2003 Dodge Durango Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Durango
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2003 Dodge Durango ProblemsCam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling
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.
If the door locks intermittently lock and unlock without pressing the door lock switch, the door and liftgate lock cylinder switches may need replacement. This may occur more often when driving in damp conditions like the rain or through a car wash.
Rerouting the ignition coil wire and spark plug wires can help solve a misfire and/or surge problem that occurs at approximately 45 mph. A service bulletin was published that outlines the specifics of the repair. It states the rerouting procedure should be performed before other repairs are done for misfires, surging or spark knock.
2003 Dodge Durango QuestionsWhat should I do about coolant that leaked under my Durango hood? (1 answer)
My Brother in law didn't replace pressure cap properly on after adding stop leak , for a minor leak in radiator hose. This just happened 2days ago. Should I have Radiator flushed. Should I add New coolant to it? My reserve is full.
Once it starts it misses a little then turns off
timing chains were loose, I need to replace them. To do that, I need to remove cam shaft, how do I do that?
2003 Dodge Durango RecallsRecall 06V339000
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.
Chrysler is recalling certain 2002-2004 Dodge Dakota and 2002-2003 Dodge Durango models because the front windshield wipers may stop working. This is a result of corrosion in the wiper motor due to water intrusion. Failure of the windshield wiper may result in reduced visibility, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module to correct this concern.