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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$60.00
Average Mileage:
99,429 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. replace camshaft and crankshaft position sensors (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Durango engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 222014

Durango SXT 4.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 197,000 miles

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

Engine shut off when driving. Fix by replacing Camshaft and crankshaft position sensors

- , Universal City, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 092011

Durango 4.7L Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

I take very good care of my truck. regular oil changes on schedule, tune-ups and had treated it like a baby. I notice that the truck started riding rough. I though it may just needed a tune up so I had that done immediately. I drove to Memphis for Easter and my oil light came on. I was at 3000 miles since the last so I went to Valvoline (where I normally take it) and took care of it. the truck was still riding kinda rough intermittently. I drove my kids to school the next morning and the truck had a big clunk and then stalled on me. I finally got it back started but at the time it rode extremely rough. I had it toed to the dealership for a diagnostic. the said I was losing compression on the left side . said it was from engine sludge but I can not see how. on top of having regular oil changes I also had oil and gas treatments added. I have paid out over $600.00 and still have no running vehicle and no true answer why other than hearing that my engine has problems. it is $2000.00 for a new engine and that is not including labor.

- , Nashville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 012010

Durango SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

I have had this car in the shop a total of 5 freakin times! I have had it to the Dodge dealer 3 times ( they first claimed the throttle had sludge, cleared should fix prob, 2. crack in pipe on throttle body-fix prob-NO! 3. reprogrammed PCM-problem fixed..NO) independent mechanic-replaced idle air control valve-NO! 5 replaced crank sensor--HELL NO, nothing so far has fixed the issue of the stalling and dying of my vehicle, which seems to have gotten worse since I've been consistently attempting to get it repaired! I have asked them to check the fuel pump, fuel filter..etc..had spark plugs changed..is this a sign of transmission issues? anybody experiencing this issue?

- , Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Feb 012010

Durango SLT\+ 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

Car will stall 20% of the time when pulling up to stop light for no reason. 20% of the time it idles to hi at stop light. No error codes dealer can't find anything wrong. happens more often as it gets older.

- , Rice, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 302009

Durango SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

what the hell just bought this Durango and the thing is stalling on me all the time , please help

- , Kunkletown, PA, USA

problem #2

May 032006

Durango SLT \+ 4.7L Magnum V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

My 2003 Durango stalls all the time but is much worse in warm weather. It stalls when I am slowing down or idling. It can be re-started right away but can have this problem 5-6 times a day. I've had it in to the dealership many times and they say they can't duplicate the problem and they tell me they have never heard of this problem before. Dodge cleaned the throttle body and flushed the fuel injectors but it didn't help with the problem. If anybody has any ideas or has had this problem with their Durango I would appreciate your help.

Laura A.

- , Huntington, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 202006

(reported on)

Durango SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

It all started with it just being hard to start, but not all the time.... you just never know. Now it has begun to die and that is random as well. You may be turning a corner or going down the road and whammo... it dies.

- , Gainesville, TX, USA

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