2001 dodge durango over heating problem

2001 dodge durango over heating problem

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Diane

Eugene, OR

#1 Jul 15, 2007
It over heats if I go over 30 miles, then after it over heats once it continues for weeks. we have replaced the thermostat, flush the radiator, radiator cap. at one time it had a bad throttle senor.
Any idea's?
George

Beaufort, SC

#2 Aug 9, 2007
Did you find out what the problem is??? I am having the same problem.
Diane wrote:
It over heats if I go over 30 miles, then after it over heats once it continues for weeks. we have replaced the thermostat, flush the radiator, radiator cap. at one time it had a bad throttle senor.
Any idea's?
guy

Ashburn, VA

#3 Aug 9, 2007
Ok any idea whats causing it I have the same problem over heats after a few miles with the AC on
jacqui

AOL

#4 Aug 12, 2007
i have the same overheating problem with my dodge durango 2004. changed the thermostat, relays, water pump, fan clutch, and flushed the radiator - no use. now the check engine light has come on. took the vehicle back to the dealer now they say i need a head cylinder or head gasket.
MA Burlington

Lexington, NC

#5 Aug 23, 2007
I have a 2004 Durango w/ 61k miles. After a year of dealing with a problem where the transmission would not shift periodically and would lose power, the dealer noted that temp gauge would go higher than normal. The conclusion was that the electronic control was actually sensing that the engine was over heating and it restricted the RPM's in order to try to prevent the engine from overheating. They removed the radiator and found out that there was significant blockage in the tubes and it couldn't be flushed because of the build up in the tubes. I called the independent Radiator shop that did the work to see if this was something they see often in Mopar parts. They said they had seen several brought in from Dodge trucks and some Toyota trucks. He had no explanation other than it might have been the reaction in the ant-freeze fluid or worse something from the engine block settling and causing the blockage. Dodge Dealer wasn't helpful or too concerned sense they had my $700.
Yvonne

Dallas, TX

#6 Aug 26, 2007
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango and it all of a sudden with no warning started overheating, you can see it, but you get no warning light or anythin. We thought it might be the radiator but no luck anyone have any idea as to how to fix this?
JULIAN

Manteca, CA

#7 Sep 2, 2007
I GOT THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE OVERHEATING ON MY 2004 DODGE DURANGO BEFOR I INVEST IN LOT OF MONEY FOR USELESS REPAIRS ,DID ANYONE HAVE THE FINAL ANSWER.

THANKS (GOD BLESS)
Blondekellyann

United States

#8 Sep 6, 2007
Okay guys,
here is what is going on. I was having the same problems. runs great and then all the sudden overheating. I have a new radiator, so I know it wasn't that to begain with. then I noticed that the engine was running just a little hotter for the last month in traffic, but nothing close to worring about. So I wanted to know if it was the water pump or the thermostat. I took off the thermostat, took off the radiator cap, put the hoses back together. the water did not move through the hose when the temp got warm., so this means it is the water pump. Try this, it may help you
JULIAN wrote:
I GOT THE SAME PROBLEM ON THE OVERHEATING ON MY 2004 DODGE DURANGO BEFOR I INVEST IN LOT OF MONEY FOR USELESS REPAIRS ,DID ANYONE HAVE THE FINAL ANSWER.
THANKS (GOD BLESS)
Dixie

Salt Lake City, UT

#9 Sep 23, 2007
I have a Durango 2003 I have now had to replace the water pump twice and the thermostat. Flushed the radiator. Tune up. The works oil change. Replaced the radiator cap twice. Replaced the hoses too. It still. runs hot. Dealership did all the work too. They keep telling me that the temp gauge is supposed to sit at a little over half or just under 3/4. I think it is a Durango problem and I think we all need to force them to figure it out and pay for it! I love my Durango but, now I am unwilling to drive it very far. What good is paying a huge car payment if I can't take anywhere?
Dennis

