Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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#392 of 428 Re: 2004 Dodge Durang Engine died while on highway [guinny]
May 30, 2013 (5:33 am)
quinny - open up your fuse box on the driver's side right next to where your knee would be. Look/feel around in there and it's very likely that you have moisture in there. Check the carpet in the bottom of the fuse box to see if its wet or damp. The reason that your car may be dieing is that when water gets in the fuse box it short circuits all of the electrical systems. The short may take a long time to develop as the box and its components start to rust out. This happened twice to me before my mechanic figured it out. On my 04 Durango somehow when there was a heavy rain or run thru a car wash, water was coming in thru the closed sunroof. Water is supposed to get in the sunroof even when closed but there are 4 drains up there running down to the front and back of the vehicle. If you pull your headliner above the drivers seat, and especially on the left roof support, you may see moisture or old water stains. That all being said, my mechanic sprayed water from a hose on my roof for an hour and could never see how the water was getting into the fuse box. But we did see some stains in the headliner where water had previously pooled. I finally "fixed" the problem by sealing the sunroof with matching color duct tape. It's not the preferable solution but at $650 per pop to replace the fuse box, I can live with it. Hope that helps you out.
#393 of 428 Re: Here's another one [2talltexan]
Jun 12, 2013 (3:23 pm)
I wondered why everytime it rained or i washed my truck that it would sound and drive bad. I drove my 04 durango on Friday,all day long.That night it rained.I got into it to go the next day it wouldnt crank.my hubby who is a machanic found water on the lifters. the next day,it cranked but drove badly.days after it cleared up and I drove it out of town.What a mistake,the motor blew. NOw I have to get a new motor,thank you Dodge.
#394 of 428 Re: Here's another one [lisap48]
Jul 10, 2013 (9:42 am)
How did you get a new motor from Dodge for a 2004 Durango
Jul 10, 2013 (12:16 pm)
These are not new motors. They are remanufactured motors, broken motors are sent to Chrysler they rebuild them and send them to the dealer. I had to go to a dealer to get a motor.
#396 of 428 Re: update on Catistrofic Failure [rickraff]
Jul 12, 2013 (8:07 am)
Thanks for the info... I just got a call from the Dealer and I also have a whole in the engine block!!
#397 of 428 ANOTHER blown Dodge Hemi engine
Aug 14, 2013 (7:53 am)
I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi and cylinder #3 started reporting a problem.
While being tested at the service shop the engine blew a hole in the side of the block
Does anyone know if Chrysler is doing anything about this?
#398 of 428 Re: ANOTHER blown Dodge Hemi engine [mkosak]
Aug 14, 2013 (8:12 am)
Sorry but all dodge does is blame the customer for not taking care or their piece of junk. Nothing has been done to date. Mine blew 2 years ago. Cost me over 5k to fix and then sell the pile. The only thing we can do is NEVER purchase their products again EVER! THey have catigorially deined any claim relating to this 10 + year old car with an egine made out of scrap metal. They got away with selling us the garbage product. Not one consumer group has gone to bat either.
#399 of 428 Re: ANOTHER blown Dodge Hemi engine [mkosak]
Aug 14, 2013 (8:22 am)
All dealership are in a mandated "Deny all knowledge" mode.
This issue of spontaneous rod failure is WELL KNOWN in early hemis but if you go to a dealership they will claim they NEVER HEARD of such a thing even when they have likely seen several hemi with big holes in them in their shop.
So if the truck it itself is paid for an still in nice shape; I would say source a used low mileage hemi (preferable 2005 and later) and have it installed. If you rather not invest a bunch of money in; put it on Craigslist for $3500 or something and unload it.
#400 of 428 Salvage Value
Aug 15, 2013 (3:50 pm)
As another victim of the Durango 2004 hemi motor failure I'd like to know what others are doing about getting rid of their vehicle. Is there much of a salvage value? Like many of you we experienced problems in rain or after the car wash but had never heard of this issue. I don't plan on replacing the motor so I guess I need suggestions on what to do next. I do plan on following up with Chrysler and using social media to get the word about this situation out there. I encourage others with Facebook or Twitter to help me start a battle against this giant corporation.
#401 of 428 Re: Salvage Value [kenkel]
Aug 15, 2013 (4:29 pm)
My dealer offered me $3000 as an "as is" trade in towards another Dodge from him. I took a pass..........I will NEVER buy another Dogde . I got $2800 from a junk yard, the book value was between 10-12K, my 04' only had 76, 400 miles on it when it threw its rod and DODGE did NOTHING but charge me more money to have the ingine inspected and get it towed to one of "their" mechanics. My engine was very well taken care of, it's their product that was garbage.