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Dodge Durango, SUV
#120 of 430 Re: Looking at used 2004 Durango [fedupwithdodge]
May 02, 2011 (6:11 am)
Oh my god, i'm so sorry to hear that, can't imagine how frustrated you must be.
Do you mind if i ask...did you put another 04 dodge motor in? What was the mileage?
We are in the process of deciding what to do w/ our blown motor. Someone told us that the engine is failing because of the manifold. Has anyone else heard anything about this?
We are considering putting a jasper motor in, i'm too scared to put another dodge motor in for this very reason. I feel like it would just be a ticking time bomb.
#121 of 430 Re: Looking at used 2004 Durango [mjbudd]
May 02, 2011 (6:24 am)
A JASPER motor is just a rebuilt engine. It likely uses OEM Chrysler parts.
The #1 reason for these failures is the connecting rods. The part number of the original rod has rolled in the Chrysler parts system, so a new rod (better) being used. This problem is primarly '04 Hemis, '05 Hemis are compatible but later ones are not direct bolt ins.
#122 of 430 Re: Looking at used 2004 Durango [drrighteous]
May 02, 2011 (9:44 am)
thanks for the info. the benefit of the JASPER motor is it comes w/ a 3 year warrantly.
what do you mean by the part # has rolled in the chrysler parts system?
#123 of 430 Re: Looking at used 2004 Durango [mjbudd]
May 02, 2011 (9:55 am)
It means there is a new version (part number) of the connecting rod/piston combo. When you purchase a replacement part, you are not getting the part as went in the original engine. Since the later Hemi engines vehicles don't suffer from the rod failure issues, that leads me to think this is an improve version.
#124 of 430 Re: Another Blown Hemi [mqt]
May 04, 2011 (8:38 am)
My 2004 Durango had a hole in the engine also. never any prior problems, loved the vehicle. driving down road, check engine light flashed, car died, towed to shop. cylinder #4 blew hole thru side of engine. Dodge says 'sorry, out of warranty' because it's got 91,855 miles on it!!!! I talked to case manager and supervisor and still same answer. Since somehow you got them to pay due to outside of warranty, can you share any info on a contact number/or name that you spoke to? my email is g_gormleyyahoo.com. Despite my comments about several similar situations noted on here and that NHTSA website (including my own) they still deny there being any problem...any info you could do to help would be soooo much appreciated. Another engine with a 3yr/100k mile warranty is going to cost us about 7k (in NJ). THANK YOU
#125 of 430 Re: Another Blown Hemi [gormlg1]
May 04, 2011 (8:55 am)
The main thing that helped on my girlfriends Durango was the purchase history she had with Chrysler and the dealership where we went. The shop foreman has a lot to do with the call on fixing the vehicle. we had all the maintenance records in the vehicle when it was towed in. We called the 800 customer service number the first time no luck the second we got a knowledgeable young man who sent us to senior management. The appearance of the vehicle also played into the fact they repaired this Durango it still looks brand new! The only complaint I have with the repair is due to so many engines being replaced there are none available so the had to get a block and build from "scratch" so we got 1 year 12k mile waranties on individual parts instead of the three year 50k waranty. I would not give up, keep calling and trying but see if you can get through to senior management.
#126 of 430 The engine just died with 62k miles
May 19, 2011 (5:54 pm)
How are we going to sue Dodge?
There is no way that "slodge" in any car or truck will destroy it completely with only 62,000 miles!
#127 of 430 Re: The engine just died with 62k miles [joswi]
May 20, 2011 (5:39 am)
I think you mean "sludge", and yes, it is possible, but that's not the problem with the 5.7 hemi anyway, is it?
#128 of 430 04 durango 5.7 engine failed
May 21, 2011 (9:01 pm)
This is quite a conversation.
I just had a phone call from the Dodge dealer, stating that I had a rod bearing failure, at 78,500 miles.
After setting for a few days I went to start my Durango, and it had a funny sound coming from under the car. From what I gather it's the bearing on cylinder number eight. The cost to fix it over $4000 for a short block
#129 of 430 Re: Looking at used 2004 Durango [mjbudd]
May 22, 2011 (1:52 pm)
I originally started this link a couple years ago when my Hemi blew. Luckily it was still under warranty. The new (should i say REBUILT) motor has been working fine ever since (the motor now only has 37,000 miles.) I have read otheres talking about working on a class action suit. Anyone have any info? From what I've been hearing a reading, it seems that the problems were supposedly fixed for 2005 and newr Hemis. i know the aggravation you are all going through, and still keep crossing my fingers everyday that it stays ruinning.