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#405 of 428 Re: ANOTHER blown Dodge Hemi engine [mkosak]
Aug 20, 2013 (1:55 pm)
I have the same- 2003 5.7L hemi, just over 80,000m- reported problem 0300 and 0300. I replaced all electrical and ignition parts- everything relating to cylinder #3. Brought it to a shop- the mechanic "diagnosed" the issue as the #3 injector. Funny, that's the only injector I replaced. They still got paid, of course. The truck just limped home today, just barely. This is the first I've heard of any problems like these. I'm new to this forum, and I see that it is mostly Durangos- are you aware of any fix for this? I hope to avoid blowing anything.
Thanks - J
#406 of 428 Re: Salvage Value [4aqueen]
Aug 21, 2013 (4:18 am)
You hemi engine failure was the typical rod fatigue.
NOW; I do not know if they have pulled the pan off the engine an examined the rods.
LIKELY one is bent that caused the engine to seize.
This is very bad; but it can be WORSE. Because normally the the bent rod breaks and knocks a hole in the side of the block. If you can get this engine in the hands of a competent mechanic; replacement of the rod/piston will likely fix this issue. Last time I checked the rod/piston combo was about $60 each. x8 that is $480. So in this case the hemi is fixable and should be reliable from here on. IF the engine "throws" the rod; kiss the whole thing goodbye.
Sep 08, 2013 (11:17 am)
I have a 2004 durango with the hemi. Drove it around town and everything was fine. I parked it for two weeks while out of town for business. Came back and it would not start. I towed it to my mechanic and the shop was stumped. He asked me if someone had taken it but I had the only keys. Just put in a refurb engine. Core was damaged so that was extra. I took great care of that car and even the shop manager said my car was in great condition. It's sad that dodge won't do anything to help. I am having my attorney get involved to try and recoup some of my money.
#408 of 428 Re: Help! [atwoods6]
Sep 15, 2013 (4:03 pm)
We have 2 2005 Dodge Durango suv's. what a pain it is to own. A person, I believe I read on here, showed me how to fix my problem which is the same thing most Dodge Durango owners have. Go out to the truck and turn the water hose on. Put hose on windshield in the middle. Open hood and see where water goes. It runs directly on spark plugs! So, first things first, buy clear silicone and apply to the cowl( it the guard just under the windshield). We applied it to the cowl where it hit the windshield. Then apply to all the lil plastic fasteners they are round and make sure you cover the one that let's water run on spark plugs. Then buy new spark plugs, when you remove the coil note that some are wet. Dry them off as well as the spark plug hole. Do this to all the plugs. It fixed out problems. Design flaw by Dodge. I hope this helps.
#409 of 428 Re: Help! [atwoods6]
Sep 19, 2013 (4:59 pm)
i hope this helps.I will cap the 1st letter of a sentence, dont expect puncuation marks etc..My 2000 durango was running like a plug was fouled.I put all new plugs.didnt help.I ended up replacing the coils for each plug, fuel pump, power steering switch, r and l bank o2 sensors, the ones on the catalytic converters.none helped.Checked all grounds.. i replaced the steering switch, cuz i was told to check the switch to see if it had fluid in it. what happens is the switch leaks and fluid passes thru the wires, and shorted out the o2 sensors..Thats crazy..so my bro-n-law unplugs the computer, and all kinds of fluid in it.my durango ran sooo baaad, i could barely pull out of the diveway. So my bro-n-law does research on PC, calls says switch theauto shutoff relay with the wiper relay, cuz they were the same.started it, and it ran almost perfect. It seems all sensors are ran thru it, .try switching it.It may not solve your problem, but it might. I b praying for you..good luck..
Sep 23, 2013 (9:04 am)
I am trying to figure what is wrong with my Durango. The issue I am having is that something is killing my battery. I think it is electrical because I have a brand new battery, alternator and the starter has been replaced too. But I noticed that when I turn my car off that the radio would stay on. So I started taking the face off the radio. And at first that solved the issue. But now that doesn't work. So I need help to try and figure it out. I have also noticed that my radio panel stays hot when the car is on. What do I do?
#411 of 428 Re: Problems [nikki1985]
Sep 23, 2013 (9:14 am)
As far as I know the radio will stay on and playing for several minutes but should go off as soon as you open the door. If it does that; the radio is fine.
If something will kill a fully charged battery overnight this has to be a large current drain on the order of seveal amps. A competent technician should be able to track the problem down.
If there are any aftermarket accessories install (like a car amp or something) I would check that kind of thing first.
Check for relays (in the relay bank) that are could be stuck in the on position. Monitor the current drain on the battery (very small is normal; keeps the clock going, etc). And pull one relay at a time and see if the current drain disappears. That will give you an what circuit the problem is in.
#412 of 428 Re: Problems [nikki1985]
Sep 23, 2013 (10:51 am)
Pretty much the same thing happened to me. Also, started hearing a "click-click-click" noise when I turned off the engine like an electrical relay was staying open. Turns out that water from rain storms or melting snow was getting into my fuse box which was corroding the contacts and shorting everything out. Check your fuse box which on the interior wall by the driver's left knee. Take off the face plate and see if you can feel any moisture either on the fuse box itself or on the carpeting at the bottom of the box. You have four drains in your sun roof and if water is getting in, that's most likely where it's coming from. the water goes into the channels and then into the drains ever when your sunroof is closed.
#413 of 428 Re: #253 of 257 Re: Hemi Failure [durangoshot] by burdawg May 04, 2012 (9:43 pm [durangoshot] [hlwaller]
Sep 26, 2013 (10:44 am)
Our valve spring broke at 100k in number 8. it took them a week to find it. No code.They said the old jeeps did that a lot but they had never had a Durango do it. your are the first person we have heard that had the same problem
#414 of 428 Re: Salvage Value [drrighteous]
Oct 07, 2013 (4:39 am)
How can a rod get bent sitting still? I have a 2004 Durango with the 5.7 Hemi. Well maintained, runs great, no problems. Parked it yesterday and went out the next morning and it wouldn't turn over. The starter bendix kicks into the teeth on the flex plate, but it's like the motor is siezed. I have not tried turning the crank with a wrench back and forth to see if the starter or the timing chain are wedged, but even with the battery fully charged, the starter hits hard and nothing. If there is a bent rod, I'd sure like to know how it got that way without any warnings or anything.