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#223 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango Hemi Reason for Broken Rods [daddytomykids]
Jan 16, 2012 (3:34 pm)
My Hemi dropped dead in April last year. I cannot remember if it was raining or not but I am just now getting the POS fixed .Took time to get the $$ together. I got an 05 motor hoping the problem wont be like th 04. My mechanic in taking out the old engine asked me if the car spent time under water. 2 cylinders on the old engine were completely filled with water. They could not understand how this could be. Wow, this is the first I heard of it and now you all are saying the same thing. Does this defective junk ever stop? Will Dodge ever fess up?? Dont think so guys...remember, this is pre bankruptcy Dodge. So they take our bail out money and we get nothing but their garbage in return.. Don't ever buy their products again. NO matter what. Thats all we can do.
#224 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango Hemi Reason for Broken Rods [angel121]
Jan 17, 2012 (6:56 am)
I didn't see your engine block of course but if you threw a rod like is typical in the 5.7 failure then having coolant in the adjacent (or actually, any) cylinders wouldn't surprise me much. The broken rod flailing around causes all kind of damage besides possibly punching through the side of the block. I really doubt if water leaking into the engine bay during rainstorms is any cause of these failures. The intake is designed to keep it out unless it gets all the way under water.
#225 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango Hemi Reason for Broken Rods [hazmat1980]
Jan 23, 2012 (5:00 pm)
Saturday I went out to start my 04 durango and it sounded like a bunch of stones were thrown in my engine. I took it to my mechanic and the same problem as everyone else the rods went. I have also experienced the hesitation like it is going to stall when it rains. I can't believe Chrysler is not recalling this I will never buy a dodge again. We should all get together and file a class action suit.
#226 of 428 2005 Durango same thing..
Jan 23, 2012 (5:43 pm)
Went out to start it on Saturday..made that awful noise. Left til it could be towed to the mechanic today.
Just got the call that most likely this the rod is gone. The engine is shot. They have to tear into to see. They said they had one that did this last year.
I was hoping to seek out information that Dodge has stepped up to the plate on this defect.
Ours did start doing the stalling thing in car washes or when it was really raining out it would hesitate.
#227 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango Hemi Reason for Broken Rods [southjersey2]
Jan 23, 2012 (5:44 pm)
Just had this happen with us on Saturday..same thing..and it is 2005
#228 of 428 2004 Durango Engine Problems-90,900 miles
Jan 24, 2012 (6:20 am)
MY issue is very similar to others posted. We purchased our car new in May 04. We drove our car 2 days before the engine failure and all was fine. We have had no major issues with the vehicle. I got in the car the other morning and tried to start it and it made this loud noise like rocks or marbles in the engine. Then it would not start. After a few attempts to start, the engine started but has a very loud knocking noise. Had it towed to a Dodge dealership. They said the camshaft and pistons need to be replaced. But haven't really torn the engine apart to diagnose everything. They said this is not a known problem....Right! Total cost to rebuild the bottom half is $5,000.00. The service guy told me it was one of the cleanest engines he has seen too. I told them that was too much and they went down to $4,100.00. But we found another licensed shop to rebuild for $2,700.00 with tax. The shop doing the work has 3 other Durangos at his shop with the same problem. The Dodge dealership also charged us $90.00 for diagnostics and $13.00 plus change for supplies. ? Our receipt just shows charge for diagnostics. We asked they also add to record the cause but they handwritten the possible problem on our paperwork. Is it because they don't want that in the system? I'm curious. We have purchased many Chrysler/Dodge products but no more especially if Chrysler will not come clean about this KNOWN problem with the engine. This engine should have lasted a lot longer than 90,900 miles. It's not the 70's anymore. And the Dealership said that they sold over a million and a half of these vehicles and this is a fluke that it happened to a few of them.
#229 of 428 Dodge Durango dont live up to what they stand for and neither does their co
Jan 24, 2012 (6:21 am)
I just had my Durango towed off as I voluntary had them repo it as I gave it back to many issues and alot of money to fork out when these things should be recalled and fixed but they won't. I won't get a durango even if I do love it.. I will by a Ford it seems to out last the durango by a long shot
#230 of 428 Re: Dodge Durango dont live up to what they stand for and neither does their co [lke2much]
Jan 24, 2012 (8:35 am)
We are discussing the same about purchasing new vehicles. Ford is the only car company of the big 3 that didn't get bailed out. And I don't think Chrysler/Dodge is going to bail me out of this known engine problem.
#231 of 428 DanfromMassachusetts
Jan 25, 2012 (8:12 am)
If you have your car repoed, it will impact FICO score and ability to obtain credit. You are allowed to put comments on your credit file, best put something like bad auto credit due to Chrysler not recalling defective engine, repair costs over $8,000.
Won't guarantee this will help but good luck.
#232 of 428 Re: Dodge Durango dont live up to what they stand for and neither does their co [lke2much]
Jan 25, 2012 (8:40 am)
Hate to hear that you had to -default- on your loan that way. It may be a but this does not clear you of the responsibility to stand behind your promise to pay back your loan.
The problem may be you purchased the vehicle in good faith that it would provide good service for the life of the vehicle and it didn't. But nowhere will you find such wording in the loan agreement. It is all on your back once you sign.