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#14 of 428 2004 Dodge Durango engine problems
Nov 13, 2009 (11:01 pm)
I need help! I bought my 2004 Dodge Durango in june of 2005. It has the V-8 5.7 Hemi engine. From the time I had it i noticed a light ticking sound when it was idling. I took it to the dealer but they didn't hear anything. Now the warranty has run out and the engine has died! My daughter was using it and she called and told me that it didn't want to go. So she made it to a shop and they checked it out. They said something about no pressure from somewhere and not all the cylinders firing. They said I need a new motor. Since it's not under warranty anymore, is there anything i can do? Is there any type of class suit since so many people are having this problem? i changed the oil every 3000 miles, had it serviced regularly. It had started cutting off when I came to a stop after driving it a while, but when I put it in park and crank it back up, it ran fine. My daughter is beside herself. she can't believe a truck that we barely had 4 years would go bad so soon.
#15 of 428 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango engine problems [kaykaywc]
Nov 18, 2009 (8:54 pm)
So sorry to hear about your problem too!!! How many miles do you have on the truck? We called Chrysler and they are willing to help me with the cost of a new engine....I am thinking the dealership is trying to "mark - up" their costs. Long story my truck still sits at the dealership (3 weeks later)....still "waiting" for whatever part...This whole process has been terrrible! Funny thing, as posted before by others.....the 'Dealershp" still has no "reason" as to why this has happened.....They just "cant figure it out"....I have been researching online for class action suits....I am finding there is already one for the 4.7 engine, problems with engine sludge....however we DO know for certain that was NOT the reason my engine failed....there was in fact a broken rod..., no warning, no signs, nothing....why or how that could happen is still yet to be determined.....
#16 of 428 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango engine problems [durangocrap]
Nov 18, 2009 (11:29 pm)
I think it has 110,000 miles. But a engine should last longer than that. I just had it towed home from the city where my daughter lives. Was your truck still under warranty? I wonder if Chrysler would help me with another engine? They said there was no pressure in one of the chambers or compression or something to that nature.
#17 of 428 5.7L Hemi Broken Rod
Feb 13, 2010 (4:45 pm)
Pretty much the same as the other posts. Wife went to start the 2005 Durango one morning and that was it. 81,000 miles. Broken rod. Did everything right with respect to maintenance and oil changes. Any ideals on the scrap value?
#18 of 428 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango engine problems [durangocrap]
Mar 05, 2010 (8:51 pm)
so what ended up happening with your durango? the same thing JUST happened to my 2004 5.7 durango. no warning, no signs, nothing. it just died in the middle of the road. it has around 80,000 miles, so no warranty anymore. I could start it back up but the idle was really rough and it would die again. the shop that I took it to (not dodge) said "the motor was bad and that the 7th cylinder was not firing at all." they hadn't said anything about a rod. please give me any info. thanks!
Mar 06, 2010 (6:46 pm)
Mine was still under warranty (if only a few months). One dealer kept giving me a hard time, demanding all maintenance reciepts and then saying that "It may take WEEKS to figure out the problem... and that my rental car wouldn't be covered until they found out what the problem was and determined that it wasn't caused by something I did.
So, I went to another dealer and they gave me a rental car and replaced the motor. Only paid $100.00 deductible. I was told that the 2--4 hHemi motors have problems with the valve stems, they brake after a while thus resulting in the piston dropping into the engine block and basically destroying the engine. The problem was supposedly fixed for 2005 Hemi motors and on, but the never did anything about the 04 Hemi. No recall, no nothing.
#20 of 428 Re: Good Luck [speedtrap]
Mar 11, 2010 (6:08 pm)
I have a 2005 300C, Started it up last month and it shut off, when i restarted it, it idled very high then would shut off again. Finally i started it again and it blew the rod right through the block. The engine has 78000 with regular oil changes. Chrysler said they have not had any complaints.
#21 of 428 2004 hemi failure
Mar 15, 2010 (4:06 pm)
Yep it just happened to my wife. This car was garaged and maintained. At 75000 miles while leisurely driving down a street - BANG. Now there is a hole in the side of the block. Any update on Dodge stepping up to the plate?
#22 of 428 Re: 5.7L Hemi Broken Rod [jorgesa]
Mar 21, 2010 (5:04 pm)
I called the customer service number for Chrysler posted on its website. I was told by the person on the other end that this was not a problem and that no recall existed for that engine. I told the person that there would not be until there was a statistical significance and the government got involved. I mentioned that I had seen a half dozen or so other issues posted on this Edmunds site and that all were at approximately 65K to 85K miles. This I would assume to be a design issue. With that I was transferred to a case manager and assigned a case number. I currently have the car at dealer where it is being looked at.
Tonight I thought let me look at the February posting I did. I was surprised to see a number of other complaints logged since that February posting. I would suggest to all that they give Chrysler a call. With today's technology and metallurgy there should not be a catastrophic failure such as this occurring at this mileage level - in warrantee or not.
#23 of 428 Dodge 2500 Hemi malfunction
Mar 22, 2010 (12:27 pm)
I have a 2003 Ram 2500 that developed a "miss" a week ago while moving at 5 mph. It felt like a bad coil pack, but ended up being spark plugs with the bottoms smashed flat from the piston slamming the valve into the bottom of them. The truck has just under 76k (6k out of warranty) and was bought new by me and maintained regularly. I called Chrysler last week and was told that they know of "no known issues with the Hemi".