Lindon, UT

#10 Sep 29, 2007
I have a 2001 Durango withthe 4.7L engine. Loved the thing until the overheating problems began. One year after getting it paid for we are getting rid of it because we cant drive it any distance without worrying that it will get hot. One month after our problems began, my boss' wifes 2001 overheated too. Coincidence? I think not. He found that four of the six freeze plugs are leaking. Thank you Dodge for the fine craftsmanship in your vehicles. I'll be sure to rush out and buy another.
Victor

Beaverton, OR

#11 Sep 30, 2007
My 2001 Durango suddenly started overheating. It happened the first time a month ago when we were working our way up a very steep grade. Yesterday the section of the pvc radiator cap assembly that the hose goes over sheered off. It is the cap that is positioned in the center of the radiator hose.
Dennis Ketchikan

United States

#12 Oct 3, 2007
My 2004 Ram 1500 with 4.7 started overheating during a recent trip. No problems before that incident. I changed my plugs, changed the thermostat, flushed it out added new coolant. A few days later I get a check engine light and my battery goes dead and the truck won't start. I switched batteries and checked all connections, so far that one hasn't come back but the overheating issue turned to lots of white smoke from the exhaust. My guess is a head gasket but still have not figured out what the original cause is. One thing I did notice when the radiator cap is off with the truck running it doesn't seem to be moving very much water. If I could get rid of it today I would.
mc77chevy

Moreno Valley, CA

#13 Oct 4, 2007
I have a 2002 durango and I too had heating problems. I flushed radiator and the system, changed hoses and thermostat with little help. Soon I was blowing water out of the top radiator hose and the cap. It got worse. Soon there after I started losing power Yep....blown head gasket. I got a new remanufactured 4.7L ENGINE flush all lines, replaced all hoses, new radiator (old one was plugged up) My radiator guy says this is a common problem he see's with all dodges. I love my durango but this is the last f...ing dodge I'll ever buy.
johnjay80

Monument, CO

#14 Dec 19, 2007
My 2001 durango temp gauge shoots to hot immediatly after turning the car on. I was driving aprox. 10 miles the other day and all of my ani-freeze must have blown out the pressure release cap. because I checked all of the hoses and none of them have any leaks. I think it is the thermostat? am I right?
Jeff

Dateland, AZ

#15 Apr 5, 2008
Diane wrote:
It over heats if I go over 30 miles, then after it over heats once it continues for weeks. we have replaced the thermostat, flush the radiator, radiator cap. at one time it had a bad throttle senor.
Any idea's?
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango 4x4 5.9 SLT. I had problems with the car overheating. I started small and replaced the lower and upper hoses along with the thermostat. The thermostat was obviously bad as it was broken. I also flushed out the system. Later the next morning there was fluid all over the ground under the front of the car. So I looked to make sure my connections were solid and they were. I took it to a oil change facility after filling it back up again. They looked at it and told me the water pump was bad. After looking closer at it, it was bad. So I had them replace the water pump. Now all systems are a go and no problems.
2003 Dodge Durango

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 22, 2008
Ouch...5.9 with same prob here...just changed out the thermostat and put a new water pump in it last night...still overheats something terrible...I didnt notice oil in the water or water in the oil so Im thinking its not the head gasket...going to try and flush the system tonight...dont know what else to do...the water isnt moving through the engine nor the heater core because even though the temp gets hot as heck the heater blows cold...might also try bypassing the heater core.
Crying the blues

United States

#17 Apr 25, 2008
I paid off my 2002 Dodge Durango on April 10. On April 19, the check gages lights were coming on and the temperature gage kept going to hot. Took it to someone, they said it was blown head gaskets. It's either 15-1900 to repair or 3000 for a new engine.
Sean in Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

#18 May 14, 2008
Try the by-pass hose
Sean in Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

#19 May 14, 2008
try the by-pass hose
Ken

United States

#20 May 25, 2008
Same problem with 4.7. got so bad it finally blew the motor. was in Dodge dealership 3 times and they said "it was fixed" each time. now I have an expensive driveway ornament! And used 4.7 engines run a premium since a lot of them are already bad.

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