, 2008 (2:23 pm)
My truck runs fine and has no codes stored to indicate a problem. When put into drive it immediately stalls as if the torque converter will not allow it to idle in gear. I can get it rolling and drive but can not come to a stop without shifting into nuetral. This is a tranny issue but what part of the tranny is causing the problem? I removed the trans and inspected the valve body for binding but found no problem. The fluid is burnt and contaminated. The governer solenoid had debri in the screen. But how would that cause this problem?
#8 of 50 2007 Slipping tranny
Oct 13, 2008 (8:55 pm)
I bought a 2007 slt in March. I didn't think the transmission was working properly almost imediately. I was told that I just wasn't used to the car and the transmission. I had traded in a chrysler 300 so I thought I would give it a chance, Since then it has gotten worse. Driving at 70 mph on a clear day on flat pavement and it sounds like it shifts into knowwhere land and then back. It has occurred under all weather conditions, terrains, speeds, and different drivers. I took it to the Dodge dealer near me and they said that yes they felt it and heard it too. But the computer says there is nothing wrong so they can't fix it.
Oct 26, 2008 (5:30 pm)
I parked my 2005 durango in the driveway and the next moring In started it shifted the trans into R and nothing happened. I went through all of the gears and it acts as if the engine is nolonger connected to the drivetrain. Any ideas what could have failed and how I can test it to make sure?????
Oct 28, 2008 (3:04 pm)
I'm having similar issues. I took it into the shop and was told that it's possibly a problem with the computer sending a signal to the tranny to tell it to shift. I basically have to start it in 2nd, shift into drive. But even then it doesn't shift into any higher gear and once I reach about 40-45 you can hear the engine start to rev higher. Does anyone have any idea of what "computer" part this is? As I'm told there are two computer units in this vehicle.
99 Durango SLT
Thanks in advance
#11 of 50 Re: mike322 [mike322]
Jan 17, 2009 (9:50 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 (11:08 am)
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 (3:28 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 (8:01 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 (12:55 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 (1:25 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.