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#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.
#233 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango Hemi Reason for Broken Rods [bassmaster57]
Jan 28, 2012 (3:28 pm)
hey guys im another mad 04 durango owner. bought it last may and didnt drive it much do to my job. i started driving it about a week ago to go get it inspected. then put it back in its parking space. woke up yesterday morning to take my son to school. started it up and it sounded like rocks in my motor and a pool of oil under my truck. dodge have to pay for all of our troubles this is some reall bull. bassmaster57 what warranty company do you have that replace your motor. thanks everyone we need to really go a little harder and try getting a law suit on them
#234 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango Hemi Reason for Broken Rods [jinx412]
Jan 29, 2012 (12:23 am)
h bassmaster57 whats the name of the warranty company that replaced your motor
#235 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango Hemi Reason for Broken Rods [jinx412]
Jan 29, 2012 (4:30 am)
Check out my video on youtube.. search for 2004 durango leaking water hydrolock. It shows water just pours into the engine compartment on top of the intake via the cowl. There is nothing other than the cowl that seperates the engine from the outside elements. I don't even think the dang thing diverts rain water. My engine has gone sour twice... I can't afford this. We need an engineer to prove how the water is getting in. The engine does not have to be submerged in water.. maybe others do but not this one. Best thing to do is open the hood. Spray your windshield with water and see if water leak in on top of your motor. People say, well your engine can't hydrolock if water is poured on top of it and I say eell if its designed wrong it can. Just need money a lawyer and an engineer.. I don't have either one.lol.