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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Dodge Durango

2001 Dodge Durango

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2001 Dodge Durango Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A ticking type noise may develop, most noticeable when the engine is cold. This is commonly caused by one or more broken exhaust manifold bolts. Our technicians recommend to replace the broken bolts as needed, also the exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced at this time.

Drive Train -- Verified

Front and rear differential pinion seal leaks are common. A leaking pinion seal will require replacement.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Poor AC performance or no cold air blowing from vents is commonly caused by a refrigerant leak from the AC condenser. Road debris like rocks or pebbles can damage the condenser tubes.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

On the 4.7L V8 engine, the Camshaft position sensor failure can cause the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A new camshaft position sensor will be needed.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

2001 Dodge Durango Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Drive Train, December 24, 2007

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2001-2002 Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the park shift interlock system may not function correctly. When this system fails, the shifter can be moved out of the "Park" position with the ignition in the "lock" position. The ignition key can also be removed when the shifter is not in the "Park" position. Either of these conditions could allow the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will replace the gearshift blocker and bracket assembly.

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Drive Train, April 9, 2001

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2001 Dodge Dakota and Durango models equipped with 4WD because the transfer case may not fully engage when the selector switch is activated. This could allow the transfer case to unexpectedly end up in the neutral position, which may cause the vehicle to roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the transfer case control module.

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Electrical & Lights, October 30, 2006


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Suspension & Steering, December 21, 2004

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2000-2003 Dodge Dakota and Durango 4WD models because the front upper ball joints may wear out prematurely. Water intrusion can cause rust to develop, which will accelerate wear and cause a clunking noise in the front suspension, which may or may not be heard by the vehicle occupants. Excessive wear may allow the ball joint to separate, which could result in loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace both front upper ball joints to correct this issue.

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2001 Dodge Durango Questions and Answers

Rick Howell, 2001 Dodge Durango, 5.9L V8, Chicago Heights, IL

While driving the truck was backfiring. Once stopped and turned off the truck wouldn't start. It gave out two codes IAC and TPS. I changed both of those and erased the codes and it still wo...

coolblue, 2001 Dodge Durango, 5.9L V8, Springfield, MO

only left turn signal work and right turn signal i replace the front and back right bulks and still don't,and then i replace the turn signal switch and still does't work i also fine out t...

Saffyre, 2001 Dodge Durango, 4.7L V8, Wilmington, DE

My truck squeaks whenever I roll over the slightest dip or bump. It has gotten worse over time. Can you tell me what it is?

banae9, 2001 Dodge Durango, 5.2L V8, Bluff Dale, TX

Our Dodge Durango Sport just had the oil changed and plugs and wires replaced. Since that time it has began cutting out while driving down highway and gas usage and gone out of this world. I have a...

rmissbec, 2001 Dodge Durango, 5.9L V8, Des Moines, IA

I installed new heater ac control from junk yard.
When I tried it rear window defroster light blinked on and off like a turn signal.
If I push the rear defogger button it would not turn on or of...

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2001 Dodge Durango Reviews

I absolutly love my Durango, "Knock on wood" i have never had a single problem. But its almost 10 years old and its starting to show its age. The windows are acting up sometimes they wont go up and down, and the radio will shut down completly if u move the bass switch. Compared to cars the same age as mine, its in GREAT shape and condition!! :))

Purchased new in 2001. Currently has 120000 miles on it and is used as a daily driver. I have replaced three of the four window regulators and the rear air needed to be replaced. All in all a great vehicle with some minor repairs. Best vehicle for hauling kids I have ever owned.

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