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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,311 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango engine problems

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Aug 212001

Durango 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Main engine bearing failed. Previous oil pump failure at 23000 miles pinging at 15,000 miles.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 242001

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Service manager looked at the dip stick smeared his finger inside and said sludge lack of maintenance. The factory rep came on Tuesday I waited finally went to work but they had the head gasket lid off and the whole thing was crispy sludge and black. The dealer said it wasn't going to be covered under warranty. The windows are supposed to be fixed under the warranty but if it had held off a coulpe more mounths I would be paying for that!!! this is a leased vehicle. My wife pregnaunt wweith twins and I and another couple were on our way on a 45 min trip to a comedy club. On I-75 the check guages light came on along with the dinging bell. I was in the passing lane and after checking the guages I found the oil pressure was at 0. just a few miles ahead was a rest area and thats were I was headed because it was cold and windy. I thought it was just the guage because eairler at the gas station I know she was good. Did the old, fill up wash and wax job! she was looking good! the SUV began loosing power as we hit the on off ramp to the rest stop she was a tickin I threw it in N. and coasted down to a parking spot by then it was knocking. Turned it off and popped the hood pulled the dip stick out it was steamin hot and black! I gave copys of the four oil changes that I could round up the other three were at a place that went out of buisness and no longer had records, somebody told me they had to keep them for three years well they dont have them. I talked to another mechanic and he said that my wife driving in town maybe 5miles to work could produce sludge. The places I get my oil changed are probablly 15- to 25 city blocks. The mechanic I talked to also said if I got my oil changed at different places something about to different types of oil could also sludge up. I then asked the service manager what could make and engine sludge up? his response was " I been doing this for 25 years only thing is lack of maintaince." So thats why I writing to you.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 012001

Durango

  • miles
A broken crankshaft while driving at 60 -65 mph. Dealer / manufacturer were notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of its warranty, and nothing could be done. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Anacoco, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 011998

Durango 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Oil sending unit failed 2 times causing oil pressure to drop.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #3

May 131998

Durango 4WD

  • miles
The problems we had with the windows, going down by itself and then not being able to get them up was reported to the dealer (tomkinson Dodge) twice. The first time, they said they fixed it, but it wasn't. the second time, the window went down by itself, we couldn't get it up. Reported to dealer (tomkin Dodge), they told us to take door panel off and pull window up until they could get to it. The inside window cable was so badless twisted and tangled, it was about to broke. They worked on it, again saying it was fixed. Window again went down (I don't remember the time span after being "fixed". so this time we took it to evans chrsler-Plymouth-ddoge in kendallville to be fixed. They replaced all the window regulators, and have had no problems with the windows since. There was a object rattling around in the rear hatch when closing it that tomkin Dodge could not seem to fix, but evans did. The vehicle also uses a lot of oil in between oil changes, we changethe oil every 2000 miles and would have to put 3 or 4 quarts in between changes. Took it to evans for this problem on Feb. 7, 2000, in which they replaced four gaskets; intake manifold pkg.,throttle body, thermostat, cleaned combustion chamber and also repaired the hood hinges. We will see if this takes care of the problem. I think for a $30,000 vechicle that it should hold up better than it has. There also seems to be a problem when driving on wet pavement. It sides around then stopping and taking off. Have not had this checked out yet.

- Laotto, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Oil sending unit failed 2 times causing oil pressure to drop.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 161999

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Cracked cylinder from date of delivery but not repaired until one year later.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

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