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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Dodge Durango

2003 Dodge Durango

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2003 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.

Engine -- Verified

On vehicles with a 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8, water may pass by the cowl screen (at the base of the windshield) in heavy rain or a car wash. This can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A revised cowl screen may be available to fix this problem.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

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

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.

2003 Dodge Durango Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 12, 2004

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, October 30, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT BENCH SEATS ONLY, IF FLUID IS SPILLED FROM THE FLOOR MOUNTED CUP HOLDER, AN UNUSED CONSOLE POWER OUTLET CONNECTOR LOCATED UNDER THE SEAT MAY BECOME CONTAMINATED.

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Electrical & Lights, December 23, 2002

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2003 Dodge Dakota and Durango models because the right headlamp low beam may stop working. This caused by an internal fault with the central timer module (CTM). Loss of the right low beam can cause reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the CTM to correct this issue.

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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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2003 Dodge Durango Questions and Answers

swick, 2003 Dodge Durango, 4.7L V8, Marianna, PA

heater/ac only works on high

meagle, 2003 Dodge Durango, 4.7L V8, Kirkland, WA

need to replace termostat, but I cant locate it on the engine, is it located on the lower radiator hose?

Humpty Hump, 2003 Dodge Durango, 5.9L V8, Atlanta, GA

Just exactly how do you tune up a 2003 Dodge Durango V8?

seanweigner, 2003 Dodge Durango, 4.7L V8, Houston, TX

I am getting a noise that sounds like a prop plane engine when I turn the steering wheel to the right after going about 20mph or more.When I turn to the left no noise and when going straight there ...

Brenpat, 2003 Dodge Durango, 4.7L V8, Gallatin, TN

I have an issue where the wipers/interior lights and windows stop working. After tuening the car off and waiting the work again.

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2003 Dodge Durango Reviews

I bought my Durango in 2004 with 26,000 miles on it.
Now in 2012 I would have to say it is the best vehicle
I have ever owned. It now has 140,00 miles on it and has never let
me down. I have only replaced the radiator, alternator, front wheel bearings, upper ball joints and the right outer tie rod end.
I have had 3 sets of tires on it and never had to do an alighment
on it. I do have to say that I did all the work on it myself.
All repairs were very simnple to do. I will say that the reason the truck is lasting so long is because of regular service done to it. I live in upstate New York so the winters are very bad. The body is holding up very well almost no rust at all. If I could find another one in as good a shape as mine I would buy it for a back up. The ride is great. I would recomend the 03 Durango to anyone. I drove an 04 (the new style) and it is not as nice as my 03. Oh buy the way, it still has the original battery in it.

Would like some info concerning the handle that contols the steering wheel in a up or down position. Mine doesn't work and the steering wheel is in the down position. Is there an easy way to remove / replace or tighten up. Or do I need to purchace another one ?

bought durango used. nad 103k on it .well theproblems started dealer said nothing wrong.good rig so took it in had trans fluid changed found out automatictranmissions overdrive snapring broke. 2500 repair. well at least we got a warranty with it so they paid 2k of it. yahk good. it also had bad wheel bearing and bad altenator and brakes battreyand other stuff just real lemon dealer got his money and would'nt do anything about it

when i start my car it runs but when i get it above 35rpm it misses.

Air conditioning system design is terrible.

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