really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
145,510 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. helicoil size 9x1.25 and a u drill bit (2 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
  3. a repair kit new pinbolts w/lrgr thread and drill bit and tap (1 reports)
  4. buy a new spindel (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Durango brakes problems

brakes problem

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1999 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 292014

Durango SLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,128 miles


The Calipher pins keep breaking off, stripping out the holes and coming loose. We have tried to fix with new pins, helio-coil, and tried a lock-tite type product and it still happens. My husband is out trying to fix it right now for about the 4th-6th time. It is so bad that it is causing a groove on the inside of the tire hub.

- , Darlington, WI, USA

problem #5

Apr 182012

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles

I have the same problem right now, this is the fourth time dealing with this same issue, really annoying situation as this dodge crap starts to sound like grinding machine, 4 months ago, i was dealing with the horrible "No Bus" odometer message, cost me another $800 to replace the faulty PCM, fortunately that was the whole thing that went bad and that particular problem went away and now this? I think that it will be better to throw away this money pit and buy a foreign, i am really tired and mad about this piece of garbage, it's such like and endless money sucker....One important point is since i've made PCM swap this crap went from 11-14mpg to 17-22.5mpg, worth nothing because the money i save on gas is the same i spend in other number of repairs, once the first issue appears this thing turns into the black-hole of the cars sucking all your money away from your pocket, so i decide now, i mean today to take this sh*t to where its belong, TO THE JUNKYARD!!!

At least, they will be give me some bucks instead of take my money away like this sh*tty piece of crap, would never buy a garbage dodge again, never....

- , El Centro, CA, US

problem #4

Feb 212012

Durango SLT+ 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 201,000 miles

This will be the third spindle I've had to replace on my truck. I replaced the left front spindle 15 months ago and I just found out the spindle is stripped again! I'm unsure when it became stripped again. I don't trust the heli coil cause if the spindle can't hold the calipur pins then how will the heli coil be able to hold them. I feel the heli coil is only a temporary solution. I'm scared to think of all the Durangos driving around out there on possibly one brake working in the front. I submitted a complaint to Dodge corporate. Their response was to take it to a dealership for inspection. So I'm supposed to pay 2/3 more than most of the auto shops out there.This truck will certainly be the last Dodge I will ever own!

- , Boulder, CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 112011

Durango LS 360

  • Automatic transmission
  • 186,235 miles


dodge should have done a better job on their brakes had to re-thread with heilcoil and I went with vented rotors and ceramic pads to make it stop better.

- , Sumiton, AL, USA

problem #2

Feb 202009

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,700 miles

i changed the brake pads and rotors on my 1999 dodge Durango

the top pin bolts tightened and loosened correctly the bottoms on both sides the threads were stripped which are only about a quarter inch thick.

is there a repair kit to retap the threads and new pin bolts?

i could see a new pin bolt that has a larger threaded area with the pin size the same, and the kit has a drill bit and a tap.

this could be a easy repair if a kit was made.

there no way a Durango owner should have to buy and replace the spindles for this problem.

- , Canton, OH, US

problem #1

May 252007

(reported on)

Durango STL 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

i really don't know how much this is gonna cost me but i know at least 5 people thats had this problem and they all 5 had to replace there spindles, it was so bad i took the back caliper bolts out with my fingers not by turning then but by pulling them out with ease, i went to advanced auto parts and bought new bolts , they wouldn't work the holes in the spindle were to big, advanced said that dodge made oversize bolts but they would not work, i think that dodge should fix this problem free of charge.

- , Oneida, TN, USA

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