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7.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$929.00
Average Mileage:
106,222 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
  2. throttle positon indicator (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Durango engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 152010

Durango 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

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

still has the prob after replacing tps and other parts it still surges while in park at an idel or driving it replaced the fuel injectors still same prob im tired of putting cash into this money pit bad dodge bad.....

I'm thinking a hammer to this truck may cure all my probs and then go buy a dif type vehicle and definitely not a dodge never again a dodge i used to like them but now cant stand them the old cars where cool and ran good the new cars/trucks are crap and tooooooo many probs to list on this model way tooooooooooo many i would write a damn book there are so many...come on dodge whats the prob fix the issues with these suv's i thought you where a dependable car company but now i cant trust you or any of your products send out the recalls on the probs so they can be fixed and don't wait to have the courts make you do it that gives you bad pub man do it on your own you know what the probs are so fix them then maybe you might win back the trust of us car buyers but until then i put you in the same category as a politician cheats and liars say what they can to get the cash from your pocket to theres man you guys should really run for office you would definitly fit right in with the other crooks in Washington.

- , Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 082009

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Mine was surging while in park and while driving. My husband had been cleaning the throttle body on occasion, which would be a temporary fix, then finally changed the spark plugs and cleaned the throttle body. now no more surging, but faced with other issues, it now stalls out without notice.

- , Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 052006

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

it idles while driving and in park. what can i do to fix it

- , Brockton, MA, USA

problem #6

Oct 212007

Durango Sport 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

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

first noticed surging 200 rpm idling or driving(sometimes), high rpm when started, bang throttle then would go to normal rpm. then in mountains,white out snow, started shifting in and out drive, with or without over drive ,check engine lite. turning off heater, didn't help(did with initial 200 rpm surging). 300 miles latter, got to repair shop. throttle position indicator resistance off, mech. said had more going on then what I could see, replaced.

surging, shifting- stopped, mpg went up 2 to 3 miles

- , Homer, AK, USA

problem #5

Sep 022007

(reported on)

Durango 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 186,000 miles

Similar to Richard O. "My surge problem is while driving. Its like the tranny slips."

However, I additionally noticed that when I have it at idle and manually hit the throttle and release it - the engine still races at a high rpm for a couple of secs - but the throttle is released and back to the idle position.

If anyone has experienced this and knows the fix, any info would be appreciated!! :)

- , Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #4

Oct 242006

(reported on)

Durango SLT 4.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Couple of months ago my durango started having a hard time "finding a gear" to stay in going up hills (it kept slipping). I changed the spark plugs etc and did some minor maintenance. A week and a half ago the check engine light came on. I took it to the dealer and by the time I got there the light had gone off. They ran a diagnostics and came up with 2 codes... neither of which really gave an indication of what the issue was.. just that there was an issue. The dealer told me if the light came on again to bring it back immediately and they would run the diagnostics again while it was on. It came on again I brought it back to the dealer... it came up with a third code and still couldn't give them a definitive. Gotta love those mechanics that wouldn't know how to change the oil in a vehicle without a computer !!!!!!! What happened to the good old days when the mechanics could actually diagnose issues without one.

- , Northport, ME, USA

problem #3

Dec 132006

(reported on)

Durango SLT 4.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles

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

The engine surges both in park and while driving.... I have had everything under the sun investigated and replaced... their final comment was that it was one of the cylinders misfiring... approx~$2000 fix.... this sucks.

- , Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 212006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 104,000 miles

I just bought this car used two weeks ago and I'm curious how to fix the problem

- , North Bend, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 262006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 70,000 miles

My surge problem is while driving. Its like the tranny slips.

- , Ellinwood, KS, USA

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