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7.2

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$41.00
Average Mileage:
105,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
2002 Dodge Durango cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 102016

Durango V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

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

Gets hot when at an idle or when a/c is on, see A LOT of complaints online.

- , Troup, TX, USA

problem #4

May 022013

Durango 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

OK so I see on here a lot of people are having overheating problems with their Durango, well mine started overheating, I replaced the thermostat, water pump, fan clutch, radiator fan sensor, flushed the lines, burped the system, pressure tested, what the hell else can I do, other than taking it to a dealer which I can't afford..Someone please help.

- , Ramsey, IN, USA

problem #3

Aug 142011

Durango SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

PROBLEM WITH OVERHEATING CAR WILL RUN FINE ON SHORT TRIP. BUT GO MORE THAN 1/2 TO 1 HOUR AND TEMP GAUGE JUMPS TO HOT, (ESTIMATE TIME) NO ONE KNOWS WHY, CHANGED THERMOSTAT, RADIATOR CAP, PRESSURE TESTED RADIATOR-NO LEAKS? IT SEEMS COOLANT IS OVERFLOWING FROM RESEVOIR? RADIATOR ITSELF IS LOW ON FLUID??

CALLED DODGE CHYSLER CUSTOMER SERVICE, NO HELP, I TOLD THEM I SAW A GREAT NUMBER OF SAME PROBLEM POSTED ON SITES LIKE FIXYA.COM AND DODGE DURANGO FORUM CONSUMER DISCUSSIONS DODGE CLAIMS THERE IS NO RECALL! IF SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING SAME PROBLEM DOES'NT THAT MEAN THERE IS A MANUFACTOR DEFECT?? MAYBE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE CALLING THEM IF YOU HAVE OVERHEATING PROBLEM CALL DODGE# 1-800, 992-1997 ASK WHY IS THERE NO RECALL ON DODGE DURANGO COOLANT SYSTEM DESIGN MALFUNCTION. NEXT CALL NHTSA# 1,888,327-4236 THEY SHOULD INVESTIGATE THIS DEFECT.

I JUST BROUGHT CAR TO MECHANIC WHO INFORMS ME THIS COULD BE A VERY EXPENSIVE FIX, COULD BE HEAD GASKET? ALSO CHECKED WATER PUMP IT'S OK! WHAT IS LEFT?

- , Sea Cliff, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 192009

Durango v8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

When I first bought my durango, a sensor light came on, the dealer had me take it to there mechanic, was told it was just a censor and was fixed. No problem until 3 months later. Ran hot twice, had it check, was told thermostat was sticking, had it fixed. One yr. later this clicking noise just started out of nowhere and then engine light came on. I've always had oil changed on time, and use the high tech gas. One week after clicking sound in which I told it was only the fan belt when the heat or air was left on, the motor was gone. Called dealer because I'm still making payments only had vehicle 1 yr and 2 more to go. Was told sorry, those things happen. Now I'm paying for a vehicle I can't drive after one year with no help from the dealer.

- , Emporia, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 262007

(reported on)

Durango SXT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

what stupid place to put a thermostat

- , Zimmerman, MN, USA

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